14-Feb-2023 By Teodora Lyubomirova
Analysis published in the Journal of Dairy Science shows how some packaging materials can impact milk’s sensory quality and chemical properties.
15-Jun-2017 By Jenny Eagle
The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina, a joint venture between BASF and Avantium.
08-Sep-2016 By Jenny Eagle
Krones has acquired 80% of third-generation family-owned business Trans-Market Sales & Equipment.
19-Jan-2016 By Jenny Eagle
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has carried out a study on two chain extender substances in rPET following a request from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, in the Netherlands, on behalf of Plastics Technologies and Products (PTP), in...
19-Aug-2015 By Rachel Arthur
Laboratory testing simulates the conditions light-weighted PET bottles have to endure throughout the supply chain, meaning any issues can be rectified before the product is used in the market. Once a bottle is released, addressing problems can be very...
Special edition: Flexible Packaging
10-Dec-2014 By Jenny Eagle
The European market for flexible packaging is expected to reach a market volume of approximately 19.2 million tonnes in 2021, according to Ceresana international market institute.
06-Nov-2013 By Fiona Barry
Venezuelan food manufacturer Empresas Polar claims it has created the country’s first non-refrigerated yogurt, named MiGurt.
21-Oct-2013 By Jenny EAGLE
Axion Consulting has seen a major breakthrough in sorting technologies which could increase the recycling of an estimated 180,000 tonnes of waste polypropylene (PP) pots, tubs and trays every year in the UK.
dispatches from emballage 2012
10-Dec-2012 By Joe Whitworth
Octal is targeting new markets and geographies in what the firm described as a “well-planned four phase approach”.
23-Nov-2011 By Ben Bouckley
APPE insists that a ‘technological advance’ now allows it to produce large size polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles with recessed handles, and challenge blow-moulded HDPE rivals with a ‘significantly lighter’ alternative.
Octal targets meat and dairy packaging after PET expansion
19-Jan-2011 By Helen Glaberson
Packaging producer Octal is set to be the world’s largest PET producer, according to the company, after the business secured a US$296m loan to complete its second expansion phase.
SafePak tops pack life cycle assessment survey, says IDC
10-Nov-2008 By Jane Byrne
International Dispensing Corporation (IDC) said a life cycle assessment (LCA) of its large-format Multiserve SafePak showed that it expended the less energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than other packaging formats.
One-piece closures dominating beverage market, says AMI
30-Jun-2008 By Staff Reporter
One-piece closures are dominating the European food and beverage
closure production market fuelled by cost reduction and light
weighting initiatives, according to plastic market analysts, AMI.
Packager toasts Euro PET wine potential
29-May-2008 By Neil Merrett
Plasmax, a manufacturer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle
coatings, says that while it has not yet made its latest size
applications available in Europe, it expects growing potential for
the product within the bloc.
Safer, smarter, simpler: the future of packaging
24-Apr-2008 By Chris Jones
Food packaging will in the future have to offer more protection,
greater flexibility and be simpler to produce, according to trends
identified by Oman-based packaging group Octal.
Wrapper revamped for faster water packaging
28-Feb-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
Packaging firm Standard-Knapp claims that its integrated tray
packing and shrink wrapping system for water bottles now operates
at speeds of up to 70 trays per minute.
FDA extends oxygen scavenging pack uses
12-Feb-2008 By Neil Merrett
A manufacturer of high barrier oxygen scavenging materials says it
plans to extend the products applications in food and beverage
packaging after receiving approval from the US Food and Drug
Process recycles PET into food-contact plastic, claims company
29-Nov-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A US-based company yesterday claimed to have developed a process to
turn recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into
plastic that can be used to package foods.
Water vending machine uses RFID to track bottles
24-Jul-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
Healthy, environmentally friendly and delivered in a minimum time
period - a new water vending machine uses radio frequency
identification (RFID) to hit all the market trends.
Lightweight PET bottle targets water market
03-Jul-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A new lighter weight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for
water targets beverage companies that want to cut down on
Amcor launches monolayer plastic packaging for milk
18-Jun-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
Amcor recently announced the launch of its single layer plastic
bottles, meeting demands for quality products that are also good
for the environment.
Jar packaging boosted by trend for sweet-shop style candies
13-Apr-2007 By Catherine Boal
The trend for individually sold confectionery is boosting growth at
UK packaging firm RPC Containers.
Device cuts oxygen measurement time in half
A new device cuts oxygen measurement time in half for barrier
polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, according to the
Glossy polyethylene offers alternative to PET
22-Jan-2007 By George Reynolds
Moulded packaging made from a combination of new high density
polyethylene (HDPE) and a colour masterbatch boosts glossiness by
200 per cent compared to competing products, the manufacturer
PET resin improves clarity, cuts energy costs says manufacturer
06-Nov-2006 By staff reporter
A new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin is designed to offer
better bottle clarity alongwith reduced production costs, its
Rexam opens PET bottle sale
30-Oct-2006 By Neil Merrett
International packaging group Rexam will look to sell its PET
bottle facilities in Central and Eastern Europe as part of its
plans to focus on more globally recognised products like plastic
Valves designed for PET moulding operations
23-Oct-2006 By staff reporter
A new series of pneumatic valves solves many of the problems unique
to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) stretch-blow molding
operations, according to the manufacturer.
Amcor uses oxygen-scavenging PET for wine
31-Aug-2006 By Ahmed ElAmin
Amcor has taken out a license to bottle wine using Constar
International's oxygen-scavenging polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
PET recycling rates increase across EU
19-Jul-2006 By Ahmed ElAmin
European post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) collection
recycling rates reached 796,000 tonnes in 2005, a 15.1 per cent
increase over the previous year, according to a trade association.
Rectangular bottle targeted at hot fill beverages
19-Jun-2006 By staff reporter
A rectangular polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container for hot
fill beverages offers increased strength and packs at a greater
density, claims its manufacturer.
Machine automates PET bottle packaging
27-Jan-2006 By Ahmed ElAmin
A stand-up bottling machine allows beverage companies to automate
the handling and unloading of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
New PET label film offers more labelling flexibility
Toray Plastics claims that its new PET label film gives label
converters the opportunity to achieve superior silicone adhesion
performance, to streamline processing and to tap new markets.
Nestlé adopts Alcoa shrink labels for Canadian market
Nestlé has launched a range of milk products in Canada, packaged in
Alcoa Flexible Packaging shrink labels.
Label technology from Alcoa
A prototype label for PET bottles has been developed by packaging
giant Alcoa. The label features cutting edge technology that could
open up a number of new packaging design possibilities.
Amcor PET Packaging has launched the Rebound line, which the company claims sets a new standard for hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.
New confectionery produce to Pactiv
Pactiv, the global packaging provider, has bought up the plastic
packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Company in the US. The move is part
of the company's aim to expand its APET packaging capabilities.
Tropicana adopts innovative packaging
Tropicana Products has begun packaging its Pure Premium orange
juice in a new wide-mouth 1.75-litre polyethylene terephthalate