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Nibbly Bits tackles ‘product giveaway’ after launching lightweight pop crisps

Nibbly Bits has partnered with Ishida after launching a lighter snack product called Pop Crisps and finding its existing weighing equipment was delivering too many overweight and underweight packs.

tna inserter targets promotional packaging for confectionery and bakery

tna has launched a VFFS (vertical form fill seal) system with integrated labeler and inserter for snack manufacturers who want to insert sachets of seasonings or dips into their bags and confectionery producers who want to add promotional inserts like toys or collectibles.

Vox Pop: Can consumers tell the difference between sustainable cocoa labels?

Many consumers struggle to tell the difference between cocoa certification program labels like Fairtrade and company own labels, such as Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan, but all agree social responsibility should be a priority for chocolate makers.

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ITENE develops antimicrobial packaging for bread

ITENE (Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center) Madrid, has developed an antimicrobial packaging for bread, enhancing the quality and safety of the product.

New English law on gluten-free labeling: have your say

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a public consultation on gluten-free labeling in England.

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HP applauds Frito-Lay for using digital print to ‘make its packaging intelligent’

Digital printing allows consumers to do more and crazy things they could not imagine before, says Hewlett-Packard (HP).

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EXCLUSIVE: Tetra Recart expands globally entering Middle East snack category

Tetra Recart, part of dairy processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak, is strengthening its portfolio of long shelf life food products globally.

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Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

With the latest trend for confectionery and bakery including videos and commercials to promote products, Germany’s top industry associations discuss ‘snackertainment’, energy-efficiency, packaging costs, vegan diets, halal, and industry 4.0, ahead of Interpack 2017.

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Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc, which creates digital barcode scanners for products including ice cream tubs, biscuits and chips.

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ADCO Manufacturing’s new case packer to reduce 30% of corrugate uses

One of the major US manufacturers of packaging machinery, equipment and systems, ADCO has launched its latest wraparound case packer at the recent Pack Expo in Chicago. The new machinery is able to direct and load around 20 wraparound cases per minute.

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Active, intelligent packaging industry to double to €32bn by 2022

The active, intelligent packaging industry will double in size from €15bn in 2015 to €32bn in 2022, according to AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging industry Association).

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APP launches biodegradable cup for ice cream tubs and hot beverages

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has launched Foopak Bio Natura Cup, a 100% bio-degradable cup for hot and cold food and beverages including ice cream, hot drinks and takeaway snacks.

‘I’m green’ says Polarbröd as it switches to Braskem’s bio packaging

Polarbröd bakery manufacturer is converting all of its flexible film from polyethylene to Braskem’s bio-based I’m green Polyethylene.

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Now there’s an I.DEA – tray sealing machine for pasta targets ready meal market

Consumers are buying more ready meals, because they don’t want to spend long hours preparing food at home, according to I.DEA Pack.

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Micvac, famous for its ‘whistling’ ready-meal trays expands porridge range

Micvac, famous for its ‘whistling’ ready-meal trays has seen huge success with its porridge range in Norway, launching smaller pack sizes to meet consumer demand.

Turning a new leaf: Dos Pinos launches dairy, nectars & oatmeal in Tetra Pak Slim leaf cartons

Dos Pinos in Costa Rica has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch its dairy, nectars and oatmeal brands in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton packs.

BPA ban move backed by MEPs

An EU-wide ban of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials (FCMs) has been backed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

Packaging news roundup October: JBT Corporation; Flexicon; Ball; Sacmi

Johnson Matthey has partnered with Cranfield University to develop modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for prolonged storage and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.

Linx ‘breaks new ground’ with first portable Continuous Ink Jet for SMEs

Linx Printing Technologies, whose customers include drinks manufacturer Fruitapeel, The Gourmet Nut Company and Thorntons chocolate, claims to be ‘breaking new ground’ by launching a portable entry-level CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) printer.

Snact and TIPA to sell fruit jerky snacks in 100% compostable packaging

Snact, which makes fruit jerky snacks from surplus produce, has partnered with sustainable packaging firm TIPA to create a shift in the industry and tackle waste.

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