Most snack makers convert waste into animal feed or have water reduction programs, but efforts need to be sharpened in the plight to find truly green, consumer-friendly packaging, says the...
Jindal Films has claimed it has introduced the first biaxially orientated polypropylene (OPP)-based sealant film for stand-up pouches.
The flurry of start-up companies in baking and bars has sparked business demand for entry-level packaging machines, says the marketing head of PAC Machinery Group.
Perforating potato cells can soften the raw material, reducing fry times, lowering fat uptake and creating a more uniform end chip product, says the CEO of a firm specialized in...
Mecatherm has installed two production lines for Al Rashed bakery, which supplies products to McDonald's, Burger King and Hardees, as well as having its own retail brand, Yaumi.
Snack manufacturers should run slower packaging speeds for improved efficiency, durability and product protection, says the sales director of CT USA.
Snack makers and suppliers will be under pressure to make fast changes across all packs once the FDA finalizes its ruling on the nutrition facts panel, but can suppliers keep...
Tomra has developed its camera technology and software to modify its Genius 640 3-way sorter with two rejector streams for dates in MENA because ‘the industry wants different sizes, below...
Philibert Savours will upgrade its commercial department, announcing a head of global sales in January.
Flexible packaging firm Ampac has developed a pyramid-shaped snack pack that opens into a tray, creating a fun experience for snackers, its marketing VP says.
BI-AX International is eyeing up opportunities for its Evlon biodegradable plastic film, which is made from corn, claiming the product is now comparably priced with petroleum-based products.
Food safety is important for bakers but use of technology is behind the curve and more could be done, says a technical expert.
A cascading line of three digital sorting machines has improved product quality, increased production, and decreased costs at the Poindexter Nut Company in California, according to sorter manufacturer Key Technology. ...
Ilapak has announced plans to build an 80,000sq ft production facility in North West Arkansas, starting operations in January 2016.
Sonoco has completed its $360m acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), a European provider of composite cans, drums and rigid plastic containers.
Snack makers need to protect fragile product and meet increasing e-commerce and promotional demands – good reasons to increase the use of corrugate in secondary packaging, says a business strategy expert.
Equipment suppliers must learn about the nutrition and functionality of grains because manufacturers are increasingly looking for NPD assistance, says Baker Perkins.
Weetabix carton printing subsidiary Vibixa, which makes cardboard packaging in Cheltenham, UK, has announced plans to close its factory next year axing 105 jobs.
The way in which breads are processed could play a role in determining its GI, according to new research that shows steaming rather than baking bread alters glycemic responses.
Philibert Savours, a French food processing firm, is expanding in Brazil and wants to create an Advisory Service for products such as sourdough.
tna says it has seen an increased emphasis on automation and system integration in the Middle East over recent years.
AIB International has made changes to its baking science and technology course as part of a multi-year update project to increase relevancy.
HayssenSandiacre has redesigned its Merlin, Minerva and Integra machines launching the entry level Merlin Blu at Pack Expo in Chicago.
Food processing equipment manufacturer FOODesign, a tna company, has launched its hot oil batch-pro 12, a series of cookers and fryers outside of the US.
Consumers expect manufacturers to take responsibility for baked goods far beyond the production gate, says a sustainability expert.