Manufacturers want packaging that adds value to the consumer experience and has stand-out shelf appeal in a crowded market, but what opportunities are there in the drive to be ‘smarter’?
Light-weight, smaller bakery and snack packages are more affordable and convenient for consumers, says Euromonitor International.
Budelpack Poortvliet is installing a Bosch vertical form-fill-seal machine (vffs) to package loose items such as chocolates, confectionery, nuts and snacks, to start operations in January 2015.
Using data exchange technology like near field communication (NFC) to link bread staling information with color-changing labels is a promising future concept, says Canadean.
Snack and cereal makers have stepped into smart packaging territory with stand-out, portable pouch formats but they can still stretch further, says a packaging expert.
Bread needs a shake up because packaging is fixated on protection and cost, meaning opportunities to spark increased consumer engagement are lost, says a packaging expert.
The explosive shift towards co-manufacturing in bakery and snacks presents challenges for equipment suppliers because of a greater need for interchangeable lines, says Kliklok-Woodman (KW).
Ravenwood Packaging has expanded into the fresh produce and bakery sector, replacing traditional labels that carry backing paper with linerless ones.
Weidenhammer is attempting to have its composite cans certified as biodegradable.
Plant bakers will be able to save thousands in energy costs with an oven system that optimizes air flow and incorporates heat recovery, claims developer Campden BRI.
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.