“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to countries which suffer from droughts and global warming,” according to Dr Morgaine Gaye, Food Futurologist who spoke at the F&B Innovation Conference, at Gulfood Manufacturing, in Dubai last month.
Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam irradiation.
UNI Packaging and Oui3 brand communication agency are working on a project to make the personalization and client interactive aspect of Digiflex (digital flexible printing) more accessible to clients.
India’s breakfast cereal market has grown over 22% per year since 2009 as America’s cereal industry awaits a full recovery.
UNI Packaging has further increased its capacity by investing in a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press providing a 30-inch (750mm) wide-web technology for flexible packaging and sleeves.
The world packaging machinery market will grow by 4.9% over the next three years to reach €40.3bn in 2018, according to Ucima, the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association.
A study claims that while snacks in schools are getting healthier, snack companies are still targeting children with unhealthy snacks.
Waitrose is changing the packaging for its own label Passata range, from glass jars to SIG Combibloc’s heat resistant combisafe carton pack.
The global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 1.7 million tonnes in 2014 to approximately 7.8 million tonnes in 2019, according to the European Bioplastics association.
Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business has launched INNATE Precision Packaging Resins, for flexible food packaging such as pouches, bags, liquid packaging, and stand-up pouches.
McDonald’s has announced all centrally-sourced packaging distributed across its 38 European markets is now chain-of-custody certified.
Milacron Holding's Klear Can, which is an alternative to metal cans for fruits, vegetables, soups, meat, and beverages, has passed an important food safety test and is ready for market trials.
The global breakfast cereal market’s revenue is expected to balloon from $34.8bn in 2014 to $40.3bn in 2019, according to a research from Technavio.
DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) has partnered with a US university to allow companies to test new ways to package and prepare food.
Constantia Flexibles has opened a center for R&D of polymer films and film laminates for flexible packaging.
Customization is the key to giving consumers what they want to see from the bakery industry, according to one industry consultant.
PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra will focus their efforts on the Middle East at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week (October 27-29) with two conferences entitled Next Generation Manufacturing and F&B Innovation.
Printpack has developed a photochromic ink which claims to revolutionize the packaging industry in the intelligent, interactive market segment.
‘In competitive markets, the selection of the right coding equipment can have a positive impact on a business’s efficiencies, especially as manufacturers look to minimise costs and tighten margins.
API which makes foils, laminates and holographs for brand enhancement and packaging protection for the snacks, beverage and confectionEry industry, has expanded its management team in the UK and Poland.