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Smart Packaging

Smart Packaging

Demands on packaging are mounting. Shelf-life, sustainability, usability, consumer appeal are a handful of many demands on manufacturers. Technologies and new materials are constantly coming to the fore as R&D efforts step up to make 'smart' packaging.

Interpack 2017

Palcut POS concept ensures visibility as retail chains ‘limit in-store promotions’

Palcut, which works with Kellogg’s, Mondelēz and Arla Foods cutting custom-sized paper from rolls for palletization, has launched a Point-of-Sale (POS) concept; the Antim intermediate sheet.

Snaxpo 2017

Schur looks to upgrade packaging for Pepperidge Farm and Walkers Shortbread in US

Denmark-based packaging company, Schur, said it is hoping to work with Pepperidge Farm and Walkers Shortbread to upgrade their packaging in the US.

Interpack 2017

‘More consumers are looking for products that are of superior value or higher quality’

Flexibility is the key to success, whether as a flexible business strategy or a product portfolio that can adapt to changing circumstances or consumer demands, says tna.

Countdown to Interpack 2017

Bosch showcases dual-lane flexibility for biscuit industry at Interpack

Bosch Technology Group will be presenting an upgraded version of its Two-in-One biscuit packing system at Interpack 2017.

Special edition: Active, intelligent packaging

Water-based inks projected to fuel future growth of snacks industry

Water-based technology could lead to an increase in environmental sustainability, according to Toyo Ink.

Special edition: Active, intelligent packaging

Luxury drinks market gives rise to premium intelligent packaging in confectionery

API, which focuses on intelligent packaging is exploring luxury markets in confectionery, thanks to an increase in the markets-within-markets phenomenon, continuing the current trends of premiumization and segmentation in FMCG,...

Snaxpo 2017

Bosch moves to smaller packaging production, tapping the portion-control snack trend

Producing smaller portion sized packaging for snack manufacturers will be Bosch’s next major focus, the packaging technology firm’s product manager, Jason D’Arcy, told BakeryandSnacks during the recent Snaxpo in Savannah,...

Klöckner Pentaplast Group to acquire Linpac

Klöckner Pentaplast Group (KP) will acquire Linpac for an undisclosed sum to expand into the rigid and flexible film market, focusing on consumer demand for healthy and safe food with...

Snaxpo 2017

Package date codes could affect snack food safety, Redimark warned

Thermal inkjet coding manufacturer Redimark has introduced a new date code printer, TC12 Inkjet, that assists snack manufacturers to improve their efficiency and potentially avoid food safety issues.

Countdown to Interpack 2017

Sonoco gets hands-on with interactive booth at Interpack 2017

Sonoco Europe will present its consumer packaging solutions in a real-world consumption situation.

UK cricket flour energy bar wins ife 2017 Sustainable Packaging Award

Yumpa, a range of energy bars made with cricket flour, is the first of its kind in Europe to have an EU accredited fully compostable wrapper.

Mintel: 'Consumers believe it’s important to see food inside a packaging'

Consumers believe it’s important to see food inside a packaging, which can build trust and increase purchasing confidence, says Mintel.

Synerlink expands into milk, desserts, yogurts and juice sector

Food packaging technology supplier Synerlink has acquired Ermi, which manufactures aseptic fill-seal bottle and cup fillers for milk, desserts, yogurts and juices.

News in brief

Treofan creates matte effect film for potato chips, cookies & chocolate

BOPP specialist Treofan has created a matte film effect for potato chips, cookies and chocolate in response to consumer demand for retro-look packaging.

Constantia Flexibles to close confectionery & snack packaging plant

Constantia Flexibles is closing its confectionery and snacks flexible packaging plant in Bucharest, Romania, in July, axing 90 jobs.

Boon Bean claims ready-meal success is due to the product and packaging

Boon Food Concepts says it has launched the first ready meal of its type for the chiller aisle in the Netherlands in a stand-up pouch.

US fueling bakery processing equipment growth: MarketsandMarkets analyst

Market research firm, MarketsandMarkets, reported the global bakery processing equipment industry is expected to reach $13.62bn by 2020 with the US being a key growth-driving region.

Guest article

Breaking down the US packaging market for bakery and snacks

Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, sheds light on the trends and challenges affecting the US processing and packaging industries.

Bosch to unveil bar packaging solutions at interpack 2017

Bosch is to roll out bar production technology for enhanced flexibility and shorter changeover times.

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more: General Mills gets DC super hero makeover

General Mills’ cereals are getting a DC super hero makeover: Cheerios’ mascot BuzzBee takes on Batman, while Lucky Charms’ leprechaun dons Green Lantern’s outfit. 

SqueezyStraw stand up pouch expands into beverages and desserts

The Barton Group has expanded the applications for its patented dispensing pouch technology called SqueezyStraw.

‘Doy bags conquer more supermarket shelves globally each year’

Bosch launches packaging microsite for confectionery, bakery and snack producers

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a microsite for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries to help producers find the right machinery systems to meet their needs.

RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

ProSweets 2017

Deltasacs launches biodegradable and compostable candy packs

Deltasacs, which specializes in plastic pouches, stand-up and flat-bottom confectionery bags, has launched packaging with biodegradable and compostable materials.

Mesutronic introduces entry level foreign body detector

Mesutronic Gerätebau has released its new X-Ray inspection system for packed food products, called easySCOPE.

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