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.
GEA has launched a Doy-style bag filled from the top instead of the side, which it claims can enable a higher fill rate.
‘Consumer expectations are getting higher and higher,” according to Justin Shimek, chief technology officer at Mattson, based near San Francisco, US.
‘“Three gummy bears, a licorice twist, and two lollipops please.” That was how children used to spend their pocket money at the candy store.
BOPP film specialist Treofan has seen a rise in specialty film for biscuits and chocolate packaging, as it announces its Q1, 2016 results.
i2r Packaging Solutions has launched a range of tulip muffin wraps and greaseproof papers to expand its bakery offering.
Vermont Smoke & Cure has extended its range with a smaller meat stick and secured a nationwide listing with Target.
Lean production is the key driver of short throughput time, according to Bosch Packaging Technology, following its first in-house show at its Schiedam factory in the Netherlands.
Peter Kölln & Co, which produces oat flakes and muesli, has expanded its oat flake range after partnering with Ishida to upgrade its packing line.
Six public health and environmental organizations have filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a petition restricting the use of perchlorate in food packaging.
Hot on the heels of Campbell Soup Company’s announcement that it is switching to BPA-free lined cans by 2017, Del Monte Foods, has revealed this week it is converting to...
Comments have been flooding in from consumer groups and industry associations following the announcement that Campbell Soup Company will switch to BPA-free lined cans by 2017.
Solegear Bioplastic Technologies (Solegear) has agreed to acquire Ex-Tech Plastics for $1.33m.
CSP Technologies will acquire Maxwell Chase Technologies, a producer of absorbent and non-absorbent packaging for the food industry.
Ashland will debut its Purekote 23589 coating that can be used safely in food packaging applications regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at Dscoop, Texas, (April 14-16).
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Global Closure Systems (GCS) by RPC Group for €650m ($714.6m).
The plastic packaging industry must close ranks to avoid the ‘force majeure’ tensions in 2015 says Roland Roth, president, German Plastics Packaging Association (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen).
Fresh-Pak Chilled Foods has partnered with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester to set up a centre of excellence for food technology.
Matrix Design, which develops, builds and installs robotic automation systems, will open a factory in South Elgin, Illinois.
Imagenet, the graphics services division of Coveris, has acquired Rivendell Europe for an undisclosed sum.
Ogilvy & Mather Group Hong Kong has partnered with Pizza Hut to create a box that turns into a movie projector using a smartphone.
Tri-Star Packaging's Oval Eco Street Bowl, which is made from unbleached bagasse – compostable sugar cane pulp – has won Gold in the Casual Dining Show Innovation Challenge 2016.
New product development remains an essential component of Graphic Packaging’s organic growth strategy, according to Michael Doss, president and CEO, discussing the company’s Q4 2015 financial results.
Parmentine has partnered with Greiner Packaging to launch an on-the-go potato snack in France.
Graphic Packaging International will invest $20m to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Staunton, Virginia, US, creating 43 jobs.
Dow Chemical Company has partnered with Nordmeccanica to bring several technologies to market in 2016, for faster commercialization of adhesive systems.