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.
Consumers are buying more ready meals, because they don’t want to spend long hours preparing food at home, according to I.DEA Pack.
Micvac, famous for its ‘whistling’ ready-meal trays has seen huge success with its porridge range in Norway, launching smaller pack sizes to meet consumer demand.
Dos Pinos in Costa Rica has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch its dairy, nectars and oatmeal brands in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton packs.
Johnson Matthey has partnered with Cranfield University to develop modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for prolonged storage and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.
Linx Printing Technologies, whose customers include drinks manufacturer Fruitapeel, The Gourmet Nut Company and Thorntons chocolate, claims to be ‘breaking new ground’ by launching a portable entry-level CIJ (Continuous Ink...
Demand for packaging materials that provide greater protection to their contents such as confectionery and baked goods is growing, according to Smithers Pira.
There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking...
Papermaker James Cropper has launched a food contact-approved range of luxury papers for dry, moist and fatty foodstuffs for the food packaging industry.
Forty-eight natural products are competing to be winner of the Best of East Awards at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland this year.
Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has created its first rigid paper container with a nearly square layout.
Cereal and confectionery packaging manufacturer ÅR Packaging says its recently announced acquisition by CVC Capital Partners will move the business into the 'next stage of its development'.
Plant-based powered nutrition company, Amazing Grass, has added two flavors to its organic 'superfood' bar line with a new packaging that highlights its whole-food ingredients.
Germany-based Bosch Packaging Technology will debut its biscuit on edge packaging system at the upcoming IBIE and Pack Expo this year in the US.
Meat snacks brand Duke's has unveiled new packaging for its Shorty Sausages and Steak Strips to highlight the premium positioning of the range.
Berry Plastics Group has announced it will close a consumer packaging manufacturing site in Dunkirk, New York, axing 50 jobs.
Gartner predicts the number of connected products in existence will increase from five billion to 21 billion by 2020, which means take up of the Internet of Things (IoT) will...
MonoSol has partnered with food-grade film customer Dicoisa to package F&B ingredients in pouches that dissolve and release their contents when exposed to water.
A fire broke out at one of three production units belonging to Aptar Group at its facility in Annecy, France on Saturday (June 25).
Bosch Packaging Technology has partnered with BillerudKorsnäs to create a Sealed Paper Packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains, flour and powders.
Packaging Products Corporation (PPC) has spoken out about potential downsides of PVdC (polyvinylidene chloride) coated films for snacks as it partners with Toray Plastics America on its PVdC-free version for...
Smurfit Kappa has partnered with Domaine du Tauzia to launch what it believes is the first Pouch-Up for liquid eggs.
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.