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.
A new modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) system for pizzas reduces the need for two machines.
Danone, the French food and beverage giant, is taking part in a research project into nanotechnology that could result in stronger plastic packing that also reduces waste.
A French inventor has developed an innovative new way to ensure bread is kept fresher for longer, while safeguarding quality and taste.
European firm Sealed Air Cryovac has developed a new shelf-life extending overwrap packaging system for manufacturers of pizza and pasta.
A new Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) system has been developed by Italian firm PFM to prolong bread freshness.
BG Pack has modified its line of packaging equipment to incorporate sealing and pocket bagging technology such as modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) suitable for a range of fresh bakery products.
A new packaging system which can process up to 1,000 cereal bars per minute and cut changeover times in half has been launched by packaging firm Bradman Lake.
A new operator-friendly flow-wrapper has been launched by packaging firm PFM - providing bakers with an easy-to-use system for producing pillow-style packs.
Ready-to-pour cereal products in packaging that has until now been associated with juice cartons could be the new way to improve the appeal of products and add consumer value, according...
A major cereal brand is set to be re-launched in the US with new scented fruity packaging that the manufacturer hopes will increase the appeal of its product.
Manufacturers must adapt an innovative packaging design and marketing approach to tap burgeoning consumer demand for on-the-go snacking, says report.
Kraft Foods has confirmed that it is increasing prices of many of its products in the United States by an average of 3.9 per cent because of rising energy and...
Bioplastics trade association IBAW claims that the inaugural special exhibition Bioplastics in Packaging was a major success at Interpack 2005.
Compounds found in plastic food packaging could be possible cancer-causing agents, according to a worrying new study from the US.
Graphic Packaging has developed a new line of functional microwaveable packaging in answer to increasing demands for more choice and greater cooking flexibility from consumers, writes Simon Pitman.
An upcoming exhibition on bioplastics and biopackaging aims to show that environmentally friendly packaging has a strong future.
The European Commission has launched a bid to streamline labelling laws in order to simplify life for both consumers and manufacturers.
Finnish packaging giant Huhtamaki is providing Andros with a range of packaging solutions for its latest children's fruit-based snack line, that includes a new bottling technology.
A new, technologically advanced heat-sealable metallised OPP film, designed to replace the foil and sealant in traditional paper-polyethylene-foil-polyethylene (PPFP) structures, has been developed.
A groundbreaking £8 million initiative to stimulate innovative packaging design and at the same time significantly reduce food and packaging waste has been launched in the UK.
Thin, flexible and easy to handle - that is the major food packaging trend emerging on the Polish market, helped along by rising sales of dairy products and new hygiene...
US-based packaging distributor Hughes Enterprises argues that attention to packaging is vital in ensuring total supply chain safety, reports Anthony Fletcher.
Could environmentally-friendly biodegradable containers made from wheat starch eventually replace traditional polystyrene-based products? Only if the price is right, reports Anthony Fletcher.
Toray Plastics has developed what it describes as a new line of technologically advanced, value-added OPP and PET packaging films, designed to achieve longer shelf life and easier handling.
A new thermoplastic alloy, designed for use in large retort packaging sterilisation trays, is said to offer ready-meal manufacturers increased rack/surge capacity for higher output, double service life, and lower...