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.
New robots, customized for the food industry, are being launched this week at leading industry packaging show, Pack Expo in Chicago.
The UK government-funded Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is inviting proposals for projects to design, develop and trial innovative processes and approaches to reduce waste in the food supply chain.
Electrospinning, an emerging technology that forms a mat of fine fibres, could deliver new packaging materials, potentially produced from waste streams, for bakers and snacks makers.
A China-based manufacturer of weighing and packaging products is looking for greater collaboration with confectioners and other food manufacturers to establish itself on the European market.
A new easy-to-operate texture tool is a cost effective way for processors to measure the texture of food products as well as their packaging, says developer Brookfield Engineering.
Active paper packaging containing a cinnamon-based coating inhibits black bread mould on white bread, claims a new study.
A new compostable laminate is making its UK market debut with the re-launch of a popular cereal brand.
Packaging firm Bosch has designed a new range of packaging and processing solutions designed specifically for handling delicate products such as tray baked goods, biscuits and chocolate confectionery.
Vertical packaging technology from Sealed Air has helped Heinz's Russian operation meet increasing demand for packaged goods, the firm has said.
A new packaging box for muffins and cupcakes features a unique insert tray to hold the cakes in a secure position, and help reduce the risk of damage during transportation,...
A new mark required on the packaging of Chinese food exports from next month will allow importers to tell certified products from fakes, according to food safety officials.
The finishing touches are being added to the new Bradman Lake Group's packaging machinery facility in Norwich, Norfolk, as the company continues on its global expansion plan.
Packaging firm tna has joined forces with potato snack processing group Kiremko to broaden the remit of both firms and turn the businesses into a single processing and packaging powerhouse...
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's is part of an EU-funded project to develop biodegradable packaging using nanotechnology.
A modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) sensor just introduced in the UK market speeds up the process of testing that the correct mix of gasses have been used in a product.
US based packaging firm Michelman is set to unveil a raft of bake-in coating solutions for the bakery industry at trade fairs this year.
The effectiveness of tear strips used in cardboard packaging is being tested as part of a new project, which aims to market the findings later this year.
Two different packaging seals offer easier opening with security -- while one is designed for industrial and commercial use, the other meets increasing consumer demand, the manufacturer claims.
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.