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Safety first in the packaging supply chain

US-based packaging distributor Hughes Enterprises argues that attention to packaging is vital in ensuring total supply chain safety, reports Anthony Fletcher.

Researchers uncover benefits of wheat-based packaging

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 develops cutting edge packaging films

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.

GE thermoplastic alloy for ready meal packaging

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...

Packaging innovation gathers momentum

As the global trend towards the breakdown of traditional eating habits gathers pace, packaging innovation has become an increasingly important aspect in bakery products, as manufacturers seek to adapt to...

Detection for protective gas atmosphere packaging

A highly flexible automatic measuring device capable of detecting the tiniest leaks of CO2 from protective gas atmosphere packaging has been developed.

New report uncovers trends in convenience packaging

A new report examining convenience packaging and serving size trends, from prepared meals to snacks and beverages, has been published.

Be future focused, says packaging expert

Most food companies are too short-term focused when it comes to adopting new technology, claims a packaging expert. They need to adopt long-term strategic planning and pay closer attention to...

Detecting metal through packaging

A high frequency metal detector designed to offer food manufacturers and packers heightened sensitivity for non-ferrous and stainless steel metals has been launched. Pure, high resistance non-ferrous and stainless steel...

Coating process could revolutionise food packaging

A nano-composite coating process to improve food packaging has been developed. This innovation, which is designed to interact with food to reduce oxygen levels or add flavourings and preservatives, could...

PPI packaging solution

Packaging Progressions, manufacturers of a full range of stainless steel food packaging and processing equipment have revealed a new solution for the bakery packaging industry....

Frito-Lay has new packaging partner

Graham Packaging is making its first entry into the salty snack food market,supplying high-density polyethylene rigid canisters for Frito-Lay's new Staxpotato crisps. The new Stax...

Ilapak upgrades flow-wrapper

Ilapak has completely redesigned its Astra inverted flow-wrapper to offer what is claimed to be a more efficient method of packaging irregularly shaped products. The...

Institute of Packaging launches directory

The Institute of Packaging has published its 2003 Directory and Review, a 424 page publication containing listings and contacts of UK manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and...

Snacks to drive packaging market

A recently published report from Research and Markets suggests that the overall share of consumer spending is falling for food and drink manufacturers and retailers...

Spicing up packaging

Ilapak has supplied McCormick Foods, manufacturer of the brand-leading Schwartz range of herbs, spices and seasonings, with a Vegatronic 2000 vertical, form, fill and seal...

Innovations in snack food packaging

Rovema, a global leader in packaging systems, has unveiled its Vertical Intermittent Pouch Machine (VVI-200), a new vertical form, fill, seal machine designed for applications...

Is Turkey set to become a major force in packaging?

A new study on the Turkish flexible packaging industry from market intelligence firm PCI Films Consulting suggests the country's progress in this field should be...

SIG meets new packaging requirements for UK baker

A new packaging style and the need for a future-proofed production linemeant British manufacturer Manor Bakeries selected SIG Doboy Linium machinesfor its market leading Mr...

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