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Special edition: Active, Intelliogent Packaging

AB InBev case study: Cubanisto flavoured rum with glow-in-the dark label

AB InBev launched a rum flavoured beer last year in an eye-catching bottle with UV-light sensitive coating.

UK body set for public consultation on junk food advertising rules

The UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) will begin a public consultation on new rules for marketing junk food to children in early 2016 amid growing concerns over children's diet, it...

Gluten-free bread firm Schär revamps with ancient grains

Global gluten free bread market leader Schär has reformulated its line of breads to include ancient grains and has relaunched across the US.

Special Edition: Active, Intelligent Packaging

PAC and CPEIA launch active and intelligent packaging network

PAC, Packaging Consortium and the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) have partnered to speed up development and adoption of intelligent packaging.

United Caps sees success with finger grip water bottle cap

United Caps claims to have set new standards in the F&B industry with its Wattwiller water patented flower cap, Protecscoop flip-top hinge for infant milk powder and McCormick disposable grinder....

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Campden BRI and AIPIA to hold seminar on A+I packaging

Campden BRI and the Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) are holding a seminar on active and intelligent food packaging next month.

News in brief

Smurfit Kappa changes European operations management structure

Smurfit Kappa Group has revised its management structure for its European operations led by Roberto Villaquiran, effective from October 1.

Syntax China to sell Michelman HP Indigo presses

‘Rapid development of Chinese digital printing market’

Michelman has signed a distribution agreement with Syntax Technology, in Beijing, China, to sell its HP Indigo presses.

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What are the problems with packaging design today?

Packaging which you cannot open, designs which are not interactive, products that do not carry an emotional message and do not connect with the consumer, are all the problems with...

Kellogg seizes on Egypt's breakfast cereal surge with Mass Food buy

The Kellogg Company has acquired Egypt’s leading cereal company Mass Food Group for $50m as the country's breakfast cereal category registers rapid growth.

Added sugar in the firing line: Experts call for aggressive efforts to reduce consumption

Consumption of sugary drinks that contain high levels of added sugars can lead to excess weight gain and higher risks of developing diabetes and heart disease, says the most comprehensive...

Cardia Bioplastics recognises milestone with its patent technology

Cardia Bioplastics, a subsidiary of SECOS Group, has secured European patent protection for its bioplastics technology.

Carbios starts production at its pilot plant for biodegradable plastic

Carbios has started production at its pilot plant in Saint-Beauzire, France, for biodegradable plastic, with a capacity of 40 kilograms per hour, using its exclusive enzyme-based technology.

Expo East in review

Flapjacked meets demand for more protein with easy-to-make pancake and muffin mixes

High protein, easy-to-eat foods are no longer limited to bars and shakes – now they can also be found in familiar baked goods that appeal to carb-loving consumers, thanks to...

Potato power: 2 Sisters starts up ‘world-first’ plant

2 Sisters Food Group has started up the ‘world’s first’ potato-powered energy plant to turn mashed potato and other factory waste into energy, it claimed. 

BASF and Genomatica expand BDO process for packaging to SE Asia

BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement to produce 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO), from North America to Southeast Asia.

News in brief

Vegware launches colourful Tasting Notes collection

Award-winning eco packaging firm Vegware has launched a Tasting Notes collection for street food, marking the firm’s growth in the mainstream packaging market.

Forecasting Benchmark Study compares CPG firms in N. America & Europe

Terra Technology: ‘The rate of adoption of new technologies is much slower than industry requires’

Terra Technology, which works with Mondelēz International, Kraft Heinz, General Mills, Kellogg and Campbell Soup, to provide inventory optimization and transportation forecasting has launched its Forecasting Benchmark Study to make...

AAK acquires major stake in Indian company

Edible oils AAK has acquired a 51% share of Indian specialty oils and fats company, Kamani, to strengthen its foothold in India.

General Mills champions its gluten-free Cheerios - but will the launch help its cereal business?

It’s been a rough couple of years for the cereal market, but General Mills said it is outpacing net sales expectations for Q1 2016 thanks in large part to products...

ECMA Congress, Bucharest, Romania

Face in the Crowd: ECMA Congress 2015

ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) celebrated its 55th anniversary and annual congress in Bucharest, Romania, this month September 9-12).

EuroPack Sustainability Forum: McDonald’s, Nestlé & Sealed Air

‘People don’t understand packaging sustainability - they expect the big brands to take care of it’

The sustainability of packaging is a huge issue. People don’t really understand how all things work together but they expect big brands to take care of it and we are...

Verstraete IML nears completion of Maldegem factory

Verstraete IML will complete an additional 2,400 m² of production space by opening a factory in Maldegem, Belgium, in December.

Hearthside Food Solutions cited by OSHA after employee loses part of finger

Illinois-based Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC, was cited for safety hazards after an employee lost part of their finger in a dough-cutting machine at the company’s Ohio facility.

Customers include Starbucks, Dairy Crest, Cadbury

European Spraydry Technologies collects Queen's Award for 2,375% export growth

European Spraydry Technologies has collected the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade, for 2,375% growth in export earnings over the last three years.  

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