AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.
Sirane threw the spotlight on its eco-friendly Earth Packaging when presenter and environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall interviewed MD Simon Balderson at the company’s headquarters in Telford, UK, this month.
Jamie Mitchell, key account director of Brammer Buck & Hickman, a leading supplier of maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, discusses the pros and cons of implementing an MRO consolidator and what value the onsite service has for...
Nestlé will invest up to CHF 2bn to create a wider market for food-grade recycled plastics and will reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third as part of efforts to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
Brighter Foods, which makes a million bars a day for clients in the slimming, sport, organic, Free From and other niche categories, has partnered with Loma Systems to install an X5C X-ray inspection machine.
Constantia Flexibles has opened Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad, the world’s first plant designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging in India, focusing on its environmentally-friendly packaging EcoLam.
Equipment manufacturers are investing ‘huge sums in R&D’ to enable bakers boost operational efficiency and develop application-specific products to meet exacting consumer demands, according to Global Market Insights.
Single-use foodservice packaging is increasingly being defined by the sustainability agenda, creating opportunities for innovative materials and formats that can match the performance of existing pack designs with a lower carbon footprint.
The American Bakers Association (ABA) was among 13 trade groups that asked the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use discretion in its initial enforcement of updated labeling rules – set for January 1, 2020.
Active packaging, intelligent packaging and smart packaging are often used interchangeably to denote packaging that’s been designed to cope with a more demanding landscape. But, strictly speaking, UK researchers claim each has its own unique base of technologies,...
Researchers at the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) US, have developed a spray-on ink that can change colors, designs, and patterns when zapped with different wavelengths...
‘There is a trend for plastic packaging acquisitions despite all the bad rap for plastic, and that’s despite companies such as DS Smith turning towards Amazon,’ claims Nick Mockett, head of packaging M&A, Moorgate Capital.
The bakery category continues to be a top driver of consumer grocery store trips, however, the industry is increasingly feeling the pressure of costly government overreach, while trying to build and retain the talent pool of skilled workers.
The baking ingredients company has leveraged its food science expertise to complement its parent company’s commercial reach. We spoke to both companies at the International Baking Industry Expo (IBIE) about what’s trending in bakery, and it reaches beyond...
Mondi, BASF and COROOS, a European company in the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses have produced a stand-up pouch that is safe for food contact, partly made with raw material, derived from chemically recycled plastic.
‘Your guess is as good as mine on Brexit’, said Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minster of Malta, at the opening of the ECMA Congress 2019 last week (September 19-20), ‘But what is obvious, is during the next few days there needs to be a meaningful engagement’.