Processing & Packaging

Pringles is trialling recycled paper packaging through Tesco in the UK to find 'the Pringles can of the future'. Pic: Pringles

Pringles’ iconic tube pilots an eco-makeover in UK

By Gill Hyslop

The Kellogg’s brand is trialling a tube made of recycled paper – which is widely recyclable – in the UK, which ‘will shape what the Pringles can of the future could look like’.

Bulk food xray inspection system. PicL Mettler-Toledo

Guest article

How to reduce business risk post COVID-19

By Gill Hyslop

As manufacturers grapple with the new reality of the post-COVID-19 world, Paul Lerigo, marketing manager for Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, says it is more important than ever that costs are controlled and productivity optimised, with minimum risk...

Bakery and snacks manufacturers - both large and small - will benefit from digital transformation in 'the new normal'. Pic: VEC

Guest article

Embrace digital transformation to survive ‘the new normal’

By Gill Hyslop

Dr Andy Levers, executive director of the Virtual Engineering Centre at the University of Liverpool looks at what steps businesses should embrace to ‘Return, Restart and Repurpose’ after the coronavirus crisis.

Tomra Foods is holding a webinar to help its customers with production solutions during the coronavirus restrictions. Pic: Tomra Foods

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Tomra to host ‘Sweet Stuff’ virtual webinar

By Anthony Myers

With the cancellation of this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo, Tomra Food solutions is offering its skill and guidance regarding confectionery sorting solutions online.

Pic: Messe Düsseldorf/Constanze Tillmann

interpack 2020

Industry leaders hail interpack’s postponement to 2021

By Gill Hyslop

Messe Düsseldorf has rescheduled the interpack international trade fair for February 25-March 3, 2021, following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to mitigate the risk of further spreading coronavirus.

Pic: Bühler

interpack 2020

Bühler invites customers to virtual interpack

By Gill Hyslop

Bühler is hosting its interpack presentation in digital format, following the postponement of the important tradeshow planned to be staged in Düsseldorf, Germany, in order to mitigate the risk of the spread of coronavirus.

Tomra Food's Virtual Demonstration Center. Pic: Tomra Food

Coronavirus

Tomra Food offers virtual help to its clients with demonstration centers

By Anthony Myers

Belgian food technology company has announced it is taking action to ensure business continuity while protecting its employees’ and customers’ health with the introduction of Virtual Demonstration Centers to provide interactive demonstrations during the...

A California district court judge has denied the approval of a class-action settlement involving a Bimbo Bakeries USA labelling case. Pic: GettyImages/serggn

Court denies Bimbo settlement in alleged mislabelling case

By Gill Hyslop

A district court in California has repudiated a proposed class action settlement by Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) to two California residents who alleged the bakery giant had misbranded several of its baked goods.

AptarGroup has launched InvisiShield. Photo: Aptar Food + Beverage

Aptar launches first of its kind anti- pathogenic packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Aptar Food + Beverage, part of AptarGroup has launched InvisiShield — a first of its kind anti-pathogenic packaging, integrated into sealed packages to protect produce from pathogens like bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Eef de Ferrante, MD, AIPIA, (centre) at last year's Asia Summit. Photo: AIPIA

AIPIA cancels China Summit amid concerns over Coronavirus

By Jenny Eagle

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.