Smart Packaging

MonoSol pouch containing oatmeal

Edible food packaging dissolves in water – developer

By Joe Whitworth

A US company has developed a food packaging technology that dissolves when exposed to water and said it is ready for commercial roll-out as soon as individual customers’ needs are satisfied.  

Active and intelligent packaging public database launches

Active and intelligent packaging public database launches

By Rory Harrington

The first public version of a new database for active and intelligent packaging (AIP) innovations that aims to give small and medium enterprises (SME) free access to the groundbreaking technology has been launched.

Active and intelligent packaging: the future

Active and intelligent packaging: the future

By Jane Byrne

What role will active and intelligent components play in future food and drink packaging? We caught up with Chip Tonkin, director of the US based Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Interpack 2011 to find out.

Biopackaging breaking new ground, claims Innovia Films

DISPATCHES FROM INTERPACK 2011

Biopackaging breaking new ground, claims Innovia Films

By Jane Byrne

Collaboration with other biopolymer producers on material development has resulted in bioplastics that can compare to conventional packaging materials in terms of barrier properties and functionality, said Innovia Films.

Innovation in dry food packaging

Special Edition: Dry Food Packaging

Innovation in dry food packaging

By Helen Glaberson

A flour product adapted especially for its resealable plastic flour pouch and a vacuum packed chocolate bar are two products that stand out above the raft of new dry food launches, according to Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD).