Smart Packaging

Mercedes Hortal and Nuria Herranz, ITENE, at the AIPIA Congress.

AIPIA Congress 2016

ITENE develops antimicrobial packaging for bread

By Jenny Eagle

ITENE (Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center) Madrid, has developed an antimicrobial packaging for bread, enhancing the quality and safety of the product.

One of the key attributes of ADCO's new wraparound case packer is its low-level magazine.  Photo: ADCO

Pack Expo 2016

ADCO Manufacturing’s new case packer to reduce 30% of corrugate uses

By Douglas Yu

One of the major US manufacturers of packaging machinery, equipment and systems, ADCO has launched its latest wraparound case packer at the recent Pack Expo in Chicago. The new machinery is able to direct and load around 20 wraparound cases per minute.

Wexxar manager says loss of US manufacturing jobs driven by automation, not trade agreements, as Trump suggests ©iStock/andykatz

Pack Expo 2016

Packaging industry cautious on Trump’s US manufacturing promise

By Douglas Yu

Automation and increased profitability may make US President-elect Donald Trump's promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US empty, say some food packaging and processing industry leaders at Pack Expo in Chicago.

SABMiller has launched a ‘smart sensor’ technology that tells consumers when their beer is at the perfect drinking temperature.

The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

By Jenny Eagle

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking into consideration the high costs?

Amazing Grass' two 'superfood' bars contain alkalizing green, protein and fiber.

Amazing Grass unveils organic 'superfood' bars

By Douglas Yu

Plant-based powered nutrition company, Amazing Grass, has added two flavors to its organic 'superfood' bar line with a new packaging that highlights its whole-food ingredients.

Ashland to debut FDA approved coating for packaging

Ashland to debut FDA approved coating for packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Ashland will debut its Purekote 23589 coating that can be used safely in food packaging applications regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at Dscoop, Texas, (April 14-16).