Carbon Dioxide

Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality milestone

Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality milestone

By Jenny Eagle

Palsgaard, which makes emulsifier/stabilizer blends, which are used in products from cake mixes to chocolate, confectionery, dairy and ice cream, is the first Danish food producer to achieve CO2-neutrality.

Amcor Sunshine printing technology

‘Greater luminosity and shiny-ness’ in comparison to gravure printing

Amcor expands ‘breakthrough’ Sunshine printing technology

By Jenny Eagle

Amcor’s folding carton business, a division of Amcor Group, is expanding its ‘breakthrough’ Sunshine printing technology for folding cartons. 

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

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How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

By Gary Paoli, director of research and project development at Daemeter Consulting

Having completed a review of RSPO, Gary Paoli of Daemeter Consulting outlines how the sustainable palm oil certifier has fared in addressing key market demands. 

USDA soil scientist: Direct-seeding or no-till practices can conserve organic matter and store carbon in the soil

Big interview: Hero Gollany, USDA's Agicultural Research Service

Soil scientist: We can do more to mitigate soil carbon loss

By Maggie Hennessy

Measuring soil carbon levels can be complex, but soil scientists at the USDA have refined calculation methods and developed processes that wheat farmers can use to mitigate loss.

Packaging producer Ball has been name the third most sustainable company in the US, according to Newsweek's Green Rankings.

Ball, Coke, and General Mills rank on ‘green’ list

By Jenni Spinner

Newsweek’s list of the US’s most sustainable companies names packaging firms like Ball, beverage producers like Coca-Cola, and food manufacturers such as General Mills rank among the green giants.

A slight reduction in the size of its Natural Choice deli meat packaging enabled Hormel Foods to reduce material use by 800,000 pounds.

Hormel: ‘Sustainability is truly a journey’

By Jenni Spinner

CPG giant Hormel Foods has taken steps in advancing operational sustainability—reducing packaging by nearly 5m pounds in 2013, for one—but the company reports there is more to be done.

Torayfan CBS2 film (designed for use in bakery, snack, and confectionery packaging) contains no PvDC, which improves its sustainability.

Film lifts sustainability barrier

By Jenni Spinner

Toray Plastics has launched Torayfan CBS2, a sustainable high-barrier BOPP film designed to protect bakery, snack, and candy products, while also protecting the environment.

Marks&Spencer gluten free crumpets.

Systech Illinois wins first gluten free deal

By Jenny Eagle

Systech Illinois, which makes gas analysis instruments, has partnered with Ultrapharm gluten-free bakery to monitor its modified atmosphere packs (MAP).

Cartons are best option, says SIG Combibloc

Cartons are most eco-friendly packaging

By Rachel Arthur

Consumers are increasingly expecting eco-friendly packaging, says SIG Combibloc, as it sets ‘ambitious targets’ to reduce its environmental impact. 

NATPET launches thermoforming and injection moulding grades at K 2013

dispatches from K show 2013

NATPET sees clearly with PP grades

By Joseph James Whitworth

NATPET has unveiled thermoforming and injection moulding grades for food packaging, championing their high clarity and processing efficiency.

NatureWorks and Calysta Energy are partnering on technology that uses methane to produce bioplastic building blocks.

Partnership to develop bioplastic food packaging technology

By Jenni Spinner

Bio-materials developer NatureWorks LLC and Calysta Energy are partnering to research and develop a commercially viable method for fermenting methane into the building block for bioplastic packaging feedstock.

Cardia and University of Sydney explore PPC applications

Cardia subsidiary aims for PPC boost

A Cardia Bioplastics subsidiary has partnered with the University of Sydney with the hope of expanding the applications and use of its PPC resin.

Bosch Packaging Technology outlines MAP trends

Bosch Packaging Technology outlines MAP trends

By Rod Addy

Seal integrity and taste preservation are some of the topics driving the global development of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), according to Bosch Packaging Technology.

CPI director general David Workman

Policies could force paper industry abroad - CPI

By Joe Whitworth

The director general of the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has urged the UK government to rethink cumulative energy, carbon and wider policies or risk forcing manufacturers abroad.

Citrus fruit peel waste could be converted into high value chemicals, say researchers.

Scientists squeeze value from citrus peel

By Lynda Searby

Citrus peel, coffee waste, pea pods and cashew shells could provide an untapped carbon source for producing commercially viable, higher value chemicals and materials, according to scientists at the University of York.

Mercedes will supply Bimbo with enviro-friendly Sprinter Vans

Grupo Bimbo claims 30% savings with Mercedes van deal

By Oliver Nieburg

Mexican bakery manufacturer Grupo Bimbo has established an alliance with Mercedes-Benz for eco-friendly vans that it claims will reduce operating costs by 30% compared to its last vehicles.

JV partners tout packaging potential of bio-based succinic acid

JV partners tout packaging potential of bio-based succinic acid

By Rory Harrington

A proprietary new form of bio-based succinic acid has 'enormous potential' as a building block in plastic food packaging, said DSM and Roquette as the European Commission gave the green light for their joint venture to produce the material.

Re-using food waste a priority

UK food industry to play role in WRAP’s £2bn savings plan

By Mike Stones

UK food manufacturers and the wider food industry are expected to play a significant role in helping to save the UK economy £2bn through preventing waste and curbing CO2 emissions, according to plans from the government-funded, Waste & Resources Action...

Paola Barilla named president of IPACK-IMA 2012 in Dusseldorf

Sustainability not just about 'cost savings', says Barilla Group

By Mike Stones

Paola Barilla, vice president of pasta and bakery group, Barilla, is taking on the presidency of the Italian packaging trade show – IPACK-IMA – in 2012. We caught up with him at Interpack to hear about the group’s approach to sustainable growth.


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