Food Packaging

Nigel Flowers, Sumitomo Demag, thin walled food containers

Why demand for thin walled food containers is growing

By Nigel Flowers, MD, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

‘There has been a rapid growth in thin walled packaging, mostly for injection moulding and thermoforming applications, such as containers and lids for both food and non-food products.

Food firms like Kellogg's are doing their part to boost recycling with on pack messaging like the How2Recycle label.

EPA: 51.5% of US packaging gets recycled

By Jenni Spinner

Lightweighted containers, reduced material use, improved recycling awareness—many shifts in the US waste stream points toward food packaging having a better impact on the environment than ever before.

Michelle Nugent of Parkers Packaging helps students

Packaging professionals go back to school

By Rachel Arthur

ESC Packaging and Parkers Packaging showed Scottish teenagers how food packaging is designed in a workshop at Biggar High School recently.

Meike Sommer

Food-safe packaging adhesives on the rise

By Meike Sommer

‘Time and time again we hear reports about ingredients used in packaging materials migrate into the comestible contents. Frequent causes include printing inks on labels or the use of contaminated waste paper.

Pier Paolo Pesce talks to FPD at K 2013

dispatches from K Show 2013

Green PE growing in food packaging - Braskem

By Joseph James Whitworth

Green polyethylene (PE) is growing with Tetra Pak, General Mills and Danone adopting the technology but is not yet at full capacity, according to Braskem.

Peter Tackx of Polyscope details their moves into food packaging at K Show

dispatches from K Show 2013

Polyscope changes gears with food packaging focus

By Joseph James Whitworth

Polyscope is to apply for food contact approval on one of its terpolymer grades and target niche applications in a move into the food packaging market.

Seaweed coating for food packaging

Seaweed coating for food packaging

By Rod Addy

A €1.26m project examining food packaging coatings made from seaweed has been launched by several stakeholder groups across the supply chain.

‘Leased’ takeover makes ILPA self-sufficient in rPET

‘Leased’ takeover makes ILPA self-sufficient in rPET

By Rory Harrington

Food packaging firm ILPA said its ‘leased’ takeover of fellow Italian company AMP Film and Packaging would allow it to become self-sufficient in the production of rPET with an annual capacity of around 10,000 tons.

Health check shows food packaging sector is robust

Dispatches from Interpack 2011

Health check shows food packaging sector is robust

By Mike Stones

Safety, sustainability and convenience were the main themes of Interpack 2011, and we caught up with the show's organisers to determine the health of the European food packaging industry.

Futuristic packaging

Futuristic packaging

Food packaging is set to become even more functional in the future.
If current prototypes are anything to go by it might not be long
before packaging is edible or that it is able to warn us when it
needs refrigerating, said a report...


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