‘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.
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.
The European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) has issued updated guidelines relating to the non-food contact surface of food packaging materials and articles, to take account of recent EU regulatory changes.
German firm Weilburger Graphics claims to have developed a ‘radical innovation’ in the film laminating adhesive field, after launching a product especially designed for food packaging and odour sensitive products.
LyondellBasell, a supplier of rigid and flexibile food packaging material, has cited a slump in demand for polyethylene as the reason for the temporarily idling of two of its low density polyethylene (LDPE) plants in the UK and France.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning over the
regulation of a new type of pesticide-impregnated food packaging to
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a simplification of the law
that will treat the chemicals as...
The rising consumer demand for improved quality, extended shelf
life and environmentally-friendly products, along with increased
regulations in the EU is pushing innovation in the food packaging
sector, Frost & Sullivan says.
Exciting new nanotechnology products for food packaging are in the
development pipeline or, as in the case of anti-microbial films,
have already entered the market, according to a report
publishedthis month by an EU-funded research...
A nano-composite coating process to improve food packaging has been
developed. This innovation, which is designed to interact with food
to reduce oxygen levels or add flavourings and preservatives, could
put European companies ahead...
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...