Lactips has developed an edible plastic made from milk protein (casein), claiming it has enormous potential for intelligent packaging in the food and beverage industry.
Linde Canada is launching its MAPAX line of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gases for packaged prepared foods and customized mixtures for food processors.
A market study by Fraunhofer IVV has evaluated modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) in the retail sector and identified potential cost savings.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is looking for partners to commercialise its wireless sensor that detects ethanol formed from food spoilage, in the headspace of food packaging.
‘A synthetic material that does not leak ingredients of some sort does not exist’
A team of engineers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany, has developed a plasma-based coating for packaging.
Budelpack Poortvliet is installing a Bosch vertical form-fill-seal machine (vffs) to package loose items such as chocolates, confectionery, nuts and snacks, to start operations in January 2015.
CGP Coating Innovation has launched a range of corrosion inhibiting products at the Emballage trade show.
Mocon has partnered with Meyer Service and Supply to open two service centres.
Tera-Barrier Films (TBF) has invented a plastic film using an encapsulated nanoparticle layer that it claims will bridge the gap between aluminium foil and transparent oxide films.
Demand for modified- and controlled-atmosphere packaging market is growing across the globe.
GrainPro’s SuperGrainbag of hermetic containers guard premium coffee beans and grains during storage and shipping.
A number of active substances designed for different applications in food contact materials have been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Food processors can zap harmful organisms in packaged products using plasma power, thanks to a method just discovered by scientists at Glasgow University in Scotland.
Emco has filed a patent for an inclusion in packaging that controls or modifies the atmosphere and ultimately extends shelf life.
Seal integrity and taste preservation are some of the topics driving the global development of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), according to Bosch Packaging Technology.
A plastic research company has established a testing laboratory that it claims will enable brand owners to improve their speed-to-market performance.
Cold-water fish gelatin has the potential to be used as an edible, biodegradable food packaging alternative, according to the results of recent research.
‘Unique’ oxygen scavenging method cheaper, more efficient, says company
An innovative series of oxygen scavenging additives designed for use in a raft of plastic packaging materials are cheaper, more efficient and simpler to apply than conventional techniques, said NanoBioMatters.
Gas safety specialist Witt has updated its MAP packaging analyzer MAPY 4.0 to introduce mandatory data entry with the goal of improving quality information.
SPECIAL EDITION: SHELF LIFE
A breakthrough technology that coats polymer films with an ultra-thin clear barrier layer to enhance product shelf-life has been unveiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology.
Companies able to “test drive” packing test instruments at new labs
Mocon has established three in-house packaging testing laboratories across the globe to allow companies to put its machines through their paces before purchasing them.
Handheld gas analyser poised for market
Witt has launched the latest generation of its cordless and handheld gas analysers, version 6.0 of its Oxybaby model, which is due to hit the market in a few weeks and could help extend a product’s shelf life.
Integrated printer makes pack analysis easier, says Witt
Witt, the German gas safety, control and analysis equipment supplier, has announced that its PA range of gas analysers is now available with integrated printer functionality to improve data access.
New film provides cost-effective low-temperature sealing, says Wipak
A new low-temperature sealing biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) grade film can increase output for bakery and chocolate manufacturers, while reducing their environmental impact, claims Wipak.
Protein analyzer wins IFT food science award
The Sprint Rapid Protein Analyzer from CEM Corp, North Carolina, USA, has won a 2008 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award at the IFT trade food show in New Orleans.
Nano wheels developed for improved food packaging
Wagon wheels developed using nanotechnology techniques could be
used to make improved food packaging materials, according to a
study published by German scientists.
Ozone nano-bubbles harnessed to sterilise water
A new steriliser uses ozone nano-bubbles to produce a water mixture
that can be used for food processing.
Cryovac breaths new life into cheese packaging
A new range of vacuum cheese packaging allows the curing process to
continue while extending product shelf life, its manufacturer
Nano ink indicates safety breach in food packaging
A new ink leverages nanotechnology to detect the presence of oxygen
in food packages, giving awarning that the product is no longer
safe to eat.
Review bursts oxygen water performance link
The idea that drinking water containing extra oxygen could improve
performance during exercise cannot be taken seriously, says a new
journal review, in a blow to producers of the drink.
Oxygen, CO2 mix reduces spoilage
A mix of 60 per cent oxygen and 40 per cent carbon dioxide can
efficiently reduce the microbial spoilage of refrigerated beef,
Novel oxygen test for drinks in plastic packaging
A new test that realistically determines how much oxygen will pass
through food and beverage packaging during a product's lifetime
will enable producers to speed up and improve new product trials.
Portable analyser measures gas in meat packages
A hand-held headspace analyser is the first in the field to measure
carbon monoxide levels in modified and controlled-atmosphere
packaging (MAP) for case-ready meat, its manufacturerclaims.
Equipment cleaning system uses ozone gas
A high pressure system using ozone gas would eliminate the use hot
water and chemicals when cleaning equipment at food processing
plants, according to the product's inventor, US-based
New innovations expected to drive barrier resins market
Demand for barrier resins continues to boom, with the latest market
report estimating that the US market will continue to grow in
excess of 8 per cent up to 2009. With the European market expected
to see similar levels of growth,...
Linde showcases cryogenic freezing range
Linde Gas is showcasing a new range of crygenic freezing
applications at IPA 2004 in Paris. FoodProductionDaily.com took a
Space station technology applied to food packaging
A film being developed to improve the permeability of gases for use
in space stations could also provide a breakthrough for food
packaging, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Schott gets FDA approval for barrier coating
The American Food and Drug Administration has given Schott HiCotec
approval for its innovative PICVD process for barrier coating in
food and beverage packaging made of PET.
Sugar renders packaging biodegradable
Chemists in India are lacing plastics with sugar to make them
palatable to soil bacteria. The plastics, which normally survive
for decades in landfills, start to biodegrade within days.
Waste vegetable oil generates energy
A researcher in environmental engineering at Staffordshire
University in the UK has developed a technique to convert unwanted
cooking oil into a 'biodiesel' which is a much cleaner alternative
to fossil diesel.