Kellogg's Special K line up has been reformulated to contain around 20% less sodium. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg’s 12-month quest to reduce salt in Special K

By Gill Hyslop

After a year of tinkering around, the breakfast cereal giant’s food developers have successfully reduced the sodium content in its Special K cereal range by around 20% – without dramatically changing its iconic flavour profile.

Recyclable paper will replace the plastic inner liner of Kellogg's Corn Flakes in Tesco partnership trial next year. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg’s UK to trial paper lining for Corn Flakes

By Gill Hyslop

Aligned to its pledge to transition 100% of its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable material by the end of 2025, the breakfast cereal giant will be trialling a fully recyclable paper liner for its Corn Flakes cereals next year.

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.

Amcor flexible packaging

Top 10 plastics packaging producers in Europe

By Jenny Eagle

The top five plastics packaging companies in Europe have nearly all been involved in some form of major corporate change or restructuring, according to Applied Market Information (AMI).

EFSA CEF panel issues two safety evaluations

EFSA backs Arkema FCM proposal

By Joseph James Whitworth

A safety evaluation application by Arkema for an additive in rigid PVC plastics has been backed by a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel.

Photograph provided by NatureWorks LLC

dispatches from K Show 2013

NatureWorks biopolymer can take the heat

By Joseph James Whitworth

NatureWorks has launched a biopolymer grade designed for sheet extrusion in food packaging for higher heat performance.

The Systec SP 280

Faster injection molding machine for plastic manufacturers

By Jenny EAGLE

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery, a subsidiary of Demag Plastics Group in Schwaig, Germany, has launched a Systec SP (Speed Performance) 280, which can manufacture 1.2L polypropylene buckets (84g) in 5.3 seconds. 


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