The plastic packaging industry must close ranks to avoid the ‘force majeure’ tensions in 2015 says Roland Roth, president, German Plastics Packaging Association (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen).
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.
Improved hygiene standards, greater energy efficiency and easier maintenance are claimed for a new conveyor designed specifically for the beverage and food industry to be launched later this month at the trade event Motion, Drive & Automation in Hanover,...
Packaging converters trying to pass on recent polymer price hikes to their food and drink manufacturing customer base may feel less resistance to such moves in the coming months with indicators of a new resilience in that packaging sector, claims an analyst.
As 2008 draws to a close, FoodProductionDaily.com has been reviewing which articles generated the most interest amongst you, the readers. Interest in active packaging and biodegradability components has been huge, informed by food safety and environmental...
Two companies move into German bioplastics market, Brazilian firm Braskem claims ‘first’ 100 per cent renewable polypropylene and collaboration between PolyOne and ADM looks to create bio-based plasticizers.
A tougher version of BASF's Styrolux Styrene-Butadiene Copolymer
(SBC) will help manufacturers of food service and packaging
products make more durable packging while reducing costs, the
A new polypropylene released on the market this week offers a
combination of low temperature resistance, stiffness and heat
resistance packaging for an expanded range of foods, its
The migration of chemicals from packaging into foods has been an
on-going trouble spot for packaging experts, however a new study by
the UK Food Standards Agency suggests that the problem is now being
kept at bay.
Hard cheese packed in new biopolymers which will give it an
extended shelf-life may be on the shelves in the near future.
Substituting fossil plastic materials by renewable biopolymers may
benefit the environment and at the same time...
Phillip Townsend Associates (PTAI) has indicated that Styrenic
Resins, which is widely used for packaging within the food and
beverage industries, will becoming an increasingly important
material in the future.