The Videojet 7510 fiber laser is designed to mark a range of packaging materials, including plastics and metals.
Symington’s and RPC Containers have won a deal to sell Ragú pasta sauce in RPC Superfos’s award-winning SuperLock barrier packs.
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CMT Materials has launched a syntactic foam plug assist used in tooling for thermoformed packaging.
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NATPET has unveiled thermoforming and injection moulding grades for food packaging, championing their high clarity and processing efficiency.
Automatic sorting systems using diffraction grating could boost recycled content of plastic food packaging and be available within a few years, claims Axion Consulting.
Innovia Films has infused $31m into a facility to boost packaging film production.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has updated its polyolefins test information ahead of changes in European Union food contact regulations.
Diamond-like-carbon (DLC)-coated polypropylene (PP) films with an organosilane interlayer improved gas barrier properties by 300 times compared to untreated material, according to researchers.
Plastic absorbs chemicals for longer than previously thought while in the sea, according to a University of California Davis study.
Researchers have found green additives can improve the environmental profile of thermoplastic packaging materials and reduce oxygen transmission.
Processing Technologies International (PTi) has announced the sale of a sheet extrusion system to Aserpet which represents a “major stepping stone” in the company’s expansion strategy.
NextLife resins gain Canadian approval
NextLife has become the first company to have post-consumer recycled resins approved in Canada for use in contact with food.
Cereplast expands resin line
Cereplast have expanded their line of resins suitable for the food packaging industry.
Borealis increases polyethylene and polypropylene prices
Borealis has announced an increase in all polyethylene and polypropylene prices from January onwards.
Plastic biodegradation additive receives Brazilian food contact approval
A plastic biodegradation additive has received the go-ahead for use in food contact applications in Brazil, after achieving health resolution compliance.
New RPC pack combines barrier and injection moulding technology
RPC Bramlage Food presented a new plastic pack at Interpack – manufactured with barrier multi-layer injection moulding and designed to rival glass and cans in the market for long shelf life products.
Amcor completes Ball Plastics takeover
Amcor said it has completed its US$280m acquisition of Ball Plastics Packaging Americas yesterday (2 Aug).
Borealis increases PE and PP prices
Borealis has announced it is to increase all polyethylene and polypropylene prices from next week.
Research project to yield cheaper bioplastic
Petrochemical company Braskem and enzyme producer Novozymes are to launch a research project to develop large-scale production of greener, cheaper polypropylene (PP) from sugarcane.
Study shows cost and efficiency driving clamshell demand
Demand for high visibility packaging in the US is expected to expand four per cent yearly to $8.5bn in 2012 reflecting the influence of mass market retailers and the performance efficiency of this type of food container, claims US analysts, Freedonia.
Borealis says new copolymer has gloss appeal
Borealis claims its latest Borclear grade for transparent polypropylene (PP) film has improved clarity and offers cost-effective processing.
New food-grade polypropylene designed for downgauging
A new injection moulding polypropylene (PP) grade of plastic resin
allows food packagers the ability to increase production, while
cutting down on the material needed, the manufacturer claims.
Prodplast seeks partner in Romanian packaging
Romanian plastics firm Prodplast has begun searching for a partner
it hopes will help it to step up production of polyethylene in the
country's blossoming market for flexible food packaging.
Tamper-evident tub targets ice cream market
A new ice cream tub on the market comes with a security
tamper-evidence feature that allowsworkers to detect when it has
been opened before use.
Container aimed at reusable packaging market
A new lighter reusable container from Linpac is designed for blow
molded bottles, PET preforms, snack foods and vacuum formed trays.
Klöckner launches new freezer grade films
A new line of Pentafood vinyl films offering what is claimed to be
exceptional cold crack properties for food packaging applications
has been launched by Klöckner Pentaplast.
New resins challenge established order
Competition between lower-priced resins and higher-performance
variants is set to intensify, according to a soon-to-be-released
report. The development of upgraded commodity thermoplastics is
challenging established higher-performance...
All in one labels
Treofan, the Germany-based provider of labelling solutions for the
food and beverage industry, has launched a new line of In-Mould
Labels (IML) at the Labelexpo Europe 2003.
Bulbous HDPE containers
With food marketers constantly on the look out for more flexible
packaging to achieve eye-catching aesthetics, it seems that the
future of blow-moulded high-density polyethylene containers looks