Food design & research > Packaging

Dow expands its Packaging Center of Excellence

23 May, 2011

The Dow Chemical Company is doubling the staff of its packaging centre in Switzerland in order to expand the centre's capabilities for testing and prototyping adhesive laminating and film structure for food and beverage packaging needs.

Survey on chemicals used in food packaging

06 May, 2011

As the issue of chemical migration from food contact packaging materials receives more attention, FSANZ has released a survey on the range of chemicals used in packaging materials.

Packaging trends in Australia and NZ

02 May, 2011 by Carolyn Jackson

At the Australian Institute of Packaging - National Technical Forum last month, the latest packaging trends were discussed. Here is a summary.

Clear ethical labelling found to be most appealing to consumers

10 March, 2011

New research suggests that when products clearly reflect factors which impact ethical consumerism on their labels, consumers will favour these products over others.

Pack-Track looks to minimise waste from drinks packaging

09 March, 2011

Pack-Track is investigating new drinks packaging which would help to reduce waste from on-the-go drinks, highlighting two potential solutions.

Private labels rival big name brands

02 March, 2011

Research reveals that an increasing number of consumers prefer store brands over famous brands.

AIP forum covers package code management

10 February, 2011

‘The Packaging Supply Chain’ is the theme behind the fourth biennial AIP National Technical Forum, which will be held alongside Auspack Plus 2011.

New daily intake guide from AFGC

31 January, 2011

Australian shoppers will be able to formulate a balanced diet and make healthier food choices following the launch of a new Daily Intake Guide consumer education campaign by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.

Taylors screw cap - a decade on

09 November, 2010

It's 10 years since Taylors Wines started using the screw cap in preference to corks on its wines. The company has surveyed consumers to find out how their perceptions of screw cap v corks had changed.

No health risk from BPA in packaging

02 September, 2010

Food regulators have found no major health risks associated with the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and closures according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).

Woolworths South Africa’s house brand redesign project

24 August, 2010 by

Woolworths South Africa has begun rolling out its Essentials range of supermarket items, the first phase of a complete packaging overhaul being undertaken across all lines within the retailer’s portfolio of house brands. The mammoth task is being overseen by the company’s recently appointed Creative Director, Vince Frost.

NIST calls for more metric labelling in the US

25 June, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued two publications calling for the amendment of US labelling laws to allow the voluntary use of only metric units on some consumer products.

EU switches off ‘traffic light’ food labels

21 June, 2010

A decision by the European Parliament to adopt front-of-pack food labelling - very similar to the system used by Australia’s food industry - has been commended by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.

Disruptive technologies impact on packaging

04 February, 2010

The packaging landscape is set to change as new, disruptive technologies displace and replace current packaging options and solutions.

High demand for microwave packaging

16 December, 2009

Convenient meal options are driving the demand for microwave packaging products with steady growth forecast for the next few years.

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