Jamestrong Packaging Australia & New Zealand has become the first international associate member of Empac, European Metal Packaging, the association that brings together European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain partners.
The Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation is set to become the must-have achievement for packaging professionals, thanks to a new partnership announced by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).
Several additives that claim to break down polyethylene terephthalate and polyethylene are ineffective in landfill and composting, a new study has found.
A collaboration between Diageo and Thin Film Electronics, the connected smart bottle aims to enhance the consumer experience by using printed sensor tags that can detect both the sealed and opened state of each bottle.
Mangoes: much-loved by consumers, but so difficult to transport. An international team of researchers has developed special packaging that will help ensure mangoes reach their destination in prime condition.
Carlsberg, the Technical University of Denmark and packaging company ecoXpac have announced plans to develop the world's first fully biodegradable wood-fibre bottle for beverages.
Oral exposure to BPA does not lead to higher than expected levels of BPA in the blood, a new study has shown. This counters a 2013 study which found that placing concentrated BPA solutions under dogs' tongues led to higher levels of an active form of BPA in the blood.
Packaging security is critical to food, keeping food fresh as well as safe to eat. Packaging security encompasses everything from consumer tampering to bioterrorism to product counterfeiting.
Bisphenol S (BPS), which is often used to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in consumer plastics, may in fact be more harmful than BPA itself, new research suggests.
Cardia Bioplastics secured seven new patents in 2014 for its Cardia Compostable, Biohybrid and PPC-starch resin and finished products from Patent and Trademark Offices in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and China.
The larvae from the Plodia interpunctella, otherwise known as pantry moths or Indianmeal moths, have gut bacteria that can degrade polyethylene, the most common plastic.
Global bioplastics products capacities are predicted to grow by more than 400% by 2018, according to François de Bie, the chairman of European Bioplastics.
The VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland is working to develop an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for polystyrene from PLA (polylactide) bioplastic, which is derived from organic sources.
Researchers have developed an active packaging that protects perishables with a layered plastic that not only keeps out oxygen and moisture but also extends the shelf life of foods by absorbing oxygen that may be present in packaging.
Waxed cardboard is not the most sustainable of materials: the coating is petrochemical based and it renders the cardboard unrecyclable. However, a new waterproof coating that is both recyclable and renewable could soon be on the market.