Food design & research > Packaging

Better packaging and smarter process technology for less spoilage

13 December, 2013

Innovative packages are key in the fight against food loss and wastage. More effective barrier layers, germicidal films and freshness indicators help products keep for longer and halt consumers' throwaway mentality. However, despite these improvements, companies must keep a constant eye on process efficiency and costs.


Responsible bioplastic development alliance forms

25 November, 2013

Eight companies have formed a partnership with WWF to encourage the responsible development of bioplastics. The Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance comprises: Nestlé, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone, Ford, HJ Heinz Company, Nike, P&G and Unilever.


Amcor packs Venezuelan ambient yoghurt

14 November, 2013

The first Venezuelan non-refrigerated pourable yoghurt, called MiGurt, is packaged in an aseptically filled, 750-gram barrier PET bottle from Amcor Rigid Plastics.


Container deposit scheme would increase beer price, brewers claim

15 October, 2013

A national container deposit scheme would increase the cost of beer, the Brewers Association has claimed.


Fuller's London Pride slims down with Ardagh

11 October, 2013

Ardagh Group collaborated with Jkr to create a new bottle for Fuller's London Pride, featuring 360° embossing and a significant weight reduction from 380 to 300 g.


Car research could boost carbonated beverage packaging

11 October, 2013

A discovery that improves the practicality of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas could have unexpected benefits for carbonated beverages.


Partnership to develop heat-resistant PLA film

09 October, 2013

Innovia Films is partnering with Corbion Purac, a lactic acid and lactides producer, to develop poly lactic acid (PLA) film that is transparent and resistant to high temperatures.


Bespoke bottle for brewery's silver anniversary

04 October, 2013

To celebrate its silver anniversary, New York craft beer producer Brooklyn Brewery is treating its customers to a premium bespoke bottle for its award-winning brews.


Five decades of training and education excellence for packaging technologists

30 September, 2013

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) was established on 12 September in 1963 when 14 men had a vision to create an institute that would provide a professional identity for packaging technologists in Australia.


Packaging design gets NZ$5m boost

17 September, 2013

Researchers from Massey University in New Zealand will develop modelling tools to assist in the design of better packaging solutions for exporting food products.


Beating the food tamperers

16 September, 2013

Anti-erasing ink can make it much harder for the unscrupulous to fraudulently alter coding on your products.


Consumers less likely to recycle 'distorted' packaging

21 August, 2013

Consumers are more likely to throw a dented can or cut-up piece of paper in the bin than recycle them, according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research.


KM and Ispak strengthen strategic alliance

31 July, 2013

KM Packaging Services and Ispak will bring their respective strengths to an expanded strategic alliance that could bring some interesting new developments to the confectionery packaging market.


Bio-based acrylic acid process achieves milestone

05 July, 2013

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have successfully demonstrated the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) in pilot scale, a significant milestone in the development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials.


The GS1 Barcode celebrates 40 years

04 July, 2013

GS1, a not-for-profit organisation which facilitates collaboration among trading partners with global standards across 150 countries is celebrating its 40th anniversary.


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