Heineken has launched Ignite, the world’s first smart beer bottle, which can interact with other Ignite bottles, its environment and the people around it using microsensors and wireless networking technology.
Amorim and O-I have announced the European launch of a new cork-glass wine packaging solution for the popular premium and fast-turnaround still wine market.
Taylors Wines has won the Australia’s Best White Wine Bottle category for its Promised Land Moscato, which features applied ceramic labelling.
A journal article claiming that bisphenol A (BPA) exposure during pregnancy in mice can affect brain function and behaviour has drawn mixed responses from experts.
Phthalates are odourless, colourless and just about everywhere: flooring, plastic cups, beach balls, plastic wrap, intravenous tubing and - according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - the bodies of most Americans.
Functional food ingredients will increasingly be used as active agents in food antimicrobial coatings, Frost & Sullivan has predicted.
Ten years of hard work has paid off for Ardagh and Bonduelle, culminating in the launch of a new food can that delivers environmental benefits as well as enhanced consumer appeal.
A research project at Indiana State University into Kraft’s Capri Sun, a popular packaged drink in the US, has found five types of fungus.
Researchers have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria, including listeria, in food handling and packaging. The method offers an alternative to the use of antibiotics and chemical decontamination in food supply systems.
The power of an organic label can be very strong: studies have shown that this simple label can lead us to think that a food is healthier, through what is known as the ‘health halo effect’.
Millions of tons of still-edible food are thrown away each year because the ‘best before’ date has passed. Wouldn’t it be handy if the packaging could ‘test’ whether the contents are still safe to eat?
The issue of Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons (MOHs) migration into foods continues to grow. Not all news on this issue is consistent and it is another challenge to packaging technologists.
Owens-Illinois Inc has signed a three-year agreement with the University of Toledo’s Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering to support research at O-I’s new R&D Innovation Center.
Inspection Systems has announced a testing laboratory partnership with MOCON. The laboratory, known as IS Laboratories, will commence operations in late February 2013.
CHOICE has launched Pack Attack - a campaign calling on manufacturers to adopt packaging that is not difficult or dangerous to open. The consumer watchdog is asking consumers to submit photos of difficult-to-open packaging.