Food design & research > Packaging

Eggshells to have second life as packaging

12 April, 2012

Researchers at the University of Leicester, together with the Food and Drink iNet, are exploring ways to recycle eggshells, potentially creating an income-generating product from costly waste for the industry.

Owens Corning releases glass fibre solution for changing EC regulations

28 March, 2012

To help kitchen appliance and food processing equipment manufacturers comply with new EC regulations for glass fibre sizing, Owens Corning has developed FoodContact, a glass fibre solution for reinforced plastic.

FSANZ calls for comment on Listeria bacteriophage preparation for food

21 March, 2012

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application for a bacteriophage preparation to reduce the risk of Listeria monocytogenes.

Rebrand makes self-heating can sizzle on the outside

24 February, 2012

Design Futures has given a self-heating canned food product a complete rebrand, bringing it into the 21st century and making it more appealing to consumers.

SMART Pack receives LCA validation from RMIT

16 February, 2012

A new type of packaging for instant coffee could be a greener way for consumers to buy their morning brew. According to a peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), the Nescafé Gold SMART Pack laminate pouch is a more environmentally friendly way to package coffee than the traditional glass jar format.

Self-chilling beverage can launched in US

08 February, 2012

Californian beverage group Joseph Company International is launching its self-chilling beverage can in the US in March 2012.

So, what’s in a label?

06 December, 2011 by Janette Woodhouse

There is all this ballyhoo about ‘traffic light’ information on foods so consumers can select the healthiest options but following my recent experience with labelling on roast beef all I want is front-of-pack labels that clearly inform me what the food actually is.

O-I partners with RMIT in glass cider bottle design

06 November, 2011

Responding to cider’s recent growth in popularity among Australian consumers, leading glass packaging manufacturer Owens-Illinois (OI) developed a design brief for a 500 mL glass cider bottle. The brief was presented to first-year industrial design students at Melbourne’s RMIT University. It included a number of guidelines such as the need to produce a bottle suitable for high-speed production and filling lines, and an area for applying a label and branding and mandatory information.

Coca-Cola Amatil reveals new ‘blowfill’ technology

14 October, 2011

The MP Member for Croydon and Coca-Cola Amatil Australia officially opened two new ‘blowfill’ lines at the company’s production facility in Adelaide.

Australian consumers prefer glass packaging for food and beverages

13 September, 2011

Consumer research reveals Australians prefer glass packaging for food and beverages.

Parmalat invests in new Tetra Pak milk packaging

13 September, 2011

Parmalat has created a new Pauls milk carton in conjunction with Tetra Pak.

EHEC bacteria cannot survive in corrugated packaging

17 June, 2011

It has been found that Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli bacteria cannot survive in corrugated 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.

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