Packaging, labelling & coding > Consumables

Cricket flour energy bar pack wins sustainability award

20 April, 2017

A compostable pack for an energy bar made from powdered cricket flour has won the Best Sustainable category in the World Food Innovation Awards 2017.


Aluminium drink bottles becoming trendy

12 April, 2017

The Schuler Group has partnered with Japanese specialist in DWI bottle cans, TMC, to cater to the growing popularity of aluminium bottles.


Longer shelf life, less waste, better shelf appeal and better for the environment

12 April, 2017

Don KRC Fresh Division (part of George Weston Foods) wanted to increase its exports but realised that it needed a packaging system that would enable its quality products to remain fresh for longer if this was to be achieved.


How safe is your ink?

12 April, 2017

Siegwerk has taken a further step in its global commitment to product safety by launching its Ink Safety Portal.


PET bottles for yoghurt drinks launched in China

07 April, 2017

Yili's Liquid Milk Division engaged Sidel to design the PET bottle for its new Changyi yoghurt drinks, launched in China.


Food-safe packaging print

31 March, 2017 by Ann Hirst-Smith

A look at ultraviolet/electron beam (UV/EB) ink curing.


TOMRA Connect IoT technology for can and bottle collection machines

31 March, 2017

TOMRA Collection Solutions has launched TOMRA Connect for returns machines collecting cans and bottles for re-use and recycling.


Quinoa launched in compostable pouches

30 March, 2017

San Francisco-based Alter Eco has selected Futamura's NatureFlex packaging film for the compostable pouch used for the company's organic and fair trade quinoa.


The commercialisation of biodegradable active food packaging products

21 March, 2017

Modified cellulose packaging that degrades in nature in around two years and has antioxidising and antimicrobial features is under development in a Lithuanian university.


Bio-based stand-up pouches

21 March, 2017

Different bio-based coatings on paper substrate have been used by Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre to create lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches.


Strong demand forecast for ready-to-eat poultry packaging

20 March, 2017

As consumers continue to seek convenient, affordable meal options that require little or no preparation, demand is in turn stimulated for a variety of packaging products.


Nanotechnology project to develop antimicrobial packaging

16 March, 2017

A project to introduce nanotechnology-based antimicrobial packaging, in order to enhance food safety and reduce waste, has received €7.7 million in funding from the European Union.


Thermoformed in-mould labelled containers make their debut

15 March, 2017

Vibrant 360° illustrations that cover the container wall all the way up to the sealing rim are now a reality following a collaboration between Coveris and Finnish dairy producer Valio.


Difficult market environment slows growth of bio-based polymers

03 March, 2017

The worldwide production capacity for bio-based polymers grew by 4% to 6.6 million tonnes from 2015 to 2016, with capacity forecast to grow to 8.5 million tonnes by 2021, according to a report published by nova-Institute.


New plant to make 3 billion closures per year

03 March, 2017

Tetra Pak expects to be manufacturing 3 billion closures per year in its new packaging closures plant in Thailand.


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