Packaging, labelling & coding > Consumables

Support for tax on plastic food packaging

28 August, 2018

Research has revealed that 52% of UK consumers and 33% of US consumers are in favour of a tax on all plastic food packaging.

Predicting which packaging sucks up flavour

22 August, 2018

Packaging can cause food and beverages to lose their flavour by absorbing aroma molecules, but scientists have developed a mathematical method to help minimise this.

Use-by dates, shelf life and food waste

22 August, 2018 by Miguel Campos, Advanta

Conservative use-by dates are causing consumers to bin food, but shelf life extension techniques are helping to tackle the food waste problem.

StarVac System EVOH high barrier shrink bags

16 August, 2018

StarVac System's EVOH high barrier shrink bags are suitable for meat and cheese products.

Choosing the right primary packaging

15 August, 2018 by Anthony Debus, Advanta

More food technologists are looking to treat the cause, not the symptoms when designing food packaging.

Improving the quality of fresh-cut fruit

10 August, 2018

Researchers from the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products are analysing how to improve the quality and shelf life of cubed watermelon.

Schur Star microwavable bag

07 August, 2018

Patatas Hijolusa used Schur Star's microwavable bag to bring BabyPat on the market in a practical stand-up bag with a lean, stylish design ensuring high exposure at POS.

SIG Heat&Go microwaveable carton for hot drinks

27 July, 2018

SIG's Heat&Go aseptic carton pack is aluminium free and can be heated in the microwave in a vending machine, store, cafe, home or office.

Revitalising a premium organic milk

25 July, 2018

An organic milk with a higher protein content, better taste and refreshed look is appealing to Chinese millennials.​

Crabs and trees help replace plastic packaging

24 July, 2018

Researchers have developed a sustainable packaging wrap by spraying alternating layers of chitin nanofibres found in shellfish and cellulose nanocrystals found in wood pulp.

MECAPACK SKINFRESH vacuum skin packaging

24 July, 2018

SKINFRESH packs made on MECAPACK thermoformers and tray sealers envelop the product like an outer skin.

Screw this cork business

24 July, 2018 by Janette Woodhouse

According to the Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR), 88% of the world's top wines are sealed with corks.

Low-cost, sustainable option for food packaging

17 July, 2018

A large-scale manufacturing process using cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) as advanced barrier coatings for food packaging is available for licensing.

Omni PerformX and VentX ranges of reinforced stretch wraps

04 July, 2018

Omni claims its reinforced VentX and PerformX films will reduce stretch wrap usage by over 50%. Not only does halving film usage significantly reduce wrapping costs, it reduces environmental impact.

Expand CoOL to foodservice says SIA

02 July, 2018

"What about foodservice?" — Seafood Industry Australia wants foodservice establishments to notify diners where their seafood came from.

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