Packaging, labelling & coding > Consumables

Analysing resistant starch as a fibre: call for submissions

24 October, 2017

Submissions are invited on an application to change the Food Standards Code to include a method of analysis for resistant starch (RS) as a fibre.


Fenugreen FreshPaper biodegradable paper

12 October, 2017

FreshPaper by Fenugreen is a small piece of biodegradable paper infused with a combination of organic spices, which is designed to keep fruit and vegetables fresh for up to two to four times longer.


MPI concludes food packaging materials are safe

12 October, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

From tins to plastic, food packaging is a crucial part of the food production process. But are these materials ensuring the safety of our food? The simple answer is yes.


SPC set to benefit from new labelling requirements

12 October, 2017

The Country of Origin Food Labelling Standards (CoOL) will be implemented on 1 July 2018, and they are expected to benefit Australian food and beverage companies such as SPC.


What's the difference between "Use by", "Display until" and "Best before"?

27 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and Champions 12.3 are attempting to standardise food date labels worldwide by 2020 to prevent food waste.


Spin-welding technology creates shelf-stable probiotic beverages

26 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Karma has used Emerson's spin-welding technology to create shelf-stable mix-to-drink probiotic beverages that will soon be available in the US consumer market.


G. Mondini Darfresh on Tray

26 September, 2017

For food processors, keeping protein-based products — such as meat, seafood and poultry — fresh for as long as possible without using any additives is a huge challenge, but one that is being addressed by G. Mondini's Darfresh on Tray (D.O.T.) packaging technology.


Do you have to stick with smelly glue?

06 September, 2017

Do adhesives have to be smelly? The short answer is "No".


GA used as oxygen scavenger in new bio-based packaging

05 September, 2017

Researchers have produced a multilayer bio-based packaging film using gallic acid as an oxygen scavenger.


Xolution introduces its Relock system

04 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Xolution's Relock system is not only a resealable can that prevents spillages, but it also ensures the beverage remains carbonated for a longer period of time.


Smart labelling system detects fresh food

04 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Packaging research institute ITENE has developed Freshcode, which is a smart labelling system that provides a visual indicator guaranteeing the freshness of packaged chicken breasts.


One capsule or two — the new way to add milk to your coffee

21 August, 2017

Researchers have developed a milk capsule that dissolves when placed in a hot drink. Not only does this reduce the consumption of packaging material, the capsules are easier to use than conventional plastic containers.


Four ways perforated labels can increase efficiency

17 August, 2017

Easy-tear backing paper is an economical and efficient solution that offers the flexibility to store and use labels in multiple ways. Die cutting is performed to make this type of label by creating perforations on the backing liner after the printing process. The matrix waste material is removed all in one press pass.


Coveris multilayer film with sealing capabilities

14 August, 2017

Coveris has developed a multilayer film with sealing capabilities that enables current polythene-lined packaging trays to be more easily recycled.


Sonoco ClearGuard transparent flexible packaging

18 July, 2017

Sonoco has launched its ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging, offering the transparency that builds trust with consumers while providing good-quality barrier properties for product protection.


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