Research has revealed that 52% of UK consumers and 33% of US consumers are in favour of a tax on all plastic food packaging.
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.
The investment will see it increase capacity by over 20% to meet growing demand in the UK for the sustainable pack format.
Jet Technologies' Ilpra Fill Seal R12/4 has up to 12 stations and offers food manufacturers the flexibility to use each station for different purposes.
Researchers from the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products are analysing how to improve the quality and shelf life of cubed watermelon.
Woolworths is sponsoring research at the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products aimed at extending the shelf life of fresh produce.