Trends impacting secondary packaging

05 November, 2008

Improved operations, cost savings and lower transportation costs are the top three drivers for companies re-evaluating their secondary packaging according to the latest PMMI report. Sustainability is high on the agenda but not one of the major drivers.

Electrically converted water

11 September, 2008 | Supplied by:

Tennant ec-H2O is a green cleaning technology that electrically converts plain tap water to perform like a powerful detergent without any added chemicals.

Ceramic material for faster microwaving

29 August, 2008

A new ceramic material may make microwaving food faster and more energy efficient.

New use for fermented wine

15 August, 2008

A UWA scientist has created fabric from fermented wine.

Ozone and the world food crisis

06 June, 2008

Rising background levels of ozone in the atmosphere are a likely contributor to the global food crisis, since ozone has been shown to damage plants and reduce yields of important crops, including soybeans and wheat.

DEB - Potato powr for HJ Heinz

03 June, 2008

Power from potato peel is just one of the approaches HJ Heinz is using to reduce its environmental footprint and implement its sustainability goals.

Odour control

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Air Aroma

Using the principles of wireless, aro.logik, from Air Aroma, is an automated and customised series of scent diffusers.

Biodegradeable polymer technology

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Plantic Technologies Ltd

Plantic Technologies has released its biodegradeable polymer technology.

High-performance sheet

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Plantic Technologies Ltd

Plantic HP1 is a development in biodegradable packaging. It enhances the existing functional properties of Plantic R1 sheet, thereby creating a larger addressable market.

Beverage industry’s global initiative on carbon emissions

15 April, 2008

A global initiative to provide the beverage industry with a quick, accurate and flexible tool for measuring carbon footprints, the Carbon Action Plan, was launched at the InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress in Moscow.

Real-time VOC analysis

12 March, 2008 | Supplied by:

The Voice200 instrument from Syft Technologies is suitable to flavour and aroma perception, flavour release analysis, off-odour and taint detection, and food safety monitoring.

Carbon emissions monitoring

12 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Ecotech Pty Ltd

Ecotech provides a wide range of carbon monitoring instruments and systems that measure CO2, hydrocarbons and CO emissions for stack and ambient applications.

Higher profits when organic meets 'green'

13 February, 2008 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

The organic foods market is the fastest growing food sector both internationally and locally with 20+% annual growth recorded in Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand

Poultry is the green meat

17 January, 2008

Research has found poultry and eggs to be the most environmentally friendly source of energy, compared to beef, pork or lamb.

Fonterra to measure its carbon footprint

10 December, 2007

Fonterra has commissioned the University of NSW, Scion and AgResearch to measure the dairy giant’s carbon footprint across its major products.

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