30-Apr-2013 - Conveying and palletising manufacturer Kensal Handling Systems will display a selection from its product range, including a stainless steel conveyor at The Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition.
30-Apr-2013 - The introduction of Ishida kit at a world-famous throat lozenge manufacturer has reduced product breakage during packing, as well as increasing throughput by 20% and minimising giveaway.
11-Apr-2013 - The EU’s Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIC) is threatening to turn pack and label design processes on their head, experts have said, while implementation is slowed by incomplete provisions, divided UK responsibilities and the overlapping issue of ‘traffic light’ labelling.
02-Apr-2013 - Sustainable packaging firm RAP has unveiled its new range of 'single serve' portion packs. This followed the launch of RapTray, which the firm claimed was the world's first hermetically sealed, modified atmosphere carton food tray.
02-Apr-2013 - A thermoplastic wood-fibre-based alternative to oil-based packaging for food - particularly trays for sliced cheese - is the aim of a new two-year €1.4M EU Framework 7 research project, which began last November.
02-Apr-2013 - Pouches and rigid plastics will account for over 90% of incremental demand for retortable packaging up to 2017, a report has predicted, but with metal and glass holding on to the bulk of their existing - and very substantial - business.
02-Apr-2013 - Interfood Technology has formed a new Packing Solutions division to target the bakery industry.
02-Apr-2013 - A south Wales food packaging firm is planning an £18M investment that will create 70 jobs and safeguard a further 170 roles.
14-Mar-2013 - With the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) coming into force this month, the UKvs two main forest certification schemes are taking different approaches to supporting compliance.
14-Mar-2013 - Nestlé has officially opened its new £35M bottling and warehousing facility in Buxton, Derbyshire in a bid to reduce its total energy consumption.
04-Mar-2013 - Sustainability and convenience will be key themes at Nicholl Food's Packaging stand at Pro2Pac 2013 (March 17-20), as the firm showcases its 'eco-friendly' hybrid format and further additions to its aluminium tray ranges.
11-Feb-2013 - New research suggests that, although glass packaging will face fierce competition from other materials over the next decade, it is already retaking ground lost in some categories and showing stubborn resistance in others.
07-Feb-2013 - With their slippery scales and staring eyes, fish are often avoided by squeamish consumers. Lorraine Mullaney seeks packaging solutions
07-Feb-2013 - A 'next generation' plastic milk bottle called Infini has won international accolade for Milton Keynes-based Nampak Plastics.
07-Feb-2013 - A breakthrough in packaging for ambient ready meals that contain raw meat, vegetables and sauces is being claimed. It involves the use of a film technology that can extend shelf-life from eight weeks to up to 12 months.
06-Feb-2013 - Increasing competition from own-label, as well as more attention to consumer preferences, is helping to usher in fresh packaging innovation in herbs and spices.
06-Feb-2013 - Dairy Crest has pumped £1.1M into new facilities at its Foston site in Derbyshire to promote greener ways of working.
14-Jan-2013 - Bristol couple Ian and Ruth Yard sold their food retail outlet and invested the £250,000 in setting up their first factory manufacturing Ooh! Chocolata chocolate bars.
02-Jan-2013 - Waitrose is soon to follow the lead of Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Tesco. The latter two were the first UK retailer to adopt the use of a proven ethylene remover insert in their packs of fresh produce.
02-Jan-2013 - Can we afford to use bioplastics in our packaging? Can we afford not to use them? The debate is producing plenty of heat, reports Paul Gander
02-Jan-2013 - With interest in 'ready-to-cook' food growing, compartmentalised trays with differentiated barriers for various meal components might be a recipe for the future.
10-Dec-2012 - The probiotics industry in Europe has launched scientific and legal bids to counter an EU-wide ban on using the word 'probiotic' on packaging and marketing materials.
06-Nov-2012 - Lanarkshire food manufacturer Border Biscuits has scooped a national food manufacturing award.
31-Oct-2012 - Planned in-store trials of a new board tray design will show how the material can support differentiation and growth in the ready meals market, according to supplier Meadwestvaco (MWV).
31-Oct-2012 - The clean-label road isn't an easy one for manufacturers to take, but Ingredion's Aaron Edwards says it will reap financial rewards, reports Gary Scattergood