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Soft drinks group draws up roadmap for sustainability

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) and Packaging Federation are leading a Sustainability Roadmap for the soft drinks industry following the example pursued by the dairy industry.

Call to shrink school juices causes headache

Proposals to downscale the size of pure juice products to 150ml in schools in England have sparked fears that the timescale for change is too tight.

Kit ensures cereals come with a consistent crunch

Cereal manufacturers can ensure the consistent crunchiness of their products, thanks to a piece of test kit that assesses the permeability of packaging.

Stand out and deliver more sales

Food packaging giant Tetra Pak has launched the Tetra Brik Aseptic 250 Base Crystal. Two crystal-shaped panels on the front side offer specifiers more graphic design possibilities, thus helping their...

Convitray opens doors in premium market

The new Convitray, which has a shelf-life of up to four weeks for fresh products and is ovenable up to 240°C, is expected to expand premium opportunities for the European...

PET walks over breakable glass

Converter of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Esterform Packaging is helping a number of retailers and brand owners with beverage and food packaging in a move away from breakable glass.

More ways to form, fill and seal packs

An expanding range of vertical and horizontal form, fill and seal (VFFS and HFFS) packaging on show from US firm HayssenSandiacre will include the Novus continuous motion VFFS bagger.

View the latest track and trace technology

To address food manufacturers' quality and process control needs, Mettler-Toledo will present its portfolio of product inspection, quality assurance and track and trace systems at the show.

High speed VFFS machines on show

Australian firm TNA has designed flexible spraying, distribution, seasoning and bagging systems to increase productivity and flexibility while reducing costs.

Control coding and barcode scanners

An entry level system recently developed for checking coding and packaging integrity will be demonstrated by AutoCoding Systems. The new web-based product quickly sets up and controls coding equipment and...

Use fewer packaging materials more efficiently

Tray sealing and thermoforming technology specialist Sealpac will present some of its new concepts at the show, including its recently introduced EasyLid sustainable packaging system

Extend the scope for new product development

Baker Perkins will introduce innovations that enhance the production process and extend the scope for new product development in the confectionery, snack, biscuit and cereal sectors. Equipment exhibits will link...

Increase output and create stand-out on shelf

To help dairy and baby food producers increase output and enhance on-shelf differentiation, Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase its portfolio of liquid and viscous food systems.

Weighing expertise for snacks

Highlights of Ishida new launches at Interpack include new multihead weighers for confectionery, snacks, granular products and fruit and vegetables; a new X-ray system capable of detecting small bones in...

Weigh accurately with rigidity

Multivac will display a turnkey, end-to-end thermoforming packaging line that offers flexibility, ergonomics and precision.

Next generation of metal detectors

Loma Systems will present a range of metal detection, checkweighing and X-ray inspection systems for the food sector. Among three new systems to be unveiled at the show, will be...

New way to empty big bags of powder and particulates

An innovative station for emptying big bags of powders, particles and granulates safely and efficiently has been developed by Dinnissen Process Technology

Measure moisture quickly

Systech will exhibit its range of water vapour permeation and oxygen permeation analysers which offer testing for many different packaging applications.

Brand-specific personalisation portal for digital-print cartons

Visitors to last month’s Ipex show in London were able to design their own personalised or short-run digitally printed cartons via a brand-specific portal, able to play either a business...

FIR webinar

FIR your questions answered – in pictures

Last month the Food Manufacture Group assembled a crack-team of webinar speakers to help equip food and drink businesses with the information they need to prepare for the Food Information...

Weigher/bagmaker with promise of fast payback

A range of entry-level weigher/bagmaker combination units has been developed by Ishida Europe. The units are said to offer an economic, medium-speed solution for food manufacturers, thus delivering a fast...

’Tis the season for a recipe campaign

A campaign of seasonal recipes by Premier Foods’s gravy brand Bisto has been assisted by the use of multi-page leaflet labels. The labels are called Fix-a-Form and were developed by...

New ink addresses contamination risks

A mineral oil-free (MOF) black ink has been developed by Domino to address increasing concerns about the migration of printing inks and mineral oils onto the carton board and food...

Get on top of the recycling game

It will be easier to recycle cartons in future, thanks to the launch of a new product from Tetra Pak, which lets consumers detach plastic tops from carton sleeves, enabling...

Carlsberg: probably the best sustainable supplier rethink

Denmark’s Carlsberg Group is creating a new model for supply chain co-operation on sustainability, with targets for achieving ‘cradle-to-cradle’ certified packaging in different materials every year for the next three...