04-Mar-2013 - Linpac plans to take advantage of the growing popularity and demand for chilled retail prepared and convenience foods by making a new range of packaging products for the sector.
04-Mar-2013 - Packaging coatings based on environmentally damaging petrochemicals could become a thing of the past, if a new plant-based food packaging coating takes off.
04-Mar-2013 - The current inflated cost of packaging recovery notes (PRNs) in the glass sector is a temporary problem caused by a toxic cocktail of issues specific to last year, industry and compliance organisations have stated.
04-Mar-2013 - To celebrate its linerless labelling technology for the chilled food sector, Ravenwood Packaging is putting on a show for Pro2Pac attendees. The Iron Boot Scrapers will play the music of today on vintage jazz instruments at stand number S2240 from 5pm.
04-Mar-2013 - Stemmer Imaging plans to show its smart and compact vision systems for inspection, code and label reading and verification and 3D measurement of product volume.
04-Mar-2013 - "Flowcrete flooring systems can withstand all the rigours of the food industry, including falling bottles, wheeled traffic, chemical spillage and even sugar and acids," says Alan Dean, md of Flowcrete UK.
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 - Packs that are difficult to open are of far greater concern to most consumers than environmental issues such as perceived over-packaging, according to new research.
07-Feb-2013 - A 'next generation' plastic milk bottle called Infini has won international accolade for Milton Keynes-based Nampak Plastics.
07-Feb-2013 - Interfood Technology has formed a dedicated packaging division called Packaging Solutions.
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.
17-Jan-2013 - Digital print technologies have yet to take packaging converting by storm, but eroding differentials in ink costs, larger, more specialised presses and an ability to compete for mid-length runs could be about to change that.
14-Jan-2013 - PepsiCo is considering replacing 87 staff with modern packaging machines at its Walkers crisps factory in Lincoln.
07-Jan-2013 - Liquid food and drink processor and packager Framptons is to create at least 30 jobs at its site in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
02-Jan-2013 - Multivac will be displaying a range of integrated packaging lines at this May's IFFA show in Frankfurt.
02-Jan-2013 - Marel has launched new handling and collation systems for fixed-count or fixed-weight packs. The TG9 tray grader and TD9 tray diverter grade product trays to collate fixed count, fixed weight or a combination of fixed count and weight boxes of packs with totalised labels - with complete traceability.
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 - Fresh fish is often perceived by consumers as difficult to handle and prepare. Now, shoppers at Morrisons 500 fish counters have a new option that makes it easy to store, cook and clean up after fresh fish, with new taste ideas too.
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.
04-Dec-2012 - Multivac demonstrated its latest food packaging kit at last month's Emballage trade show in France. One of the highlights on its stand was an integrated packaging system for making folded packs of sliced ham or cheese.