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Packaging distributor creates jobs

A new food packaging distribution centre has created 15 jobs at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire, with further recruitment planned for later this year, according to Taylor Davis, which opened it.

Canned drinks: product differentiation more affordable

Various options for making a beverage can distinctive in terms of graphics, structure and additional features are becoming more affordable and will change the way brands differentiate themselves over the...

Rise in multi-sensory packaging in the food and drink sector

Apart from the visual, the role of the senses tends to be underplayed and underexploited in food and drink packaging, as Paul Gander sniffs out.

Food packaging plant accident severs fingers

A London-based food packaging company has been fined £7,000 for safety failings, after an employee lost two fingers in an accident.

Scots ‘bottle tax’ fears for UK drinks industry

Drinks companies would suffer “very significant financial implications” if the Scottish government were to implement a ‘bottle tax’ through a nationwide deposit return system on beverage containers, the head of...

Chemicals in plastic food containers could damage children’s teeth

Chemicals commonly found in plastic food containers may be weakening children’s teeth, new research has claimed.

Coca-Cola Enterprises ploughs £14M into Morpeth factory

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has opened a new water-processing and bottling line at its Morpeth site, in Northumberland, following a £14M spend.

Condition monitoring needs hands-on diagnostic expertise

An overreliance on collecting condition monitoring (CM) data could be hampering maintenance teams in their quest to improve plant operational efficiency, industrial service provider Eriks UK has warned.

Multi-page labels add more space

Food labelling will become more complex from December 2016 when the latest requirements of the EU’s Food Information for Consumers Regulation come into force, making it mandatory for products to...

Flow-wrapper for field packaging of produce

A flow-wrapper has been launched by Paramount Packaging Systems that has been adapted for high-speed operation on the mobile field harvesting rigs widely used by fresh produce growers.

Heritage redesign for bakery packs

Brand marketing specialist The Market Creative has brought the GH Sheldon family back on to the packaging of some of the nation’s best-loved baked goods.

Entry-level sleeve and carton coder is launched

The Celtic Bakers, a north London baker of hand-crafted breads, cakes and patisserie, has become one of the first users of Rotech’s new RF-Lite sleeve and carton coder.

Activity-based labels are on the move

A proposal to introduce activity-equivalent calorie labels from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), has been met with a cautious welcome from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)....

Metal market ‘well-placed’ on innovation and environment

Metal’s ‘endlessly recyclable’ credentials, along with continued structural innovation, will become more important over the next few years according to director and chief executive of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) William Boyd....

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Bottles therformed from pre-printed plastic

An award winning thermoforming technology for polypropylene (PP) bottles used by the dairy sector has been further developed to allow manufacturers to make their bottles out of pre-printed plastic sheet...

Food packaging factory ‘lost’ to ‘huge fire’

A “huge” fire has caused “the loss” of a food packaging factory in Bamber Bridge, according to Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.

Food firms ‘suffer red tape allergen product recalls’

UK food manufacturers are losing millions of pounds, due to a big rise in EU red tape concerning unreported allergens on food packaging forcing up product recalls, warns new research...

Leicester football win celebrated in crisps and rum

Snack food manufacturer Walkers has released special edition Salt & Victory crisps to mark Leicester City Football Club’s shock Premier League win, while Morgan Rum is to pay tribute to team captain...

Foodex 2016

Antibacterial bag wins Foodex Best New Idea

An antibacterial Bag for Life – designed to prevent food infections from most common types of bacteria – won the Best New Idea award at the trade event Foodex 2016.

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EPC system helps to improve accuracy

An electronic pressure compensation (EPC) system has been introduced for Coperion K-Tron’s loss-in-weight feeders.

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Semi-automatic scale raises tofu productivity

A UK bean curd manufacturer installed a semi-automatic scale to raise productivity at the company and meet growing demand for its products.

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Europe’s fastest multihead kit: Ishida

The project team at Ishida Europe has built what is claimed to be Europe’s fastest multihead weighing and packing line.

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Dual-sealing of cases reduces contamination

Endoline Machinery has developed a new system that both glues and tapes filled cases, following a request from an Egyptian ingredients supplier to a global soft drinks company for extra...

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Membrane raises cheese shelf-life

A new moisture-permeable cheese membrane could help increase product shelf-life.

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Multi-layer on-the-go cup for iced coffee drink

RPC Bebo Plastik has developed a multi-layer on-the-go cup for a new ready-to-drink iced coffee sold by one of the fastest growing coffee shop brands in the world.