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Concerns rise over inks on ovenable films

The fledgling market for printed ovenable and microwaveable food-contact films is at risk from companies choosing to use or specify inks which can indirectly form carcinogens in food at high...

Women drawn to personalised food products

Women are more than four times as likely to purchase food and drink products with personalised or gender-specific packaging as men, according to a study of over 500 marketing and...

Paper packaging has a bright future, say Swedish researchers

In a new report, Swedish researchers have suggested what the industry for paper packaging and other pulp-derived products, including bio-based barrier and shaping, might look in 15 years’ time.

Rise in red labels will discourage consumers

Consumers need to be “trained” by brands and retailers to understand nutrition label changes, following increased pressure to reduce fat, salt and sugar, new research has shown.

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Food packaging firm appoints Sainsbury’s buyer

Shropshire food packaging firm TCL Packaging has appointed Kay Culley as its new purchasing manager.

Euro Foods packaging acquisition could lead to 200 jobs

Euro Foods’ acquisition of Welsh packaging firm Brown Bear Food is the first step to the frozen and fresh food firm’s aim of creating 200 jobs at the Cwmbran site,...

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...