SUBSCRIBE

Inside food & drink manufacturing

Headlines > Packaging

News in brief

EPC system helps to improve accuracy

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

News in brief

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.

News in brief

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.

News in brief

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...

News in brief

Membrane raises cheese shelf-life

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

News in brief

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.

Packaging firm fined £240k for crush injuries

A packaging company has been fined £240,000, after an employee was seriously injured when his arm was caught in a laminating machine.

EU circular economy plan may threaten packaging

The European Commission’s (EC’s) ‘circular economy’ proposals may sound very general and still look a long way off as far as regulation goes, but industry organisations such as Incpen (the...

Pouches are set to grow in non-retort packing applications

The latest report on high-barrier pouches from Smithers Pira predicts that global demand will continue to increase at rates above 6% a year to 2020, but with retort pouches despite...

Feature

Packaging equipment: the customised is always right

How commonly is today’s packaging equipment customised to meet specific new product development (NPD) and supply chain requirements?

Innovation Conference

Food innovation to be ‘revolutionised by neuroscience’

Neuroscience is set to revolutionise the way food and drink products are designed and consumed, a leading senses expert has claimed.

Food activity labels ‘need more research’: FDF

Food activity labels – which specify the exercise needed to burn off the calories contained in the product – needs more research, according to trade body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)....

News in brief

Natural milkshakes in Tetra Pak Prisma cartons

Newcastle drinks brand Canny is planning to revive the flavoured milk category with the launch of what it claims is the UK’s first 100% naturally-flavoured milkshake.

News in brief

Stand-up pouches used for slow-cooked foods

Asda’s Butcher's Selection new premium slow-cooked meal range, made by Kerry Foods at its Attleborough site, comes in stand-up pouches supplied by FFP.

News in brief

Textured labels produced digitally

A novel inkjet approach, which allows label printers to print a wide variety of digitally textured labels just by using high opacity white ink on its N610i digital colour label...

News in brief

Asda relaunches its Italian range

Faerch Plast worked closely with own-label food manufacturer Greencore to give Asda’s core Italian chilled ready meal range a makeover with new black and green dual-colour trays made from high...

News in brief

Dedicated cheese slicer gives good thickness control

A dedicated slicer for cheese applications has been introduced by Norwich-based Thurne, which is based on the company’s compact Polyslicer 1000 platform.

Linpac invests £1.2M in food packaging kit

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac plans to invest £1.2M in machinery that will enable the firm to produce a further 200M expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays each year at its St...

Renewable carton use is set to rise

Tetra Pak believes it will sell more than 100M ‘green’ cartons this year, with most of the demand coming from European countries.

Compostable and biodegradable films face up to challenges

The future of compostable and biodegradable films in mainstream food is partly dependent on price differentials with oil-derived alternatives, partly on consumer education and end-of-life infrastructure, and partly on the...

Food firm to pay £37k for packaging blunder

Failure to comply with packaging waste regulations has cost a food manufacturer more than £37,000 after it was prosecuted.

News in brief

Patisserie cartons offer stylish presentation on-shelf

Two leading food packaging manufacturers have teamed up to create a premium range of patisserie cartons ideal for cakes, cream buns, gateaux and pastries.

News in brief

Speciality Breads installs turnkey pack line

Artisan baker Speciality Breads has opened a new £3M 3,000m2 factory in Margate, which features a fully automated turnkey packaging line producing around 1,000 cases of product a day.

News in brief

Sealer launched for very large trays

Heat sealing specialist Proseal has introduced a new tray sealer specifically designed to handle very large food trays. The GT5exSD can seal trays up to 400mm wide, making it ideal...

News in brief

Permeability meter checks for pack degradation

It's no secret that the flow of oxygen and water vapour through the walls of snack or confectionery packs is the main causes of product degradation and quality loss. It...

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...