31-Jul-2012 - When pork pies and savoury snacks manufacturer Pork Farms needed a new six-compartment crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) tray for its mini quiche selection, it approached Faerch Plast.
31-Jul-2012 - Nestlé Group's Carola natural spring water has invested in Domino's D320i scribing lasers.
31-Jul-2012 - A new quality system checks seal seams during the packaging process to avoid product recalls.
31-Jul-2012 - Marel has introduced a manual weigh price labeller aimed at low-volume operations, new product development or items unsuited to automatic labelling.
31-Jul-2012 - Residual domestic waste, including some food packaging, could be playing a prime role nationally in fuelling energy recovery plants in just a few years time, according to the industry organisation that represents plastics manufacturers, PlasticsEurope.
09-Jul-2012 - A Danish food packaging firm is opening a production facility in Durham that will create 150 jobs.
09-Jul-2012 - A West Midlands bacon curing firm as been ordered to pay £61,000 after one of its workers lost three fingers in a packaging machine accident.
02-Jul-2012 - Swiss convenience food firm Fredag can now respond to urgent orders from retailers for special offer products in thermoform packs such as chicken nuggets since it installed a packing line based around an Ishida CCW-RS multihead weigher.
02-Jul-2012 - Kraft Foods has increased the sustainability and efficiency of its Bournville site by installing robotic distribution for Roses and Heroes. Managing fixed cycling schedules cut daily vehicle movements.
02-Jul-2012 - Sweet bakery treats will now stay spongier and fresher for longer, thanks to a range of containers developed by Linpac Packaging.
02-Jul-2012 - Packaging is a hot topic for consumers and hence manufacturers, reports David Burrows.
02-Jul-2012 - The success of a new fresh produce film appears to demonstrate that biodegradability alone counts for less than protective performance.
02-Jul-2012 - With recycling rates for aluminium drinks cans hitting 60% last year, ministers are holding up the sector's schemes as examples of best practice in voluntary supply chain involvement.
27-Jun-2012 - Campaigners have dismissed assurances from the Department of Health (DoH) that it has no plans to extend proposals for the plain packaging of tobacco to food and drink high in fat, sugar and alcohol.
25-Jun-2012 - The term ‘sustainable packaging’ is a red herring and should be scrapped, according to leading retailers, manufacturers and consumer groups.
20-Jun-2012 - They used to be a hard sell for a niche agenda, but eco labels exploded on to the mainstream and now consolidation is on its way.
14-Jun-2012 - Food manufacturers are helping consumers to make significant cuts in the £12bn worth of food they waste each year, according to new research from the government-funded Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
11-Jun-2012 - Printed electronics is about to take a leap forward, with a prototype temperature sensor scheduled for this year, and interactive tags less than five years away, one European technology provider has predicted.
01-Jun-2012 - The shelf-life of fresh produce sold in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) could be substantially extended if a £3.15M EU-funded research project proves successful.
30-May-2012 - The only thing limiting label codes is our imagination, reports John Dunn
30-May-2012 - While other pack types such as rigid plastics are seeing growth in inline forming and filling options, pouches continue to see more interest in the preformed version, with shaped and multi-compartment packs offering valued differentiation.
21-May-2012 - As UK food and drink manufacturers search for ways to reduce packaging and carbon footprints, a new drinks launch in Thailand could point the way ahead.
21-May-2012 - An intelligent food label that tells consumers how long they have to eat a product after it has been opened could solve one of grocery’s great conundrums.
18-May-2012 - Consumer group Which? has called for ‘traffic light’ labelling to be used as an industry standard to improve nutritional information for consumers.
16-May-2012 - Whitehall plans for a single front-of-pack nutritional labelling scheme could be torpedoed by the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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