Packaging equipment

Glass manufacturers are focusing on recycling over green production (Photo credit: I-O)

Glass firms eye major recycling boost

By Paul Gander

Market forces are incentivising glass manufacturers to prioritise recycling rates over greener glass production, an industry body has claimed.

A relaxation of modified atmosphere-packed foods legislation has been urged by the industry

Call for FSA to relax MAP guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have called for a relaxation of guidance governing the controls on vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed (MAP) chilled foods, which has been claimed to place UK manufacturers at a distinct disadvantage compared with overseas competitors.

GEA showcased new packaging technology at this year's ProSweets in Cologne

It’s a wrap for GEA on bagging

By Paul Gander

New machinery options for both confectionery wrapping and bagging were unveiled by GEA at ProSweets Cologne in January, emphasising a move in the sector towards sourcing line equipment from a single supplier.

Packing firm IPS has acquired manufacturer FoodPack

FoodPack acquired by co-packing business

By James Ridler

Packing business Integrated Packaging Services (IPS) is to acquire manufacturer FoodPack for an undisclosed sum, boosting turnover by more than £14m.

Automation and Industry 4.0 was a focus at this year's Gulfood Manufacturing

Gulfood 2018

Interest in UK food and drink expertise high at Gulfood Manufacturing

By Matthew Carr

Following the Gulfood Manufacturing conference in Dubai last month, Matthew Carr, client solutions director at food and drink investment specialist at Integrated Food Projects, shares exclusive insights and key learnings from the show for Food Manufacture.

Trinity College Dublin’s new system accurately checks the modified atmosphere gas mix inside any sort of gas-flushed pack

News in brief

Inline and offline MAP gas checks

By Paul Gander

A system for accurately checking the modified atmosphere gas mix inside any sort of gas-flushed pack, both inline immediately after sealing or offline at a later stage in the supply chain, has been pioneered by researchers at Trinity College Dublin....

Matthew Carr shares his prediction for Gulfood 2018

Gulfood 2018

What to expect at Gulfood Manufacturing 2018

By Matthew Carr

Ahead of this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing conference in Dubai, Matthew Carr, client solutions director at food and drink capital investment specialist Integrated Food Projects, shares his predictions for the show, exclusively to Food Manufacture.