Packaging & Labelling

Pressure to crack down on plastics waste and improve recycling is increasing

Complete Package

Complete Package: two-week packaging trend snapshot

By Rod Addy

Valpak outlines options and urges engagement as Extended Producer Responsibility consultation nears end, while Menzies maps out the state of play on the Plastics Packaging Tax in our latest packaging trends overview.

New developments in food and drink packaging feature in this round-up

Packaging news and development round-up

By James Ridler

From bottles made from wood pulp to new advances in packaging machinery, we round-up some of the latest developments in the food and drink packaging space.

Raithatha: 'Methods are being developed to understand subconscious associations between sensory features and a brand'

Ask The Expert, in collaboration with the Institute of Food Science & Technology

Ask The Expert: sensory analysis of food packaging

By Carol Raithatha

In this Ask The Expert, Carol Raithatha, who runs a UK-based food and drink research consultancy specialising in sensory evaluation, offers insights on the latest developments in that field.

Food and drink packaging trends in April

The Complete Package

The Complete Package: April packaging trends

By Rod Addy

One fish processor boosts output by upgrading packaging machinery, an automatic food pack stacker has been launched for end-of-line operations and aluminium drinks can recycling rates rise - plus the latest packaging data.

Image: Fibrepak

Producers urged to fight DEFRA’s packaging cost plans

By Jerome Smail

Packaging Federation chief executive officer Dick Searle has warned producers are in the firing line for ‘unfair’ costs under Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) extended producer responsibility (EPR) proposals.

Paper and plastic both have roles to play in this packaging round-up

Latest trends in food and drink packaging

By James Ridler

Packaging-free aisles in Aldi, paper packs for Smarties and cardboard beer sleeves all feature in our latest food and drink packaging round-up.

Air Products UK and Ireland has experimented with combining MAP with freezing

Opinion

Modified atmosphere and cryogenic freezing

By Neil Hansford

Neil Hansford, Air Products UK and Ireland Freshline Applications product line manager, discusses the potential of combining cryogenic freezing with existing modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) tech to ensure good standards and quality for food products....

The EPR consultation looks at how packaging producers will pay the full cost of managing packaging once it becomes waste

Alarm as packaging consultation predicts £2.7bn EPR cost

By Rod Addy

The predicted £2.7bn costs of extended producer responsibility (EPR) for post-consumer packaging waste would undermine industry investment to make packaging more eco-friendly, according to one trade body responding to the Government's EPR consultation.

reducing plastic has been the biggest trend in food packaging this month

Food and drink packaging round-up

By James Ridler

From plastic reduction in processed meat packaging, to the world’s first Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certified beverage cans, we run down some of the latest developments in food and drink packaging from around the world.

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