Packaging & Labelling

Metal could be used to achieve a premium feel in packaging

Crown shines light on metal

By James Ridler

Crown Food Europe is advocating the use of metal to convey a premium feel to packaging in the “booming” snacks market.

Packaging requirements will change depending on the future of distribution, be that to retailers or direct to consumer

Opinion

Why deliver to retailers rather than consumers?

By Paul Gander

As the world shifts to adapt to the new normal in the wake of the coronavirus, what makes producers continue supplying to retailers instead of adopting a direct to consumer approach?

YPACK has developed a new bio-based plastic alternative to traditional food packaging

EU-funded bioplastic developed

By James Ridler

EU-funded project YPACK has developed a new bio-based plastic alternative to traditional food packaging.

The future of food packaging could lie in a new recyclable material from VTT

Food plastics replacement under test

By Michelle Perrett

A new recyclable material that can be used in the same way as plastic has been developed by research and development company VTT.

Packaging suppliers have been forced to adapt their operations in the face of the coronavirus

Packaging sector adapts to pandemic

By Michelle Perrett

The food packaging market has not been immune to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with many firms adjusting working practices – and even products – in the current climate.

Extended Producer Responsibility for plastic packaging could significantly increase costs for manufacturers

Pack waste rule change may hike cost

By Paul Gander

Moving to a single compliance point for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regarding local authority-collected packaging waste could hugely increase costs for food and drink brand-owners, according to sustainability experts.

Tetra Pak's new digital marketplace will make product purchasing more accessible for manufacturers

Tetra Pak opens virtual marketplace

By Michelle Perrett

Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak has launched an “industry first” with a full-scale virtual marketplace for the food and beverage (F&B) industry.

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