Packaging

How can UK plastic bottles end up in the Pacific Ocean? asks Lucozade boss

Soft drinks boss argues for more action on waste plastics

By Noli Dinkovski

The boss of a leading soft drinks company has called on both industry and government to do more to tackle plastic packaging waste, after acknowledging its impact on the marine environment was not sustainable.

Bagger combines versatility with high speed

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Bagger combines versatility with high speed

By Rick Pendrous

A new series of bag packaging systems that combines versatility with high speed, was launched at September’s Processing & Packaging Machinery Association show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Printed PET bottles can be recycled

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Printed PET bottles can be recycled

By Rick Pendrous

A process for making recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles onto which designs have been digitally printed has been developed by KHS and its subsidiary NMP Systems.

Oil migration is prevented with food packaging

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Oil migration is prevented with food packaging

By Rick Pendrous

A food packaging system that prevents the migration of oils while retaining food aroma and taste, is said to be proving popular with brand owners.

Food Ingredients Europe: where ingredients and technology meet

FiE 2017

Where ingredients and technology meet

By Noli Dinkovski

The interplay between packing and processing will be under the spotlight at the at the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) show, which takes place in Frankfurt later this month (November 28–30).

RPC Design sets up foam modelling studio

RPC Design sets up foam modelling studio

By Rick Pendrous

A purpose-built foam modelling studio that enables designers to make mock-ups of packs rapidly in order to test and modify them before release, has been built by RPC at its Rushden site in Northamptonshire.

Ink permits coding onto oily surfaces

Ink permits coding onto oily surfaces

By Rick Pendrous

A new ink formula has been intoduced by Linx Printing Technologies that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces.

Headspace gas analyser for MAP is launched

Headspace gas analyser for MAP is launched

By Rick Pendrous

A rugged headspace gas analyser that can be conveniently transported between packing lines and factory locations, which is targeted at modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) testing of headspace in gas-flushed food, has been introduced by Systech Illinois,

KHS’s FormFill system fills liquids directly into heated PET preforms

Pressurised drinks used to form bottles containing them

By Rick Pendrous

Single-operation beverage forming and filling into polyethylene terephthalate (PET) at commercial speeds has come a step closer with the unveiling by KHS of a system for filling liquids directly into heated preforms, using the pressurised liquid itself...

CanO Drinks has launched a sparkling and still water in black and white matt

Beverage cans see a push for premium quality

By Paul Gander

Metal packaging is increasingly being used in beverages for younger consumers, especially in smaller can sizes, thanks to a strong recycling story and eye-catching credentials.

PATS is aimed at extending shelf life

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Hipster pressure-assisted thermal sterilisation unveiled

By Rick Pendrous

A novel pressure-assisted thermal sterilisation process technology for food, developed as part of the EU-funded ‘Hipster’ project, will be the focus of a seminar taking place in Wageningen in the Netherlands this month.

Sustainable and healthy food systems needed

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Sustainable and healthy food systems needed

By Rick Pendrous

Some of the world’s biggest food manufacturers and retailers have agreed to simplify food date labels by 2020 in an attempt to reduce the vast quantities of food that is unnecessarily wasted each year.