Packaging

Digitilisation gives consumers the ability to authenticate products

UK food sector is lagging behind on pack digitalisation

While the UK pharmaceuticals sector and US food and drink have seen the benefits of pack digitalisation, UK food and drink has so far dodged both regulatory and supply-chain pressures in this direction, technology provider Kezzler has claimed.

RAP’s modified atmosphere Carton Food-tray is now appearing on UK supermarket shelves

A secondary role for plastics

By Paul Gander

‘Eliminate plastics’ may be the new battle, but one UK company has been working to minimise their role for two decades.

Design guidelines are being developed for recyclable flexible packaging

Push to identify sustainable design

By Paul Gander

The drive to establish best practice in flexible packaging design, sorting and recycling is gaining pace at European level, with the growing number of stakeholders within circular economy initiative CEFLEX now moving towards a first draft of its design...

JPS worked with Kraft Foods in the US on its new pack design for Philadelphia cheese

Jabil Packaging targets European food

By Rick Pendrous

Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS), a US-headquartered smart rigid packaging specialist that works “below the radar” with some of the biggest global names in branded food and drink, is on a mission to raise its profile and grow its business in Europe as...

RAP’s modified atmosphere Carton Food-tray is now appearing on UK supermarket shelves

A secondary role for plastics

By Paul Gander

‘Eliminate plastics’ may be the new battle, but one UK company has been working to minimise their role for two decades.

Healthy living will impact on food megatrends in 2018

Top ‘mega’ food trends for 2018 revealed

By Michelle Perrett

Euromonitor International, the market research company, has predicted the top eight “megatrends” it believes will shape the packaged food sector during 2018.

Design for recycling service launched

Design for recycling service launched

By Rick Pendrous

A new ‘design for recycling’ service aimed at ensuring that packaging placed on the market has been optimised for end of life, while maintaining its primary function of product protection, has been launched by Axion.

Hassle-free user-friendly packs for on-the-go eating

Hassle-free user-friendly packs for on-the-go eating

A new type of pack designed for hassle-free on-the-go eating was launched by Graphic Packaging International (GPI) at the Packaging Innovations Show, which took place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from February 28 to March 1.

Sainsbury packs fish in stand-up pouches

Sainsbury packs fish in stand-up pouches

By Rick Pendrous

Sainsbury’s new Taste The Difference premium range of oven cook fish is billed as a first for the chilled fish category, with an ovenable stand-up pouch that reduces pack weight and space required in storage, while cutting waste in the home.

More plastic than fish is predicted to be in the world’s oceans by 2050

Plastic packaging becomes a pariah

By Rick Pendrous

The UK’s food and drink supply chain has been shamed into pledging to reduce its use of plastics in packaging and use more recyclable or biodegradable polymers, following growing public anger and adverse publicity about the damage plastics cause to the...

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