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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.

The packaging industry will continue to give consumers exactly what they want, Waterhouse said

Food Manufacture’s 90th birthday

Food packaging ‘must mirror changing society’

By Matt Atherton

Packaging will continue to mirror the changing needs of society as it has over the past 90 years, says the Packaging Society’s chairman Chris Waterhouse.

Win a chance to drive a F1 car by visiting the Food Manufacture stand (G08) at PPMA next week

Fancy driving an F1 car? Visit Food Manufacture at PPMA Show

By Michael Stones

Fancy yourself behind the wheel of a Formula One race car? Then, pull in for a pit stop at the Food Manufacture Group’s stand during your visit to the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) Show 2017 this week at the National Exhibition...

Krones will demonstrate direct printing onto PET bottles at Drinktec

Drinktec 2017 features inline, direct digital inkjet printers

By Paul Gander

Major equipment companies are putting their weight behind inline, direct-to-container digital inkjet printing, especially for beverages in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), with systems set to feature at this week’s Drinktec show in Germany.

Efforts to reduce food waste by date label changes could put firms at risk

Food firms ‘hamstrung’ by date labels

By Paul Gander

Newly-consolidated date-labelling guidelines aim to help reduce food waste, but do nothing to allay the fear of prosecution which makes manufacturers more, rather than less, cautious in this area, according to one legal expert.

Five producers have around a third of the European corrugated market

Consolidation to continue in European corrugated market

By James Ridler

A new report forecasts that Europe’s fragmented corrugated industry will follow the US through a trajectory of consolidation and vertical integration, matching processes that have taken place with other packaging materials, while others say the UK corrugated...

Innovation from Sidel on display at Drinktec show

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Innovation from Sidel on display at Drinktec show

By Rick Pendrous

A number of innovative launches are promised by beverage packaging kit supplier Sidel Group at next month’s Drinktec show, which takes place in Munich, Germany from September 11–15.

Digital print meets Innate's needs

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Digital print meets Innate's needs

By Rick Pendrous

Healthy snacks brand Innate is using digitally printed pouches from Uni Packaging for its growing product range. 

Bradburys uses flowrapper for MAP cheese packs

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Bradburys uses flowrapper for MAP cheese packs

By Rick Pendrous

Bradburys Cheese, based at Buxton in Derbyshire, has launched a new range of mini-portion cheeses with the help of customised, high-speed Artic flowrapping technology from Ulma Packaging. 

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