Packaging

Manufacturers have voiced their criticisms for Michael Gove's deposit return scheme

Challenges posed by an ‘all-in’ DRS

By Paul Gander

Former environment secretary Michael Gove has been accused of attempting to rush through an ‘all-in’ model for a UK deposit return scheme (DRS), with powers to set up such a scheme now widely expected to form part of the imminent Environment Bill.

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.

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.

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,

Darfresh using board as the rigid substrate is expected by the end of this year

Portion packs can reduce food waste

By Paul Gander

How can meat primal cut packaging help to reduce food waste? Simply by keeping products fresher and more appetising for longer might be the obvious answer to this question. 

Marks & Spencer’s new smaller packaging for its popcorn (left) compared to its previous packaging (right)

M&S slashes plastic used in snack packaging

By James Ridler

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to slash to amount of plastic used in food packaging for more than 140 of its products, in a move that would save 75t of packaging each year.

Consumers are often unaware of packaging’s role in reducing waste

Packaging’s role in cutting food losses

By Paul Gander

Alongside its vast array of machinery and materials, May’s Interpack show in Germany intensified the focus on the human and environmental impacts of food waste and the vital role that packaging plays in reducing losses post-harvest, in the supply chain...

How much supply chain information from intelligent packaging should be in consumers’ hands?

Food packaging and the Internet of Things

By Paul Gander

Can food packaging tap into the Internet of Things (IoT), or will cost and perceived risks restrict it to the periphery? We look at current trends in intelligent technology.

Inline modified atmosphere pack checks

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Inline modified atmosphere pack checks

By Rick Pendrous

An automated leak testing system, which helps food processors ensure that modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) does not have undetected micro leaks, is now available globally.

Ulma Packaging to display it range at Interpack

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Interpack to feature a wealth of packaging kit

By Rick Pendrous

A range of traysealers, flow wrappers, thermoformers and vertical form-fill-seal bagmakers, together with the Galaxy stretch film wrapper, will be shown by Ulma Packaging at this year’s Interpack exhibition, which takes place at the Messe Düsseldorf in...

Food and drink packaging innovation will be on show at Pro2Pac

Packaging innovation on show at Pro2Pac

By Rick Pendrous

Innovation in food and drink packaging continues apace and this year’s Pro2Pac show will highlight some of the latest developments.

Seafood shelf-life gets a boost with vacuum skin packs

Seafood shelf-life gets a boost with vacuum skin packs

By Rick Pendrous

Extending the shelf-life of seafood using vacuum skin packs will be one of Mutlivac’s focuses at the forthcoming Seafood Processing Global trade fair, which takes place in Brussels from April 25 to 27.

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