As the EU’s Circular Economy Plan progresses towards full scrutiny by the European Parliament, and food and drink manufacturers ask what precisely the implications will be for their choice of packaging, innovation specialists warn against taking too narrow...
A new seafood packing system that gives logistical and sustainability benefits compared with more traditional packs, has been introduced by RPC Bebo Kristiansand Food Packaging Systems (formally Promens Kristiansand).
A bespoke version of the SuperLock pot used for sliced salami has been honoured with a WorldStar 2015 award from the World Packaging Organisation. The pots were developed with Grilstad, a Norwegian producer of sliced salami.
Industry targets and government policies are driving significant investment in innovation for more lightweight plastic packaging that extends shelf-life, as food manufacturers continually seek to drive down volumes of waste and cut carbon emissions.
Pouches and rigid plastics will account for over 90% of incremental demand for retortable packaging up to 2017, a report has predicted, but with metal and glass holding on to the bulk of their existing - and very substantial - business.
Heinz appears eager to play down expectations, but the arrival of the Heinz Beans kilo-containing plastics Fridge Pack has fuelled speculation around metal’s future share of the ambient foods category – and around possible imitations.