packaging technology

30 Nov 2022
--- Sealed Air’s Cryovac brand has secured The Vegan Trademark for its Sealappeal flexible packaging range, adding to its Vegan Quality certification. The product achieved the same by replacing animal derivatives in the... Read More
21 Nov 2022
--- Nestlé’s Nespresso brand will pilot home-compostable coffee capsules on the Nespresso Original system in France and Switzerland from spring 2023 before further launches in several other European countries within... Read More
02 Nov 2022
--- British online food service company Deliveroo has announced a £2.5 million (US$2.8 million) investment to subsidize the cost of more environmentally sustainable packaging and to encourage restaurant partners to move... Read More
17 Oct 2022
--- Architect Pavels Liepins has designed the Inxect Suit, an ecosystem generated by human body heat where mealworms consume toxic plastic waste. The suit is made from a low-carbon wearable plastic with a dome-shaped terrarium... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Food is undoubtedly becoming more and more expensive. With a ballooning global population and food safety moving further into the spotlight, industry is looking at efficient ways to protect resources.
03 Oct 2022
--- A coalition of lawyers and environmental NGOs have put nine “Big Food” corporations – including McDonald’s, Nestlé and Danone – on notice for failing to produce “Duty of... Read More
20 Sep 2022
--- Researchers have found that sub-micron plastics (SMPs) are absorbed by plants, raising concern over the quantity of microplastics that are consumed through the food system. The study showed that the polymer type influences... Read More
13 Sep 2022
--- Swiss equipment manufacturer Bühler is showcasing its latest digital service, branded MontBlanc, which measures and recommends to beer producers the appropriate fan speed for kilning their barley. The technology is on... Read More
31 Aug 2022
--- Global consumers are increasingly adopting plant-based diets amid rising climate change fears, health considerations and animal welfare concerns. Embracing this trend, plant-based brands are using packaging design to compete... Read More
27 Jul 2022
--- Morrisons is opening a “lower environmental impact store” in Little Clacton, UK. The store will use 43% less carbon, stock 366 loose products and be almost waste-free by using less packaging and enabling... Read More
26 Jul 2022
--- Angel Yeast, a globally-listed yeast and yeast extract manufacturer, and Beijing PhaBuilder Biotechnology have agreed to build a large manufacturing base for biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) polyesters in the... Read More
15 Jul 2022
--- Boskovich Fresh Food Group’s subsidiary Fresh Prep is launching its retail line Fair Earth Farms. Fair Earth Farms will be “the first in its category” to package organic salad kits and salad blends in... Read More
11 Jul 2022
--- Tetra Pak is testing a fiber-based barrier to replace the aluminum layer in its cartons for improved climate impact and recyclability. The “industry-first” technology is currently on shelf for commercial consumer... Read More
08 Jul 2022
--- Nestlé is unveiling new recyclable paper packaging for its KitKat Stick ice cream in Hong Kong. The move supports the food giant’s ambition to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable product packaging by 2025 and... Read More
07 Jul 2022
--- Plastic use in industrial-scale farming is likely contributing to climate change, according to recent research from Wuhan University, China. Polyethylene (PE) is commonly used to irrigate and mulch croplands in large arid... Read More
04 Jul 2022
--- A new study by Cornell University, US, has found that consumers are willing to support QR codes to better understand how long milk is safe to consume. The researchers say this solution could eradicate the need for... Read More
22 Jun 2022
--- Avantium and Carlsberg are advancing the commercialization of the Fibre Bottle, a 100% plant-based, fully recyclable beer bottle with a wood fiber outer shell and PEF lining. Carlsberg will sample 8,000 bottles across... Read More
24 May 2022
--- Behn + Bates introduced a new zero-hunger concept at Anuga FoodTec 2022 that uses waste-preventing filling machines and long-life packaging to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. Jonas... Read More
27 Apr 2022
--- Multivac is presenting a new compact and fully automatic traysealer for food, supermarkets and large kitchen applications at the ongoing Anuga FoodTec 2022 trade show in Cologne, Germany. Michael Wolters, a product... Read More
11 Apr 2022
--- Researchers at the Hebrew University, Israel, have developed a technique for manufacturing pasta that can be “preprogrammed” for specific shape-shifting when boiled. The researchers say the technique will help... Read More