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21 Aug 2019
--- Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a “secret recipe” to encourage Black Soldier Flies to mate can help tackle food waste. Working with Canberra-based start-up Goterra,... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Instances of exploding bottles and cans of beer are on the rise, reports the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). The media has reported cases of severe injury due to a build-up of pressure in beer packaging,... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- US agricultural technology firm Cambridge Crops has raised US$4 million in seed funding for a food preservation solution made from silk. Using just salt and water, Cambridge Crops uses natural silk proteins to create a... Read More
15 Aug 2019
--- Nestlé Japan is replacing the plastic wrapping on its KitKat candy bars with paper in a bid to become one step closer to its commitment of 100 percent recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. The Japanese... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Big innovation comes in a small package with the release of Hazel Avocado. The quarter-sized sachet is designed to improve shelf-life and give suppliers more peace of mind when shipping produce. Since its launch, Hazel... Read More
06 Aug 2019
--- Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, has become the first wine brand in the US to deploy full-scale, Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. This new technology,... Read More
02 Aug 2019
--- Re:Nourish has repackaged its line of prepared soups in custom-molded bottles from UK packaging specialist M&H Corby, a company under Berry Global. A unique feature of the soups’ packaging is that the “grab... Read More
25 Jul 2019
--- Premium coffee brand Nescafé Azera has launched its new UK “visual identity for 2019,” as part of an £8 million (US$10 million) holistic campaign, which is based around the concept of “stay... Read More
22 Jul 2019
--- MA/MH (Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity) packaging technology, Xtend Iceless, eliminates the need for ice and non-recyclable wax cartons in the transport of fresh vegetables, such as broccoli. The new launch by StePac... Read More
18 Jul 2019
--- Dawn Foods is “revitalizing” its entire product portfolio, categorizing products to make it easier for customers to select the correct solution for individual applications. As part of its continued growth as a... Read More
11 Jul 2019
--- Lactobacillus sakei CTC494 has proven efficacious in inhibiting the growth of Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum packed salmon. The biopreservation technique was discovered by researchers at the Spanish Institute of Agrifood... Read More
10 Jul 2019
--- Cargill is investing US$200 million to diversify its starches and sweeteners portfolio produced at its Krefeld, Germany site, by switching the processing facilities focus from corn to wheat. The move reflects changing market... Read More
08 Jul 2019
--- As the cannabis industry continues to proliferate, environmentally minded consumers are seeking greener packaging options for their cannabis, hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products. Hansen Packaging recently launched new jars... Read More
04 Jul 2019
--- Mexican beer brand Corona has created a prototype solution to the 17 million tons of plastic generated by beverage packaging each year – a screwable, stackable can. The Fit Packs have screw threads at the top and... Read More
02 Jul 2019
--- Luxembourg-based producer of glass and metal products Ardagh Group has launched a new slimline 187ml aluminum can, specially designed for wine and wine-based drinks. With its special design characteristics and unique sizing,... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- Tetra Pak has announced that HelloFresh, a global meal kit service provider, has selected the Tetra Recart carton package for use in European markets for its environmentally-friendly offering. Implemented by HelloFresh in... Read More
26 Jun 2019
--- In Part 2 of the exclusive PackagingInsights interview with Santiago Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder of Garçon Wines, he discusses the need for macro-level legislation that will allow companies to adapt to the demands for... Read More
25 Jun 2019
--- Ardagh’s Nitro Can has been adopted by UK cocktail mixer company Funkin Cocktails in a collaboration that sees the first-ever range of RTD nitro canned cocktails hit the shelves. With premium cocktails increasing in... Read More
25 Jun 2019
--- Roughly 48 percent of packaging used by major UK supermarket chains cannot be easily recycled, according to a recent investigation by Which?. The average percentage of packaging – including cardboard, glass and... Read More
24 Jun 2019
--- Tapping into better-for-you snacking trends, the Kraft Heinz Company has released a new range of “spoonable smoothies,” coined Fruitlove. The new launch combines the benefits of creamy yogurt and real fruits and... Read More
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