packaging & technology news

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
07 Apr 2022
--- Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to enhance its traceability and inventory systems at its Chicago, US, distribution center and approximately 200 restaurants in the greater... Read More
09 Mar 2022
--- Taiwanese start-up Roots of Quality Foods (Roots) is unveiling its first plant-based drink in SIG’s combifitSmall 300 ml carton pack, with the added benefit of SIG’s reclosable combiSmart closure. SIG carton pack... Read More
15 Feb 2022
--- UK-based chewing gum brand Milliways is calling for a change in government policy that would reduce single-use plastic pollution and educate consumers about the potentially harmful ingredients used in mainstream gum brands.... Read More
08 Feb 2022
--- Innocent Drinks is under investigation by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for what activists say is a misleading marketing campaign centered on recycled plastic packaging that amounts to... Read More
03 Feb 2022
--- Amcor is revealing that 8 in 10 European shoppers have changed the way they consume meat or meat alternatives since the pandemic outbreak, with 50% eating more meat alternatives. The research included interviews with 1,000... Read More
01 Feb 2022
--- Public groups are petitioning the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging after new findings suggest the chemical can damage human health at levels 100,000 times lower than... Read More
26 Jan 2022
--- PepsiCo Europe is urging policymakers to deliver specific targets for flexible packaging to drive collection, sorting and recycling after the company proposed eliminating virgin fossil-based plastic in all of its chip... Read More
25 Jan 2022
--- PepsiCo Europe plans to eliminate virgin fossil-based plastic in all of its chip bags by 2030. The food and beverage giant proposes using 100% recycled or renewable plastic instead, reducing greenhouse gasses (GHGs) from... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Industry appetite for Natural Branding – a technology that lasers markings onto the surface of some fruits and vegetables – is gaining traction amid proliferating plastic packaging bans. Notably, France recently... Read More
05 Jan 2022
--- Swiss Federal Laboratories For Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) and Lidl Switzerland have developed an ecological nanofiber film coating for bananas to avoid plastic packaging and ensure longer shelf life. After a... Read More
15 Dec 2021
--- Coveris is launching a range of lightweight, fully recyclable pouches for Tesco’s grated cheese products in collaboration with Ornua Foods. Coveris says the launch marks a “major step change” in the cheese... Read More
14 Dec 2021
--- On-the-go consumption was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but the trend will remain strong into the future, according to Anna Rabanus, global category manager at SIG. In this exclusive interview, Rabanus explores major... Read More
07 Dec 2021
--- Israeli tech start-up Melodea is releasing two cellulose-based materials that it says can provide a viable solution to the world’s plastic waste crisis. Based on Cellulose NanoCrystals (CNC), the solutions are designed... Read More
02 Dec 2021
--- Environmental sustainability and net-zero emissions targets are the key change drivers in dairy packaging and processing right now, according to Bengt Eliasson, category manager for dairy ambient at Tetra Pak. In this... Read More
26 Nov 2021
--- Researchers have developed jelly-based ice cubes that do not melt, are compostable, antimicrobial and prevent cross-contamination in fresh food packaging. The inventors are touting the solution’s... Read More
23 Nov 2021
--- The Japanese government is introducing new labeling legislation for plant-based food packaging amid efforts to ease restrictions and increase consumer transparency. In a press conference, government minister Taro Kono... Read More
19 Nov 2021
--- Israeli agritech start-up Sufresca has expanded its invisible edible coating for shelf life extension to more fresh produce products. “Our new development of the edible coating is proven to work very well on different... Read More
09 Nov 2021
--- BillerudKorsnäs has designed high-performance secondary packaging for Oatly’s plant-based milk produced at its new Singapore factory. The corrugated box comprises primary fibers, ensuring strength and product... Read More