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08 Oct 2019
--- Palsgaard has developed new anti-fog coating technology coined Einar 1122 for industrial packaging to keep food looking fresh and desirable for purchase at low temperatures. This initiative is a move to address food waste... Read More
04 Oct 2019
--- Ingredients supplier Cargill has reduced the amount of plastic used in its vegetable oil bottles and containers by over 2.5 million pounds (680,000 kg) globally. Different strategies have been used in North America, Europe,... Read More
03 Oct 2019
--- UK start-up Drinks Cubed has launched a premium mineral water, Water Cubed, in SIG’s combidome carton bottle in a bid to be the lowest carbon footprint drinks brand by 2022. The carton is fully recyclable, primarily... Read More
02 Oct 2019
--- Italian manufacturer of non-refillable and aluminum closures Guala Closures is set to launch its complete range of NěstGATE connected caps. By placing a smartphone close to a bottle equipped with the connected caps, the Near... Read More
18 Sep 2019
--- The best before date on some of Unilever’s products under the Knorr and Hellmann’s brands will now be followed by the Danish phrase for “often good after” in a bid to cut food waste. Unilever Denmark... Read More
05 Sep 2019
--- In a bid to test new packaging solutions and recycling initiatives, McDonald’s opened the “Better McDonald’s Store” in the Mall of Berlin in the German capital from June 17-26, replacing all food and... Read More
29 Aug 2019
--- With students around the world starting to trickle back to classes, industry is bursting with new product developments and initiatives. Brands are pulling out the stops to make lunchtime more convenient and engaging for kids... Read More
23 Aug 2019
--- UK retail giant Tesco is promising to eliminate “hard to recycle material” as it launches phase two of its “Remove, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle” plan to suppliers. This sets out steps that will govern... Read More
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
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