packaging & technology news

23 Jul 2021
--- SIG is unveiling an automated robotic sleeve filling magazine – the R-CAM2 – for the F&B industry, which it says will help manufacturers reduce the need for human labor and improve workflow efficiency. Arla... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- McDonald’s is piloting a reusable coffee cup scheme in partnership with TerraCycle’s reusable packaging service, Loop, to reduce single-use waste to landfills. In a global first for the fast-food giant, six... Read More
25 Jun 2021
--- Swiss food testing company SwissDeCode has launched the “A2 INSIDE Label,” a label intended to help the end consumer identify the efforts of dairy producers in guaranteeing authentic A2 milk products. The move... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Scientists have developed a novel way to use plastic waste as a food industry resource by converting post-consumer PET into vanillin via a series of chemical reactions. The team from the University of Edinburgh, UK,... Read More
02 Jun 2021
--- Tetra Pak is calling for more women to join various sectors and management levels in the F&B manufacturing industry, saying innovation can thrive when diverse teams tackle problem-solving. The company’s impetus is... Read More
01 Jun 2021
--- In celebration of World Milk Day, industry leaders today are raising their voices to rally around sustainable solutions that benefit the environment, human nutrition and the socio-economics of dairy production. Speaking to... Read More
31 May 2021
--- New testing by consumer organizations in Italy, Denmark, Spain and France has found toxic chemicals in single-use tableware made of popular non-plastic alternatives, such as disposable plant fiber bowls, paper straws or palm... Read More
21 May 2021
--- Brave Robot Ice Cream, owned by The Urgent Company, is set to become the first dairy ice cream in US grocery stores to publish its carbon footprint on its packaging. The company is responding to retailers and... Read More
10 May 2021
--- Scientists in China and Germany have designed an artificial material mimicking chameleon skin to detect seafood freshness by changing color. Smart packaging and technology that can detect food spoilage in real-time could... Read More
04 May 2021
--- Burger King is launching a green packaging pilot program running throughout the year to reduce its environmental footprint. Starting today, 51 Burger King company-owned restaurants in Miami, US, will provide plastic... Read More
30 Apr 2021
--- Nexe Innovations, a Canadian plant-based materials manufacturer, has unveiled its Xoma Superfoods signature product line and Xoma Keto micro-ground coffee pods. The company prototypes its coffee pods using 3D printing,... Read More
23 Apr 2021
--- A unique partnership between the Design Museum in London, UK, and Bombay Sapphire has brought a sense of wonder and creativity to the everyday chore of food shopping. In a temporary interactive exhibition, the museum’s... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- DTM Print is introducing faster and larger printing options on its edible ink desktop printer called Eddie, which creates personalized designs on baked goods and dessert items. The specialty printing systems provider has... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- Aimplas’ Plastics Technology Centre is supporting the Guacapack Project in developing a biodegradable packaging system from avocado waste capable of extending food shelf life by 15 percent. The Guacapack Project is... Read More
06 Apr 2021
--- Russian researchers have developed an inexpensive, safe and reliable surface disinfection technology for packed eggs that helps to kill bacteria, including salmonella, on eggshells. It also helps raise healthy broiler... Read More
30 Mar 2021
--- Swedish alt-milk company Oatly is addressing the “absurdity” of the EU’s pending Amendment 171 (Am171) – which could place further labeling restrictions on plant-based dairy alternatives – with... Read More
18 Mar 2021
--- Corona beer is repurposing surplus barley straw from beer-making supply chains into new packaging material in a circular process targeting waste elimination. Based on three years of research, the new process uses 90 percent... Read More
15 Mar 2021
--- Tetra Pak and Rockwell Automation have formed a strategic partnership delivering data and technology to reduce variability and improve quality consistency in cheese and powder solutions. The venture will also ensure finished... Read More
24 Feb 2021
--- DSM is releasing a portfolio of repulpable barrier coating resins, helping food manufacturers reduce the use of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and “give food packaging a second life.” LDPE, a thermoplastic made... Read More
19 Feb 2021
--- The Dutch Weed Burger is launching two of its seaweed-based meat alternatives, Weed Burger and Weed Dogg, at 300 national Albert Heijn supermarket chains next week. The Weed Burger patty is made from protein-rich, salty soy... Read More