packaging & technology news

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
16 Feb 2021
--- Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) is launching the “first-ever” ambient yogurt drinks with chewable pieces in Thailand, called Chew-D. By using SIG’s drinksplus technology that... Read More
03 Feb 2021
--- Tony’s Chocolonely Sweet Solution “look-alike” chocolate bars – which mimic Twix, Toblerone, Kit Kat and Ferrero Rocher – have created a stir in industry. The limited-edition offerings aim to... Read More
01 Feb 2021
--- Iconic ketchup brand Heinz has conducted a consumer experiment called Draw Ketchup to test how standard ketchup is synonymously associated with the Heinz brand specifically. “We wanted to uncover that instinctual... Read More
28 Jan 2021
--- Scientists at Campden BRI are using virtual reality (VR) technology to better understand which on-pack sensory claims motivate consumers to purchase products. The company found that product packaging which included sensory... Read More
19 Jan 2021
--- StePac’s activities in the retail sector are being boosted by its functional standing pouches for extending fresh produce shelf-life. The resealable “grab-n-go” pouch format offers a lean functional... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- FrieslandCampina is switching to fully recycled PET (rPET) bottles for its Fristi, Chocomel, Yazoo and Pöttyös dairy beverages next month. The Dutch multinational dairy cooperative’s previous dairy beverage... Read More
18 Dec 2020
--- A smart sensor that tracks storage temperature and shows the remaining days of shelf life, called Keep It, can help consumers reduce food waste. A study by Wageningen University and Research (WUR) had 1,500 Dutch customers... Read More
15 Dec 2020
--- Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is investing in personalized drinks dispensing technology called Lavit as part of the company’s efforts to reduce single-use packaging. Lavit allows consumers to customize cold... Read More
08 Dec 2020
--- “The entire packaging industry needs to change,” Julia Piechotta, co-founder of Germany-based edible cutlery start-up Spoontainable, tells PackagingInsights. Her start-up provides one piece to the jigsaw puzzle... Read More
19 Nov 2020
--- Ritter Sport is swapping out its standard plastic wrappers for paper-based packaging in a first-time trial. The chocolate company is reintroducing its limited-edition Chocolate & Weed to the Austrian market, now... Read More
08 Oct 2020
--- Cargill and renewable energy company Virent are working together to evaluate the use of Cargill’s corn dextrose as a feedstock for Virent’s BioForming technology, producing raw material for packaging solutions.... Read More
07 Oct 2020
--- William Saurin – a French producer of premium ready meals – and Crown Food Europe are joining together with two Michelin star chef Olivier Bellin to demonstrate a canned ready meal concept. The collaboration... Read More
28 Sep 2020
--- General Mills is pledging to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent over the next decade and slash food waste in half. The commitment entails a strategic focus on regenerative agriculture and aligns... Read More