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These are all the posts that have been tagged with packing.

New line brings sardine success

Getting sardines neatly arranged in a can sounds as though it should be simple enough – but, in reality, it involves an advanced technological process, says Cabinplant.

February 2012

Farmers square up for EU cage fight 1 January this year signalled a new era in egg production as a ban against the use of battery farm cages came into force. However, 13 out of 27 EU member states have refused to make the necessary changes. Time to turn over a new leaf? Just weeks […]

September 2011

Revealing the power of perception Cindy Beeren, head of sensory and consumer at Leatherhead Food Research, examines the various influences of consumer purchasing. Staying powder Bénédicte Pascalie, marketing manager for Cargill Flavour Systems, explains the thinking behind the company’s latest flavour concept… A net of complex issues The Food and Drink Federation’s director of sustainability […]

New Faerch Plast facility ‘investment in future’

Færch Plast A/S – a European producer of plastics trays and containers for the food industry – has opened a new manufacturing facility in the north of England. Commissioned in November last year, the new plant has ‘cutting edge’ equipment –including two extruders, six thermoforming machines and the latest robot packing systems – and has […]

‘Greenest ever’ refillable bottle

Plastics packaging firm Petainer has developed what it’s calling its ‘greenest ever’ refillable bottle. The new bottle is manufactured using more than 25 per cent post-consumer ‘one-way’ recycled PET plastic but has the same performance characteristics as a refillable bottle made entirely from virgin material, according to Petainer. "This is a very exciting development,” says […]

FlexaPac has fruit packing ap-peel

The packing of netted citrus fruits into trays, crates and cartons has become fully automated with the launch of a tray-loading machine. The patented FlexaPac technology is in response to a request made by a food process troubleshooting consultant who wanted a system that would almost entirely eliminate product waste and increase netted fruit packing […]

Seacatch nets a new freezing system

A flexible in-line freezing system from Starfrost has boosted business at a major UK seafood production facility. Seacatch provides various production services to the seafood industry, including product freezing, poaching, grading, glazing, bandsawing, packing and labelling, and handles around 100 metric tonnes of seafood products per week for suppliers and blue chip clients. Seacatch recently […]

New frozen food packaging from Faerch Plast

Denmark-based company Færch Plast says it has developed a high strength ‘frost’ CPET (Crystalline Polyethylene Terephthalate) material for the packaging of frozen food products. It says it has also developed a new ‘real life’ test environment ‘to ensure unrivalled impact and crush resistance at low temperatures’. Impact resistance of plastics packaging materials is normally tested […]

Twinings job threat

A total of 263 jobs are under threat at Twinings’ UK tea packing site in North Shields as the company looks to consolidate manufacturing in Andover, Hampshire. Twinings has entered into consultation with workers at North Shields over the proposed closure in September 2011 and a further 129 job losses at its Andover site.

Praise for packaging figures

The amount of packaging used per capita in the UK has remained virtually static over the past decade while recycling rates have more than doubled, according to new EU figures. INCPEN (Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment) says data released by the European Commission showed packing totals per capita in the UK were 176kg/ […]

Record fine for Red Bull

Red Bull UK has been ordered to pay a record £271,800 for failing to recycle packaging waste over a period of eight years. The energy drinks company was in court in London this week after admitting 16 charges related to packaging waste offences for each of the years from 1999 to 2006. These included failing […]

Milk Link completes multi-million pound investment

Milk Link (UK) has completed phase one of a major investment project at the Cheese Company packing plant in Shropshire. The completion of phase one – at a cost of £2.5 million (£3.2m) is an important step in making the plant more advanced. The site, which packs 800 tonnes of cheese every week, has undergone […]