Deck the cakes

For Christmas 2014 Dawn Foods has added to its Christmas decoration range to add fun, sparkle and colour to cakes and bakes throughout the festive season. Featuring holly leaves, stars, Santa’s hats, snowmen, Christmas trees and white chocolate sprinkle stars, the individual edible decorations are an easy way for retail bakers and caterers to create […]


New soy sauce bottle result of teamwork

Four packaging firms have worked together to produce a new bespoke soy sauce bottle for Dutch food company Inproba. UK-based glass manufacturer Beatson Clark and its sister company Pont Europe teamed up with Dutch capping company Teamplast and sleeving company Rivièra Product Decorations to design and produce the new packaging. The new 150ml white flint […]


Get into the swing of things

Meeting the dual needs of the convenience of re-closing and the reassurance of tamper-evidence, RPC Bebo Plastik has developed a new pack solution for a variety of spreadable products such as cheese, margarine and butter. The new Bebo Swing incorporates a perforation process which ensures easy opening. The re-closable lid can be hinged or fully […]

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New container makes its mark in dairy

The new Eco&Pack container from RPC Bebo France is proving popular for a wide range of dairy applications, with recent customers including Isigny Sainte Mère for its Delisse Fromage Blanc range and Granja Teisol SA for cream yoghurt. Eco&Pack can be specified in a variety of sizes and manufactured in PS, PP or multilayer PP/EVOH/PP […]

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Clear polypropylene containers

An ultra-clear polypropylene-based material from RPC Tedeco-Gizeh is enabling fresh and convenience food suppliers to enhance brand image, emphasise product quality and create effective on-shelf appeal. The new Ppure containers offer strong transparency to provide a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional APET formats, with their clarity ensuring that products are presented to their best […]

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Automated cake decoration system

Automation within the food industry is commonplace and there are many examples of special purpose machines and robot systems performing a diverse range of processing, handling and packaging operations. However, using robots to write messages and greetings on to the surface of cakes has been an area where the natural variation in the product has, […]


New lightweight packaging for frozen ready meals

Intelligent Packaging Solutions (IPS) has recently launched Desto cup, a lightweight packaging format for frozen ready meals. In addition, the company has also secured a contract to manufacture and supply packaging for an own-label frozen ready meal range, which is available in stores across the UK. Although the pack was successfully launched into the chilled […]


Confectioner’s sweet reflections

Glisten, a fast-growing confectionery group making chocolate and sugar-based decorations, announced double turnover and good progress on current trading at its recent AGM. Chairman, Jeremy Hamer, said “Glisten has had a very good start to the current year with overall turnover for the first four months more than double last year and, on a like-for-like […]

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