Discounter opts for carton packs

Aldi Süd is delivering organic vegetables in combisafe carton packs from SIG Combibloc to German supermarket shelves. This packaging alternative to the classic food metal can promises comparable product protection and the same kind of shelf life for the food it contains, but it also scores for its environmental benefits. Compared to other packaging solutions […]

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ROUND-UP: Packaging

Here is your weekly round-up of Packaging news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at CS Labels has launched its new wraparound style peel and reveal labels. The research and development team at TCL Packaging has developed new micro-perforated printed lidding […]

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Jar range extended

Following the success of its ThermaLite PET jar, rigid plastic packaging specialist APPE has extended the range with the launch of five new round jars, designed for the food market as replacements for glass packaging. The 100 per cent PET jar can be hot or cold filled at temperatures up to 95°C and then pasteurised […]

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Dumpling business expands

The introduction of an Ishida mulithead weighing at Monolith Fleisch und Teigwaren has enabled the company to substantially increase output.

Pre-sorter for fresh cut

Tomra has developed a cost efficient pre-sorting machine for the fresh cut industry, which detects and removes unwanted material before the product enters the processing line? The Falcon sorter processes high volumes and removes unwanted material brought into the production line from the field (droppings, rodents, bugs, plastic, wood, soil clumps, stones, etc). “Through the […]


Packaging set to boost soft drink revenue

TechNavio has announced the publication of a new market research report on the global soft drinks market, which is expected to post a CAGR of 3.92% in terms of revenue from 2014-2018. According to the report, packaging innovations will be a major trend expected to impact overall market growth through the projected period. Most of […]

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Pressé drinks

Radnor Hills has launched its premium Heartsease Farm pressé range. The pressé drinks are made with natural ingredients blended with spring water to create six flavours: Fiery Ginger Beer, Elderflower Pressé, Raspberry Lemonade, British Blackcurrant Crush, St Clements’ Pressé and Traditional Lemonade. Heartsease Farm is available in a single serve 330ml glass bottle as well […]


Beverage stabilisation

Porvair Filtration Group has developed Stabifil, a polyphenol removal product that optimises beverage processes, lowers capital costs and offers fast flow rates. It also benefits from no loss of loose polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPP) powder with its potential to create long-term maintenance and health and safety issues. The product uses Porvair’s patented technology of co-sintering PVPP powder […]

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X-ray security for bottled baby milk

In 2013 Candia – part of Sodiaal, France’s leading milk products cooperative – decided to set up a new production line to fill baby milks into 70ml polypropylene bottles, foil-sealed but with a threaded top able to take a standard screw-on teat, for the export market. As part of its rigorous approach to safety, the company sought an x-ray inspection system designed for monitoring liquids in plastic bottles, cartons and upright pouches.

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Demand for snack pot packaging

Sharpak Aylesham has released statistics which show more than a third of consumers (37%) cite a lack of availability as the main barrier to buying fruit-based snacks. The survey, conducted by the plastic packaging specialist at Fruit Focus 2014, also reveals 27% of those surveyed say healthy snacks aren’t convenient. Ruth Price, business development director […]

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Expansion for food packaging firm

Faerch Plast, European producer of plastic containers for the food industry, is set to double production capacity in the UK following the planned installation of an additional extrusion line and associated thermoformers at its Durham-based manufacturing facility by early 2015. This move will ensure the company continues to meet its annual output for CPET ready […]

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Double-walled beverage cups

Iggesund Paperboard has created a cup with a double-walled construction, using one material inside the cup and another for the outer wall, which functions as both a heat shield and a brand carrier. “For the cup’s inside, we chose Invercote coated with polyethylene (PE) and for the outside, we used Aluvision, which is Invercote extrusion […]

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