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Turning a new leaf: Dos Pinos launches dairy, nectars & oatmeal in Tetra Pak Slim leaf cartons

Dos Pinos in Costa Rica has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch its dairy, nectars and oatmeal brands in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton packs.

EFSA identifies ‘key limitations’ in BPA studies and stands by TDI

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said limitations in the design and conduct of two studies on BPA means they cannot be used to draw any conclusions for human health.

Three Rivers gin raises the bar with metallic finish

Three Rivers gin has partnered with Royston Labels to design its brand label reflecting the city heritage where it is based.

What is ‘Psycho Aesthetics’ and why are packaging product designers embracing it?

A new buzzword is in town and Ravi Sawhney, founder and president-CEO of RKS Design, is using it to describe designers who have made a product that has an emotional connection with consumers.

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‘Rise of craft beer demands packaging that can stand up to the needs of an artisan beverage’

‘The growth of the craft beer industry has accelerated rapidly in recent years.

Barry Callebaut moves to digitally printed bags for cocoa and chocolate drink powder

Barry Callebaut Beverages UK has partnered with UNI Packaging, to launch a range of cocoa and chocolate drink powders.

BPA ban move backed by MEPs

An EU-wide ban of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials (FCMs) has been backed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

Packaging news roundup October: JBT Corporation; Flexicon; Ball; Sacmi

Johnson Matthey has partnered with Cranfield University to develop modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for prolonged storage and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.

Tetra Pak joins $11.5m LINX project for X-ray tomography of cartons

Tetra Pak has partnered with DTU (Technical University of Denmark) and several Danish research institutions to study X-ray tomography for cartons as part of a €10.5m ($11.5m) project called LINX (Linking Industry to Neutrons and X-rays).

Linx ‘breaks new ground’ with first portable Continuous Ink Jet for SMEs

Linx Printing Technologies, whose customers include drinks manufacturer Fruitapeel, The Gourmet Nut Company and Thorntons chocolate, claims to be ‘breaking new ground’ by launching a portable entry-level CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) printer.

Clondalkin to debut ‘soft to touch’ tactile packaging

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Kirchberg has created tactile packaging for beverage bottles and yogurt lids, debuted at FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany (September 27-29).

Carlsberg reveals physical prototype of Green Fiber Bottle

Carlsberg has revealed a physical protoype of its Green Fiber Bottle in what it hails as a ‘milestone’ breakthrough following an ‘ambitious’ three-year project.


The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking into consideration the high costs?

Packaging news round-up: Bosch; JBT; Huhtamaki; Mondi; Rockwell

Bosch has relocated its R&D activities to a new facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having outgrown its previous location in various buildings across the city.

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‘Requirement to include growing amounts of data on packaging is only going to increase’

Developments in coding and marking technology have seen a significant shift in the equipment used by many food and beverage manufacturers in recent years.

Coding and marking in the beverage industry: How to decide between CIJ and laser

As part of our ‘5 Minutes With…’ interview series BeverageDaily speaks to Chirag Sheth, global marketing manager, Videojet Technologies, about what beverage manufacturers’ look at when buying coding and marking technology and if laser is more suitable than continuous inkjet (CIJ).

Malibu celebrates largest deployment of NFC enabled bottles

Malibu, which manufactures and sells coconut flavored rum, has launched a smart bottle that delivers content to consumers’ smartphones via NFC (Near Field Communication).

Yili and SIG Combibloc launch yogurt drink with juice balls that explode in your mouth

Yili has partnered with SIG Combibloc to launch two Baoquzhu UHT yogurt drinks, packed in CombiblocSmall 250ml.

Guinness’ ‘Red Tongued Dog’ gets a packaging redesign

Crown Holdings has partnered with Guinness to create a limited edition can for its Foreign Extra Stout celebrating 150 years in Singapore.

Niagara Bottling to open $95m manufacturing and bottling plant

Niagara Bottling is to open a $95m manufacturing and bottling plant in Virginia, US, creating 76 jobs.

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