All news articles for October 2012

Clear clamshell wins consumer packaging vote

Dispatches from Pack Expo

Clear clamshell wins consumer packaging vote

By Rod Addy

Clear plastic clamshell packaging won the consumer vote in a recent eye tracking survey conducted for materials manufacturer Klockner Pentaplast, results of which  it revealed at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago.

Enter the Pouch King…Oystar hails ‘breakthrough’ machine

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Enter the Pouch King…Oystar hails ‘breakthrough’ machine

By Ben Bouckley

Mark Nease from Oystar North America shows Ben Bouckley the world’s first high-speed pouching machine that forms, fills, seals pouches of virtually any size containing free-flowing and non free-flowing dried- beverage or food powders.

Graphic Packaging packs punch with new Capri Sun board

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Graphic Packaging packs punch with new Capri Sun board

By Ben Bouckley

Chuck Tarlton from Graphic Packaging tells Ben Bouckley how a new paperboard carton helped Kraft Foods/Capri Sun optimize supply chain performance for 600m beverage pouches per year.

Food Safety Crucial As Hurricane Sandy Approaches, says USDA

USDA issues Hurricane Sandy food safety warning

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has urged people to take immediate steps to ensure their food is kept safe as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

Bosch launches flow wrapper at Pack Expo

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012, CHICAGO

Bosch launches flow wrapper at Pack Expo

By Rod Addy

Bosch Packaging Technology is slashing waste and boosting shelf life with the introduction of a new flow wrapper at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago.

PTI's Veripac 410/BL

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO 2012

PTI showcases packaging solutions at Pack Expo

By Rod Addy

PTI Inspection Systems is displaying a range of packaging solutions, including packaging machinery and testing systems, at trade show Pack Expo in Chicago.

OSHA proposes fines for Craft Brew Alliance after worker death

Craft brewer fined by OSHA after worker death

By Joe Whitworth

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a craft brewer for safety hazards after a worker died while cleaning equipment.