Two new polyethylene terepthalate glycol (PETG) packaging materials, which are claimed to more environmentally friendly than PVC, have been launched by packaging specialist Spartech Corporation at the Pack Expo 2009 trade event in Las Vegas.
Improved bottle quality and the ability to include higher amounts of food-grade recycled PET are claims made for a new preform beverage packaging system by manufacturers Husky Injection Moulding Systems.
The new water-based heatseal for recycled PET, with approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for indirect food contact, is unique in that it suits all recycled PET (rPET), according to its makers Henkel.
Improved seafood safety through greater traceability are the benefits claimed for a new collaboration between information technology company IBM, food software company FXA Group and two Vietnamese seafood producers.
Food and beverage companies will find it easier to comply with safety standards thanks to a new Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points module launched by computer specialist EtQ for its Quality /Food Safety Management Software, claims the manufacturer.
A new study calls for more sensitive analytical methods to better incorporate differences in susceptibility between children and adults when determining exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical found in food packaging.