Safety fears raised over carcinogen acetaldehyde in food
Latest research has raised concerns over the safety of foods containing the chemical acetaldehyde after it was declared to be a human carcinogen, said regulators in Finland.
Spotlight on new packaging regulation at Foodex
Foodex this year sees a series of seminars on the latest regulation pertaining to third party inspection certification and packaging aswell as new food hygiene initiatives, research and innovation developments in packaging and processing and shelf life...
Bisphenol A levels in cans triggers call for ban
Tests have revealed the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in the linings of beverage cans and some of the drinks themselves, including ones made by Nestle and Red Bull, said Friends of the Earth (FOE).
Lightweighting cuts PET water bottle weight by a third
New industry research suggests that the average gram weight of a 16.9 ounce single serve bottled water container has fallen by 32.6 per cent over the past 8 years.
New Krones system cuts blow-moulding change-over time
Krones has developed a system called the MouldXpress Advanced to reduce change-over time for moulds in its Contiform stretch blow-moulding machine.
Crown expands can production in Vietnam
Crown is planning to install a second beverage can line and double production at a recently acquired drinks container facility in Vietnam.
Bag-in-box specialist targets Russian market
DS Smith has set up a Russian subsidiary that will enable bag-in-box specialist Rapak to develop its position in the region.
Britvic and PepsiCo switch up to 600ml bottles
Unlike Coca-Cola which has recently introduced a mini can in the US to encourage healthier drinking habits, Britvic and PepsiCo are increasing their bottle sizes in the UK for the same reason.
Resealable cans hit UK beverage aisles
Resealable cans are making their debut on the UK market this month with the launch of No Fear Extreme Energy.
Combi checkweigher and metal detector saves cash and space
Low cost of ownership, significant space savings and versatility are benefits claimed by manufacturer Loma Systems for its new combination checkweighing and X-ray inspection system.
Krones builds new water efficient cellar concept
Krones has launched a new cellar concept that the company claims connects pipes and tanks in a way that cuts down on water consumption, saves on energy use, and reduces cleaning times.
Europe depresses Pepsi Bottling Group sales
The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), which is being bought out by PepsiCo, has published flat full year sales figures as volumes declined sharply in Europe and Mexico.
Socoplas develops recyclable PET jars for jams and sauces
Socoplas has developed new PET plastic jars for preserves and sauces that are suitable for recycling thanks to a monolayer oxygen barrier system.
Crown eyes acquisitions; forecasts demand rebound in US and Europe
Crown Holdings said it is looking to make acquisitions in emerging markets and expected demand in its North American and Western European packaging sectors to bounce back this year.
Beverage firms complain of poor servicing and support from suppliers
Beverage manufacturers have complained of poor service and support from packaging and processing equipment suppliers in a recent survey.