Oxygen-scavenging PET gets the all clear
A newly developed clear monolayer polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
with an oxygen-scavenging barrier can now be used for packaging
ketchup after gaining regulatory approval in the US this month.
Titanium PET bottles take the pressure
A new titanium-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin allows
soft drink manufacturers to produce clearer bottles faster.
Banknote security transformed for food safety
Cutting-edge technology could slash counterfeiting and tampering
risks as ArjoWiggins, a leading banknote manufacturer, branches
into food security and brand protection.
Lamp coating contains broken glass and vapours
A new coating for fluorescent lamps helps contain glass and vapours
when broken, its manufacturer claims.
Adhesive developed for air-blown labels
A new hotmelt adhesive on the market has been specifically
developed for cool-temperature,air-blown label dispensing, a system
particularly in used in food packaging.
Products emphasise automation, safety
One of the world's biggest packaging conferences ended yesterday,
with suppliers vying to draw new business with a bevy of new
Pepsi may have to comply with changes in UK recycling legislation
The UK's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
is revising packaging regulations, leading to speculation that the
Pepsi corporation will have to comply with UK recycling laws
regarding packaging waste.
Metal screen frames speed up filtering process
Using screen frames made from metal in filtering food ingredients
speeds up the production process, according to Rotex.
Hologram system provides method for food safety, authenticity
An Israeli company has developed a system of using holograms to
ensure the authenticity and safety of poultry, beef and fish.
Oxygen-scavenging PET brings clarity to market
The development of a clear monolayer polyethylene terephthalate
(PET) with an oxygen-scavenging barrier could be the impetus
companies need in deciding whether to make the conversion to
plastic containers from glass or metal.
Temperature probe provides safety record
A new temperature measuring instrument can transmit data by radio,
allowing processors, suppliers and clients to hold identical
records of food they ship and receive.
New BSE test could calm fears over beef safety
A new test designed to quickly detect mad cow disease in live
animals may help calm the public's fears about the safety of their
Precision balance built for food processing plants
Mettler Toledo's Xpress Bench Scale is a high capacity precision
balance built for food processing operations and laboratories,
reports Ahmed ElAmin.
Ardagh vs Quinn: Battle for UK Glass Market
There's an all out battle for supremacy in the UK glass container
market, with upstart Quinn Glass attempting to muscle its way over
Ardagh Glass, the number one producer in the country, reports
Rexam sells UK glass operation to Ardagh
Facing increasing competition in the UK glass container market
Rexam has exited the glass business in that country aspart of its
growth strategy in Europe, reports Ahmed ElAmin.