Worldwide Dispensers Europe (WD Europe) has expanded its range of Aeroflow air-returning lever taps with the introduction of four new bulk sizes, which it claims have been developed to meet market demand from manufacturers and other packaging producers...
A new US study suggesting that girls may reach puberty earlier than they did 13 years ago has rekindled worries about the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) used in the manufacture of some plastic bottles, sipper cups and food cans.
Countries with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, such as parts of the US and the UK, could lower their carbon footprint substantially by sending PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles to landfill – rather than recycling or incinerating...
In the first part of a special edition on plant efficiency, we look at the results of a recently published Australian project, which found that a combination of computer modelling and dehydrator redesign can cut energy bills in half in dried fruit manufacture.
Increased production capacity, significant energy savings, versatility and a compact machine footprint are benefits claimed by Nissei ASB for its new one-step stretch blow molding system for PET containers.
Demand for shelf-life evaluation procedures such as challenge testing is on the up as food processors come under increasing regulatory and financial pressure to ensure safety and minimise waste, said Campden BRI.
SABMiller has introduced a series of projects and schemes in a new sustainability report as it aims to reduce emissions on beer by 50 per cent by 2020, cut water use a quarter by 2015, and take advantage of lightweight packaging.
A breakthrough technology that coats polymer films with an ultra-thin clear barrier layer to enhance product shelf-life has been unveiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) under pressure could rise to the top in terms of alternatives to conventional heat treatments for liquids but must be used in unison with stress inducers such as modified atmosphere packaging and lower pH to render microbes ineffective...
Converters and manufacturers will be able to measure the real-life performance of packaging barrier products with greater speed and accuracy thanks to an enhanced water vapour transmission rate (WVTR) instrument, said Mocon Inc.
Sonoco said good forecasted growth in the US markets for CPET and multi-layer barrier polypropylene containers for ready-to-eat (RTE) frozen foods were two key factors that triggered its takeover of Associated Packaging Technologies (APT).
Increasing customer demand for integrated and flexible systems were the drivers behind developing new vertical flat pouch equipment for packing a range of free-flowing goods including granulates and powders, said Bosch Packaging Technology.
High throughput capacity, versatility and a special feature to enhance gentle handling of product are benefits of a new separator for clarifying wine, grape must and fruit juice, said manufacturers GEA Westphalia.