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.
Bemis sees upturn in flexible packaging demand
Bemis said a gradual improvement in demand for flexible packaging, especially for shelf-life extension products, was a major factor in it posting better than expected Q4 and year end results.
X-ray machines boost detection and throughput for can lines
Enhanced detection, faster throughput and lower total cost of ownership are the benefits of upgrades to two X-ray inspection machines for use on can production lines, said Mettler Toledo Safeline.
Bericap launches new aseptic friendly sports cap
Bericap has launched a new sports drink closure that claims to combine suitability for aseptic filling with high flow rates.
Appletiser cans go for a Rexam matt finish
Appletiser has begun using a matt over varnish technique from Rexam in the UK as the packaging firm continues to work on improving the impact of its can finishes.
MillerCoors misleads with “special” packaging claims, says watchdog
MillerCoors has come under fire from a US advertising watchdog for allegedly misleading claims made about its “Taste Protector” packaging.
Carton sector highlights UK packaging strategy flaw
A leading carton trade body has criticised the UK’s packaging strategy for failing to recognise the significance of renewable materials after a study found 90 per cent of consumers said packing should contain them.
Eastman brings 360-degree shrink label material to Europe
Eastman has launched its Embrace LV copolyester in Europe for use as shrink film labels that can deliver 360-degree graphics.
Food sector boosting 100 per cent rPET demand
Phoenix Technologies has received a letter of no objection from Canadian authorities at a level up to 100 per cent for production of its food grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) resin.
Study tips pouches to double beverage market share
Pouches are tipped to more than double their share of the US beverage packaging market over the next decade as manufacturers look for greener options.
Food packaging sector responds to nanotech criticism
Experts have questioned the conclusions of a UK parliamentary report that the food packaging industry is too secretive about advances in nanotechnology.
New machine promises improved pomegranate juice
Hefestus is launching a processing machine for pomegranate fruit that allows firms to squeeze a juice at a reduced cost without the bitter tasting peel.
High time for easier access to high pressure processing
Processors could soon have access to a cheaper way to test high pressure processing (HPP) technology – so-called ‘cold pasteurisation’ – as interest in the technique returns to the industry, reports sister title Food Manufacture.
Martens China picks Bericap scavenging closure for PET beers
Bericap has signed a new deal with Martens China to supply the brewer with a SuperShorty scavenging closure for its PET beer bottles.
Glass packaging best for the environment
Glass packaging is a fully sustainable resource said a leading European trade body as it announced more than 25 billion jars and bottles weighing over 11 million tonnes had been recycled in 2008.
Ball and Rexam outline executive appointments
Can makers Ball Corporation and Rexam have both announced new appointments at the top of their packaging operations.
Sidel helps Nestle Waters remove grease
In partnership with Nestle Waters, Sidel has developed two grease-free parts for blow molds using its new thermo composite material Kohlox.
Godfather film director sues wine packaging supplier
A company created by film director Francis Ford Coppola is suing Suberus-owned packaging supplier Vinocor USA over allegations its wine bottles and screwcaps were faulty.
Nestle launches lightweight PET bottle
Nestle Waters has launched a new version of its Eco-Shape PET bottle which the company claims is one of the world’s lightest half-litre bottles.
N.Ireland's £10m boost for food processing and packaging
Plans to invest almost £10m in Northern Ireland’s food processing and packaging sectors have been announced.
BPA decision soon, says FDA
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it would issue its overdue decision of the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) soon but refused to set a date or say why it failed to meet its own deadline for publication.
Naya launches world-first 100 per cent rPET bottle
Naya Spring Water said it is the first bottled water company to use 100 per cent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in its containers, as it prepares to roll out the product in the United States.
Krones launches compact brewhouse
Krones subsidiary Steinecker has developed a new compact brewhouse that claims to offer brewers flexibility at a comparatively low investment level.
Australian food processors to get cash for eco scheme
Australia’s food processing sector has hailed a government move to grant a A$150m aid package to help it implement a national carbon footprint reduction scheme.
Hot-fill PET container sets new standards, says company
Enhanced heat resistance leading to less shrinkage, improved barrier performance and superior clarity are claims made for a new hot-fill PET container soon to hit the market.
New $30m study into the safety of BPA
Opening yet another chapter in the long running saga about the safety of Bisphenol A (BPA), the US National Institutes of Health is to launch a new $30m study into the safety of the chemical used in metal cans linings, many plastics bottles and sipper...
A specialist packaging company in China has said the newly implemented food safety law has boosted business as it announced it had secured a lucrative contract with the leading domestic meat processor.
New PETG packaging products launched at Pack Expo 2009
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.
Lightweight PET lidding is greener, cuts costs, says company
A new polyester lidding material for food and pharmaceutical products offers significant improvements in terms of lightweighting, costs savings and recycling potential, said its US manufacturers.
The green credentials of glass are equal to or even better than those of PET bottles, a leading glass industry body has said.
‘World-first’ bottling kit boosts quality and rPET content
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.
“Unique” water-based heatseal for recycled PET
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.
"Make or break" time for California BPA ban
The bid to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in California looks set to go the wire after a vote on the law in the State Assembly was delayed for the second time amid fierce political wrangling.
Pallet rivals clash as both call for FDA safety probe
A simmering row between pallet industry competitors escalated yesterday when a plastic pallet producer called on US authorities to launch a food safety probe into its wood-based rivals.
IFT Awards focus on food safety and technology
Scientists and academics who focused on improving food safety were among those celebrated with Achievement Awards at the Institute of Food Technology Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Anaheim, California.
Greater traceability to boost seafood safety
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.
Many Chinese food companies lag behind foreign firms in ensuring food safety, partly because consumers do not trust safety certification, said experts yesterday.
HACCP module eases food safety compliance
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.
New technology boost for food safety, says Chr. Hansen
A new phage based product is designed to reduce contamination of cattle and poultry by bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter, claims a global biotechnology company.
Jar maker plays up plastic's benefits over glass and tin
New multi-layer plastic food packaging jars are designed to compete with glass and tin equivalents in terms of safety and aesthetics, according to the UK manufacturer.
Food safety consultation launched by FSA
The UK’s Food Standards Agency is inviting responses to draft proposals designed to guarantee that only safe food contact materials and articles are marketed in the UK and the EU.
Scientists call for more sensitive BPA testing
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.
2008 round up: most popular food safety stories
FoodProductionDaily’s review of the articles that sparked most interest in you the readers continues today with the most viewed pieces in the food safety area.
New computer program aids food safety certification
Complying with Global Food Safety Initiative standards will become much easier for food suppliers with the launch of a new computer program, claims its manufacturer Integrated Management Information.
Chinese target small producers' food safety standards
A four-month campaign to restore the tarnished image of Chinese food products and ingredients in the wake of the melamine scandal will begin this week, according to the government in Beijing.
New Glass Recycling Targets
Members of the North American Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) have pledged to use at least 50 per cent recycled glass in the manufacture of new glass bottles and jars by 2013.