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PTI's shelf ready models. Picture: PTI.

Former Nestlé packaging expert joins PTI

By Jenny Eagle

Former rigid packaging specialist for Nestlé’s Nestec Product Technology Center, Thierry Fabozzi has been named president of Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI).

One of the winners from the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition 2016. Picture PPC.

PPC top paperboard packaging trends

By Jenny Eagle

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has revealed its top trends in folding carton and rigid box design, following entries for the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.

What opportunities does the IoT bring for beverage brands? Pic:iStock/Jirsak

Guest article

Is the IoT ever going to bring a breakthrough in the beverage sector?

By Edd Brunner, ‎Head of Food & Beverage Systems, Cambridge Consultants

There have been countless articles, discussions, exhibitions and presentations about the Internet of Things, and yet I think it is fair to say that it really hasn’t had any significant impact on the beverage or wider consumer goods sectors.

'Cellared in Canada' will soon no longer appear on labels of wine blends bottled in Canada, according to the CFIA. ©iStock/Halfpoint

Push to change ‘misleading’ Canadian wine labels moves forward

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is set to alter its ‘Cellared in Canada’ wine label designation after receiving complaints from consumers and the Canadian wine industry that the description was “misleading” and “uninformative." 

LiquiGlide expands CPG portfolio. Picture: LiquiGlide.

LiquiGlide expands its CPG portfolio in condiments and dairy

By Jenny Eagle

LiquiGlide has taken on a general manager as it commercializes its first applications in packaging with coatings for condiments (mayonnaise, dressings and dips) and dairy (cream cheese, sour cream and yogurt), among others.

One of the machines at the Livingston site. Picture: API.

API completes holographic and embossing site

By Jenny Eagle

API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities after completing a £0.5m ($642k) investment at its Livingston facility in Scotland.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Crown greenfield facility. Picture: Crown.

Crown opens greenfield plant in New York

By Jenny Eagle

Crown has opened a greenfield plant in New York claiming demand for specialty can sizes is flourishing in the US as brand owners seek to refresh their packaging mix.

Marcia Pires, polymer science researcher, Braskem.

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

By Jenny Eagle

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if a product is unfit for consumption.

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