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Robots of the future.

Processing innovation: Tokyo Pack 2018

Robots of the future make their debut at Tokyo Pack 2018

By Jenny Eagle

An MiR100 portable heavy goods robot by Kantum and a flying drone called Prodroneto, which will be launched in December, made their debut at this year’s Tokyo Pack 2018.

Join the debate on first prototype of PHB packaging for juices

Join the debate on first prototype of PHB packaging for juices

By Jenny Eagle

AINIA Technological Centre and the European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN) has organised an event including information on the first prototype of packaging for juices made ​​from PHB, a biodegradable bioplastic material.

“What we’re after is technology push,” (Paul Earnshaw, Tesco packaging manager)

'530,000 people work for Tesco...it's like selling into Luxembourg': Paul Earnshaw

‘Packaging is a Cinderella discipline’: Tesco packaging manager

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Tesco packaging manager Paul Earnshaw insists the retailer is keen to banish the perception that packaging is a Cinderella discipline given its importance in the overall consumer ‘brand experience’.

GEA Procomac Aseptic System Doser: The supplier will deliver a webinar at this Thursday's live event

GEA PROCOMAC, AVURE, COCA-COLA HELLENIC, REFRESCO-GERBER

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

ISBM machine running SB 1359 and SB 1461 at 60,000 bottles per hour. Picture: Total

dispatches from K Show 2013

Total partnership for two-step HDPE tech

By Joseph James Whitworth

Total has teamed up with Husky and Sidel to develop and demonstrate two-step high density polyethylene (HDPE) injection stretch blow molding (ISBM) technology.

Folding carton market is up by 5.1%

Folding carton market up by 5.1%

By Jenny EAGLE

The global market for folding cartons is growing by 5.1% annually, and will reach $184 billion by 2018, according to a study by Smithers Pira.

FoodProductionDaily.com hits Emballage 2012

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

FoodProductionDaily.com hits Emballage 2012

By Rod Addy

FoodProductionDaily reports on some of sights of this year's Emballage packaging materials and technology trade show in Paris, which drew to a close yesterday.

No downtime for Bosch with new thermoforming clean-fill machine

DISPATCHES FROM ANUGA FOODTEC 2012

No downtime for Bosch with new thermoforming clean-fill machine

By Ben Bouckley

Bosch Packaging Technology claims its new thermoforming clean-fill (TFC) machine for cold chain products such as yogurts and desserts can cater for multiple cup and label heights without needing downtime for tool changes.

Coca-Cola targets 100% plant-based bottle by 2017

Coca-Cola targets 100% plant-based bottle by 2017

By Rory Harrington

Coca-Cola said it has signed three joint ventures that could see its eco-PET bottle made from 100% plant-based material and brought to market within five or six years.

Active and intelligent packaging: the future

Active and intelligent packaging: the future

By Jane Byrne

What role will active and intelligent components play in future food and drink packaging? We caught up with Chip Tonkin, director of the US based Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Interpack 2011 to find out.

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