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  • European Brewers Make 2022 Consumer Labelling Commitment The Brewers of Europe and its members have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and committed, through a Brewers’ Ambition, to labelling ingredients and energy values on all beer bottles and cans in the EU by 2022. The ambitious targets were voluntarily agreed with the European Commission and adopted by the General Assembly of The Brewers [...]...
  • PlasticFreeLand™ Debuts at Packaging Innovations London 2019 The packaging industry’s most contentious topic – sustainability – is set to be the focus of the new PlasticFreeLand™ at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019, when it returns to Olympia (11 & 12 September). The brand-new feature has been created by A Plastic Planet, which joined Packaging Innovations in 2018 to debut the [...]...
  • Challenges Faced in the Food & Beverage Industry Require a Specific Planning & Scheduling Tool By Filip Schiettecat, Senior Director Industry Management at Siemens PLM Software. The food and beverage industry faces a set of unique demands that, when combined together, result in an environment that is particularly challenging for planning and scheduling. Challenges * Variation in raw materials and demand – Seasonality and reliance on crop yields means that the quantity and [...]...
  • WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce human exposure. “We [...]...
  • Dedicated Industry Forums Take on Packaging’s Hottest Topics Experts from major brands, such as Coca-Cola, Ella’s Kitchen and REN Clean Skincare, will take to the stage as part of the dedicated industry forums for the beauty, food and drink sectors at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019. The show, which returns to Olympia on 11 & 12 September, will tackle the key subjects [...]...

European Brewers Make 2022 Consumer Labelling Commitment

    European Brewers Make 2022 Consumer Labelling Commitment

The Brewers of Europe and its members have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and committed, through a Brewers’ Ambition, to labelling ingredients and energy values on all beer bottles and cans in the EU by 2022. The ambitious targets were voluntarily agreed with the European Commission and adopted by the General Assembly of The Brewers […]

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PlasticFreeLand™ Debuts at Packaging Innovations London 2019

    PlasticFreeLand™ Debuts at Packaging Innovations London 2019

The packaging industry’s most contentious topic – sustainability – is set to be the focus of the new PlasticFreeLand™ at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019, when it returns to Olympia (11 & 12 September). The brand-new feature has been created by A Plastic Planet, which joined Packaging Innovations in 2018 to debut the […]

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Challenges Faced in the Food & Beverage Industry Require a Specific Planning & Scheduling Tool

    Challenges Faced in the Food & Beverage Industry Require a Specific Planning & Scheduling Tool

By Filip Schiettecat, Senior Director Industry Management at Siemens PLM Software.
The food and beverage industry faces a set of unique demands that, when combined together, result in an environment that is particularly challenging for planning and scheduling.
Challenges
* Variation in raw materials and demand – Seasonality and reliance on crop yields means that the quantity and […]

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WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

    WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce human exposure.

“We […]

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Dedicated Industry Forums Take on Packaging’s Hottest Topics

    Dedicated Industry Forums Take on Packaging’s Hottest Topics

Experts from major brands, such as Coca-Cola, Ella’s Kitchen and REN Clean Skincare, will take to the stage as part of the dedicated industry forums for the beauty, food and drink sectors at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019.
The show, which returns to Olympia on 11 & 12 September, will tackle the key subjects […]

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Molson Coors Commits to Reduce Plastics in Packaging

    Molson Coors Commits to Reduce Plastics in Packaging

Molson Coors in the UK and Ireland is removing the plastic packaging from its Carling and Coors Light brands, as part of new global packaging goals. The brewer will remove the plastic film wrap from large multipacks by the end of March 2020, replacing the plastic wrap with 100% recyclable fully enclosed carton board. By […]

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The BIG Plastics Debate Puts Plastic Alternatives Under the Microscope

    The BIG Plastics Debate Puts Plastic Alternatives Under the Microscope

Experts from some of the world’s biggest brands, including Carlsberg, LUSH Cosmetics, and Just Eat, will come together at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 to debate the industry’s hottest topic – sustainability. With plastic no longer king of the packaging arena, the show’s headline feature will welcome an array of industry experts to discuss the alternatives to traditional […]

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Cow & Gate Baby Food Overhauls Cereals Portfolio

The UK’s number one baby cereals brand, Cow & Gate Baby Food, is launching a complete overhaul of stages one and two of its cereals portfolio to include eight* new and improved recipes with a 45% naturally occurring sugar** reduction*** across the range. The new recipe formulations – for stages one and two of the […]

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New Show Features Unveiled For UK’s Most Exclusive Packaging Event

    New Show Features Unveiled For UK’s Most Exclusive Packaging Event

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 will introduce three new show features when it returns to Olympia on 11 & 12 September – an education initiative, a one-of-kind trend showcase and a zone designed to raise the profile of packaging firms in their infancy. These new features will run alongside a series of returning […]

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PPMA Total Show 2019 to Host the Latest Sustainable Developments and Industry Insights in Packaging and Processing

    PPMA Total Show 2019 to Host the Latest Sustainable Developments and Industry Insights in Packaging and Processing

PPMA Total Show 2019 will open its doors at the NEC, Birmingham, from 1–3 October for what will be the most comprehensive production line event in the UK. During the three days, visitors will have access to 450 exhibitors and approximately 2,500 brands, showcasing the latest innovations in smart manufacturing, processing equipment and packaging solutions […]

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The Accelerator Zone at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019

    The Accelerator Zone at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019

For the first time ever, the Accelerator Zone will be at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London on 11 & 12 September 2019. Companies with an innovative new product or solution are encouraged to apply and showcase their development. It could be a new material, new pack format or technological application, such as augmented reality.
“Our […]

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StePac – Taking Broccoli Packaging Out of the Ice Age

    StePac – Taking Broccoli Packaging Out of the Ice Age

StePac’s innovative MA/MH (Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity Packaging) technology is changing the paradigm of cold-chain supply and integrating sustainability into the long-haul transport of fresh broccoli and other vegetables traditionally shipped in ice. The technology effectively eliminates the need for ice and nonrecyclable wax cartons while enhancing food safety.
Stakeholders along the supply channel are realizing the […]

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A Question of Balance for Clean and Clear Label

    A Question of Balance for Clean and Clear Label

Clean and clear labeling concerns are now well established in the food and beverage industry, having featured as a key and running theme through all Innova Market Insights’ Top Trends forecasts in recent years. More than ten years ago ‘Go Natural’ led the company’s annual top trends listing and since then clean label claims have […]

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PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019 – Call for Entries – Deadline: 17 July

    PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019 – Call for Entries – Deadline: 17 July

PPMA Group has issued a ‘Final Call for Entries’ to the 2019 PPMA Group Industry Awards. All companies within the packaging and processing sector are invited to submit their FREE submission by the deadline of 17 July 2019.
Held at the National Conference Centre (NCC) on 1 October 2019, the Awards evening brings together more than […]

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Nestlé Research Means it’s ‘YES!’ For Recyclable Paper Packaging

    Nestlé Research Means it’s ‘YES!’ For Recyclable Paper Packaging

A technical breakthrough in confectionery packaging will see Nestlé’s ‘YES!’ snack bar range wrapped in recyclable paper for the first time. Nestlé experts, working at the group’s confectionery R&D centre in York, have found a way to use a recyclable paper wrapper in a high-speed ‘flow wrap cold seal’ packaging line. It represents a world […]

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Sustainability, Plastics and Brexit – Keynote Speakers Set to Inspire at PPMA Total Show 2019

    Sustainability, Plastics and Brexit – Keynote Speakers Set to Inspire at PPMA Total Show 2019

The PPMA Total Show 2019, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 1 to 3 October, has announced a first-class, industry-responsive conference programme devised to focus on some of the key issues facing modern manufacturing, including Brexit, serialisation and packaging design, as well as tackling the debate surrounding sustainability and the circular economy.
The […]

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Leaders in Luxury Packaging Join London’s Most Exclusive Packaging Event

    Leaders in Luxury Packaging Join London’s Most Exclusive Packaging Event

Luxury Packaging London 2019 will celebrate its 10th anniversary when it returns to Olympia on 11 & 12 September, hosted alongside Packaging Innovations. As the UK’s leading luxury packaging event, it will bring together over 180 exhibitors and a dedicated audience of senior buyers, all looking to source the latest in luxury packaging solutions.
With consumer concerns […]

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PPMA Total Show 2019 to Showcase the Latest Developments in Packaging and Processing

    PPMA Total Show 2019 to Showcase the Latest Developments in Packaging and Processing

Staged every three years, PPMA Total Show (1-3 October 2019, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham) is the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition.
With over 400 exhibitors and 1,600 brands, PPMA Total Show 2019 encompasses the breadth of the packaging and processing industry, including food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, household products and toiletries, building materials and supplies, […]

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Coca-Cola to Use Bottles Made From 100% Recycled Plastic For Three Brands

    Coca-Cola to Use Bottles Made From 100% Recycled Plastic For Three Brands

Coca-Cola, in partnership with Coca-Cola European Partners, has announced that its Honest, GLACÉAU Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands will all be sold in bottles made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET). They will transition between the end of 2019 and 2020, replacing 9,000 tonnes of virgin plastic per year across Western Europe.
This move supports Coca-Cola’s commitment that, […]

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Packaging Innovations London Set to Inspire at 10th Anniversary Show

    Packaging Innovations London Set to Inspire at 10th Anniversary Show

Packaging Innovations 2019 will return to Olympia for its 10th edition on 11 & 12 September, hosted alongside Luxury Packaging London. As the capital’s most exclusive packaging event it will bring the industry together in a festival of cutting-edge, branded and bespoke packaging, when it welcomes over 180 industry specialists to what is set to be […]

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CO2 Refrigeration System For BrewDog’s Eurocentral Warehouse

    CO2 Refrigeration System For BrewDog’s Eurocentral Warehouse

Star Refrigeration has been commissioned a second time to work with Scottish multinational craft beer company BrewDog as it continues to expand. The cold storage and distribution specialists successfully delivered an eco-friendly, cost effective solution for Europe’s first fully refrigerated beer warehouse.
Having recently acquired the brand new Eurocentral warehouse in Motherwell, BrewDog commissioned Star to […]

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Entry Now Open For the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019

    Entry Now Open For the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019

The 2019 PPMA Group Industry Awards will be held at the National Conference Centre (NEC), Birmingham, on the evening of the first day of the PPMA Total Show 2019 – Tuesday, 1 October 2019. Award entry submissions are FREE and now open to all PPMA Group members (PPMA, BARA and UKIVA) and others involved in […]

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European Brewers Ahead of Schedule With Better Ingredients and Calorie Labelling

  European Brewers Ahead of Schedule With Better Ingredients and Calorie Labelling

Continuing to exceed expectations, The Brewers of Europe have announced that 60% of beers sold in Europe are now labelling calories. Brewers have been voluntarily rolling out ingredients listing and energy information in full accordance with EU law, on-label and online, since 2015. In July 2018 the commitment was bolstered with a recommendation to all breweries […]

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DS Smith Sets Sights on Removable Plastic

  DS Smith Sets Sights on Removable Plastic

DS Smith, a leading international sustainable packaging company, has released new research which finds that 1.5 million tonnes of plastic could be replaced each year from just five areas within supermarkets across Europe[1]. Its report, ‘Transforming the Supermarket Aisle’, was developed in conjunction with White Space, the leading growth strategy consultancy.It identifies plastic packaging, such […]

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Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

  Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

Healthy Thai delivery chain Camile Thai, have launched their new compostable range of packaging across their restaurants, which can go straight into the compost bin without washing. They are the first restaurant chain in Europe to make this move and replace their packaging with a more environmentally friendly, 100% compostable solution. The innovation will reduce […]

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Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 Set to Return For 10th Year With Biggest Show Yet

  Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 Set to Return For 10th Year With Biggest Show Yet

As Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 prepares to return to the Olympia on 11 & 12 September, James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, discusses plans for the show.

Why should the event be in all packaging professionals’ calendars?

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 provides packaging professionals with the perfect platform to network with peers […]

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Morrisons to Introduce Plastic-free Fruit and Veg Areas to Help Customers Buy Bagless

  Morrisons to Introduce Plastic-free Fruit and Veg Areas to Help Customers Buy Bagless

Morrisons is to become the first British supermarket to roll-out plastic free fruit and veg areas in many of its stores. Customers will be able to choose from up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg – and buy them loose or put them in recyclable paper bags.

The move follows a ten-month trial in three […]

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PPMA Total Show 2019 to Showcase the Latest Developments in the Packaging and Processing Industry

  PPMA Total Show 2019 to Showcase the Latest Developments in the Packaging and Processing Industry

Staged every three years, PPMA Total Show (1-3 October 2019) is the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition and is expected to cover over 13,200 square metres at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. With over 400 exhibitors and 1,600 brands, PPMA Total Show 2019 encompasses the breadth of the packaging and processing industry, […]

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GEA Launches its SmartPacker CX400

  GEA Launches its SmartPacker CX400

GEA, one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry, launched two innovations in the area vertical packaging to support meat and poultry manufacturers increase uptime and boost consumer confidence at the recent IFFA 2019 – held in Frankfurt. GEA’s SmartPacker CX400 packaging machine, available in both sanitary and standard configurations, is now equipped […]

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Increasing Demand For Laser Coders From Fruit and Vegetable Producers

  Increasing Demand For Laser Coders From Fruit and Vegetable Producers

Macsa ID UK, a division of Barcelona-based laser coding, marking and scoring systems manufacturer, Macsa ID, is reporting increasing demand for laser coding technology from fruit and vegetable producers that require consistent quality and fast and accurate identification of production batches in the event of a product recall. Macsa ID UK meets the diverse requirements […]

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Consumers in the Dark About Light Damage to Milk

  Consumers in the Dark About Light Damage to Milk

Nine in ten (90%) UK dairy farmers say they are aware that light damages nutrients and taste in milk with 62% saying the whole dairy supply chain should take responsibility for the issue, according to research published by packaging technology company Noluma International LLC. Despite the widespread knowledge among dairy farmers, fewer than a third […]

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JBT Corporation to Acquire Proseal

  JBT Corporation to Acquire Proseal

JBT Corporation, a global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, has agreed to acquire Proseal UK, a leading provider of tray sealing technology for the food industry. Privately held Proseal is headquartered in Adlington, UK, with additional production facilities in Richmond, Virginia and Melbourne, Australia.
Tray sealing is a packaging […]

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New GEA Service Kits Enable Convenient and Preventive Maintenance

  New GEA Service Kits Enable Convenient and Preventive Maintenance

With the new GEA Service Kit concept for both packaging and forming machines, maintenance is now more convenient and even easier to plan. The kits ensure that service personnel always have the original spare parts they need to carry out trouble-free maintenance on their systems and according to given operating times and intervals.
The GEA Service Kits […]

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Milk & More Invests in UK’s Biggest Electric Fleet

  Milk & More Invests in UK’s Biggest Electric Fleet

Milk & More, which is part of Müller UK & Ireland, is set to become the largest operator of electric vehicles in the UK. The country’s largest doorstep delivery service has announced that it is rolling out 160 new environmentally friendly electric delivery vehicles, taking its fleet to just over 500 by May 2019.
The new […]

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All When it Comes to More Sustainable Packaging

  One Size Doesn’t Fit All When it Comes to More Sustainable Packaging

Sustainability is complicated, and when it comes to packaging, it can manifest itself in many ways and on many levels. Most consumers want ‘to do the right thing’ but as feedback from trade event ProSweets19 showed, they often lack understanding about the complexities of materials composition, when paper or plastic is the best option, and […]

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Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic in Ireland

  Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic in Ireland

Plastics Action Alliance, the recently formed group that comprises of 11 leading agricultural processing and food businesses in Ireland, has set out its key objectives. The industry leading group aims to significantly reducing the use of plastic packaging across its members’ operations.
Formed at the end of 2018, the Plastics Action Alliance is a collaboration that […]

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Guinness Removes Plastic Packaging From its Beer Packs

  Guinness Removes Plastic Packaging From its Beer Packs

Plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap will be removed from multipacks of Diageo’s beer brands including Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s. Diageo is investing £16 million to reduce the amount of plastics used in its beer packaging, which will see:

The introduction of 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard to replace plastic
A reduction of plastic waste that is […]

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Müller Milk & Ingredients to Reduce Plastic Use and Food Waste as it Simplifies Fresh Milk and Cream Range

  Müller Milk & Ingredients to Reduce Plastic Use and Food Waste as it Simplifies Fresh Milk and Cream Range

Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) is set to reduce plastic use by 400 tonnes per annum whilst substantially cutting food waste and distribution costs as it simplifies its range of fresh milk and cream products. The SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) rationalisation programme, part of MMI’s Darwin project, could see the company pare down the 835 […]

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Finns Rank Valio as Most Sustainable Brand For the 6th Time

  Finns Rank Valio as Most Sustainable Brand For the 6th Time

Valio is the most sustainable brand in Finland for the sixth consecutive year, if you ask consumers. The 2019 Sustainable Brand Index survey measured the sustainability of European and Finnish brands.

According to the consumers participating in the survey, the best things about Valio are its Finnish milk, its attention to animal welfare, and its environmentally […]

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Tetra Pak Introduces Connected Packaging Platform

  Tetra Pak Introduces Connected Packaging Platform

Tetra Pak has launched its connected packaging platform, which will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools. Driven by the trends behind Industry 4.0, and with code generation, digital printing and data management at its core, the connected packaging platform will bring new benefits to food producers, retailers and shoppers.
For […]

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Research Reveals Consumer Demand For Climate Change Labelling

  Research Reveals Consumer Demand For Climate Change Labelling

Two-thirds (67%) of consumers support the idea of a recognisable carbon label to demonstrate that products have been made with a commitment to measuring and reducing their carbon footprint, according to new international research released by the Carbon Trust.
The YouGov study of more than 9,000 consumers, across the USA, UK, Italy, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands […]

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Charles Brand Appointed President of Tetra Pak Europe & Central Asia Region

  Charles Brand Appointed President of Tetra Pak  Europe & Central Asia Region

Tetra Pak has announced the appointment of Charles Brand to the position of President of Tetra Pak Europe & Central Asia (E&CA) Region and he will continue to be a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team.
Charles Brand.
Charles joined Tetra Pak in 1985 as an Electronics Development Engineer and has since held several key senior […]

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Sustainable Packaging Highlighted as Biggest Challenge Facing Food & Drink

  Sustainable Packaging Highlighted as Biggest Challenge Facing Food & Drink

Over half of food & drink companies believe that reducing their reliance on single-use plastic and making packaging more sustainable are the biggest sustainability challenges facing their business today[1], according to new research by The International Food & Drink Event (IFE).
The UK’s leading and largest food & Drink event surveyed its network ahead of its […]

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Constant Sealing Times in Spite of Variable Feeding Speed

  Constant Sealing Times in Spite of Variable Feeding Speed

In order to be able to use the heat-sealing film even more flexibly when packaging in flowpacks, Schubert has developed a new heat-sealing robot for its Flowmodul. For the first time ever, the flow-wrapper’s new cross-sealing unit allows constant sealing times with variable chain speed and a wide control range of the film. Confectionery manufacturers […]

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UK’s Largest Packaging Show Enjoys Record Breaking Year

  UK’s Largest Packaging Show Enjoys Record Breaking Year

With world-renowned speakers, 300 industry-leading suppliers, and a record-breaking 6,922 visitors, Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print had a triumphant return to Birmingham’s NEC. Sustainability was at the top of the agenda for both exhibitors and speakers, with experts from Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Iceland, Innocent Drinks, Co-op and Greggs taking to the stage to address […]

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Schubert Targets Simple Packaging Tasks With New Machine Series

  Schubert Targets Simple Packaging Tasks With New Machine Series

Confectionery manufacturers can now rely on a new machine series from Gerhard Schubert for simple, frequently sought-after packaging tasks. The Schubert lightline offers cost-effective and highly efficient solutions for elementary everyday packaging assignments. The compact lightline machine types cover the entire range of most common packaging requirements. They automate a wide variety of standard packaging […]

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Compact Dynamic Accumulation of Ready Meals

One of Denmark’s leading food manufacturers is increasing its efficiency by installing an AmbaFlex AccuVeyor® AVX Dynamic accumulation system. This overcomes any slowdowns at the downstream packer as the AccuVeyor® can accumulate several minutes of frozen ready meal trays from the spiral freezer. The freezer can keep running without causing any slowdowns, while the packer […]

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Innovation in the Spotlight at UK’s Largest Packaging Show

  Innovation in the Spotlight at UK’s Largest Packaging Show

Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2019 returns to Birmingham’s NEC later this month with its most innovative show to date. The show, which also includes Contract Pack, Ecopack and Industrial Pack, will showcase more product launches and innovation from across the industry than ever before as it welcomes over 300 suppliers.
As always, Innovation is the […]

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Carlsberg UK Unveils New Danish Pilsner

  Carlsberg UK Unveils New Danish Pilsner

Carlsberg Group has unveiled a new Carlsberg Danish Pilsner as part of a bold strategy to revitalise its flagship beer in the UK. New Carlsberg Danish Pilsner will be available in trade from 1 March, supported by a multi-million pound investment and new visual identity which aims to increase brand quality perceptions. The trade launch […]

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Stand-up Pouches For Stand-out Frozen Veg

  Stand-up Pouches For Stand-out Frozen Veg

As the IQF vegetable market moves towards stand-up pouches, ILAPAK is at the ready with a new generation of versatile bag makers that can switch seamlessly between films and formats, whether LDPE pillow packs or laminated PET/PE pouches.
“There is a growing trend towards the use of stand-up pouches for packing frozen vegetables, as this format […]

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Global Brands Set to Join the Big Plastics Debate

  Global Brands Set to Join the Big Plastics Debate

Experts from some of the world’s biggest brands, including Marks & Spencer, Pepsi Lipton and Church & Dwight Co, together with British Plastics Federation, A Plastic Planet and WRAP, will come together under one roof at Packaging Innovations 2019 to tackle the industry’s most contentious issue – plastics in packaging. The Big Plastics Debate, which […]

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Proseal Looks to the Future – Hall 9, Stand C-19 -Fruit Logistica, February 6-8, 2019

  Proseal Looks to the Future – Hall 9, Stand C-19 -Fruit Logistica, February 6-8, 2019

Solutions to help fruit growers and processors deal with some of the sector’s latest global packing challenges will be the theme of the Proseal stand at Fruit Logistica 2019.
Major current trends include the anti-plastic backlash that is leading to the introduction of alternative materials for trays, and the increasing focus on the importance of minimising […]

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Functional Packaging Meets Automation

  Functional Packaging Meets Automation

Growing demand for functional packaging of fresh produce that is suited for automation has prompted StePac to tailor its branded range of Xtend® Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity (MA/MH) packaging solutions to be compatible with both automated bulk and retail packing lines.
This move facilitates the use of substantially leaner packaging films, with multiple benefits of extending fresh produce […]

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Proseal GT1s Tray Sealers Give One Heck of a Boost to Sausage Maker

  Proseal GT1s Tray Sealers Give One Heck of a Boost to Sausage Maker

The high speed and low maintenance of three Proseal GT1s tray sealers are providing Heck Foods with increased efficiency in its factory operations as well as better quality packaging for its sausage and burger products. The tray sealers deliver a fast and reliable sealing operation, running for 12 hours a day and at a speed […]

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