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09 Nov 2018 --- Ardagh Group has collaborated with Norway seafood brand Stabburet to deliver a revamped, lively design for its classic aluminum seafood cans. The project targeted Stabburet’s mackerel fillet range – a national dish in Norway – and presented sixty different designs on the Hansa shaped seafood can – the typical aluminum can with rounded edges used for seafood.
06 Nov 2018 --- The UK Recycling Association has criticized Kellogg’s Pringles can recycling scheme, referring to it as a “fudge that doesn’t solve any issues.” Kellogg’s announced last month that it had entered an agreement with recycling company TerraCycle, enabling consumers to recycle Pringles cans using Freepost labels, with the sender rewarded with a charitable donation for each can which can be redeemed at a school, charity or non-profit of choice. The cans are then recycled and the resulting pellets used to create new products such as benches and fence posts.
06 Nov 2018 --- A new and innovative atmospheric cold plasma (CP)-based antimicrobial packaging system has been shown to significantly increase shelf-life and safety in poultry breast meat. The US Department of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) developed the packaging system which uses high electrical voltages to generate plasma with ozone and other bactericidal components within sealed food packages. There are a number of advantages with this packaging system compared to alternative treatments, such as eliminating pre-packaging treatment requirements, adaptability for use with any size and type of package and treatment time, having no chemical residues after treatment, and cost-effectiveness.
01 Nov 2018 --- Gerhard Schubert has aided Italian, family-owned company, San Giorgio Dolce & Salato, in its ambitions to be the first manufacturer to introduce pre-baked, filled and frozen croissants to the gastronomic market, with a purpose-built automated processing system. Schubert’s system gently injects different fillings into the baked goods and efficiently combines this operation with the final packaging process via sophisticated pick-and-place robots attached with gentle grippers. Thanks to this automation solution, San Giorgio Dolce & Salato can fill and package 160 croissants per minute.
26 Oct 2018 --- Mr. Kipling, a Premier Foods brand, revamped its packaging design to appeal to new international markets. In order to appeal to fresh consumers, UK design agency Robot Foods focused on a transmitting “just baked” feeling through the packaging. Despite being a household name in the UK, it’s unknown in markets such as Australia and the US.
26 Oct 2018 --- Kellogg’s is implementing increased sustainability throughout its UK operations with the launch of several new packaging measures, most notably, a new solution to allow people to recycle Pringles cans and the introduction of recycle-ready cereal pouches. Such measures make up part of the cereal and snack giants’ ambitions to achieve 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable by the end of 2025. This goal, which is being rolled out to all Kellogg’s global markets including the UK, builds on its current sustainable packaging commitment to continue to ensure 100 percent of all timber-based packaging is either recycled or certified as sustainably sourced.
24 Oct 2018 --- Coveris has combined sustainable sourcing, plastics reduction and improved recyclability to deliver a fully-circular skinboard tray for UK supermarket Morrisons’ fresh meat products. The 50 percent plastic reduction supports both the retailer’s sustainability goals and the manufacturer’s UK Plastics Pact commitments. More sustainable from source, the packs offer a significantly lower carbon footprint as they are made from over 75 percent renewable materials.
22 Oct 2018 --- Nestlé has partnered with Sainsbury’s to launch a personalized tin for Quality Street chocolates this Christmas. The partnership has cited the success of last year’s launch of a personalized tin and said that this year’s offer is even bigger and better as the promotion will run in over ten times more locations than last year, making it easier than ever for consumers to pick up the bespoke Christmas tin.
19 Oct 2018 --- Coveris has launched a fully recyclable PE film that delivers the same protective, functional and shelf-life benefits as existing non-recyclable solutions, marking a major step forward in supporting the packaging manufacturer’s pledge to deliver 100 percent recyclable packaging by 2025. The new fully recyclable PE film was developed in collaboration with Co-op and Freshtime which are using the solution to package vegetable products.
17 Oct 2018 --- Mondi has swapped out plastic for paper for its line of dog food packaging based on its FlexziBox concept. The paper bag boasts a “natural look and feel” while maintaining the lightness, barrier properties and decorative qualities of the plastic bags. The new paper bag will be used by longtime Mondi customer Mera Tiernahrung GmbH, which supplies private-label pet food to the German retailer Fressnapf Tiernahrungs GmbH.
17 Oct 2018 --- Fresh product packaging specialists StePac has launched Xflow, a patented, functional, flowpack solution for blueberries as a cost-saving alternative to traditional preformed bulk packaging. Xflow meets market trends to reduce waste through the supply chain, save labor costs, and use leaner plastic packaging. The product will be showcased at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit Expo in Orlando, October 19-20, stand #4054.
10 Oct 2018 --- Multinational confectionery giant Mondelēz International has committed to making all of its packaging recyclable by 2025. As part of the sustainability pledge, all paper-based packaging will be sustainably sourced by 2020 and 65 million kg of packaging material worldwide will be eliminated by 2020. Meanwhile, Mondelēz has pledged to “provide recycling information in markets around the world by 2025.”
09 Oct 2018 --- Sonoco has announced that it is now producing rigid paper containers as the new exclusive supplier of the German muesli manufacturer mymuesli. The packaging solution is ideally suited for both online distribution and through brick-and-mortar shops and provides superior product protection. The wall and bottom are equipped with a barrier film that replaces the conventional aluminum. This enhances the gas-tightness so that the quality, taste and nutritional value of components like grains, nuts and berries are preserved for longer.
08 Oct 2018 --- PepsiCo's Walkers brand is set to launch the UK’s first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets. Consumers will be encouraged to either drop off their packets at one of the hundreds of public access collection points that will be developed all around the country or alternatively post them for free directly to TerraCycle for recycling. The move comes after intense public pressure for Walkers to address the volume of plastic waste generated through its packaging.
04 Oct 2018 --- Elopak has made a significant sustainability gain with the launch of the aseptic Pure-Pak carton made with Natural Brown Board. The aseptic Pure-Pak cartons have one less layer and thereby retain the natural brown color of the wood fibers which gives a visible fiber structure. This also results in reduced carbon footprint and reduced weight, providing a naturally different, sustainable and authentic package that meets demands from growing trends in ethical, ecological and organic products.
25 Sep 2018 --- Mondi has produced a resealable, easy-open pack for Orkla’s iconic Vossafår sliced cured meat which includes a multilayer barrier film capable of resisting curling at the temperatures used in the thermoforming line. Norway’s Orkla Group challenged Mondi to create a pack that enhanced consumer convenience while reducing food waste. Users peel the package from the bottom and take the portion they want. When they are done, they reseal the pack by simply pressing down on label.
18 Sep 2018 --- Mondelez has partnered with Crown Aerosols & Promotional Packaging to create a limited edition 80th anniversary tin for its iconic “Cadbury Roses” brand, a flagship product for the chocolatier. Introduced in 1938 as an entry point for Cadbury into the chocolate assortment market, the brand pays homage to the well-loved flower of the same name. The tins have been designed with a strong vintage look and are a collectible duo.
17 Sep 2018 --- UK supermarket Iceland is set to remove all plastic packaging from its bananas in a move that is anticipated to save 10 million plastic bags a year. The new packaging will consist of a recycled paper band, which is recyclable itself. The concept has launched in three Iceland stores as an initial trial and will extend to a further 120 stores later this week, before a national rollout by the end of the year.
17 Sep 2018 --- Compostable and renewable packaging film specialists Futamura grabbed headlines at Packaging Innovations 2018 in London with its 100 percent plastic-free, compostable crisp bag made from barrier film NatureFlex. The bag is the first of its kind on the European market, originally launched in Germany. Futamura collaborated with packaging manufacturer Bio4Pack to create the pack for German organic crisps producer, myCHIPSBOX. The bag was displayed on the Packaging Innovations Showcase as well as the Futamura stand.
03 Sep 2018 --- Vericool – the producers of high-performing, cost-effective, compostable insulation and recyclable cold-chain packaging – has announced a multi-year partnership with US-based Square Baby. Square Baby aims to reduce its use of expanded polystyrene foam (EPS, commonly referred to as Styrofoam) waste through this partnership. The move comes after increasing numbers of counties and cities across California and the US continue to ban single-use plastics and EPS, with companies starting to use environmentally-friendly shipping alternatives.