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19 Aug 2019
--- Instances of exploding bottles and cans of beer are on the rise, reports the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). The media has reported cases of severe injury due to a build-up of pressure in beer packaging,... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Big innovation comes in a small package with the release of Hazel Avocado. The quarter-sized sachet is designed to improve shelf-life and give suppliers more peace of mind when shipping produce. Since its launch, Hazel... Read More
09 Aug 2019
--- The entire sector is talking about digitization and Industry 4.0, but what do these oft-cited terms actually mean for the beverage industry? One thing is clear: the potential is vast. Digital technologies simplify processes,... Read More
06 Aug 2019
--- Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, has become the first wine brand in the US to deploy full-scale, Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. This new technology,... Read More
01 Aug 2019
--- Verallia, a global manufacturer of glass containers for food and beverages, has launched the new version of its Virtual Glass packaging creation tool. The digital tool enables customers to obtain realistic, high-quality... Read More
31 Jul 2019
--- Nestlé UK has switched to a new biodegradable security seal for use on its transport fleet. The Nestlé UK logistics team will team up with Mega Fortris Group to source and use their “world-first”... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with Colombian social enterprise Conceptos Plasticos, has broken ground on a “first-of-its-kind” factory that will convert plastic waste collected... Read More
29 Jul 2019
--- Bosch Packaging Technology has launched two new packaging system solutions, which it will be showcasing at two upcoming global packaging trade shows in September. At FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany, customers will experience... Read More
22 Jul 2019
--- MA/MH (Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity) packaging technology, Xtend Iceless, eliminates the need for ice and non-recyclable wax cartons in the transport of fresh vegetables, such as broccoli. The new launch by StePac... Read More
12 Jul 2019
--- Leading bioproducts producer Novamont announced that its Mater-Bi bioplastic has been shown to biodegrade in the sea with similar efficiency as cellulosic materials, like paper. Mater-Bi plastics were analyzed by means of... Read More
11 Jul 2019
--- Lactobacillus sakei CTC494 has proven efficacious in inhibiting the growth of Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum packed salmon. The biopreservation technique was discovered by researchers at the Spanish Institute of Agrifood... Read More
01 Jul 2019
--- Following a successful 2018 debut, FoodBytes! by Rabobank returns this year, and is currently seeking the most “cutting-edge” small players to participate. The event is a global pitch competition and networking... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor entered into a US$394 million agreement with investment firm Kohlberg & Company for the sale of three former Bemis flexible packaging plants in the UK and Ireland. The divestment was... Read More
27 Jun 2019
--- Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique “ultrastructure” of wood. By emulating the natural cellular... Read More
26 Jun 2019
--- Amcor has teamed with British multinational pharmaceutical company GSK to develop an enhanced moisture barrier blister pack which protects its Pakistani market’s antibiotic against the hot climate. The global packaging... Read More
21 Jun 2019
--- A Neste and LyondellBasell collaboration has achieved an “industry-first” parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene on a commercial scale. The joint project used... Read More
21 Jun 2019
--- Glass packaging supplier Encirc announced that is building the “world’s first” intelligent glass line at its Cheshire site, UK. Part of the Vidrala Group, Encirc will use Industry 4.0 technology to... Read More
13 Jun 2019
--- The Government of Timor-Leste has signed a memorandum of understanding at the University of Sydney with Mura Technology for the development of a US$40 million chemical recycling plant. The plant uses breakthrough water-based... Read More
11 Jun 2019
--- Canadian company Breakdown Plastic has commercialized an organic polymer – BDP – that helps plastic naturally decompose, meaning that the barrage of plastic that ends up in landfill or anaerobic digesters could... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- In collaboration with Guala Closures, Malibu has incorporated communication content into its beverage bottle caps using the closure company’s innovative cap Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. The connected... Read More
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