packaging machinery

15 Jan 2021
--- Researchers from the University of Bath, UK, have developed a polymer using xylose. Xylose is the second most abundant sugar in nature and can be isolated from wood. “While these are still early days in our material... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
11 Jan 2021
--- GEA is adding a paper-based packaging dimension to its PowerPak Plus thermoforming machine. The new packaging option is made from a moldable paper composite consisting of more than 80 percent paper and a residual amount of... Read More
05 Jan 2021
--- Unilever is teaming up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to bring AI-driven recycling machines, which sort and separate plastic packaging waste, to stores across China. The partnership will incentivize consumers to use... Read More
28 Dec 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines in 2020, giving rise to e-commerce home food delivery, hygiene and shelf life enhancing packaging innovation, machinery automation and virtual trade events. Meanwhile, industry... Read More
18 Dec 2020
--- A smart sensor that tracks storage temperature and shows the remaining days of shelf life, called Keep It, can help consumers reduce food waste. A study by Wageningen University and Research (WUR) had 1,500 Dutch customers... Read More
17 Dec 2020
--- The current Dutch recycling value chain for plastic packaging waste has not reached its full circularity potential, according to new research. The country has the potential to attain a net plastic packaging recycling rate of... Read More
17 Dec 2020
--- PopPack is harnessing a recently signed cooperation agreement with PPi Technologies to develop its air-powered flexible packaging. The “Air-Powered Package” uses the “EasyPop” air bubble function as a... Read More
16 Dec 2020
--- SIG is equipping all new filling machines with industry-standard OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) connectivity to drive greater flexibility in food and beverage manufacturing. Built-in OPC-UA connectivity enables horizontal... Read More
11 Dec 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Pringles updated its iconic can for the first in 20 years with a fresh look featuring bold hues and a clean design, highlighting the crisps’ inventive flavors and unique, stackable shape.... Read More
07 Dec 2020
--- UK start-up Toraphene has created what it describes as an economically viable biopolymer capable of replacing fossil-based plastics. The material, eponymously named Toraphene, is fully ocean degradable, compostable and... Read More
07 Dec 2020
--- A new food waste-preventing connective packaging technology called Dexel – a nod to the Dutch word deksel, meaning “lid” – is in an early development stage. Generous Minds, SGK Anthem, Vrijdag Premium... Read More
01 Dec 2020
--- Liquid beverage specialist Sidel is bringing its novel aseptic packing technology for carbonated and still drinks in PET bottles using a single line to the Asian market for the first time. In collaboration with Japanese... Read More
27 Nov 2020
--- Canada-based printed electronics company Ynvisible Interactive is teaming up with Swedish group Innoscentia to develop interactive labels that can detect spoiled food more accurately than traditional expiry dates. The... Read More
24 Nov 2020
--- Switzerland-based packaging equipment manufacturer Markem Imaje is releasing a thermochromic ink for food packaging, which the company says offers a more noticeable color change to indicate proper sterilization of food... Read More
23 Nov 2020
--- US-based investment firm Closed Loop Partners has released an interactive map of plastic waste in the US and Canada, revealing the diversity and volume of the problem by country and state. As part of the firm’s... Read More
20 Nov 2020
--- Germany-based packaging manufacturer Sealpac is aiding Baumann Vertriebs, a fresh berry producer, to achieve virgin plastic reductions required by its retail partners. The collaboration says its work is an example to... Read More
20 Nov 2020
--- South Africa-based Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB) is saving massive amounts of water in its production process with the help of German filling and packaging specialist KHS Group. Facing severe water shortages caused by... Read More
11 Nov 2020
--- The four-year EU-funded FlexFunction2Sustain eco-friendly packaging initiative is uniting 19 European research and industry partners in a smart plastics and paper-based products Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB). Dr. Esra... Read More
05 Nov 2020
--- Automated packaging machine specialist Schubert is adapting and developing its services in the face of new production challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic is making on-site services increasingly difficult and driving up the... Read More