technology, processing & automation

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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
03 Jun 2019
--- In a bid to decrease contamination risk and reduce food allergen-related complications, Ilapack has launched a new ultra-hygienic bagmaker and flow wrapper. The industrial wrapping machinery manufacturer has created... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Sidel, one of three industry groups under Tetra Laval, has been selected as Global Strategic Partner Supplier of Yili Group, a prominent Chinese state-owned dairy company. The company currently operates in the largest... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Israeli company Mushroom Benefit Ltd has launched a new line of Cuisine Bags that offer a plant-based, clean-label alternative to traditional powdered soup stocks. The patent-pending Cuisine Bags seek to disrupt the soup,... Read More
21 May 2019
--- Unilever has developed a new detectable black pigment for its High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) bottles that enables them to be sorted by plant scanners and recycled. The new bottles will roll out this year for the... Read More
17 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Mondelēz International reduced its packaging by 59,600 tons meaning it is on track to eliminate 65,000 tons by 2020, according to a 2018 Impact Progress Report. In biodegradable packaging news, online... Read More
10 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Coca-Cola launched its Signature Mixers in retro Hutchinson glass bottles in a nod to the silhouette of the first ever Coca-Cola bottle. With the demand for paper-based packaging on the rise, Smurfit... Read More
08 May 2019
--- Personal care and cleaning products company Cleanyst has launched an innovative at-home system that allows consumers to easily create plant-based products using concentrated ingredients and water from their own taps. The... Read More
08 May 2019
--- Scientists from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a “next-generation plastic” that can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the... Read More
07 May 2019
--- German packaging giant Multivac achieved a reported 8.5 percent increase in turnover in 2018 compared to the previous year and expects a further 10 percent increase in the current year. Speaking during the ongoing IFFA meat... Read More
06 May 2019
--- The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the April 30 at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney. Coordinated by the... Read More
03 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor revamped Packpyrus, its paper-based base-web pack derived from renewable sources. The new Packpyrus contains 85 percent FSC-certified paper fibers and replaces the previous non-recyclable... Read More
02 May 2019
--- GEA is expanding its aseptic D-tec range with a new double-seat valve which can increase the hygiene levels, and therefore the shelf-life, of beverages and dairy products. The valve – D-tec D/DV double-chamber valve... Read More
02 May 2019
--- Robot-based packaging machine specialist Schubert has developed a special pre-grouping system for cheese producer and supplier Jermi, which has allowed the company to up its packaging speeds to 270 products per minute. To... Read More
01 May 2019
--- The NanoPack project has reported significant advancements in the shelf-life and quality extension of a range of foods when packaged in nano-active materials. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme, the project aims to... Read More
01 May 2019
--- US-based global flexible packaging specialist ProAmpac will be unveiling its two newest additions to its portfolio of greener packaging solutions – Signature Surfaces ProActive Recyclable Paper Touch coatings and... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging specialist PET Engineering has launched a new bottling solution that allows manufacturers to produce multiple formats and aesthetic differentiations without the need for a new mold.... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- PepsiCo Recycling’s Zero Impact Fund (ZIF) is set to finance campus sustainability initiatives at 27 US colleges and universities within the 2018-2019 school year. PepsiCo Recycling has doubled the number of grants... Read More
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