technology, processing & automation

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17 Apr 2019
--- Global packaging giant Mondi and Munich-based design consultancy Pacoon have partnered to offer a digital interactive map demonstrating differing waste approaches across the world, which the companies hope will better... Read More
17 Apr 2019
--- Schubert has adapted its TLM packaging line for Polish confectioner Mieszko’s filled pralines, which automates both the pre-sorting and packaging processes. The German machinery specialist designed a unique vibration... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- A Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) study has found that Americans are more “environmentally concerned” than ever before but experiencing widespread confusion about what can and cannot be recycled. It has... Read More
12 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, AR Packaging entered into a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of Nampak for the acquisition of Nampak Cartons Nigeria, a producer of folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Food waste initiative Winnow has launched a novel artificial intelligence (AI) technology, coined Winnow Vision, that promises to revolutionize food waste management in commercial kitchens to benefit businesses and the... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Israeli start-up Ripples has created a device that prints messages and images onto beer, coffee and other foam-topped beverages using ink made from natural extracts. The Ripple Maker device is touted as an ingenious brand... Read More
08 Apr 2019
--- Tetra Pak has launched a connected packaging platform, which will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools. The platform is inspired by the trends... Read More
05 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, ALDI became the latest supermarket chain to introduce ambitious sustainability goals. By 2025, 100 percent of ALDI packaging, including plastic packaging, will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- Paper packaging specialist BillerudKorsnäs and plastic packaging innovator ALPLA have partnered on a groundbreaking project to develop a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle. The joint venture will be formed... Read More
03 Apr 2019
--- UK supermarket giant Tesco has begun trialing the collection of difficult to recycle plastic packaging and recycling it through a new partnership with Recycling Technologies. The waste management specialist has developed and... Read More
02 Apr 2019
--- Michael Sheridan, Founder and Chairman of brand design agency Sheridan&Co tells PackagingInsights that FMCGs must move away from traditional advertising and embrace the power of online and offline synergy in order to... Read More
01 Apr 2019
--- A digital energy assessment program aimed at supporting food producers in reducing their environmental impact and cut production costs is to be developed by Tetra Pak and Swiss tech company ABB. The collaboration will build... Read More
29 Mar 2019
--- Tetra Pak is to unveil its “factory of the future,” in which digital technology is used to revolutionize the way food manufacturing plants operate. Within this futuristic model, machines will be able to... Read More
29 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Nespresso issued an invitation to other portioned coffee manufacturers to join its recycling program, paving the way for a global recycling scheme for aluminum coffee capsules. In other... Read More
28 Mar 2019
--- Yakult Europe has commissioned Schubert to develop a machine for its transition from plastic film to cardboard secondary packaging. The Yakult plant has also increased its production capacity with the new Schubert machine... Read More
27 Mar 2019
--- Jos Harrison, Global Design Leader for Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a global consumer health, hygiene and home company, claims that responsible packaging is now a key driver in product purchasing decisions and that CPGs must act... Read More
18 Mar 2019
--- Artificial intelligence (AI) was once considered the future but has now become a part of daily life. Automation has made processes easier, more agile and faster. These are important factors that have led many industries,... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Multivac has signed an investment agreement to establish a new production company in Taicang, China. The new production facility will enable Multivac to react to the requirements of customers in China with “even... Read More
12 Mar 2019
--- University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found that, with a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a “biological factory” for converting woody... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- Near-Field Communication (NFC) and other connective packaging technologies are readying for full-scale deployments across multiple markets in 2019, industry experts are predicting. The increased cost-effectiveness and... Read More
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