technology, processing & automation

23 Sep 2020
--- 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
18 Sep 2020
--- In packaging news this week, CEFLEX, the collaborative initiative of a European consortium of companies representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging, strongly recommended transitioning flexible packaging to... Read More
11 Sep 2020
--- An Italian start-up has developed a QR code prototype that, when scanned, narrates olive oil packaging labels to visually impaired consumers.
09 Sep 2020
--- PepsiCo is trialling products encoded with invisible digital watermarks for more effective recycling. The technology is pegged as the “holy grail” that will make mechanical sorting more efficient.
07 Sep 2020
--- Printing and converting equipment company Bobst continues its path of digital connectivity in the packaging industry with the launch of two connected technology solutions, die-cutter MASTERCUT 106 PER and digital recipe... Read More
04 Sep 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Sous Vide Tools unveiled home-compostable food-safe vacuum pouches designed to withstand temperatures up to 85°C and store fresh produce and chilled food. Also, Baker Perkins manufactured... Read More
28 Aug 2020
--- Augmented Reality (AR) is a fast-growing technology in premium and non-premium packaging that imagines new depths of brand-consumer engagement. PackagingInsights speaks with Martin Stahel, Director at Zappar, a proprietary... Read More
21 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Heineken UK replaced the plastic ring on its multipack cans with cardboard alternatives, while Ardagh’s 16 oz cans featured in Adrenaline Shoc’s latest “performance... Read More
18 Aug 2020
--- European corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa has launched a new tracking service coined SmartLife to boost traceability and shelf life for its Bag-in-Box wine packaging. The service uses a combination of... Read More
18 Aug 2020
--- In a bid to promote food safety and packaging differentiation on retailer shelves Sidel’s PET bottles have been chosen to carry dairy and dairy beverages. Leveraging its Aseptic Combi Predis technology, ITC Limited... Read More
14 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Huhtamaki integrated LDPE recyclate into its laminated tubes while maintaining nearly identical structural integrity as the virgin LDPE alternative. The Finnish packaging specialist indicates... Read More
13 Aug 2020
--- Austrian-headquartered Teufelberger has developed a new 5 mm strapping solution for the printing and packaging industry, as well as the mailing and logistics industry. The TEWE SoPRIM strapping solution is easy to operate... Read More
11 Aug 2020
--- Chemicals company BASF is preparing to launch a Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) calculation tool that provides customers with total values of CO2 emissions for 45,000 global sales products. The PCFs assess greenhouse gas... Read More
11 Aug 2020
--- KHS has introduced a linear InnoPET BloFill ABF aseptic block to satisfy the requirements of the dairy industry for flexible filling technology for sensitive products. With fast format changeovers and a modular design, the... Read More
07 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Indian packaging giant Uflex launched a moisture-resistant paper-based tube pack that reduces plastic dependency by 50-70 percent across a range of oral care and cosmetic applications. Also,... Read More
06 Aug 2020
--- Specialty packaging manufacturer Parkside has launched a packaging solution incorporating an antibacterial coating that reportedly kills 99.9 percent of microorganisms, such as campylobacter in poultry. UK-based Parkside... Read More
06 Aug 2020
--- Mondi Group has issued its H1 results flagging a dip in revenue from the same period last year. This was attributed to lower average selling prices across its key paper grades, offsetting good volume growth in Corrugated... Read More
05 Aug 2020
--- Consumer demand for organic products is rising and responding to this FrieslandCampina is launching an “ultra-premium” organic milk formula, dubbed Organic Friso Prestige Bio. The first market to welcome the... Read More
04 Aug 2020
--- Antimicrobial packaging solutions have demonstrated impressive shelf life-extending capabilities, which are vital in the battle against global food waste. Prevalent here is the EU-funded NanoPack project’s essential... Read More
28 Jul 2020
--- Amcor has launched inking technologies called AmPlify for brands looking to attract consumers with sensory and visually aesthetic packaging. The company’s new finishing technologies create engagement opportunities... Read More