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Kuraray and Plantic to distribute high barrier films in East Asia

Food Production Daily - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:35

Kuraray and Plantic have joined forces to distribute Plantic high barrier films in Japan and South Korea.

VTT develops bio-based 3-layer film for MAP

Food Production Daily - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:41

VTT the Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a bio-based 3-layer film for MAP (modified atmosphere packaging) applications and is looking for industrial partners and collaborators for commercializing the technology.

German dairy Frischli increases aseptic 'filling flexibility' with SIG investment

Food Production Daily - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:57

German dairy Frischli has invested in SIG Combibloc filling technology with a view to launching a wider range of products in aseptic cartons.

AIB International revamps course in line with industry demands

Food Production Daily - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:57

AIB International has made changes to its baking science and technology course as part of a multi-year update project to increase relevancy.

Did imPACKED make an impact?

Food Production Daily - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:02

Simionato, which was acquired by HayssenSandiacre in 2011, part of Barry-Wehmiller Company, held its first factory open day in Italy recently called imPACKED 2014.

Shanghai company creates barrier material for MAP and skin packaging

Food Production Daily - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:04

Ming Yue Packaging has launched APET/EVOH high barrier composite soft sheets.

Better oxygen barriers help wine embrace opportunities for single serve

Food Production Daily - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:18

Developments in packaging materials, barriers and processing technologies are opening up opportunities for single serve wines by improving shelf life, says Plastic Technologies Inc (PTI). 

Sasso Joins The Lermond Co.

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 02:00
Takes role of operations VP.

How fresh is it? Smart sensors quantify stages of shelf life

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:51

Researchers have developed smart sensors and software to measure and quantify how fresh food is, offering information such as the period of best flavor, highest nutritional value, and days left after opening. 

Swiss retailer Migros apologizes for Hitler, Mussolini coffee creamers

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:43

Swiss retailer Migros has apologized for an “unforgivable blunder” that resulted in the distribution of coffee creamers adorned with images of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

Amcor sustainability report highlights first non-refrigerated yoghurt

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:35

Shelf life extension, portion control, microwavable materials, re-closing features, moisture absorbing layers and built-in security are some of packaging highlights in The Amcor 2014 Sustainability Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

The Falcon has landed: Tomra pre-sorter for fresh cut industry

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:55

Tomra Sorting Solutions has launched its Falcon belt sorter at SIAL in Paris Nord Villepinte, France, this week. 

IFF Names Michael Ducker to Board of Directors

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:49
Ducker is COO and president, international, for FedEx Express.

'Research needs to move fast:' Where are we going wrong with packaging design?

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:42

Designing and re-launching packaging is a process that needs to move fast – otherwise products risk being irrelevant, attendees at Empack 2014 in Stockholm heard last week.

Pouches go fishing in the tinned food market: Ambient fish pouch category to double

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:22

Demand for pouches in the ambient fish category will grow from 8.7m packs in 2013 to 15.1m packs by 2018 – illustrating the dent newer, easy-to-open, packaging formats are making in the market for tinned food in the UK.

IFCO Systems partners with Sealed Air to disinfect its reusable containers

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:13

IFCO Systems, which supplies reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for shipping fresh products, has partnered with Sealed Air to use its Diversey cleaning and hygiene disinfectant.

Procap opens €9m production and storage facility in Belgium

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:56

Procap plastic caps and closures has opened a €9m production and storage facility in Hoboken, Belgium and expects a €3m growth in turnover over the next three years.

FDA to hold public meeting on key FSMA proposed rules

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:39

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it will hold a public meeting Nov. 13 to discuss potential changes to four proposed rules associated with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:05

Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

Coveris claims new 38mm beverage cap ‘lightest on market’

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:14

Coveris claims its new 38mm closure for PET bottles is the lightest on the market as it enters a size segment it says is Europe's most popular for non-carbonated soft drinks.

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