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Food litigation 101: Non-functional slack fill... are you up to speed?

Does the empty space in your food package serve a useful purpose? If not, you could be at the receiving end of a lawsuit over what is known in the trade as 'non functional slack fill.'

PPC top paperboard packaging trends

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has revealed its top trends in folding carton and rigid box design, following entries for the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.

Augmented reality and packaging: A passing fad or a limitless digital canvas for tomorrow’s food marketers?

Back in 2011, it looked as if augmented reality (AR) might become as ubiquitous as the barcode on food packaging as marketers sought new ways to entice consumers with more immersive experiences.  

Sonoco to close one of its US factories this year

Sonoco will close its Boone, South Carolina factory in October, axing 35 jobs.

LoeschPack to investigate integration of robot kinematics in its machines

LoeschPack will investigate the integration of robot kinematics in its machines in response to demand for customization, says incoming MD Dr Thomas Cord.

Nestlé’s innovation platform HENRi@Nestlé marks one year anniversary

From initiating portion control advice on biscuits, alternative green packaging for Nestlé Waters and promoting Nespresso’s sustainability efforts - HENRi@Nestlé celebrates its one-year anniversary this month.

Mondelēz closer to sustainability goals by reducing Oreo, Cadbury packaging

Mondelēz has eliminated 46,300 metric tons of packaging – two-thirds of its 2020 goals—to reduce its environmental impact.

News in brief

Mondi recognized by Mars for 0% claim rate on deliveries

Mondi Poznan which supplies laminates for Mars Chocolate’s MilkyWay wrappers has won recognition for its 0% claim rate on deliveries.

Nestlé seals 5-year deal with Netherlands logistics firm

Nestlé has partnered with Kuehne + Nagel logistics company to store its chocolate, coffee and culinary products over the next five years.

Hershey moves forward with nutrition facts panel despite FDA’s delay

Hershey has decided to update its nutrition facts panel across its portfolio this fall, starting with some of the power brands including Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate. 

Schubert wins packaging contract with Belgian biscuit manufacturer

Belgian biscuit manufacturer Destrooper-Olivier has partnered with Gerhard Schubert after meeting them at the 2016 ProSweets trade fair in Cologne.

API launches Holonique Boutique for custom decorative packaging

API has launched a custom decorative holography service called Holonique Boutique.

Hershey to swap laydown bags for standup pouches

Hershey plans to convert all individually wrapped chocolate from laydown bags to standup pouches in the near future as the company targets center store sales.

Sustainable packaging: Hershey moves to display-ready cases

Hershey has redesigned display-ready cases for all its packaged chocolate candy brands, including Kisses Milk Chocolate.

Apple iPhone iOS 11 available to the public in September

Talkin’ Things NFC Smart Packaging System integrates iPhone and Android

Talkin’ Things has created a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Smart Packaging System that integrates iPhone and Android users.

BASF and HP Indigo launch water-based adhesives for flexible packaging

BASF has partnered with HP Indigo to develop a water-based adhesive for flexible packaging using its HP Indigo ElectroInk process.

Smaller size trend accelerates volume growth for flexible packaging

Portion control through smaller pack sizes is increasingly apparent across confectionery and snacks, according to Euromonitor International.

Jindal Poly Films rumoured to buy European assets of DuPont Teijin Films

India's largest polyester-based packaging film company Jindal Poly Films Ltd (JPFL) is allegedly in talks to buy the European production assets of DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) for an estimated $300m.

Goupie launches five bespoke snack-packs to target impulse-buy consumers

Hand-made chewy chocolate manufacturer Simpson’s of Hawkhurst has launched five bespoke Goupie snack-packs in Original, Mint, Orange, Espresso and Salted Sticky Toffee flavors. 

Innovia creates Propafilm REF BOPP film for biscuits, bakery, confectionery & tea

Innovia has launched a Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film called Propafilm REF for biscuits, bakery, confectionery, dried foods and tea.

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