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Chocolate Xmas tins help to save the planet with reduced carbon footprint, says Empac

Empac (European Metal Packaging association) has seen 20%-39% savings in the carbon footprint of metal packaging thanks to an increase of renewable energies in production and a rise in recycling rates.

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HP applauds Oreo for using digital print to ‘make its packaging intelligent’

Digital printing allows consumers to do more and crazy things they could not imagine before, says Hewlett-Packard (HP).

Mars admits shrinking Maltesers and Galaxy Counters packs was ‘difficult decision’

Mars has been shrunk its Maltesers brand from 121g to 103g per bag without changing the price of the product, according to a tweet by UK-based food retailer turned insight provider, Steve Dresser.

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Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

With the latest trend for confectionery and bakery including videos and commercials to promote products, Germany’s top industry associations discuss ‘snackertainment’, energy-efficiency, packaging costs, vegan diets, halal, and industry 4.0, ahead of Interpack 2017.

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Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc, which creates digital barcode scanners for products including ice cream tubs, biscuits and chips.

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Active, intelligent packaging industry to double to €32bn by 2022

The active, intelligent packaging industry will double in size from €15bn in 2015 to €32bn in 2022, according to AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging industry Association).

Sonoco expands US flexible packaging business targeting candy and bakery

Sonoco has acquired Plastic Packaging Inc. (PPI), which makes flexible packaging for confectionery, baked goods and frozen products, among others.

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Shelf-appeal chocolate wrappers feature pets that look like famous people

Chocolate and Love has found an award-winning formula with its added-value wrappers that feature pets that look like famous people, from Audrey Hepburn to Lady Gaga. 

Packaging news roundup October: JBT Corporation; Flexicon; Ball; Sacmi

Johnson Matthey has partnered with Cranfield University to develop modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for prolonged storage and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.

Linx ‘breaks new ground’ with first portable Continuous Ink Jet for SMEs

Linx Printing Technologies, whose customers include drinks manufacturer Fruitapeel, The Gourmet Nut Company and Thorntons chocolate, claims to be ‘breaking new ground’ by launching a portable entry-level CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) printer.

De Neuville’s Egg Box wins Pro Carton 2016 Confectionery award

De Neuville’s Egg Box produced by Karbest and Stora Enso has scooped top place in the Pro Carton 2016 Confectionery category held in partnership with ECMA (European Carton Manufacturers Association).

Barrier-coated packaging demand rises in candy and bakery

Demand for packaging materials that provide greater protection to their contents such as confectionery and baked goods is growing, according to Smithers Pira.

Ulmer Schokoladen turns to Bosch to replace 20-year-old chocolate packaging line

Ulmer Schokoladen has partnered with Bosch Packaging Technology to modernize its Bag-in-Box chocolate line after 20 years.

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The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking into consideration the high costs?

James Cropper launches luxury food paper packaging

Papermaker James Cropper has launched a food contact-approved range of luxury papers for dry, moist and fatty foodstuffs for the food packaging industry.

Packaging news round-up: Bosch; JBT; Huhtamaki; Mondi; Rockwell

Bosch has relocated its R&D activities to a new facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having outgrown its previous location in various buildings across the city.

Mondelēz backs 'boldly British' Trebor mints redesign with $1.6m ad campaign

Mondelēz has revamped its packaging for its added sugar free Trebor Mighties product in collaboration with design agency Bulletproof and plans an extensive advertising campaign.

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Part II: Bean to bar Nugali unveils chocolate coated bananas & cupuaçu plans

Nugali co-founder Ivan Blumenschein discusses how packaging reflects product quality and he outlines the challenges of exporting from Brazil for the premium chocolatier. 

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Bean to bar Nugali to open visitor center and Greenhouse-filled mini rainforest

Hot off the heels of winning silver at the International Chocolate Awards, Nugali is growing bigger and better with plans to open a visitor center next year, the launch of a Cupuaçu product and a Greenhouse-filled mini rainforest.

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Baker Perkins launches flexible small batch confectionery depositor

Baker Perkins has launched an addition to its ServoForm range with the ServoForm Mini, flexible small batch confectionery depositor.

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