Dutch equipment supplier Cremer has introduced a servo-driven counting machine that it claims will limit downtime for top players in confectionery.
Confectionery brands must ensure the packaging for new products is as innovative as the flavors, particularly to stave off competition from private label imitators, says packaging specialists Smithers Pira.
Hershey tips 3-D printing to take off like the microwave oven in the Eighties - with ultra-customized designs a possibility in retail stores.
Manufacturers who previously relied on sealed aluminum foil or flow pack for chocolate bars can now use OPP hermetically folded and sealed die-fold packaging, according to Sapal, a Bosch Packaging...
The printing industry is increasingly turning to digital as conventional offset printing requires time-consuming steps such as making colour proofs and plates. Diffractive optical element (D0e) options are available from...
Budelpack Poortvliet is installing a Bosch vertical form-fill-seal machine (vffs) to package loose items such as chocolates, confectionery, nuts and snacks, to start operations in January 2015.
A €1.2m ($1.5m) EU research project, BioActiveLayer, is developing a flexible packaging material for dried foods: citing the need for a pouch that is both biodegradable and meets demanding shelf life...
Weidenhammer is attempting to have its composite cans certified as biodegradable.
Jindal Films has claimed it has introduced the first biaxially orientated polypropylene (OPP)-based sealant film for stand-up pouches.
Presto Products Company says consumers are demanding more from closure features and claims confectionery firms can leverage child resistant resealing technology and zippers giving auditory affirmation that a product is...
A gap in the market exists for smaller premium confectioners, but they must buy scalable processing equipment that caters to current volumes and not anticipated market demand, says Carle&Montanari-OPM....
Manufacturers can take control of chocolate flavor development by milling cocoa nibs themselves, but without the extra expense of roasting and winnowing of cocoa, according to equipment supplier Netzsch.
Suppliers at Pack Expo 2014 offer tips for confectionery companies taking their first steps into processing.
Baker Perkins is urging manufacturers of functional confections to ditch starch-based molding because the method will not meet future hygiene standards.
Snack manufacturers should run slower packaging speeds for improved efficiency, durability and product protection, says the sales director of CT USA.
Supplier A.M.P-Rose has introduced a flow wrap machine that can adjust sizes automatically, reducing downtime for changeovers.
The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) has highlighted strong growth in resealable stand-up pouches in confectionery, but says the rising online environment may change how candy is packaged.
Packaging equipment supplier tna says demand is 'exploding' for gummies packed in smaller single-serve bags.
Ilapak has announced plans to build an 80,000sq ft production facility in North West Arkansas, starting operations in January 2016.
Sonoco has completed its $360m acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), a European provider of composite cans, drums and rigid plastic containers.
Equipment supplier Carle&Montanari-OPM has opened a Latin America office to capitalize on rising demand as Brazilian confectionery move to automated secondary packaging equipment.
The biggest players in the gum industry are moving to flip top carton packaging with fewer gum pieces, according to Loesch Pack.
tna says it has seen an increased emphasis on automation and system integration in the Middle East over recent years.
Nestlé’s R&D arm Nestec has filed a patent for inkjet printing on panned confections such as Smarties chocolate and biscuits using only ingredients it claims consumers would be familiar with....
A novel lollipop shape featuring two hard candy balls allows confectioners to combine colors and flavors in a single product and could prove popular in Asia, says equipment supplier Baker...