Toray Plastics (America) has unveiled a film for gas-flushed packaging applications offering enhanced oxygen and moisture barrier properties.
Mondelez has filed a patent for chocolate bar packaging featuring multiple holographic images that change depending on the angle you look at the product.
Self-sorting chocolates and ketchup that regulates how much you dispense for you are just some of the future packaging trends flagged up by UK firm Benson Group.
Confectionery packaging speeds are nearing their peak with better in-feed and downstream equipment, combined with advances in printing technology, according to the chairman of the NCA’s Supplier Advisory Committee.
Confectioners’ innovative products are being ruined by unimaginative pack styles, according to a packaging expert at Datamonitor.
Kraft snacks spin-off Mondelez has filed a patent for a flexible gum package that allows consumers to buy and carry the amount of gum they require.
Seal integrity and taste preservation are some of the topics driving the global development of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), according to Bosch Packaging Technology.
MWV has launched a packaging security solution that renders products useless until wirelessly unlocked at the point of sale.
Bioplastics are likely to replace common plastics in various packaging applications in the Asia-Pacific, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Packaging design is a crucial investment for premium chocolate firms in an overcrowded marketplace as it gives a product personality, which is essentially what a brand should be, says a graphic designer.
A UK packaging company has been fined after one of its employees sustained a serious hand injury on an unguarded laminating machine.
Packaging Dynamics Corporation has acquired Groupe De Luxe to expand into new geographies and end markets.
Graphic Packaging has announced its second deal in the space of a couple of weeks as it looks to build on its European packaging business.
The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reviewing Graphic Packaging’s £71m anticipated takeover of Contego announced last week.
Graphic Packaging has agreed to acquire the European Food Carton Business of Contego for £71m to expand into new end markets.
The first nine months of this year showed a positive development for the European manufacturers of aluminium foil, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
Breakthroughs in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, colour changing film and packaging designed to extend shelf life are some of the latest innovations highlighted by the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association.
Clear plastic clamshell packaging won the consumer vote in a recent eye tracking survey conducted for materials manufacturer Klockner Pentaplast, results of which it revealed at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago.
PTI Inspection Systems is displaying a range of packaging solutions, including packaging machinery and testing systems, at trade show Pack Expo in Chicago.
MeadWestvaco (MWV) has obtained Robinson EN 1230-2 sensory analysis approval for its Printkote paperboard to be used to package chocolate and confectionery.