Small-to-medium sized confectioners making their first moves into export markets must be clued up on local regulations, consider temperate changes and pick distributors carefully to avoid mishaps, says UK firm Lauden Chocolate.
More sugar confectioners are turning to metal packaging to convey a premium image, according to packaging supplier Crown.
Nestlé is looking to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives for suppliers this year.
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Gü Puds has redesigned its packaging to expand all its product range into existing and new markets including Italy, Spain and Sweden.
Mondelēz kicked off the Packaging Innovations tradeshow at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, today talking about its developing markets and ‘regional jewels’.
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.
ConfectioneryNews will be reporting from ISM and ProSweets 2015 next month in Cologne where the organizers anticipate growing interest in organic products, natural ingredients and sustainable 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 personalised printing to special effects, inline finishing and printing on a variety of substrates and formats.
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 requirements.
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 closed.
Snack manufacturers should run slower packaging speeds for improved efficiency, durability and product protection, says the sales director of CT USA.
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.
Mondelēz International has officially opened its Asia-Pacific Chocolate and Confectionery Center of Excellence in Australia, creating a base for the largest food R&D team in the country, according to local government.
Belgian firm Candy Pack says it understands why some people might be "touchy" about the idea of alcohol-themed confectionery, but insists it isn't targeting children for its Cocktail Candy range.
Belgian chocolate maker Godiva has challenged a Swiss pub over its use of a “confusingly similar” image and name to its own, but says other references to the legend of Lady Godiva are safe.