AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.
Sirane threw the spotlight on its eco-friendly Earth Packaging when presenter and environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall interviewed MD Simon Balderson at the company’s headquarters in Telford, UK, this month.
Patrick Poirrier, CEO of independent French chocolatier, Cémoi, was this year’s recipient of the ISM Award, as Cologne-based trade fair for sweets and snacks celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Poirrier is the first French national to win the accolade.
Verstraete IML (In-Mould Labels), part of Multi-Color Corporation, has been shortlisted for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 for Product Technology Innovation of the Year with two entries: Interactive IML and SealPPeel.
Together, ISM and ProSweets cover the entire value chain in the production of sweets and snacks - from chocolate and chocolate products, to sweets, biscuits, through to trending snacks. Here is a preview of what to expect at this year’s event when it...
Nestlé will invest up to CHF 2bn to create a wider market for food-grade recycled plastics and will reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third as part of efforts to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
Soluble corn fiber can reduce the sugar content in chocolate by up to 50% while retaining similar levels of sweetness and leaving no aftertaste, according to a recently published patent by Mondelēz International.
The old adage of 'eating with your eyes' remains true, confirmed by research that has demonstrated that, by changing the surface texture of a snack, food producers could alter a consumer’s perception of its tastiness and the likelihood of purchasing...
Coatings and sealants specialist RPM has announced that its Mantrose-Haeuser business has acquired Profile Food Ingredients, LLC, a manufacturer of dry stabilizer and emulsifier blends for the food industry.
Brighter Foods, which makes a million bars a day for clients in the slimming, sport, organic, Free From and other niche categories, has partnered with Loma Systems to install an X5C X-ray inspection machine.
Stora Enso has partnered with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG), which makes plant-based barrier coatings, to develop formed fiber products, using HSMG’s Protēan technology for food contact packaging applications.
More than 156 million Santas were wrapped in aluminium foil packaging across Europe last year, while, in Germany, more than 151 million versions of the jolly white-bearded man were sold – an increase of 4% from the year before.
Constantia Flexibles has opened Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad, the world’s first plant designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging in India, focusing on its environmentally-friendly packaging EcoLam.
Smaller packaging for chocolates is gaining traction in India on the back of rising consumer awareness of portion control and health and wellness in the country, and F&B manufacturers have been urged to take advantage of this growing trend.
The American baking industry will not experience a sugar shortage – despite severe weather conditions that have battered the country’s sugar-producing regions – as the US Department of Commerce has increased the quota of imported refined sugar from Mexico.
Retailers are pushing suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices in Latin America, says Chain Reaction Research, as it reveals Carrefour Brazil's CEO asked suppliers to map out their deforestation action plans.
Single-use foodservice packaging is increasingly being defined by the sustainability agenda, creating opportunities for innovative materials and formats that can match the performance of existing pack designs with a lower carbon footprint.
Researchers at the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) US, have developed a spray-on ink that can change colors, designs, and patterns when zapped with different wavelengths...
‘There is a trend for plastic packaging acquisitions despite all the bad rap for plastic, and that’s despite companies such as DS Smith turning towards Amazon,’ claims Nick Mockett, head of packaging M&A, Moorgate Capital.