Safety and sustainability concerns from the food packaging sector are driving increased demand for virgin fibre folding boxboard, said M-real as it announced plans to increase it capacity for the material by 70,000 tons per annum (t/a).
FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with Realco at the recent IPA trade show in Paris to discuss biofilms and the company’s breakthrough in tackling these slime layers that pose a constant contamination threat for food processors.
UK supermarket chain, Marks & Spencer, said its entire Swiss chocolate range will now feature a corn starch-based Plantic tray to hold the chocolates, while the outer-box, it added, is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard.
Meeting confectionery and cosmetic industry demand for flexibility and reliability in wrapping large pack formats, UK firm Marden Edwards said its new semi-automatic tooling system is also suitable for small batch runs.
A new nano-based coating that is claimed to reduce packaging waste is initially being targeted at the pharmaceutical sector but could be used in chocolate packaging as well, claims the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland