US-based flexible packaging materials manufacturer LPS Industries has extended its product portfolio with the launch of new packaging films ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) and nanoparticles-based ultrathin.
Both of the two new films are environmentally friendly and offer oxygen barrier properties. Compliant with global regulatory guidelines, the films can be used in place of PVDC (Saran-coated) films […]
UK Walmart subsidiary Asda is adopting cloud-based colour solution PantoneLIVE to standardise the company’s brand colours across its global packaging supply chain.
PantoneLIVE features a centralised colour management system that allows Asda to slash product development and manufacturing costs.
The solution provides Asda with a secure repository for its precise colour data, enabling brand managers to communicate […]
UK-based recycling services provider Viridor is set to invest £25m in a new glass recycling plant in Newhouse, Lanarkshire.
To be located adjacent to the M8 motorway, the new plant will have a recycling capacity of 200,000t of glass a year.
Once completed, the plant will recycle packaging glass collected in Scotland. In this way, it will […]
A new study has found that packaging aesthetics play a stronger role than branding in influencing the taste preferences of infants in the US.
University of Calgary professor Charlene Elliott asked 65 children to choose between food pairs that were presented in McDonald’s, Starbucks, non-branded white and non-branded colourful wrapping.
The children were asked to choose between […]
UK soft drinks group AG Barr has maintained its strong momentum across the final quarter and expects revenue of about £252 million for the full year ending 26 January 2014, reflecting a year on year growth of 6.1%. This performance is particularly impressive given the tough prior year comparatives which saw near double digit growth […]
SABMiller‘s Nigerian subsidiary, Intafact Beverages, is to expand its brewery in Onitsha, South Eastern Nigeria.
SABMiller made an initial investment of over US$100 million in the Onitsha brewery, which was originally commissioned in August 2012, making it the largest single investment in Anambra State for almost 20 years.
Due to growth and in particular the success of […]
Sensient Food Colors Europe has extended its Cardea range with an even wider choice of bright new colour shades. Sensient’s Cardea product line is completely composed of natural ingredients and concentrates meeting growing clean labelling demands and fits perfectly with the new EU guidance notes on colouring food.
The Cardea concept unlocks nature’s full colour potential […]
Nestlé has entered a strategic partnership with the Singapore government’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research, A*STAR, with the goal of setting up global research programmes in food science and technology.
The agreement will focus on areas such as nutrition, packaging, data analytics and also biotransformation – the use of natural processes, such as fermentation, to […]
Post EU regulations, improved tastes and textures and increased consumer buy in and demand, stevia has been quietly gaining traction with consumers – and alongside that, usurping the traditional pecking order of more established sweeteners. A new report from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research highlights the opportunity for such plant-based sweeteners. Indeed, while the value […]
In different food and drink environments it is vital that the correct flooring is chosen for maximum safety and efficiency around the workplace. The main flooring requirements in the food and drink industry are a balance of durability, cleanability, chemical resistance and anti-slip profile, which all contribute to a safe and hygienic environment.
Recently, John Lord […]
Although turnover fell by 3% to Eur49.8 billion, due to adverse currency exchange factors and divestments, Unilever has reported underlying sales growth of 4.3% with volume sales up 2.5% for 2013. Emerging markets, with underlying sales growth of 8.7%, drove the performance. Operating profit rose 8% to 7.5 billion and net profit was up 9% […]
Carlsberg and selected global suppliers have joined forces to rethink the design and production of packaging material, to develop the next generation of packaging products that are optimised for recycling and reuse, while, at the same time, retaining or improving their quality and value. The approach is increasingly referred to as ‘up-cycling’. The cooperation has […]
Mondelez International has added Nelson Peltz, chief executive and a founding partner of investment group Trian Fund Management, to its board of directors. With the addition of Nelson Peltz, the Mondelez International board expands to twelve members.
“We believe that Nelson will be a valuable addition to our board,” says Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and chief executive […]
‘The latest print technologies: gimmick or sound ROI?’ is the hot topic being addressed at this year’s BIG Print Debate, taking place on 27th February 2014, at Packaging Innovations NEC.
Print technologies are making packaged products more creative and vivid than ever before, but with 40,000 plus products on sale in an average supermarket, shelf appeal […]
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