Food & Beverage Packaging News

What cookies, pasta and plastics (now) have in common
A team of experts from Clariant’s Business Unit Additives learned when working with a global film manufacturer that only a fraction of the plastic film scraps can be reused for production. To change this, they created AddWorks® PKG 906 Circle – a special polymer stabilizer able to substantially boost the rate of scrap reused in polyolefin films.
Michel Jodoin apple must range sees cans bear fruit
Ardagh Group
Legendary Québécois cider brand Michel Jodoin is expanding the market for its non-alcoholic apple musts with a new range of playful and cheering cans that will charm consumers in Canada. The four apple musts are available in Ardagh’s light and convenient 250ml slim can – perfect for a single serve.
SABIC and Schwarz Group embark on pilot project for vegetable bags made from TRUCIRCLE certified circular polyethylene

SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, has embarked on a pilot project with Schwarz Group, Europe’s largest retail store operator, for the use of transparent film bags made from certified circular polyethylene in vegetable packaging. The project will include various different PE technologies from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio based on materials produced via feedstock recycling of mixed and used plastic.

Aluminium bottles are sustainable and convenient

Beverage makers and bottlers face increased competition on all fronts and growing pressure from consumers, retailers and even governments for sustainable, environmentally friendly packaging. Specializing in premium and infinitely recyclable metal bottle and keg solutions, Trivium provides the industry with distinctive and innovative packaging solutions.

Stora Enso and Tingstad launch unique formed fiber food service bowls
Stora Enso
Stora Enso is introducing its new eco-friendly take-away bowls for food service packaging, PureFiber by Stora Enso. The products are free from plastic and PFAS and are designed to help customers replace plastic on-the-go food packaging. The bowls are being brought to market together with the wholesale company Tingstad.
Material selection matters: Part 2
Having worked closely with clients on hundreds of custom packaging solutions, there have been many times at TricorBraun where we needed to incorporate specific test protocols in the qualification process – protocols that went well beyond the standard UN or ISTA certifications.
New cup for pasta is 'hot' - but not burning hot!

The innovative SuperLight container from Superfos, has proved the ideal pack for the new MakeGusto range of tasty Italian ready meals that are easy to prepare and can be enjoyed on the move. SuperLight uses a clever combination of plastic and cardboard to provide a user-friendly solution for the products where boiling water is added to the ingredients to create each meal.

Spicy tins with a vintage look for Sizl
The Box b.v.

The Sizl brand sells herbs, spices, and blends. The brand's distinguishing feature is the high quality of its ingredients. The Box was tasked with designing a series of tins that represent the quality of the packaged products, are round and stackable, and have a vintage look.

Canny Investments Paying Off for Roberts Mart
Roberts Mart
A multi-million-pound investment in plant and machinery – with more potentially in the pipeline – is proving money well spent by specialist printed flexible packaging company Roberts Mart & Co Ltd, following its latest scoop of industry honours.
Mondi shines by winning two awards for sustainable food packaging

Two products developed using Mondi’s EcoSolutions approach have been recognised: PerFORMing, a paper-based packaging with patented barrier for cheese slices, developed for Austrian retailer REWE, And a fully recyclable, mono-material thermoforming film for Austrian meat producer Hütthaler’s meat and sausage products. Mondi’s EcoSolutions approach focuses on developing products for customers using paper where possible and plastic when useful.

Mecmesin webinar: Tensile Testing: Basics, Tips and Trends

Join us on Wednesday 14th October for our free webinar “Tensile Testing: Basics, Tips and Trends”. Aimed at a foundation knowledge level, we will be looking at the importance of pull or tensile testing in everyday life and the methods and solutions used by manufacturers to ensure safety and quality.

Packaging giant moves its UK HQ to huge new Salford depot
Pont Europe
A period of steady growth has driven one of Europe’s longest-standing suppliers of glass and plastic containers to relocate its UK headquarters in Manchester to a modern new unit more than double the size of its previous home. Pont Packaging’s brand new development, on Steuber Drive in Irlam has a warehouse space of 42,000 sq. feet, dwarfing that of its predecessor in Trafford Park, where the company spent 15 years.
Smurfit Kappa launches sustainable new alternative for banana producers
Smurfit Kappa
BanaBag is an innovative and sustainable product created by Smurfit Kappa to address the quality assurance needed for excellent bagging during the complete growth cycle of the banana plant. It is a unique solution for organic producers because it protects the fruit from disease and insects, whilst also reducing the overheating that can result from using other materials like plastic.
PTI joins IncuBev alliance

IncuBev, a collaboration among four companies with significant beverage commercialization expertise, has been launched to help brand owners bring their beverages to market faster by offering a unique turnkey project management solution. The companies are harnessing their collective knowledge and expertise to dramatically accelerate pre-commercial activities.

BillerudKorsnäs launches recyclable paper-based flow wrap – challenging the standard in confectionery packaging
BillerudKorsnäs joins forces with Syntegon Technology to launch Recyclable Flow Wrap, a paper based packaging solution that enables a shift from conventional plastic to renewable and recyclable materials. BillerudKorsnäs Recyclable Flow Wrap is an innovative paper packaging solution, based on primary fibres from well-managed forests and with high barrier performance that can be recycled as paper.
Greener than grass packaging
There's not much that is greener than grass which is why we rely on packaging made of grass or grass cardboard as an alternative to virgin fibre pulp. This consists of up to 25% of excess grass which is sourced from nature conservation areas.