Food Service Packaging News

Carton Austria Award for Cardbox Packaging
Cardbox Packaging

It’s an honor to announce that our company has won the Carton Austria Award 2020. The jury award was given to the Manner Mini Mix gift box which was made by Cardbox Packaging Wolfsberg and also by Metsä Board as the cardboard manufacturer. It is also worth mentioning that this impressive construction was designed at Cardbox Packaging Pinkafeld.

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.
The environmentally-friendly hybrid tray
IIC AG

With our weight-reduced PP/PET packaging, we were able to significantly reduce the proportion of plastic by using the removable carton. The packaging for meat, fish and ready meals is easy to recycle, provides a lot of space for your designs and was named one of 20 top innovations in the field of sustainable packaging.

COVID-19 and Key Industry Dynamics
Raptor Packaging

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen unprecedented disruption of the packaging supply chain, the result of which has made it very tough, and in some cases, impossible to meet customer demand. Some of the industry dynamics have resulted in under capacity and under supply. I will explain a few of the key dynamics happening.

Aptar Launches InvisiShield Active Packaging Solution for Pathogen Mitigation
Aptar's InvisiShield solution is activated within sealed packages to safely and effectively release a specially formulated amount of an anti-pathogenic agent into the fresh cut produce’s packaging environment that is undetectable to the consumer and dissipates from the package within 24-48 hours of activation. This mechanism significantly reduces pathogens and reduces cross-contamination within the sealed package.
Helping to feed the Nation during COVID-19
Robinson Packaging
A message from CEO Helene Roberts about how Robinson's collaboration is essential. Robinson-produced soup and sauce pots, bowls, and ready meal containers play a vital role in keeping us all fed during this troubled time. Our UK and Polish plastics businesses are considered as Key Industries within the Food and Drink sector, critical for ensuring that our nations have access to food and people are being fed.
Georgia-Pacific to expand operations
Georgia-Pacific

Georgia-Pacific has announced that it will make an investment of more than $145 million at its Darlington, South Carolina, Dixie plant that will expand plate and bowl making operations. This investment is based on customer and consumer demand for these well-known household products.

Ball Corporation to build new aluminum cups manufacturing plant in Georgia
Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation has announced that it will begin construction on its first dedicated aluminum cups manufacturing facility to serve the growing demand for innovative, sustainable beverage packaging for U.S. customers and consumers. The new aluminum cups manufacturing facility will be adjacent to Ball's existing aluminum beverage can manufacturing plant in Rome, Georgia.
Trays have clear sustainability benefits for Quorn
RPC Bebo

Trays from Bebo, a Berry Global company, are playing a key role in supporting Quorn Foods’ widely-publicised and highly-successful move to eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain. In addition to the change in material, Bebo has also worked on the further lightweighting of the trays.

Biopac expands product range as it joins forces with BioPak Pty
Biopac
Biopac UK Ltd is joining forces with Australia’s leading providers of eco-friendly food packaging, BioPak Pty. Both companies were acquired by Duni AB last year, with the vision to bring the best of all companies to the UK, allowing all companies to work towards their shared goal of preserving and protecting the environment for current and future generations.
Tetra Pak becomes first carton packaging company to launch paper straws in Europe
Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak has announced that customers have started field testing its paper straws for beverage products in Europe. The move means Tetra Pak is the first carton packaging company to provide such straws for beverage cartons in the region. Made from FSC certified paper and recyclable with the rest of the package, the new paper straw will be available initially for two small size carton packages commonly used for dairy and beverage products for children.
BillerudKorsnäs and The Paper Straw Co to launch the first U-Bend paper straw
BillerudKorsnäs

Together with the Paper Straw Co, BillerudKorsnäs has developed the first functional 180° U-Bend straw, made out of paper. The straw is made to be used for individual drink cartons such as juice, milk and water. The straw based on materials from sustainably sourced forests is also biodegradable, resulting in a positive impact on pollution and littering compared to plastic straws.

New fiber-based ready meal trays from Huhtamaki to replace black plastic for Waitrose & Partners
Huhtamaki

Waitrose & Partners launches its Italian ready meal range in the new fiber-based tray suited for both microwave and regular ovens. The new trays, called Fresh, are manufactured by the global food packaging specialist Huhtamaki, packed at Saladworks and the fiber used as the base material comes from the Swedish forest company Södra. The trays can be recycled, and they are also certified for home composting.

Not just condiments - Grocery delivery expands packaging for perishables
O.Berk
Indeed, if we look to the restaurant industry, we can see that natural packaging seems to be the next big thing. Whether that means making containers out of compostable materials like cornstarch, wood, or bamboo ? or even just focusing on easily recycled components ? it’s safe to say that the usage of Styrofoam and cellophane is quickly becoming a thing of the past.
Nestlé accelerates action to tackle plastic waste
Nestlé

Nestlé has laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste.