Category Archives: Packaging

Five global packaging trends for 2018

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Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste worldwide in 2018, new research suggests, as the throwaway culture of today will evolve. According to Mintel, packaged planet is among the major trends set to influence the global packaging industry over the company year. Consumers have long considered packaging as often unnecessary, and ultimately as just… Read more »

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Fi Europe & Ni 2017 to focus on packaging and processing

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With the Expo FoodTec Pavilion and its new Content Hub, this year’s Food ingredients Europe is set to offer a vast range of packaging, machinery, processing and consultancy services. With 1,000 square metres dedicated to Expo FoodTec and more than 100 suppliers in attendance, Fi Europe & Ni will provide insights into the latest technologies, as well as top quality… Read more »

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How barcodes can help fight food fraud

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Food ranks among the top five most valuable counterfeit markets While it’s well-known by professionals in the food industry, many consumers are surprised to find out that food ranks in the top five most valuable counterfeit markets. Fake food is such a problem worldwide that the growth of the global anti-counterfeiting market will outpace the overall market segment growth of… Read more »

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Bringing sweets from dreams to reality at PACK EXPO

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Exhibit held Sept. 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center reflects continued growth in packaging sector. Writing this column was not as easy as I hoped it would be. Several of my BNP Media colleagues and I attended PACK EXPO, staged by PMMI at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week. More than 2,000 exhibitors displayed their processing and packaging… Read more »

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After Easter is before Christmas

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Around the middle of the year hardly any consumers would think of Christmas, which inevitably always arrives far too quickly – understandable when temperatures exceed 30°C and the longing for cool ice cream is stronger than the yearning for chocolate that softly melts in your mouth. However, the confectionary industry and the associated packaging sector have long started preparing their… Read more »

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Challenges of the Coding Process for Bakery Items

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With the occasion of interpack, WorldBakers dedicated features to packaging technologies and trends. As the coding process is a hot topic as well in our industry, looked into it with experts from Linx, a supplier of coding, marking and other industrial printing solutions for the food industry.

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Improving the sanitary design of packaging machinery

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Once upon a time, an outbreak occurred, and the game was never the same. There probably isn’t a member of the baking industry who doesn’t remember the salmonella outbreak at Peanut Corp. of America. And Bill Kehrli, vice-president, sales and marketing, Cavanna Packaging Group, will never forget: Cavanna supplied around 30 packaging lines to a major North American bakery plant that received a tainted shipment of peanut butter.

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A little more (sustainable) packaging, please…

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If you want to keep your donuts fresh longer, you’re going to need more packaging. This illustrates an Eco-Insights lesson about packaging and food waste.

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Soft Robotic grippers for packaging

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Tech start-up to exhibit their latest gripping technology in Booth 9901 – Looks to enable the snack & baking industries with packaging automation Snack and bakery packaging automation has typically come with its own set of limitations. For example, many products have variable characteristics such as weight, size and shape – all difficult for many packaging machines to handle consistently…. Read more »

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