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Paper-based twist film offers light weight alternative to wax paper
Paper-based twist film offers light weight alternative to wax paper

A laminated structure consisting of a 5 micron metallised BOPP film laminated with a 12gsm paper can be used to significantly reduce the material resources required for wrapping chocolates and candies.

Fresh Pod
Fresh Pod

Extends the life of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers by up to four times

airPET Ready Meal trays
airPET Ready Meal trays

Foamed C-PET thermoformed trays

FreshPaper by Fenugreen
FreshPaper by Fenugreen

FreshPaper keeps fruits & vegetables fresher for longer, naturally.

Chill Pod/ Thermal Space Saver
Chill Pod/ Thermal Space Saver

For transporting or storage - keeps produce warm or cold at an acceptable temperature without haveing to plug anything in

Reduced water usage
Reduced water usage

Eliminate water waste from water softeners

Eco Friendly Promotional Products
Eco Friendly Promotional Products

We Are Promotional Products launch recyclced & eco friendly promotional products range

Ultra Clear Polypropylene for Recyclable Pots, Tubs and Trays
Ultra Clear Polypropylene for Recyclable Pots, Tubs and Trays

Polypropylene, pots, trays and tubs fully recyclable

Single use disposable coffee cup upcycling
Single use disposable coffee cup upcycling

Single-use disposable coffee cups finally became recyclable in July 2013, when James Cropper unveiled a purpose-built Reclaimed Fibre Facility, the first commercial processing plant able to separate valuable pulp fibres from the polythene lining of billions of cups thrown away each year. The British manufacturer now returns those fibres to the supply chain in Coffee, a range of papers that demonstrate the highest standards in sustainable, luxury paper production.

MirriEco Ag
MirriEco Ag

MirriEco Ag is a metallic board used for packaging and POS. MirriEco Ag is recyclable, this direct metallised product there uses no PET film in the production process or product.

MirriNor Bio
MirriNor Bio

MirriNor is a ground breaking, metallised packaging board, specifically designed as part of a joint venture between Smurfit Kappa Sheetfeeding, and Mirri, a leading worldwide brand in metallic laminated board and paper.

Waste Expert management tool for enhanced training, compliance and data management
Waste Expert management tool for enhanced training, compliance and data management

The Waste Expert platform is a software platform that provides intuitive systems to help companies better manage their waste performance, educate staff, ensure compliance and increase their resource efficiency.

Polyair™ - Bio-based, Carbon Positive Polythene
Polyair™ - Bio-based, Carbon Positive Polythene

Polyair™ is a 100% recyclable, carbon positive material and an environmentally beneficial alternative to standard polythene.

tesa® Lift & Reseal reclosure system
tesa® Lift & Reseal reclosure system

An efficient in-line application called tesa Lift & Reseal

Inflatable AirPacks
Inflatable AirPacks

Protective packaging for fragile goods

Sustainable barrier paperboard: visorcote
Sustainable barrier paperboard: visorcote

Visorcote is a new family of coating which can be applied to one or both sides of a choice of sustainable virgin or recycled fibre based packaging.

Recycled content paint can
Recycled content paint can

Plastic paint can produced using 25% post-consumer recycled plastic

FlakeFree® technology reduces product waste
FlakeFree® technology reduces product waste

The Flakefree® feature for containers and lids reduces the amount of paint that is wasted during use.

JUGIT™ milk container
JUGIT™ milk container

The JUGIT™ system offers consumers a pouch-based format that uses substantially less packaging material than conventional plastic milk containers.

Retortable, portable and sustainable
Retortable, portable and sustainable

Plastic retortable jars for catering applications

Heinz Beanz fridge pack
Heinz Beanz fridge pack

Convenient, lightweight plastic jar and lid allowing easy storage and portion control

20 litre drum incorporates 100% recycled plastic
20 litre drum incorporates 100% recycled plastic

Blow moulded container made out of 100% recycled HDPE

Benefits as seafood market leader converts to plastic
Benefits as seafood market leader converts to plastic

Bornholms, a market leader in seafood in Scandanavia, has converted most of its packaging from cans to plastic boxes

Snap pot technology
Snap pot technology

Microwavable snap pots developed for consumer convenience and portion control

LeanPath Food Waste Monitoring Technology
LeanPath Food Waste Monitoring Technology

The LeanPath system is an automated food waste monitoring technology that helps foodservice operations significantly reduce food waste.

Bluetooth tech embeded into bottle tops to unlock information
Bluetooth tech embeded into bottle tops to unlock information

Grolsch embeds Bluetooth tech into bottle tops to unlock free movies

Ready-Drink Snap-Pack Wine Stack Debuts
Ready-Drink Snap-Pack Wine Stack Debuts

Origin Wine has launched its Stormhoek Stack design, offering consumers something very different on the wine-drinking front

Liquid Air on the Highway
Liquid Air on the Highway

The environmental and business case for liquid air commercial vehicles in the UK

Wine Cap Weight Reduction
Wine Cap Weight Reduction

Saving 2 grams od material from every 30x60mm ROPP closure

Plastic packaging produced from greenhouse gases
Plastic packaging produced from greenhouse gases

Dell is using greenhouse gases that would otherwise be sent to the atmosphere to replace materials traditionally made by oil

Sirane Ice-Mat Helps Maintain Condition of Live Seafood
Sirane Ice-Mat Helps Maintain Condition of Live Seafood

Sirane Food Packaging has launched its ‘Ice-Mats’, which release seawater over live seafood during transportation

Nestlé to adopt modular factories
Nestlé to adopt modular factories

Nestlé has created a blueprint for a new type of factory that can be built in half the time of a more traditional one for about 50%-60% of the cost.

Bespoke boxes
Bespoke boxes

Staples has turned to cutting-edge technology to improve its packaging efficiency and reduce waste

Breakfast cereal bag with easy-lock
Breakfast cereal bag with easy-lock

New Flexible Kellogg's Bags Equipped with Easy-Lock by Aplix

LG Smart ThinQ
LG Smart ThinQ

Technology allows users to monitor and control appliances anytime, anywhere with versatile phone apps

Samsung Smart Home
Samsung Smart Home

A single app that makes it possible to connect and control home appliances, TVs and mobile devices

A step-change in light protection for milk in PET bottles
A step-change in light protection for milk in PET bottles

GEA Procomac trials breakthrough White & Safe milk bottle

JAMIX TECHEF Software
JAMIX TECHEF Software

State of the art software solutions for the catering and hospitality markets

Reusable Food Savers - Food Huggers
Reusable Food Savers - Food Huggers

Stretchable silicone covers that prolong the life of cut produce by forming a seal around the cut end of a fruit or vegetable

FreshPaper reduces food spoilage
FreshPaper reduces food spoilage

FreshPaper is a thin organic paper insert that reduces food spoilage

BerryBreeze - slow down food spoilage
BerryBreeze - slow down food spoilage

Battery-operated device that generate ozone (O3) inside the fridge to slow down food spoilage

Improve transportation of products through existing distribution channels
Improve transportation of products through existing distribution channels

Case study: AidPod for life-saving medicines to Children in Remote Villages through Coca-Cola Distribution Channel

Convenience Salad Bowl Gets More Sustainable
Convenience Salad Bowl Gets More Sustainable

Redesign of salad bowl by focusing on sustainability, convenience and economic aspects

Pump trigger that use the last drop
Pump trigger that use the last drop

Technology with a bayonet-style trigger that allows consumers to empty a spray bottle without tilting, shaking or otherwise struggling to use the last drops

Technology allows for up to 24 different designs to be printed simultaneously
Technology allows for up to 24 different designs to be printed simultaneously

Rexam’s patent pending Editions™ technology allows for up to 24 different designs to be printed simultaneously on a single pallet

Anti-fog shrink film protects and presents produce
Anti-fog shrink film protects and presents produce

The new CT-311 shrink film from Sealed Air is touted as the first micro-layered anti-fog film that is also one of the thinnest

Mobile Packaging System
Mobile Packaging System

RMGroup have successfully designed, manufactured the world’s first Mobile Packaging Line

Garden apples, and pears, put to productive food use
Garden apples, and pears, put to productive food use

A Scottish inventor, and industrial chemist, has devised a simple method to produce clear fresh fruit juice from apples or pears in a domestic kitchen.

Active anti-microbial packaging film based on sorbic acid
Active anti-microbial packaging film based on sorbic acid

Fraunhofer Institute has demonstrated the effectiveness of an anti-microbial packaging film using sorbic acid which incorporates a controlled release mechanism

Oxygen scavenger coating material
Oxygen scavenger coating material

Innovative Oxygen scavenger coating for flexible packaging applications

New pouch absorbes moisture to extend product quality and shelf life
New pouch absorbes moisture to extend product quality and shelf life

New packaging incorporating absorbant materials has the capability to extend shelf life of frest cut fruit

Textured packaging solution
Textured packaging solution

A range of textured effects can be achieved using a new varnish surface coating

"Active" lid changes colour to indicate drink temperature
"Active" lid changes colour to indicate drink temperature

Additive embedded in the lid indicates how hot the drink inside the cup is to prevent scalding and recude product waste.

Transparent film that can extend the supply-chain, on-shelf and in-home life of fresh produce and therefore reduce waste
Transparent film that can extend the supply-chain, on-shelf and in-home life of fresh produce and therefore reduce waste

UK flexible packaging producer Ultimate Packaging have created a film working together with Innovia Films UK that can extend the storage/transport, on-shelf and in-home life of fresh produce and therefore help to reduce food waste.

Packaging manufactured from captured CO2 emissions
Packaging manufactured from captured CO2 emissions

Manufacturing packaging from a biodegradable resin manufactured using a blend of polypropylene carbonate (manufactured from captured CO2 emissions) and starch

A 4-sided pouch as a light-weight alternative to large rigid containers
A 4-sided pouch as a light-weight alternative to large rigid containers

A 4-sided pouch that is a light-weight alternative to large rigid containers

A 4-sided pouch that has been blow-moulded into a bottle as a light-weight packaging alternative
A 4-sided pouch that has been blow-moulded into a bottle as a light-weight packaging alternative

By preparing a 4-sided pouch then blow-moulding this into a bottle, a very light-weight packaging solution is achieved

Thinner corrugated fluting for lighter-weight transit packaging
Thinner corrugated fluting for lighter-weight transit packaging

Thinner corrugated fluting helps save money and carbon through lighter-weight transport packaging.

Bespoke printed paper cups reduce airline packaging waste
Bespoke printed paper cups reduce airline packaging waste

A Swedish Airline uses bespoke printed paper cups as an innovative way to reduce inflight food packaging by 50%.

High performance thermoforming machines
High performance thermoforming machines

HIgh performance, high quality thermoforming machines maintain very tight material thickness tolerances and enable reduced material starting gauges.

Reusable packaging system made of plastic and metal protects high value machine parts
Reusable packaging system made of plastic and metal protects high value machine parts

A reusable packaging system that replaces single-use wooden boxes, massively reducing supply chain damage.

Metal strip re-closure system
Metal strip re-closure system

Simple metal strip enables re-sealing of flexible plastic pouch

Simplified "Airless" dispensing system
Simplified "Airless" dispensing system

5 layer co-extrusion creates a "bag in a bottle" to act as an oxygen barrier combined with an innovative simplified dispensing mechanism using far fewer parts than alternative dispenser packs

New "slider" pack closure helps to reduce food waste
New "slider" pack closure helps to reduce food waste

Innovative incorporation of a "slider" seal for dry food product packs

Innovative new solution for transit packaging of fragile items
Innovative new solution for transit packaging of fragile items

Innovative plastic packaging concept protects fragile products in transit with the aid of a patented impact absorbing buffer system

Closed-loop paint pail recycling
Closed-loop paint pail recycling

New Zealand-based paint and packaging manufacturers work together to establish a closed-loop recycling system for paint pails

Light-weighted paint can
Light-weighted paint can

Matching performance to the marketplace facilitates light-weighting of plastic paint can

Light-weight, corrugated cardboard pallets
Light-weight, corrugated cardboard pallets

A corrugated cardboard pallet as a robust but light-weight alternative to traditional wooden pallets

Adoption of coating delivers shelf life extension for sparkling water
Adoption of coating delivers shelf life extension for sparkling water

Technology transfer of silicon dioxide coatings from beer to water reduce packaging weight and extend the shelf life of water in PET bottles

Stackable PET bottles provide many environmental benefits
Stackable PET bottles provide many environmental benefits

Advantages of stackable 500ml and 1litre PET bottles optimise logistics and storage, reduce transit packaging needs and reduce product damage

Micro-cellular foaming technology offers light weighting opportunities for food packaging
Micro-cellular foaming technology offers light weighting opportunities for food packaging

A European packaging manufacturer will be introducing microcellular foamed polypropylene barrier sheets for food packaging to the European market

Food grade lubricants range helps food and beverage companies save energy
Food grade lubricants range helps food and beverage companies save energy

Laboratory tests find that a range of synthetic food grade lubricants improve energy efficiency compared to alternatives on the market.

Innovative shoe packaging solution combines box and bag to save resources
Innovative shoe packaging solution combines box and bag to save resources

A major sportswear company has re-thought the traditional shoe box with an innovative design that saves materials, water and energy.

Anti-slip plastic pallet can help reduce product damage in wet conditions
Anti-slip plastic pallet can help reduce product damage in wet conditions

Innovative bonding process allows anti-slip strips to be added to plastic pallets.

Hand held spectrophotometer checks meat and fish quality in the supply chain
Hand held spectrophotometer checks meat and fish quality in the supply chain

New hand held spectrophotometer could be used to provide insights into meat and fish product quality deterioration in the supply chain.

New sensor based on carbon nanotube technology could provide low cost ethylene monitoring solution
New sensor based on carbon nanotube technology could provide low cost ethylene monitoring solution

US researchers have developed an ethylene sensor which when combined with an RFID tag could reduce waste in the supply chain for fresh produce.

New process enables 20% reduction in hot fill PET container weights
New process enables 20% reduction in hot fill PET container weights

Innovative process enables PET bottle lightweighting for hot fill beverages and liquid foods

Electro-conductive packaging and high speed freezing aid shelf life and product quality
Electro-conductive packaging and high speed freezing aid shelf life and product quality

Ultra fresh freezing system utilises rapid freezing and high electric potential to reduce the size of ice crystals which form in the food.

New barcode for individual items could prevent food waste
New barcode for individual items could prevent food waste

New ultra small barcode which enables individual fruit and vegetable items to be identified could help to prevent food waste.

Inventory management system could reduce food waste in stores
Inventory management system could reduce food waste in stores

Software company trials new inventory management software which has the capability to improve store ordering processes to reduce perishable food wastage.

Mobile phone app aids food safety and prevents food waste
Mobile phone app aids food safety and prevents food waste

Australian government launches a mobile phone app which lists all food product recalls in real time.

Software ensures resource efficient use of ingredients in sausage production operations
Software ensures resource efficient use of ingredients in sausage production operations

Software integrates with sensitive scales to enable the precise weighing of sausage meat to maximise efficiency in production facilities

Innovative microwave treatment prolongs shelf life of foodstuffs by eradicating mould spores
Innovative microwave treatment prolongs shelf life of foodstuffs by eradicating mould spores

Uniform microwaving of products could significantly extend shelf life thereby reducing food spoilage and subsequent wastage.

New process to produce shelf stable wholegrain flour for use in cookies and snacks
New process to produce shelf stable wholegrain flour for use in cookies and snacks

Due to less grinding, resulting in a product has longer shelf life and contains less of the enzyme which causes rancidity in bread products.

Paper bottle with easily separable film liner help consumers to recycle
Paper bottle with easily separable film liner help consumers to recycle

Rigid fibre bottle can be recycled with paper packaging and plastic film liner can be recycled where facilities exist.

New resin offers processing energy benefits
New resin offers processing energy benefits

Pellets can be dried and processed at lower temperatures compared to other PET resins

Light-weight, recyclable, mono-material tray for meat and poultry
Light-weight, recyclable, mono-material tray for meat and poultry

Transparent, food-contact approved sealant eliminate the need for laminated PE base film

New label adhesive aids PET recycling
New label adhesive aids PET recycling

Testing demonstrates that adhesive dissolves in PET flake caustic wash without clumps or stickies.

Dual-compartment packaging extends shelf life for meat products
Dual-compartment packaging extends shelf life for meat products

Dual-compartment vacuum packaging system creates the optimal conditions for maturing meat products

Deck baking oven delivers energy savings
Deck baking oven delivers energy savings

New burner controls make bakery energy savings possible.

Energy efficient chocolate enrober
Energy efficient chocolate enrober

Process innovation delivers energy savings in excess of 50%.

Novel enzymes delay cake staling
Novel enzymes delay cake staling

Enzymes act as a softener to prolong the shelf life of cakes.

New film extends shelf life of fresh produce
New film extends shelf life of fresh produce

Transparent, breathable biofilm helps maintain product quality for longer.

Edible coatings can extend significantly the shelf life of fruit and vegetables
Edible coatings can extend significantly the shelf life of fruit and vegetables

Trials using a range of edible coatings demonstrate long shelf life extension for a various whole and minimally processed fruit and vegetables.

New method to ripen fruit on the move
New method to ripen fruit on the move

Successful adoption could reduce reliance on large ripening rooms and associated infrastructure.

Breakthrough active packaging extends the shelf life of fresh produce
Breakthrough active packaging extends the shelf life of fresh produce

Novel technology incorporates ethylene absorbers into corrugated board to slow the ripening process.

New x-ray irradiation technique boosts shelf life
New x-ray irradiation technique boosts shelf life

Research work finds that ionising irradiation technique is more effective and reduces the risk of recontamination when compared to other processes.

Edible coatings extend the shelf life of strawberries
Edible coatings extend the shelf life of strawberries

Research work finds that edible starch-based coatings can significantly extend shelf life of strawberries.

Beverage can made from 100% recycled aluminium under development
Beverage can made from 100% recycled aluminium under development

Technology transfer from automotive to packaging sector could see first 100% recycled content can.

Coating prevents biofouling on food processing machinery
Coating prevents biofouling on food processing machinery

Novel coating keeps machinery sanitized and prevents contamination that can reduce product shelf life.

Innovative preform manufacturing technology supports PET bottle light-weighting
Innovative preform manufacturing technology supports PET bottle light-weighting

Innovative preblow process during demoulding allows greater influence to be exterted over container wall thickness and material build-up.

Diagonal fluting reduces corrugated box converting process waste and improves properties
Diagonal fluting reduces corrugated box converting process waste and improves properties

Turning the orientation of the cuts reduces process waste by significantly improving the layout, whilst also delivering a stronger box.

New stock-monitoring and forecasting system targets food and beverage manufacturers
New stock-monitoring and forecasting system targets food and beverage manufacturers

“Micro vertical” package of popular enterprise resource planning system can help food and beverage manufacturers manage inventory and potentially reduce waste.

Light weight packaging film for fresh and dairy applications
Light weight packaging film for fresh and dairy applications

New materials for flow packs and lidding applications are an alternative to OPA/PE films and OPET/PE films.

New process extends shelf life of chilled foods and saves energy
New process extends shelf life of chilled foods and saves energy

Research project develops a gentler heating process which achieves extended shelf life of chilled foods whilst reducing processing energy.

High pressure process significantly extends shelf life of foods
High pressure process significantly extends shelf life of foods

High pressure process (HPP) improves product shelf life whilst maintaining structure, texture and taste.

Insert for extending the shelf life of packaged food
Insert for extending the shelf life of packaged food

Living mycelium tablet could extend shelf life of packaged food, especially fruit and vegetables.

New adhesive technology could enable improved packaging reseal
New adhesive technology could enable improved packaging reseal

Research into an advanced silicone rubber could significantly improve resealability of packaging to reduce food waste in the home.

Light-weight films for meat, poultry and fish
Light-weight films for meat, poultry and fish

Light-weight lock seal and peelable lidding films for use with PP trays for meat, poultry and fish.

Clear, mono-layer food tray for improved recyclability
Clear, mono-layer food tray for improved recyclability

Monolayer MAPET food trays with better potential to be sorted and recycled.

Reusable shipping box
Reusable shipping box

Canadian trial for business to business office stationary deliveries demonstrates considerable material savings.

Flexible packaging for motor oil saves materials
Flexible packaging for motor oil saves materials

Innovative use of flexible packaging delivers packaging reduction for a demanding product category.

High barrier plastic food container
High barrier plastic food container

Plastic food pot offers very long shelf life for many types of convenience food.

New packaging aids shelf life extention for brassicas
New packaging aids shelf life extention for brassicas

Packaging controls CO2 and O2 levels in respopnse to ambient temperature to extend shelf life of packed brassicas

New pack significantly extends the shelf life of bananas
New pack significantly extends the shelf life of bananas

Two-part pack reduces the amount of oxygen around the product whilst promoting the level of CO2.

Antibacterial protein has potential to increase food safety and extend shelf life
Antibacterial protein has potential to increase food safety and extend shelf life

Antibacterial proteins may have application as a food additive or as a barrier in food packaging.

Coreless stretch film
Coreless stretch film

Coreless stretch film for hand wrapping applications.

Net films for palletisation applications
Net films for palletisation applications

Innovative stretch film manufactured with pre-formed holes reduces packaging material consumption

Hemmed edges improve stretch film performance
Hemmed edges improve stretch film performance

New stretch film with "hemmed" edges prevents film waste during hand wrapping operations.

Light-weight machine stretch wrap
Light-weight machine stretch wrap

New resin formula enables light-weighting of machine stretch wrap

High pressure air drying system significantly reduces energy use for beverage canning line
High pressure air drying system significantly reduces energy use for beverage canning line

High pressure air drying system shears water from the surface of drinks cans rather than evaporating it off.

Stretch film monitor optimises film use
Stretch film monitor optimises film use

Monitoring system for use in machine wrapping operations optimises film use

Single layer packaged food tray aids recyclablity
Single layer packaged food tray aids recyclablity

Single material food packaging removes barriers to recycling of the packaging

Researchers turn food waste into bioplastics
Researchers turn food waste into bioplastics

Food waste converted into succinic acid for use in plastics production

Waste water treatment system delivers significant process water savings
Waste water treatment system delivers significant process water savings

Multi-barrier system produces high quality water for reuse in washing and clean-in-place activities.

Returnable tray for distribution of beverages cuts packaging waste
Returnable tray for distribution of beverages cuts packaging waste

New, returnable multi-purpose plastic tray can be used for storage, transportation and in-store display of beverages.

Reusable glass bottle stabilisation system
Reusable glass bottle stabilisation system

Two-part reusable system provides improved stabilisation for glass bottle stacks in transit

Mobile platforms enable transport vehicles to carry additional pallets
Mobile platforms enable transport vehicles to carry additional pallets

Collapsable frames enable non-stackable loads to be doubled up in transit.

Plastic shield prolongs wooden pallet life by reducing fork lift damage
Plastic shield prolongs wooden pallet life by reducing fork lift damage

Innovative plastic shield protects wooden pallets from fork lift damage and reduces product damage from strapping.

New software helps to reduce packaging
New software helps to reduce packaging

Software tools enables deatailed compression load modelling so that packaging can be optimised

Reusable heavy duty logistics strap
Reusable heavy duty logistics strap

Heavy duty strap offers a reusable alternative to traditional single-use banding or stretch wrapping of loads.

Flexible paint pouch
Flexible paint pouch

Major paint manufacturer introduces 2.5 Litre flexible pouches to reduce packaging.

New polypropylene grade with superior performance characteristics
New polypropylene grade with superior performance characteristics

New polypropylene (PP) delivers downgauging and energy reduction during production of light-weight hinged closures.

Light-weight aluminium laminate for use in flexible tube manufacturing
Light-weight aluminium laminate for use in flexible tube manufacturing

New light-weighted aluminium laminate offers significant material savings over existing materials.

Aluminium foil can lid delivers packaging material savings
Aluminium foil can lid delivers packaging material savings

Aluminium foil seal for use on steel cans for dried foods reduces packaging material use and associated CO2 emissions.

Light-weight 5 litre blow moulded HDPE container
Light-weight 5 litre blow moulded HDPE container

Clever design enables significant packaging reduction.

Ultralight box liner film
Ultralight box liner film

New film allows significant downgauging of box liner material.

Microlayer technology delivers light-weight stretch film
Microlayer technology delivers light-weight stretch film

Microlayer layer film enables stretch film material savings

Adding bubbles to PET facilitates light-weighting
Adding bubbles to PET facilitates light-weighting

Microcellular technology greatly reduces the materials use for plastic packaging solutions such as thermoformed trays.

Innovative packaging and display system significantly reduce transit packaging requirements
Innovative packaging and display system significantly reduce transit packaging requirements

New packaging that is Ready to Ship, Ready to Display and Ready to Sell maximizes operational efficiency of products by reducing touch points and eliminating waste.

Soft flexible case dividers as an alternative to corrugated dividers
Soft flexible case dividers as an alternative to corrugated dividers

New range of case dividers offers a light-weight, space efficient alternative to bulky die-cut corrugated dividers.

Foil liner eliminated from paperboard barrier containers
Foil liner eliminated from paperboard barrier containers

New sealing process reduces pack weight and improves recyclability by eliminating the need for the foil sealing layer in paperboard barrier containers.

Innovative refillable pouch system
Innovative refillable pouch system

Refillable pouch system reduces packaging waste.

Nested bundle shrink wrap process reduces packaging and improves shipping efficiency
Nested bundle shrink wrap process reduces packaging and improves shipping efficiency

Purposefully off-setting bottles or cans in the shrink bundle allows trays and pads can be eliminated.

Release liner products incorporating recycled post-consumer fibre
Release liner products incorporating recycled post-consumer fibre

New range of release liner paper products manufactured from a combination of recycled fibre and FSC certified virgin fibre.

Pressure sensitive film labels compatible with recycling of PET bottles
Pressure sensitive film labels compatible with recycling of PET bottles

New materials ensure there is an environmentally compatible solution for labeling PET bottles with pressure sensitive materials.

New label liner offers environmental benefits throughout the supply chain
New label liner offers environmental benefits throughout the supply chain

Reduced gauge and unique process reduce material use and waste production whilst improving transport efficiency and eliminating web breaks.

Totally removable in-mould label offers increased potential to recycle polypropylene packaging
Totally removable in-mould label offers increased potential to recycle polypropylene packaging

New label can be applied in-mould with no impact on the manufacturing process and promotes recycling of plastic packaging waste.

Label reduces the amount of CO2 released at the point of incineration
Label reduces the amount of CO2 released at the point of incineration

Adhesive additive reduces the amount of CO2 released by 20 percent when labels are incinerated at end of life.

Lighter weight flexo printing plates
Lighter weight flexo printing plates

Prining plates for corrugated shipping containers manufactured by new process are 80% lighter than existing plates

Ultra-thin, recyclable polypropylene liner for paper-faced labels
Ultra-thin, recyclable polypropylene liner for paper-faced labels

Microliner construction enables 30 percent more labels per roll compared to labels carried on a 2.5 mil Kraft liner.

Continuous radio-frequency heating for pasteurization and sterilization
Continuous radio-frequency heating for pasteurization and sterilization

A new radio-frequency pasteurization process which could significantly reduce energy requirements.

Innovative active film prolongs meat freshness and reduces packaging impacts
Innovative active film prolongs meat freshness and reduces packaging impacts

Additive in the contact layer of the wrapping film maintains appearance of meat products.

First 100% recycled label stock available
First 100% recycled label stock available

High quality 100% recycled label stock for the packaging market is available for the first time.

Improved mild preservation technique significantly extends fruit juice shelf life
Improved mild preservation technique significantly extends fruit juice shelf life

A breakthrough in mild preservation technology for pumpable liquid foods and beverages destroys spoilage bacteria without loss of quality.

New pasta dryer design delivers significant energy savings
New pasta dryer design delivers significant energy savings

Award winning pasta dryer design reduces thermal energy, cooling energy and electrical energy requirements.

Temperature controlled wine shipping case
Temperature controlled wine shipping case

Innovative shipping case enables wine to be delivered at constant temperature during summer months.

Improved film seal reduces wastage
Improved film seal reduces wastage

Innovative resin blend creates a highly effective seal at low temperatures, eliminating leaks and reducing food waste.

New barrier film delivers high gas barrier properties for packaging dry food products
New barrier film delivers high gas barrier properties for packaging dry food products

New oxygen barrier film for use in modified atmosphere flexible pouches extends shelf-life of dry food products

Fridge filter helps reduce food waste in the home
Fridge filter helps reduce food waste in the home

Commercial refrigerator filter technology has been adapted for domestic use to provide a filter which reduces food spoilage in the fridge at home

New microwave sterilisation technique has potential to extend shelf life
New microwave sterilisation technique has potential to extend shelf life

A rapid sterilisation technique for the shelf stable food industry being tested in the US is expected to deliver improved food quality and longer shelf life.

Avocado ripeness grading reduces food waste
Avocado ripeness grading reduces food waste

ASDA stores in the UK use a ripeness grading technology combined with a traffic light system to reduce food waste.

Smart labels indicate product shelf life
Smart labels indicate product shelf life

Innovative labels change colour to inform consumers of product shelf life.

Hybrid plated-tubular heat exchanger delivers significant energy savings
Hybrid plated-tubular heat exchanger delivers significant energy savings

The fusion heat exchanger combines the open flow of tubular heat exchangers with the energy efficiency of plated heat exchangers.

Precision temperature control equipment saves energy in food processing
Precision temperature control equipment saves energy in food processing

A new temperature controller offers improved energy efficiency in food processing and packaging operations.

Dry running conveyor systems save water in beverage processing operations
Dry running conveyor systems save water in beverage processing operations

An innovative low friction conveyor system eliminates soap and water lubrication in beverage operations

Ethylene remover with superior adsorption performance
Ethylene remover with superior adsorption performance

A patented ethylene remover extends the shelf life of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Less waste with new bakery sales prediction tool
Less waste with new bakery sales prediction tool

A new technology for retail bakers can improve shop sales predictions, thereby reducing wastage and improving ordering.

New technology to track supply chain temperature
New technology to track supply chain temperature

A barcode that can be scanned by a mobile phone will allow food processors to monitor product temperature throughout the supply chain.

New technology could produce pectin from food process waste
New technology could produce pectin from food process waste

A new microwave based technology could generate valuable food ingredients from manufacturing residues.

Stabilisation adhesive eliminates the need for stretch wrap
Stabilisation adhesive eliminates the need for stretch wrap

High shear strength adhesive applied to collated loads eliminates the need for pallet stretch wrap and other stabilisation aids.

Dye technology for measuring oxygen in sealed packages
Dye technology for measuring oxygen in sealed packages

Dye incorporated in packaging film can indicate oxygen levels without the need for destructive testing.

Active oxygen scavenging film
Active oxygen scavenging film

Active oxygen scavenging film enables sensitive products to be offered in pouch packs

Temperature dependent permeable film
Temperature dependent permeable film

Innovative film regulates humidity and permeability to extend shelf life.

Waste steam recovery system for retorts
Waste steam recovery system for retorts

System captures and reuses waste steam from retort purging process to increase energy efficiency and save water.

Light-weight 2 litre PET drinks container
Light-weight 2 litre PET drinks container

A 2 litre PET drinks container has been repeatedly developed in order to achieve a very light-weight design with excellent consumer and recycling benefits.

Improved oxygen and moisture barrier performance from nanocomposite coating
Improved oxygen and moisture barrier performance from nanocomposite coating

A water-based nanocomposite coating for flexible packaging provides high oxygen barrier over a wide range of relative humidity (RH).

Biogas generated from fat containing waste streams
Biogas generated from fat containing waste streams

Bio-digester produces energy from fat-containing waste water.

New technology to extract water from potatoes for reuse
New technology to extract water from potatoes for reuse

New technology to extract water from potatoes for reuse in the cooking process.

Data capture system consolidates data from mutliple checkweighers
Data capture system consolidates data from mutliple checkweighers

A system that consolidates data from every pack weighed on up to 100 checkweighers into a single database

Software improves control of the packaging operation
Software improves control of the packaging operation

The Industry Application for Packaging 1.0 provides visibility into packaging losses, variation and problems

Innovative packaging materials from farm to fork
Innovative packaging materials from farm to fork

A research project which aims to develop antimicrobial and intelligent packaging materials

Reusable RFID tags facilitate temperature monitoring of goods in transit
Reusable RFID tags facilitate temperature monitoring of goods in transit

Innovative use of RFID tags to record product temperatures during transit

Active tags mirror product decay cycle
Active tags mirror product decay cycle

Innovative tags match time and temperature against product specific criteria and give a clear visual indication of remaining product life

Innovative barrier technology
Innovative barrier technology

Oxygen barrier technology for use in plastic drinks bottles

Active paper packaging extends life of fruit and vegetables
Active paper packaging extends life of fruit and vegetables

Innovative use of natural plant extracts to extend shelf life of fruit and vegetables.

Active microlayer technique extends the barrier properties of food packaging
Active microlayer technique extends the barrier properties of food packaging

A new technique combines the concepts of active packaging and microlayer extrusion to deliver significantly longer shelf-life

Packaging film extends the shelf-life of fresh produce
Packaging film extends the shelf-life of fresh produce

A unique film allows gases produced by fruit and vegetables to escape via a controlled filter system

Packaging materials from olive mill waste waters
Packaging materials from olive mill waste waters

An EU-funded project aims to improve resource efficiency in the olive oil processing sector by developing novel bioplastics from olive mill wastewater

Single chip sensor to monitor ethylene in the fruit supply chain
Single chip sensor to monitor ethylene in the fruit supply chain

A miniature and cost effective ethylene sensor has the potential to significantly reduce waste in the fruit supply chain

Research project seeks to extend product shelf life with new packaging materials
Research project seeks to extend product shelf life with new packaging materials

An EU-funded project will develop new copolymers and active packaging solutions for modified atmosphere and stretch wrap packaging

Novel dairy waste treatment process
Novel dairy waste treatment process

Microbial fuel cell technology could offer a more effective and lower cost alternative to anaerobic digestion for dairy process waste streams

Linear weigher is more efficient than conventional circular systems
Linear weigher is more efficient than conventional circular systems

An automated linear weighing machine is introduced that can weigh products with brittle shells at higher speeds and with fewer breakages compared to conventional circular systems

Light-weight easy-open can end
Light-weight easy-open can end

Light-weight can end is around 10% lighter than its predecessor and improves openability

Heat sterilisation system dramatically reduces sterilisation times
Heat sterilisation system dramatically reduces sterilisation times

First industry scale version of a heat sterilisation system that rapidly shakes products to result in reduced processing time and improved food quality

Insulated packaging made from natural and sustainable wool fibres
Insulated packaging made from natural and sustainable wool fibres

Product insulation and protection from natural and sustainable wool fibres for temperature sensitive products

Downguaged shrink film
Downguaged shrink film

This thin shrink film offers all the protection and performance of a conventional shrink film

Light-weight aluminium bottles and cans
Light-weight aluminium bottles and cans

Innovative "Coil2Can" technology for manufacturing 30 to 40% lighter aluminium beverage bottles and cans

Light-weight recyclable closure for UHT milk cartons
Light-weight recyclable closure for UHT milk cartons

New light-weight, recyclable closure for its slimline UHT milk cartons

Direct extrusion PET process
Direct extrusion PET process

Direct extrusion PET process produces high clarity PET with tight thickness tolerances.

Modified atmosphere and humidity combined to extend shelf life of fruit and vegetables
Modified atmosphere and humidity combined to extend shelf life of fruit and vegetables

Innovative modified atmosphere packaging combined with humidity control inhibit decay and extend shelf life in a wide range of fruit and vegetables

Elimination of aluminium sealing layers for tubs
Elimination of aluminium sealing layers for tubs

Packaging simplification reduces materials use, enhances food safety and increases recyclability

Active internal coating for light-weighted cans
Active internal coating for light-weighted cans

Highly flexible internal coating developed for use in light-weighted cans

Edible or dissolvable packaging film
Edible or dissolvable packaging film

New packaging film is water soluble and edible

Cross-regional initiative to cut energy consumption in cooling refrigeration technology
Cross-regional initiative to cut energy consumption in cooling refrigeration technology

An EU-funded project aims to improve the energy efficiency of cooling plants in the food and drink sector

Innovative scheme for hard-to-recycle consumer packaging
Innovative scheme for hard-to-recycle consumer packaging

An innovative scheme allows consumers to post other hard-to-recycle packaging such as biscuit wrappers to be recycled into every day goods

Light-weight closure for carbonated soft drinks
Light-weight closure for carbonated soft drinks

An improved closure for short-height carbonated soft drinks bottles delivers material savings compared to existing designs

Enhanced clear barrier film performs comparable to foil-based laminates
Enhanced clear barrier film performs comparable to foil-based laminates

Clear barrier film delivers barrier performance comparable to foil-based laminates

New PET barrier material
New PET barrier material

Multilayer PET for films for thermoforming with superior oxygen barrier

A hermetic dispensing closure for shelf-stable liquids
A hermetic dispensing closure for shelf-stable liquids

Closure incorporates a silicone valve which ensures that an hermetic seal is achieved after each dispensing

Oxygen scavenging system uses a highly reactive oxygen absorbing compound
Oxygen scavenging system uses a highly reactive oxygen absorbing compound

An oxygen scavenging system using a highly reactive oxygen absorbing compound

Biodiesel from bovine fat
Biodiesel from bovine fat

Biodiesel can be produced from the solid waste from meat processing facilities with a similar performance to other biodiesels.

Self adhesive time temperature indicator label
Self adhesive time temperature indicator label

Self adhesive indicator that needs no batteries which, when activated monitors cumulative time a product has been exposed to temperatures above prescribed ideals.

Antimicrobial packaging coatings to extend shelf life
Antimicrobial packaging coatings to extend shelf life

A materials sciences company and a packaging manufacturer are collaborating to develop a series of tailored antimicrobial coatings

Packaging materials made from fruit juice wastewaters will extend the shelf life of fruit juices
Packaging materials made from fruit juice wastewaters will extend the shelf life of fruit juices

An EU-funded project aims to improve resource efficiency in the fruit juice sector by developing novel and functional bioplastics from processing wastewater

Reseal system maintains quality of fresh produce and dairy products
Reseal system maintains quality of fresh produce and dairy products

An easy reseal system has been introduced for flexible packaging that can be used by the consumer to prevent product dehydration or contamination from other foodstuffs

Packaging solution extends shelf life of fresh-cut produce and improves shipping efficiency
Packaging solution extends shelf life of fresh-cut produce and improves shipping efficiency

A packaging solution has been launched which extends the shelf life of cut produce whilst also improving shipping and storage density

All natural food preservatives
All natural food preservatives

All natural food safety and shelf life enhancing products, in liquid or powder form, provide an alternative to chemically based food sanitizers and preservatives

Low carbon food tray
Low carbon food tray

Packaging manufacturer develops a range of low carbon food trays in response to industry concerns

Innovative bottle production
Innovative bottle production

New “Roll ‘n’ Blow” method of producing thermoformed bottles saves materials and energy

Easily recyclable ready meal packaging
Easily recyclable ready meal packaging

A ready-folded cardboard carton lined with an easily removable film to improve recyclability

Recyclable ready meal food tray
Recyclable ready meal food tray

This cardboard ready meal food tray has a thin film coating which can be easily peeled away to improve recyclabilty

Innovative thin wall packaging as a light-weight alternative to thermoformed pots
Innovative thin wall packaging as a light-weight alternative to thermoformed pots

Up to 30% lighter than conventional thermoformed pots for dairy products, salads and yellow fats

Filling system equipment for alcoholic beverages delivers energy and water savings
Filling system equipment for alcoholic beverages delivers energy and water savings

Torque drive systems and modularised vacuum pumps cut water and energy use for glass filling

New copolymer for food contact applications
New copolymer for food contact applications

New copolymer has excellent processing characteristics which can reduce the C02 impact of processing

Food tray delivers improved shelf-life and product protection
Food tray delivers improved shelf-life and product protection

An innovative film seals to all surfaces of a food tray, tightly covering the entire contents and excludes oxygen

Light weight paper pallets
Light weight paper pallets

Lightweight pallets manufactured from recycled paper as a low carbon alternative to wooden pallets

Light weight plastic pallet
Light weight plastic pallet

Light weight nestable plastic pallets

Adhesive applied to collated loads eliminates the need for stretchwrapping pallets
Adhesive applied to collated loads eliminates the need for stretchwrapping pallets

An adhesive with high shear strength which can be applied to product packs in liquid form in order to stabilise palletised loads as an alternative to stretchwrap

Resealable closure for sparkling wine
Resealable closure for sparkling wine

Simple closure enables sparkling wines to be resealed retaining pressure and maintaining bubbles

Corrugated cable reels reduce weight and improve recyclability
Corrugated cable reels reduce weight and improve recyclability

Innovative corrugated cardboard pack to replace plastic cable reels

Recycled and lightweighted aluminium aerosol cans
Recycled and lightweighted aluminium aerosol cans

A manufacturer has developed a process to enable recycled aluminium to be reused to form light weight aerosol cans

Lightweight paper foam material
Lightweight paper foam material

A new material made from a mix of cellulose and starch could have applications as a lightweight and insulating packaging material

Cardboard packaging to fit parcels of any shape
Cardboard packaging to fit parcels of any shape

A conceptual packaging design that allows a sheet of corrugated board to conform to any product shape

Multi-layer plastic food packaging offers extended shelf-life
Multi-layer plastic food packaging offers extended shelf-life

Plastic packaging incorporating a barrier foil between injected the layers of plastic could deliver a shelf-life benefit comparable to metal or glass

Pathogen inactivating plasma can lead to increased shelf-life
Pathogen inactivating plasma can lead to increased shelf-life

A research project is developing a novel continuous in-pack decontamination system for fresh fruit and vegetables

Ultra light weight PET 330 ml container
Ultra light weight PET 330 ml container

Featherweight 330ml PET container, weighing in at just 4.4g

An alternative to plastic foam packaging made from agricultural crop waste bonded together with mushroom “roots”
An alternative to plastic foam packaging made from agricultural crop waste bonded together with mushroom “roots”

Innovative use of agricultural waste bound together with mushroom mycelium to form an alternative to foam packaging materials

A tight wrap bundling system to reduce waste packaging
A tight wrap bundling system to reduce waste packaging

Innovative packing machine uses mechanical tension to bundle paper and plastic bags using less wrap than existing machines.

Rigid paper can for oils
Rigid paper can for oils

Paper "can" developed as an alternative to metal for packing oil based products.

Aseptic carton with reduced carbon footprint
Aseptic carton with reduced carbon footprint

An aseptic carton pack for liquid food with a new composite structure for a reduced carbon footprint

Unique modified atmosphere pack designed for fruits and vegetables
Unique modified atmosphere pack designed for fruits and vegetables

A MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) system capable of extending the post harvest life of certain fruits and vegetables

Light-weight flexible pack for liquid food
Light-weight flexible pack for liquid food

Light-weight 1 litre pack made from chalk filled PE/PP, weighs just 16g

Temperature sensitive metal based time temperature indicator
Temperature sensitive metal based time temperature indicator

A metal based time temperature indicator developed for temperature sensitive products in the pharmaceutical and medical industries

Lightweight Headstand Valve Caps
Lightweight Headstand Valve Caps

Manufacturer has developed a lightweight headstand cap using minimal amounts of polymer.

Innovative use of enzymes to improve bread quality and increase shelf life
Innovative use of enzymes to improve bread quality and increase shelf life

Using enzymes to improve quality and prolong shelf life of baked products

New Films made from Post Consumer Waste recycled bottles.
New Films made from Post Consumer Waste recycled bottles.

Mono and multi-layer polyester (PET) food packaging films and laminated films made from post consumer recycled PET.

First in-line automated ultrasonic film-sleeving technology for ready meals
First in-line automated ultrasonic film-sleeving technology for ready meals

This new packaging technology is an alternative to ready meal card sleeves or labels which reduces costs, minimises waste and increases productivity.

Lightweight HDPE milk bottle
Lightweight HDPE milk bottle

Design innovation enables lightweighting of HDPE milk bottles by up to a fifth of their original weight

RFID enabled loggers can reduce waste by optimising the supply chain for temperature-sensitive products
RFID enabled loggers can reduce waste by optimising the supply chain for temperature-sensitive products

Programmable temperature loggers can provide a complete profile of the temperature regime during cold chain storage and transit, thereby enabling continuous improvement

Labels with integrated USB port make time-temperature monitoring simpler and more cost effective
Labels with integrated USB port make time-temperature monitoring simpler and more cost effective

A new time-temperature label which can be plugged into a computer's USB port eliminates the need for readers or proprietary download software, making supply chain monitoring simpler

Stretchable aluminium foil offers light weighting opportunities for confectionary wraps and lidding materials
Stretchable aluminium foil offers light weighting opportunities for confectionary wraps and lidding materials

A laminated structure consisting of a 3 micron reverse printed BOPP film laminated with a 6.5 micron aluminium foil can be used to significantly reduce the material resources required for wrapping chocolate figurines, tablets and dairy products and for lidding materials.

Date Mate Labels
Date Mate Labels

A labelling system that allows customers to easily monitor the remaining shelf life of food products once opened.

Early detection of poultry spoilage
Early detection of poultry spoilage

New technique identifies low volatility compounds that are present early in the decay process

New process for coating paper with anti-microbial silver nanoparticles
New process for coating paper with anti-microbial silver nanoparticles

A simple one-step process for coating paper with anti-microbial colloidal silver nanoparticles which could be scaled up to meet industrial requirements.

Flexible water bottle reduces packaging
Flexible water bottle reduces packaging

DolphinSmartpack is a flexible, light-weight pack for water.

Nanoparticles of purified powdered zinc oxide could be used against pathogens
Nanoparticles of purified powdered zinc oxide could be used against pathogens

Research suggests that using nanoparticles of powdered ZnO bound within plastic film could improve the protection of fresh produce.

Active packaging based on cyclodextrin inclusion
Active packaging based on cyclodextrin inclusion

Research in China into the use of cyclodextrin in active packaging for meat

Modified atmosphere packaging using micro-hole film
Modified atmosphere packaging using micro-hole film

Research in China to improve the design of method for modified atmosphere packaging using micro-hole film.

Modelling the crustless bread baking process
Modelling the crustless bread baking process

Better understanding of bread baking through modelling could help the production of crustless bread, reducing food waste in the home.

Cold plasma technology could eliminate mould on soft fruit
Cold plasma technology could eliminate mould on soft fruit

Cold plasma technology can extend shelf-life by killing micro-organisms and sterilising surfaces.

"Snip and slide" Flow-wrap cuts meat packaging
"Snip and slide" Flow-wrap cuts meat packaging

A flow-wrap packaging solution for minced and diced meat from Waitrose that has cut packaging use and delivered consumer benefits

Range rationalisation reduces waste
Range rationalisation reduces waste

Unilever demonstrates how range rationalisation can significantly reduce product and packaging waste

Refillable bottle washing process saves water and energy
Refillable bottle washing process saves water and energy

Bottleguard can reduce bottle wear, ensure water and energy savings, and cut waste disposal costs for beverage manufacturers

New ingredients to enhance quality and shelf life of dairy products
New ingredients to enhance quality and shelf life of dairy products

Premium Ingredients SL have launched two ingredients to enhance the texture and shelf life of UHT milk and cheese.

Synthetic labelling adhesives for glass bottle labelling
Synthetic labelling adhesives for glass bottle labelling

German manufacturer Henkel has developed a new range of high performance synthetic adhesives for glass bottle labelling.

Recycled HDPE strapping guards edges and corners of palletised loads
Recycled HDPE strapping guards edges and corners of palletised loads

ECOGUARD™ strapping is made using completely recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Paper-based protective packaging
Paper-based protective packaging

NaturePlank™ honeycomb protective packaging offers strength and weight reduction

High pressure processing technology doubles the shelf life of beef burgers
High pressure processing technology doubles the shelf life of beef burgers

Cargill's Fressure beef burgers use high pressure processing technology to improve shelf life.

Protective packaging for bakery products
Protective packaging for bakery products

Linpac has launched a new transport tray for bakery goods which reduces the risk of damage and storage issues during transit.

Poultry plant converts to recyclable, wax-alternative boxes for modified atmosphere wholesale packaging
Poultry plant converts to recyclable, wax-alternative boxes for modified atmosphere wholesale packaging

Successful trials increase recyclability and save water by replacement of non-recyclable boards and ice packaging.

Bagmaker inserter provides savings up to 30% on packaging material
Bagmaker inserter provides savings up to 30% on packaging material

The Flexim-21 bagmaker inserter provides savings of up to 30% on packaging material by converting rolls of PE film into made-to-measure bags.

Self-locking pouch eliminates closure and straw and prevents spillage
Self-locking pouch eliminates closure and straw and prevents spillage

The Eclipse pouch relies on a self-locking valve that allows the consumer to drink and then put the pack down without risk of spilling any content.

Propellant free spray can
Propellant free spray can

A propellant free spray can that is recyclable and leaves less residual material in the container

Paper-based packaging solution to deliver premium chilled goods
Paper-based packaging solution to deliver premium chilled goods

Amcor Broccoli ChillFresh™ Pack delivers high performance and is moisture and scuff resistant.

Recloseable chocolate block packaging that is recyclable
Recloseable chocolate block packaging that is recyclable

The Australian Cadbury packaging is recyclable, easy to open and re-sealable to help maintain freshness of the chocolate.

Pre-stretched food packaging film
Pre-stretched food packaging film

STC Lite pre-stretched film uses less material for food packaging and improves transport and storage efficiency.

Compact and energy efficient intelligent conveyors
Compact and energy efficient intelligent conveyors

FlexLink conveyor systems allow high line capacity and reduced power consumption

Reducing product losses in UHT dairy production
Reducing product losses in UHT dairy production

Tetra Pak has launched a new direct heating unit for UHT dairy production which significantly cuts product losses

Waterless pipe cleaning technology for beverages and dairy manufacturers
Waterless pipe cleaning technology for beverages and dairy manufacturers

New impetus for a novel technology that uses air instead of water and cleaning agents to clean process pipe work

Thermoformable paper as an alternative to plastic
Thermoformable paper as an alternative to plastic

FibreForm - a stretchable, thermoformable paper targeted at food packaging applications

Transparent pouches reduce packaging for ready meals
Transparent pouches reduce packaging for ready meals

Asda’s Fresh Tastes range is packed in a transparent stand-up pouch to reduce packaging

Redesign delivers vitamin supplement packaging weight elimination
Redesign delivers vitamin supplement packaging weight elimination

GlaxoSmithKline case study demonstrates how pack redesign can deliver significant packaging material savings

A trigger spray bottle with concentrated pod refill system
A trigger spray bottle with concentrated pod refill system

A refillable household cleaning product, featuring a a trigger spray bottle with a built-in measuring system and pod of concentrate. To use, flip the product upside down, squeeze the pod until the measurement cup is full, and add water

Nested beverage containers
Nested beverage containers

Krones Variopac machine nests containers to deliver pallet efficiency

A trigger spray bottle with concentrated cartridge refill system
A trigger spray bottle with concentrated cartridge refill system

A new reusable household cleaning product, featuring a a trigger spray bottle which can be reloaded with a cartridge of concentrate. To use, fill the bottle with water, insert the cartridge and screw on the trigger

Neckless laminate tube reduces packaging weight
Neckless laminate tube reduces packaging weight

This single dose neckless laminate tube weighs 50% less than an equivalent convential tube

Locking out micro-oxygen to improve food preservation
Locking out micro-oxygen to improve food preservation

Research is working towards the goal of establishing the commercial viability of investing in micro-oxygen processing and filling to extend shelf-life

Eliminating the cardboard insert for foil sealed jars
Eliminating the cardboard insert for foil sealed jars

In this solution the foil is stuck directly to the plastic lid, elimiating the need for a card insert

Light-weight polypropylene  foam trays
Light-weight polypropylene foam trays

Daploy™, a low density extruded PP thermoformed foam from Borealis

Improving antimicrobial nisin performance
Improving antimicrobial nisin performance

A nanoparticle that can hold and release antimicrobial agents to extend shelf-life of products as risk from Listeria monocytogenes

Eliminating materials in induction seal liners
Eliminating materials in induction seal liners

New concept challenges the traditional foil-based four layer laminate seal comprising of PET, foamed PE, aluminium and a seal layer

New suction cups boost packaging speeds
New suction cups boost packaging speeds

piGrip provides 20-50% more lifting force, leading to reduced packaging line energy consumption and improved packaging speeds

Lightweight EPS wine bottle containers
Lightweight EPS wine bottle containers

WineLoc protective wine shippers are made with 60% recycled-content expanded polystyrene (EPS)

An innovative layer-multiplying co-extrusion process to improve gas barrier and reduce film thickness
An innovative layer-multiplying co-extrusion process to improve gas barrier and reduce film thickness

A nanotechnology-based technique to block the transport of damaging gases through a polymer with less material.

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