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Sustainable food packaging for 2014 and beyond

According to a new report, the global food packaging industry will reach close to $258 billion this year. With more and more focus given to sustainable food packing, the industry is definitely poised for major change. Every step of the way, from the supply chain to...

source: By Archita Datta Majumdar
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Grafotronic offers the Wasberger FA2000 fully automatic core cutter. The servo-driven unit, designed for label printers, has a core diameter from 25.4–152.4 mm (1–6 in.) With a capacity of 60–70 cores/min, the cutter is said to be easy to use with a quick...

source: PFFC

The Global Market Development Center's latest white paper, “Food Storage: Aligning Consumer Health and Retail Profits,” presents the category as an important source of sales and profit growth for retailers, according to Grocery Headquarters. Food storage containers...

source: Food Dive

Packaging designers and manufacturers are increasingly taking up the practice of “lightweighting.” Cited as reducing a company’s carbon footprint, as well as costs, throughout the supply chain, lightweighting is done...

source: Packaging Digest

Dissolvable film has enabled single-use versions of many non-solid products that otherwise could only be packaged in bulk, including personal care and household products such as laundry detergent and shampoo, and foods like liquid flavorings....

source: Packaging Digest

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Grootegast in the Netherlands has produced the standup pouches for a new range of bean- and vegetable-based ready meals developed by Dutch company Boon Food Concepts. The company says the new microwaveable Boon range is the first ready meal...

source: Flexible Packaging

How can you increase the recycling of your flexible packaging? Would a demand for recycled-content material in new flexible packages help? Jeff Wooster, global sustainability director at The Dow Chemical Co., weighs in on the idea.

source: Packaging Digest


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