Study finds 2011 US Packaged Foods sector resilient Packaging Digest Share "Swiftly rising input costs have put packaged food companies in a situation where margins are being squeezed," said Judi M. Rossetti, senior director at Fitch. Despite rising input
costs, cutthroat competition and value-conscious consumers, the U.S. Packaged Foods sector is expected to remain stable in 2011 despite challenges, according to a new study from Fitch Ratings.More
Phthalate myths need debunking, says American Chemistry
Council Plastics & Rubber Weekly Share In a statement, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) - the trade association for the United States chemical industry - responded to "inaccurate" statements that have appeared in recent news reports about phthalates, a family of chemical compounds used primarily as vinyl softeners.More
Diseases to be depicted on US cigarette packs from
2012 Packaging News Share Graphic depictions of smoking-related diseases are to appear on U.S. tobacco packaging from
next year under regulations announced this week. The plan, which mirrors legislation introduced in the U.K. in 2008 that brought sometimes gruesome images to cigarette packs, is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ new comprehensive tobacco control strategy.More
develops one-way container for Pepsico European Plastics News Share Italian blow moulding machinery maker Siapi has worked with Pepsico International on development of a new one-way bulk water container that will be introduced in the Middle-East market early next year. Developed for Pepsico's Aquafina water brand, the new container has a capacity of 17.5 liters and weighs 340 grams.More
Generation HDPE containers use 96 percent PCR content Packaging World Share Seventh Generation has introduced new packaging for its environmentally friendly dish liquid and fabric softener that features 96 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. Developed by Seventh Generation in collaboration with Consolidated Container Company, the new packaging is constructed of resin derived from recycled milk jugs and other plastic bottles and is said to represent "a quantum leap" over
the 25 percent recycled content typically found in plastic packaging.More
Soup/salad kits grant consumers' time, taste and lo-cal wishes Packaging Digest Share For many, the ongoing lunchtime dilemma is controlling calories without compromising taste. Lifestyle Foods presents a new chilled grab-and-go line to answer this quandary. Eating
healthy or eating hearty no longer need be a choice with three soup and salad offerings and an Oatmeal Kit.More
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Bulgaria plans to impose eco-tax on plastic bags Plastics & Rubber Weekly Share Bulgaria is the latest country to take a stand against the proliferation of retail
packaging waste with a plan to impose an eco-tax on plastic bags. The country's environment ministry is drawing up legislation to make the carrier bags more expensive in order to restrict their use and gradually eliminate them from the market, reported Bulgaria's Novinite online news agency.More
Green, while growing, faces limits in cosmetics packaging Plastics News Share The cosmetics industry generally sells luxury, or at least the aspiration of luxury, with issues like the environmental impact of its packaging often much further
down the list of priorities. But judging by conversations with plastic packaging companies at the recent CosmoProf Asia show, the largest cosmetics show in Asia, the sustainability of packaging in the industry seems to be slowly getting more important.More
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Pfizer's pack redesign
offers patient benefits, line efficiencies Packaging World Share After receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in October 2008, Pfizer launched its overactive bladder (OAB) treatment Toviaz™ in a carded blister housed in a paperboard outer sleeve and bundled with regulatory literature for presentation to consumers by prescribing physicians.More
American Packaging Corporation completes $16.5 million expansion Flexible Packaging Magazine Share American Packaging Corporation recently completed its $16.5 million plant expansion at its Flexographic Printing and Laminating facility in Story City, Iowa. The project included
the purchase of several new pieces of equipment, facility upgrades as well as 20,000 square feet additional space.More
New labeling laws to reveal kilojoules in fast foods Packaging Magazine Share New Australian food labeling laws to come into effect early next year will force major fast food retailers such as McDonalds and KFC to display kilojoule information for all their products. Any standard food outlet with 50 or more stores nationally or 20 or more stores in New South Wales, Australia will
be required to comply by the new laws, which come into effect on Feb. 1, 2011.More
Inside-out product sustainability: the eco-label and eco-packaging Greener Package Share Let's face it: Sustainability is here to stay. Ignore it and die, accept it and survive,
embrace it and thrive. Product Lifecycle Management technology helps tie together all of a CPG organization's functions, systems, and suppliers to accomplish the common goal of inside-out product sustainability.More
Printpack closing Greensburg, Ind., printing plant Plastics News Share Flexible packaging manufacturer Printpack Inc. will close its printing plant in Greensburg,
Ind., according to documents filed with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Vice President Terry Harper said in a Nov. 18 telephone interview that the sluggish U.S. economy played a role in the decision, especially the flat bakery market.More
Uflex eyes Rs. 8 billion profit in FY11 India Infoline News Service Share Buoyed by the spur in the flexible packaging sector over the last one quarter and recently announced Q2 FY11 results, Uflex Ltd, India's largest flexible packaging company has set its
eyes on achieving Rs. 35 billion revenue mark and register profit of Rs. 8 billion in FY11. The higher revenue growth projections are attributed to increasing demand of polyester films and resultant higher realizations.More
was held April 18 - 21, 2010 at the Albuquerque Marriott in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The program offered over 80 presentations focusing on sustainability in
flexible packing, innovation, product security and food safety.
This CD-ROM contains 80 presentations and papers
presented throughout the Conference. Available only on this fully searchable
CD-ROM. 2010 CD-ROM.
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