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Americas: Sticky labels that are safe on surfaces

Avery Products Corporation introduces Surface Safe ID Labels, which are industrial-strength printable labels are engineered to stick strong but remove cleanly, with no scraping, from metal, glass, plastic, fiberglass, polyethylene and polypropylene. The labels are made of a durable polyester material that provides superior barcode scanning, even from a distance. They are water, chemical, abrasion and tear resistant. The labels are...

Americas: Packaging juices in light-blocking cartons

Johanna Companies is paperboard manufacturer Evergreen Packaging's first customer to utilize SmartPak Cartons for its Tree Ripe product line. SmartPak Cartons has a sleek design that is not only easier for consumers of all ages to handle, but also optimizes space on retail shelves, allowing retailers to stock more products across each shelf. In addition to shelf space optimization,...

Europe: Long necked syrup bottles for foodservice use

French brand Teisseire has developed a high-impact new bottle for its syrup range for foodservice operators in collaboration with RPC Kutenholz. The one litre blow molded polypropylene bottle features Teisseire’s classic metallic green color complemented by a white label. It has a long neck incorporating embossed lettering, as the design provides easy handling in a bar or restaurant and a measuring...

Europe: Parliament recognises the good bioplastics bring

The European Parliament’s report on the European Strategy for Plastics adopted recently by the plenary testifies to the increasing acknowledgement and endorsement of the value propositions of bioplastics. Bioplastics offer two paradigmatic developments at opposite ends of products’ life cycles. On the one hand, bio-based plastics enable feedstock diversification and the gradual transition away from fossil and towards renewable...

Europe: Packaging beer cans with adhesive dots

The Carlsberg Group is using KHS subsidiary NMP System's Nature MultiPack to combine its beverage cans with adhesive dots instead of shrink-wrapping, hi-cone rings and other secondary packaging solutions. The innovation has been invented by NMP Systems, and developed together with Carlsberg over the past three years. It is now being launched as a world premiere for cans under the name...

Europe: New rotary molder for soft dough baked goods

Baker Perkins’ new TruClean Series3 rotary molder for soft dough biscuits and sandwich cookies is designed for consistency at high outputs in environments where close control of size, weight and texture are essential. A full range of adjustments is available to ensure that products - ranging from the thinnest crisps to the thickest bars, the smallest ingredients to the largest...

Americas: PepsiCo joins Alliance on sustainable packaging

PepsiCo has joined the NaturALL Bottle Alliance, a research consortium formed in 2017 by Danone, Nestlé Waters and bio-based materials development company Origin Materials to accelerate the development of innovative packaging solutions made with 100% sustainable and renewable resources. Through the membership, PepsiCo aims to advance the shared goal of creating beverage containers with a significantly reduced carbon footprint. The Alliance...

Europe: Piping system with portioning feature

Unifiller Systems will showcase its latest portioning system, the Piping Bag Station, at bakery trade fair IBA in Munich, Germany from Sept 15 to 20, 2018. Using the Piping Bag Station, decorators can easily and hygienically trigger the filling of a piping bag. By connecting the pastry bag directly to the outlet of the machine and turning on the switch,...

Europe: Of profitability and complying with regulatory requirements

Manufacturers and producers are facing constantly growing challenges to meet all guidelines for quality assurance of production processes and environments, such as the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and their own requirements for economy and efficiency. Many companies shy away from this double challenge, but it should actually be an inspiration to look for smart solutions that connect both sides. The example...

Americas: ADM buys vanilla supplier

ADM has bought Rodelle, a premium originator, processor and supplier of vanilla products. Through the acquisition, ADM plans to offer its customers "a range of certified organic and natural vanilla products unmatched in the industry", according to Scott Olstad, president of ADM’s North American WILD Flavors business. Rodelle, founded in 1936 and based in Fort Collins, Colorado, originates, processes and sells...