Asia Pacific: Sinopack 2019/PACKINNO 2019 product showcase

The 26th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery and Materials (Sino-Pack 2019) and the China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2019) will be held on March 4-6 at Area A, China Import and Export Fair Complex, in Guangzhou, China. There will be more than 1,300 exhibitors showcasing automated packaging, printing and labeling on the 100,000 sqm fairground....

Asia Pacific: Corbion releases coating for sweet treats in Asian environment

Corbion introduces Purac Powder MA 74, a malic acid coating for sanding sugar confectionery in Asia's high-temperature and humid environment. The ingredient is designed to help manufacturers overcome common confectionery challenges by using solutions that are not susceptible to environmental conditions. With a relatively mild malic acid base, it retains stability in products with a long shelf-life, guaranteeing the consumer...

Asia Pacific: Smart labels indicate freshness of food, says Advanta

You have just received a notification on your smart phone, informing you that the bottle of wine you have bought in the afternoon is now chilled and ready to drink. Could this scenario ever be a reality in Asia? Miguel Campos, export sales manager at global packaging supplier Advanta tells Food News International the countries that are at the forefront of...

Europe: Bosch opens new packaging, testing center

Bosch Packaging Technology opens its first technical research, development and testing center for filling and sealing liquid and viscous products in Koenigsbrunn, Germany. The 450 sqm building has three test rooms for food products, production lines and packaging materials. The Ampack Technikum is divided into three separate sections, each dedicated to a different stage of testing and analysis based on the...

Europe: Smurfit Kappa buys France’s Papcart

Smurfit Kappa Group has bought Papcart, a specialist in offset printing and conversion of cardboard and corrugated board consumer packaging. This enables Smurfit Kappa to extend its portfolio with a complete range for the luxury goods, wines and spirits, fast moving consumer goods and bag-in-box markets. It has a strong presence in the consumer packaging segments and corrugated board solutions for...

Europe: Krones releases stretch blow-molding machine

Krones releases its Contiform 3 Speed with two mold halves that are held together with an upgraded mold carrier locking mechanism in a stretch blow molding machine. A conventional stretch blow-molding machine would have a pressure pad in the mold carrier holds the two mold halves together during the stretch blow-molding process. In the previous small-cavity mold carriers so far only...

Americas: UPM Raflatac label waste program expands

UPM Raflatac's RafCycle recycling solution has expanded to the US and Canada, giving new life to self-adhesive label waste that would otherwise be landfilled. Converter and printer Fort Dearborn Company as well as several brand owners are participating in the launch. UPM Raflatac collects the paper and PET liner waste from its RafCycle partners and recycles it into new materials. The...

Asia Pacific: India’s cold chain-enabled solution wins Rabobank’s inaugural challenge

India’s Ecozen Solutions has won the inaugural Rabobank Food Loss Challenge Asia, launched to highlight agri-tech solutions to the growing global problem of food loss and wastage from farm to market. Rabobank invited submissions from regional agri-tech start-ups as an initiative to facilitate constructive dialogue across the agri-industry spectrum among solutions providers, food and agriculture corporates and small holder farmers Food...

Middle East: Steak made from the lab

Israeli company Aleph Farms has kicked off the first cell-grown minute steak, delivering the full experience of meat with the appearance, shape, and texture of beef cuts. The food tech start-up’s new product demonstrates its capabilities for growing different types of natural beef cells isolated from the cow into a fully three dimensional (3D) structure similar to conventional meat. The...

Asia Pacific: Bangkok to hold alternative protein summit

Organized by the Centre for Management Technology, the 2nd Food Proteins Asia (January 22-23, 2019) in Bangkok, Thailand will highlight the shift towards alternative protein sources - especially plant-based proteins such as soy, chickpeas, peas, hemp, cassava. The conference will also share on innovations and updates on the regulatory framework. Demand for protein fortified food is on the rise while there...