Europe: MM Karton introduces cartonboard grade for food safety

The new cartonboard grade FOODBOARD has been designed as to further protect cartonboard packed foodstuff, says MM Karton. Its core component includes an ecologically sensitive and consumer-friendly barrier concept, thereby shielding packaged food from unintended substances in the packaging environment. The company says long-term series tests have been successfully completed and a capital investment in a mid-double-digit million euro amount has...

Europe: UNI Packaging wins award at Oscar de l’Emballage 2013

UNI Packaging has won an Oscar at this year’s Oscar de l’Emballage held in Paris, France on November 26, 2013. The award was for the production of a multiple range of YOOJI stand-up pouch designs, printed using a new digital print for flexible packaging offering, UNI-Digiflex. UNI Packaging produced 16 designs for YOOJI’s organic frozen vegetable purées for designed for babies. Using...

Europe: HH Global presents peelable lidding film solution for ready meals

HH Global has launched Lidd, a patented and innovative peelable lidding film solution for ready meals. Eradicating the need for cardboard sleeves, the solution delivers major cost savings for brand owners while maintaining brand identity and reducing the environmental impact of food packaging. Developed by HH Global in conjunction with Parkside Flexibles (Europe) Ltd., unlike traditional ready meal packaging, the Lidd...

Europe: Amcor Flexibles launches co-extruded packaging solution for bag-in box foods

Amcor Flexibles introduces Amcor Vodex Generation II, a barrier liner for bag-in box foods that offers a blend of moisture barrier, mineral oil barrier and breathability that meet the increasing focus on food protection, environmental awareness and cost effectiveness. The solution provides increased customer satisfaction, enhanced consumer experience when opening the pack and safe consumption. The company says independent studies found...

Worldwide: Nampak acquires beverage can operation in Nigeria

Nampak said it will acquire Alucan Packaging Limited, a beverage can manufacturer based in Nigeria. Nampak has also been granted an option to acquire a leading rigid plastics company in Nigeria. The total investment is $301 million and will be funded through available cash resources and existing debt facilities. The Alucan factory is equipped with a new aluminium beverage can line capable...

Americas: American Beverage Association celebrates America Recycles Day

On America Recycles Day (November 15, 2013), the non-alcoholic beverage industry reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to further minimizing its environmental impact, and is making it easier for consumers to do the same. “From our 100 percent recyclable packaging to our efforts to minimize waste and support recycling programs, our industry is leading the way and doing our part to reduce...

Europe: Sirane launches “barbecue ready meal” packaging solution

UK-based company Sirane has launched the Sira-Cook Supreme bag for the oven and barbecue, as well as hot-plate or griddle. The bag can be fully heat-sealed allowing it to be the perfect retail solution. “This bag can be filled, heat-sealed and shipped as a ready meal that can go straight on the barbecue,” says sales director Jeremy Haydn-Davies. Using the bag, he...

Europe: Smurfit Kappa honored at UK Packaging Awards

Smurfit Kappa CRP was awarded the Corrugated Pack Of The Year at the UK Packaging Awards held in London on November 13, 2013, for its Miller Brand’s water resistant 18 bottle cooler pack. Demonstrating the originality and inventiveness that can be achieved through corrugated packaging materials, Smurfit Kappa CRP provided Miller Brands UK with a conventional fit-for-purpose beer case which...

Europe: LyondellBasell unveils food packaging concept

LyondellBasell launches Toppyl RC3000 that is formulated to stick directly to traditional polyethylene food containers, providing a strong seal to keep foods fresh, while remaining easy to open and close. It eliminates the need for food packaging made with hot melt adhesive, which can make opening packages difficult. “Today’s packaging must be practical, effective, safe and easy to open without the...

Amercias: Aluminum can industry recycling challenge brings more than $133,600 to charities

The Great American Can RoundUp Industry Challenge, sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), has crowned Rexam Beverage Can North America as the 2012-2013 winner. This year, the aluminum can industry collected and recycled 178,000 pounds of beverage cans, raising more than $133,600 for local charities in the US. Rexam’s North American beverage can headquarters office in Chicago recycled more than...