2020 Vision: Four Emerging Packaging Trends And X-Ray Applications

Looking ahead to the approaching new decade, shifting consumer demands will drive changes in packaging trends and, along with those changes, the way that manufacturers inspect packaged goods for quality and safety. According to Simon King, Head of Global Sales, Service and Marketing for Eagle Product Inspection, new packaging and…

Dairy Packaging And Its Disruptors

Given its already wide consumption in consumers’ daily diet and the increasing rise of healthy eating and snacking, the dairy market is set to continue a steady overall growth. By Shikhar Aggarwal, Senior Director—Visionary Sciences, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan. From packaged food to food services, dairy forms an integral…

The Instagram Effect

Starbucks recently sold a limited edition unicorn frappuccino for five days. Companies wouldn’t expect such a short timespan to have a significant impact on their customers, but the brightly coloured beverage had more than 1.3 billion impressions on Twitter and 150,000 posts were tagged with #unicornfrappuccino on Instagram. Here, Darcy…


Many Good Reasons For Liquid Dairy To Switch To PET Packaging

Acting in a competitive marketplace, typically impacted by low margins, liquid dairy manufacturers relentlessly seek innovations to achieve product differentiation and a sustainable business. To answer those challenges, Sidel can support the companies to switch their liquid dairy production to PET bottles and benefit from increased marketing opportunities, while leveraging a…

Frozen Foods: Key Considerations To Optimise The Packaging Process

A hygienically designed packaging system is one of the best ways to optimise food safety and quality. By Paul Webster, General Manager, tna Asia.   Global interest in frozen foods has soared in recent years, resulting in numerous growth opportunities for manufacturers. Expected to reach close to USD 9 billion…

Lock In Flavours And Extend Shelf-Life With High Pressure Processing

An understanding of High Pressure Processing (HPP) will potentially help the local consumer market receive high/better quality products. By Dr Matthew Zhao, Packaging Technologist, Food Innovation & Resource Centre, Singapore Polytechnic. The trend towards minimally processed foods that retain food quality in terms of flavour and nutrients has driven food…

Have A Break, Reduce Your Waste

The Kit Kat bar is one of the world’s most beloved chocolate bars. But, I bet you didn’t know the wafer in the centre is actually made from broken Kit Kat bars. Steve Pinhorne, Managing Director at global packaging manufacturer, Advanta, explains why a similar zero-waste approach should be taken…

Ecological Awareness Challenges The Packaging Industry

In the packaging sector, one should never lose sight of the big picture: the overall goal is to produce packaging with low ecological impact over its complete product life cycle. By Jörg Sabo, marketing director of Greiner Packaging International.   Sustainability is the order of the day. Once scoffed at…
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