A Targeted Shift Towards Sustainable Packaging

In September 2018, Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets were announced at a milestone industry event convened by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). These targets build on commitments made on 27 April 2018 by Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association to…

All The Right Moves For Fine Pralines

Polish confectioner Mieszko opts for TLM praline packaging Filled pralines are the speciality of Polish confectioner, Mieszko. To take on the challenge of automating both the pre-sorting and packaging processes, the company decided to rely on Schubert’s experience. The experts designed a unique vibration unit for the delicate products: it…

Smarter Snack Packaging In India

Consumer expectations are becoming increasingly high, and industries across the spectrum are upgrading their snack products and systems to become smarter, and provide exceptional customer experience. Recent years have seen a boom in the e-commerce and the organised retail sectors in India, with the manifold increase of packaged food consumption,…

Packaging Has A Key Role In Reducing Our Food Waste: An Australian Perspective

On 30 June 2016, the Australian Government committed to developing a National Food Waste Strategy (NFWS) to halve Australia’s food waste by 2030. The initial engagement on the Strategy’s development commenced on 12 April 2017 at a Roundtable on Food Waste convened by the Minister for the Environment and Energy,…

Affordable Automation For Small Chocolate Startups

Secondhand Sigpack DSN machines for high-quality chocolate packaging The market for premium chocolate is booming. It is one of the most dynamic segments of the confectionery industry—a global growth rate of seven percent is forecast until 2022. In addition to the big international brands, more and more small but excellent…

Ergonomics In Food Packaging

About as useful as a chocolate teapot. We’ve all heard the phrase—probably from a disgruntled spouse when we’re being a little uncooperative. However, the colloquialism points to a surprisingly common issue with modern food packaging, poor ergonomics. Here, Miguel Campos, export sales manager at food packaging supplier Advanta, explains some…

One Size Doesn’t Fit All When It Comes To More Sustainable Packaging

Sustainability is complicated, and when it comes to packaging, it can manifest itself in many ways and on many levels. Most consumers want ‘to do the right thing’ but as feedback from trade event ProSweets19 showed, they often lack understanding about the complexities of materials composition, when paper or plastic…

Consummately Coveted

The Voss mineral water comes from a remote area in the wilds of Norway—and is one of the fastest-growing premium water brands, with double-figure annual growth rates. Voss originally flourished with the glass bottle. Now, the water is conquering the markets in PET bottles as well. For this purpose, the…

Shoppers Want Convenience, Not Sustainability—Packaging Manufacturer Warns

As supermarket giant Tesco axes fresh food counters at 90 of its stores, Miguel Campos of food packaging manufacturer Advanta, explains why this isn’t a demonstration of cutting costs, but adapting to customer needs.   Tesco’s decision to reduce fresh food counters in stores was met with a flurry of…
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