Sustainability: It’s The Outside That Counts

In recent decades, packaging technologies continuously improve to combine optimum product protection with highly efficient processes. One factor has gained importance within the last few years: the environmental impact of packaging. An interview with Ilona Junker, Project Manager Sustainable Solutions at Syntegon Technology. Manufacturers are seeking new approaches to use…

Increasing Confidence In Food Safety Claims Through RFID

As COVID-19 continues to affect the way we obtain food, the food industry has been forced to innovate faster and is becoming more digitally focused on the consumer-facing side as well. For many operators, this may be the only way to survive.  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, conscious consumerism was…

Capitalising On Protein’s Consumer Appeal

Eye-catching packaging solutions for U.S. dairy innovations. Consumers today are inundated with a variety of brands offering different benefits when walking down a supermarket aisle or shopping online, where packaging design and information play an important role in the ultimate purchase decision. To find out more, APFI spoke with Shahirah…

Reliable Operator Guidance For Size Changeover

When companies need packaging machines for their products – whether it’s for coffee capsules, cough sweets, batteries or plasters – the most important aspect of the investment is to find the most flexible solution that can handle a wide range of package sizes and formats. However, this requires intelligent size…

Extremely Light & Fully Recyclable: KHS & ALPLA Group Develop Returnable PET Bottle

“Reduce, reuse, recycle”: for the KHS Group, these three pillars of sustainability are a composite part of its corporate philosophy. The manufacturer of filling and packaging technology consistently focuses on resource-saving, recycling-friendly systems and solutions. Together with Austrian packaging expert ALPLA KHS has now developed a returnable PET container that…

Optimising Packaging Designs For QSR Delivery

With packaging becoming a key factor contributing to both safety and in-dining experiences demanded by the consumer, there needs to be an end-to-end holistic approach that links food and beverage products’ performance to packaging solutions. By Josh Strong, Senior Marketing Manager, Foodservice—SEA, Kerry. What are the challenges in the food…

4 Innovations That Will Drive Hygienic Packaging

Caps & Closures highlight a few ways in which the packaging industry has been challenged by COVID-19.  The threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly thrust health and safety to the forefront of the public conscience. The virus’s rapid transmission through airborne germs, personal contact, and particularly ‘hotspots’ of infection…

Innovative Sustainable Packaging Designs Recognised In Food & Beverage

A commentary on the WorldStar Packaging Awards’ Sustainable Design category, contributed by Nerida Kelton MAIP, Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Board Member of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).  The 2025 National Packaging Targets enables Brands to clearly understand what outcomes they need to achieve to…

An Overview Of The Poultry Packaging Segment

Consumers’ inclination towards convenience and ready-to-eat meat & seafood products is propelling the growth of the meat, poultry & seafood packaging market. By Vikas Basuru, Research Associate—Food and Beverages, Abhishek Dhar, Research Analyst—Food and Beverages & Suraj Nagvenkar, Assistant Manager—Food and Beverages at Markets and Markets Research. Packaging has been…
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