Study forecasts increase in produce packaging demand
November 22, 2013
US demand for produce packaging is forecast to increase 3.3% per year to $5.7 billion in 2017. Growth will outpace expected expansion in fresh produce production, reflecting the important role of packaging in the protection, safety assurance, and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables.Read More
First chopped tomatoes from the United States will debut in shelf stable carton packs
August 20, 2013
Hirzel Canning Co. & Farms, the family-owned and operated company who produces the Dei Fratelli brand, announces the addition of Dei Fratelli Truly Tomatoes to its extensive line of tomato products. The three product varieties include: Petite Cut Tomatoes in a Light Puree; Finely Chopped Tomatoes in a Light Puree with Onion, Carrot and Celery; and Rustic Cut Tomatoes in a Light PureeRead More
Manufacturers are taking sustainability to the next level by finding new ways to extend the life of product materials
July 15, 2013
Reduce, reuse, recycle. As a society, we’ve become accustomed to this motto in our everyday lives. We claim to be environmentally conscious through our efforts to separate recyclable goods from our waste and discard accordingly.Read More
New Pearls® Olives to Go! shake up olive category
May 15, 2013
Pearls® Olives to Go! are no-mess, easy-to-open, single-serving cups filled with California-grown, large pitted black ripe olives. This consumer-friendly, breakthrough packaging will transform shopper attitudes toward olives, turning them from an occasional condiment into a lunchbox and snacking essential.Read More
Adhesives suit a range of food packaging performance needs
May 6, 2013
H.B. Fuller Company introduces a family of water-based dry bond hybrid laminating adhesives for flexible packaging in the food and industrial markets. This new Flextra® water-based line-up, PD2243, PD2167 and PD2207, is designed for high clarity, clean machining and excellent cell release. Together, the water-based adhesives offer converters three options to help maximize performance while balancing cost.Read More
Packages of the year
Food and Beverage Packaging highlights nine attention-worthy packages.
April 12, 2013
Our Packages of the Year coverage includes some of the most innovative and unsurpassed new packages that have rolled onto store shelves.
Market Trends: Produce
Protective pads keep produce safe while convenient pouches and interactive QR codes engage consumers
April 11, 2013
According to the report Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not, published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, between 30% and 50% of the four billion metric tons of food produced around the world each year goes to waste.
Dei Fratelli debuts not from concentrate Truly Tomato! & Truly Veggie! juices
March 13, 2013
Hirzel Canning Company & Farms, a fourth-generation, family owned and operated company and producers of the Dei Fratellli brand, announces the addition of Truly Tomato! and Truly Veggie! Juices to its extensive line of tomato products. Consumers can find the ready-to-drink juices on their grocers’ shelves beginning spring 2013.Read More
January 23, 2013
A global food provider has enlisted the help of KM Packaging Services Ltd. to develop a packaging solution for a new pre-prepared meal concept, which comprises raw meat and vegetables in a three compartment APET tray.Read More
Process for DPET sheet allows for transparent and straightforward traceability documentation.
January 3, 2013
To eliminate some of the risks to true traceability, thermoformers can now look at today’s new, unique direct-to-sheet process (DPET™) from OCTAL that eliminates five stages of the conventional sheet production process (pelletizer, SSP, compactor, dryer and extruder).Read More