Nestlé launches paper packaging for its mini KitKat bars

Food and drink conglomerate, Nestlé, announced its plan to only use 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 back in January, and now the first step in that direction is being realised through mini KitKat bars. Nestlé’s Japan branch recently shared a new packaging design for its miniature KitKat chocolate bars, which features a paper wrapper…

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TOMRA Food to showcase food sorting capabilities at Pack Expo


TOMRA Food will be demonstrating its newest sorting features live at Pack Expo 2019 for a number of selected industries, including: vegetables, potatoes and confectionery. The candy & vitamin-enhanced confectionery industry TOMRA Food will also be promoting its state-of-the-art sorting solutions for a variety of confectionery applications. Their Genius optical belt sorter uses advanced high-resolution…

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Nestlé wraps Yes! snack bars in recyclable paper


Nestlé is taking a ground-breaking step in its commitment to the environment with the launch of its Yes! snack bars in a new recyclable paper wrapper. The company claims this is the first time a confectionery bar has been packaged in paper using a high-speed flow wrap technology. This launch, Nestlé officials proclaimed, has unlocked…

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IPPR calls for plain packaging on sweets

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which is part funded by local and national government departments, is calling for a number of hard-hitting new measures to help protect public health. Plain packaging for confectionery, crisps and high sugar drinks would “level the playing field between confectionery products and fruit and vegetables,” its new ‘Ending…

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Buttermilk’s innovative Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Fudge bar comes in plastic-free wrapper and is palm oil-free


Buttermilk is continuing to minimise the environmental impact of its confectionery range by relaunching its popular plastic free, palm oil-free Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt fudge bar. Buttermilk’s delicious Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt bar made waves last summer when it became one of the first on-the-go treats to come in an environmentally-friendly wrapper. After enjoying the…

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Herma invests €20 million developing new labelling systems facility


German-based Herma has invested €20 million into the creation of a new labelling machine and label applicator facility at its headquarters in Filderstadt near Stuttgart. The company has completed the move out of its former premises in Deizisau, and the move reflects wider expansion of the business in recent years. “We were able to design…

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Bühler co-founders Future Food Initiative with ETH Zürich and EPFL

Bühler has committed to co-found the Future Food Initiative launched by ETH Zürich and EPFL, together with the industrial partners Givaudan and Nestlé. The initiative aims to accelerate the development of healthy food products and more sustainable, plastic-free packaging. Its research lays the ground for secure access to affordable nutrition, addressing global challenges of hunger and…

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Volpak: serving the market with forty years of innovation

2018 was a highly significant year for Volpak, a Coesia Group company, standing out particularly for its presentation of the SC+, a high-performance HFFS continuous motion machine that marks a real breakthrough in the pouching sector. Meanwhile the order book for ENFLEX, Volpak’s entry-level brand specialising in medium-low speed machines continues to grow doubling. Last…

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Westfalia Fruit launches the biggest Hass avocado processing plant in Columbia

Westfalia Hass avocados

Westfalia Fruit Colombia, a company of Westfalia Fruit, a South African leader in the supply of subtropical fruit, inaugurated in January a new processing plant for Hass avocados in Sonsón, in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. The new facility is the largest and most advanced avocado processing plant in the country, featuring the latest grading…

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