Packaging

Packaging developed to offer sustainable alternatives

Sustainable packaging solutions

Arjowiggins, Futamura and Innovia Films discuss the growing importance of sustainable packaging options in confectionery, and whether this would mean high-barrier to increase shelf-life or easily recyclable materials.   Before the pandemic, some brands, manufacturers and retailers were able to drag their feet in adopting plastic-free alternatives. However, growing public consciousness and rising expectations from…

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Syntegon presents innovative packaging solutions at online event

Syntegon presents innovative packaging solutions at online event

The events focus on innovative packaging systems for bar production and on the Syntegon expertise in safe and reliable cracker handling. These two virtual events at the Swiss site in Beringen from 25 February to 3 March will facilitate the exchange during the pandemic. “We not only want to show our customers our future-proof solutions;…

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ULMA Packaging UK scoops Border Biscuits service provider award

ULMA Packaging UK scoops Border Biscuits service provider award

ULMA Packaging UK has revealed its ability to adapt its packaging machinery service offering to meet pandemic-influenced working conditions has seen the company honoured for its support. The firm was named Engineering Service Provider 2020 by Border Biscuits’ engineering department – beating 21 other companies to the accolade. Craig Penman, Engineering Manager at Border Biscuits, commented: “During…

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Sigpack TTMD cartoner from Syntegon

Syntegon adds new Sigpack TTMD cartoner to its portfolio

Syntegon has expanded its secondary packaging portfolio with a machine for even more flexibility: the Sigpack TTMD combines core technologies of the TTM platform with one or more seamlessly integrated Delta robot cells – hence the D in the product name. The robotic solution’s camera-based vision control system detects products on the infeed belt. The…

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Nestlé reveals first brand to be packaged in recyclable paper

Nestlé says Smarties will be its first brand to be packaged in recyclable paper

Nestlé says the much-loved Smarties brand will shortly be using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was already packed in recyclable paper packaging. The rollout of the new material, which will be complete in the UK and Ireland by April, makes Smarties the first global confectionery…

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Packaging technology meets new chocolate trends

Syntegon and Lareka about the developing trends in confectionery and chocolate and how packaging automation and machinery can develop to encourage this growth.   In addition to sustainability in packaging and digitalisation in many processes, consumers are also calling for healthier, more natural ingredients. This in turn affects processing technology: Reducing sugar content calls for…

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Climate neutral certification for Van Genechten Packaging site

Climate neutral certification for Van Genechten Packaging site

Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) is very proud to announce that its production site in Angoulême, France, has been awarded Climate Neutral certification. The demand for sustainable packaging in the premium products industry has been growing exponentially. Over the last three years, VGP has made a number of substantial investments towards increasing sustainability, and VG Angoulême…

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Printing packaging for confectionery producers

Packaging specialists Roberts Mart and GEA give us a thorough insight into the challenges and solutions of the printing and branding market for confectionery and baked goods producers.   During normal times confectionery is a fiercely competitive and demanding market where shelf presence can be the deciding purchasing factor for consumers, whether they are choosing…

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Packaging trends in the confectionery market

GEA, ULMA Packaging and tna solutions speak to International Confectionery about the growing importance of flexibility and efficiency in food packaging today and how technology can help facilitate this.   Packaging is an extremely important topic at the moment, in particular how plastic can be reduced as a material for food packaging. Lee Driscoll, GEA…

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Nestlé sets out plan to half emissions by 2030

Nestlé sets out plan to half emissions by 2030

Nestlé has announced its global roadmap to achieve net zero* greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions embracing the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. As a signatory of the UN ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound plan to halve the company’s emissions by 2030,…

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