Plastic Waste Becomes New Packaging

Global project for innovative plastic recycling continues to gain momentum. Contributed by Igus Singapore Pte Ltd. The "Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Solution" of start-up Mura Technology promises the conversion of plastic back to oil in just 25 minutes. In order for entry into a sustainable circular economy to succeed, globally active…

Pushing The Boundaries Of Sustainable Packaging Materials

When it comes to sustainability, it is important for food producers, packaging material and machine manufacturers to work together to align the different product, material, and machine properties. With consumers becoming increasingly ecologically conscious, food manufacturers need to rethink their products in terms of sustainability along the entire life cycle…

Detecting “Forever Chemicals” In Food Packaging

The concept of “forever chemicals”—chemicals that do not break down once released into the environment—came as a surprise to many consumers at the release of the American legal thriller film, Dark Waters1,2,3. In this 2019 film, the real “star” might be the PFAS compound, or perfluoroalkyl substance, used in coatings…

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…

The Role Of Packaging In Cold Chain Logistics

By 2050, the human population is projected to hit 10 billion, putting already overstretched resources at risk. To alleviate such concerns, Miguel Campos of food packaging supplier Advanta, explains how cold chain technology will secure the future of food for the expanding population, with particular reference to packaging material choice.  …

Free-From Foods Are Full Of Potential

Clean-label ingredients give manufacturers the functionality they need to bring innovative dreams to market. Consumer communication is also vital to securing a successful future. By Xue Si-Ying, Innovation Group Manager, ASEAN, DuPont Nutrition & Health. Savvy consumers rely on food packaging more and more to inform their purchasing decisions. What…

The Role Of Non-Intentionally Added Substances In The Safety Of Plastic Packaging

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) refer to substances that are unintentionally incorporated into plastic packaging through a variety of processes such as the interaction between ingredients, degradation of material components or from impurities within the raw materials. And when researchers from SCIEX and the University of Almeria used non-targeted screening and…

Food Trends For 2019

Charlie Ahern, General Manager at Advanta, USA explores the food trends that will dominate 2019. Quinoa was declared as an amino acid and mineral rich food that was suitable for astronauts on long term missions by NASA 20 years ago. But till today, the popularity of this grain has only…

Filling Baked Goods With Care

Italian bakery manufacturer, San Giorgio Dolce & Salato, now relies on a fully automated system from Schubert.   San Giorgio Dolce & Salato was the first manufacturer to introduce pre-baked, filled and frozen croissants to the gastronomic market. To succeed with this product innovation, the company needed a system that…

Frozen Foods: Key Considerations To Optimise The Packaging Process

A hygienically designed packaging system is one of the best ways to optimise food safety and quality. By Paul Webster, General Manager, tna Asia.   Global interest in frozen foods has soared in recent years, resulting in numerous growth opportunities for manufacturers. Expected to reach close to USD 9 billion…
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