Around the Food World – April 2016

Printpack wins Award from FPA The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has awarded Printpack – a leading manufacturer of flexible and specialty rigid packaging – with the Silver Achievement Award for Technical Innovation. The award honors Printpack for its work in solving a challenge that has tested the industry for years

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Tech Update – April 2016

Revolutionary Cheese Ripening Solution Pack-Age® by DSM DSM, the global life sciences and materials sciences company, has developed Pack-Age®, a revolutionary cheese ripening solution that not only offers complete protection for all cheeses, but also allows them to ripen to the perfect flavour. There are two conventional processes for the

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Industry Spotlight – April 2016

Lasers & Food Safety Lasers can help speed up detection of bacterial growth in packaged food. A group of researchers from Zhejiang Normal University in China and Umeå University in Sweden have reported on a fast and non-invasive technique for monitoring bacterial growth in Applied Optics, a journal of The

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Food News – April 2016

Cosmo Films Declares 100% Interim Dividend Cosmo Films, a leading global speciality BOPP manufacturer has announced an interim dividend of 100 percent for the financial year 2015-2016. “The decision to declare a dividend of 100 percent was taken in the backdrop of marked improved financial performance during the current financial

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Minister pushes for FDI in Multi-brand Food Processing

Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand food retail is in the interest of both consumers and farmers as it will bring down food inflation, create more jobs and lead to rapid infrastructure development. The Minister has urged Prime Minister Narendra

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Packaging Special: Plastic Packaging – The Sustainable Choice

Today plastics are the material of choice in packaging for sectors such as FMCG, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals. In India, a large chunk of products that households buy for daily use are packaged in plastics. Plastics are used heavily for packaging due to innovative visual appeal for customer attraction

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Packaging Special: Interview

Positive Journey ahead for Packaging Industry The Indian packaging industry has grown in stature and capabilities over the years, says P V Narayanan in an interview with Food Marketing and Technology. Mr Narayanan has held several eminent posts in national and international organisations including the United Nations International Development Organisation.

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Packaging Special: A Vision for Eco-Friendly Packaging

Packaging is part of our daily life. The trend is moving towards ‘eco-friendliness’ but what does eco-friendly packaging really mean? By Anjali Kapoor Environmental considerations are playing an ever-increasing role in determining packaging, but what does that actually mean?  According to the European Waste Guidelines, certain measures in waste prevention

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Packaging Special – Consistently High Quality PET Bottles

Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, has introduced a revolutionary PET blowing solution – the Sidel Matrix™ blower eHR – to produce hot fillable PET bottles of consistently high quality. By heating the mould via electrical heat resistance (eHR) instead of hot oil, the Sidel

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Processing: Pressure Testing Equipment for Italian Blowmolding Machine

SMI has selected Agr International to provide pressure testing equipment for their quality management and testing program. The Agr PPT3000 Packaging Pressure tester will enable SMI to qualify bottles created in their design centre and ensure that they meet pressure strength and volume expansion design goals. Unlike Agr’s typical PPT3000

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