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These are all the posts that have been tagged with packaging.

Confectionery feed

After hundreds of red Skittles, produced by confectionery giant Mars, fell off a truck in the US last week, questions have been raised about what they were intended to be used for.

February 2017

Equipment: Weighing and detection Ingredients: Cocoa; ethical sourcing Packaging: Pick and place; robotics Product focus: Jellies and gums Show issue: ISM/ProSweets (29 Jan – 1 Feb)

Fruit snacks on the rise

This is not a ploy to get you to join in with those on health kicks this month, but health, convenience and choice have all contributed to a rise in the number of new fruit-based hitting the market over the last few years.

Laser-scored bags to enhance convenience

Packaging supplier Wipak UK has developed a range of bags for dry foods that feature a laser-scored opening in response to increasing demand for quick, convenient and easy-to-use packaging.

Clondalkin develops stand up pouch

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury – formerly Chadwicks – has introduced stand up pouches to its flexible packaging product portfolio for UK customers.

CCL Industries buys Innovia for $1.13bn

Innovia Group, which produces Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films for labels, packaging and security applications in the confectionery, bakery, biscuits and dairy industries, has agreed to be acquired by CCL Industries for C$1.13 billion.

Key trends for 2017

As we wave goodbye to Christmas and close the door on 2016, all eyes turn to 2017. With that, Euromonitor International has identified some of the key trends set to shape the global market next year.

New Product Round Up

Here is your weekly round-up of sweets and snacks news from our sister site, Sweets and Savoury Snacks World.

Top five news articles of 2016

As 2016 nears to a close, Confectionery Production looks at the top news articles to appear online during the year. Among the top five was the launch of Barry Callebaut’s new chocolate solution, job cuts at Hershey, as well as a look at the packaging trends set to impact the global market in 2017.

New Product Round Up

Here is your weekly round-up of sweets and snacks news from our sister site, Sweets and Savoury Snacks World.

End of line engineering

Andrew Yates outlines the factors to consider when investing in automation and end of line packaging systems.