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

Ixia launches new U card denester for bakery sector

Ixia Packaging Systems has developed a high performance denester for the bakery sector. This machine has been designed to automatically pick, fold and place U card or acetate pack bases on to a flighted conveyor ready for filling and wrapping. U cards or acetates are used to line the base of flow-wrapped packs containing bakery […]

High barrier film for environmental chocolate

Innovia Films’ high barrier compostable material, NatureFlex NK, has been selected by a Dutch company, Amigos International, to wrap Ananda, its new range of dark, fairtrade, organic chocolate from Ecuador. Available in five flavours with a minimum of 70% cocoa content, Ananda, means ecstasy’ in Sanskrit and Pali and is a popular Buddhist name. Jeroen […]

ProSweets Cologne 2010 sets new records

Two rather slow days out of four but ProSweets still sets a new attendance record. Taking place for the fourth time, the 325 suppliers saw more than 19,000 trade visitors from 60 countries. Compared to the last ProSweets Cologne, the 2010 event recorded six per cent growth in exhibitor turnout and an increase of 2,000 […]

ISM ” Confectionery sushi wins innovation prize

Around 100 journalists from all over the world selected the top innovations from the 93 items at the new product showcase at ISM. The Belgian company Rovacos won the price for the most innovative product with its Sushi in the city’. The sweet sushi treats combine the look of this Japanese speciality with the expertise […]

ProSweets – Robotik Pack line

The Robotik-Pack-Line was a successful addition to ProSwees 2010. The network of technology partners presented itself at the trade show and highlighted the packaging process to visitors. The display, at the back of the ProSweets hall, showcased the integrated packaging solutions available to manufacturers. On an area of 600 m² a live demonstration showed how […]

Free-fall metal detector heightens sensitivity

The likelihood of a particle of metal being found in a packet of crisps can be eliminated using the new free-fall metal detector from Constant Instruments. When used in a weighing and packaging line for example, the Ceia THS/G21 can be positioned immediately above a bagging machine, where it checks the falling product at high […]

New Divine Easter eggs

UK fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate has added new products to its Easter range and expanded the availability to cover nationwide and online. The new trio of smaller Easter Eggs includes 55g milk, dark and white chocolate eggs made with pure cocoa beans and cocoa butter. The 100g Divine Handbag has been redesigned this year […]

ProSweets highlight packaging trends

ProSweets organisers have identified several central trends in the area of confectionery packaging. A report shows that the integration of multisensory effects provide more differentiation in the shops and aim to boost impulse purchases. Market research has proven long ago that addressing several senses at once through product packaging increases consumers’ brand loyalty by 30-60%. […]

Mars’ Maltesers legal action dismissed

Mars US has failed in its federal court legal action against Australian confectionery company Sweet Rewards. Mars argued the packaging and the name Malt Balls was too similar to its trademark Maltesers. But the judge said consumers would have no difficulty telling the brands apart. Earlier this year, Justice Perram dismissed Mars’ application in its […]

New carton concept

Chesapeake Creative has developed a new packaging concept, which offers a lighter-weight alternative to the standard bag in carton’ format. The CartonBag is particularly suited to loose products such as wrapped confectionery, and can be handpacked or fully machine automated. It can also be made using a choice of inner liners depending on its contents […]

Strong confectionery designs at Pro Carton awards

The 2009 Pro Carton/ECMA Awards saw the highest number of entries in the history of the awards ” 122 entries from 12 countries. This year also saw a new category ” folded boxes with production runs in excess of one million units, the so-called “Volume Market” and a strong display of innovative confectionery creations. The […]

TCP acquires confectionery packager

US-based TPC Partners has acquired a majority shareholding in confectionery packaging manufacturer Tray-Pak. Tray Pak is a supplier of metallised, pearlescent, coloured, tints and clear packaging materials for gourmet, novelty and seasonal confectionery. John McGlinn, a partner of TPC Partners says, “The company has a long record of providing quality products and services to its […]

Cadbury’s Roses in eco packaging move

This Christmas, as an experiment, the famous tin of Cadbury’s Roses will be replaced with recycled cardboard boxes. The company says tins are becoming more expensive because of the rising cost of steel, but added emphasised that the cardboard boxes will currently be sold in the UK retailer Tesco and will only be rolled out […]

Extended shelf life for premium desserts

Israeli company Hefestus has launched Hefestus Gourmet ” a new packaging solution that enables dessert makers to pack a variety of delicate desserts and extend product shelf life significantly while maintaining its texture, appearance and mouthfeel without changes. The complexity of packing multiple desserts leads to short shelf life of delicate products. Most dairy and […]