Britvic opts for SIG’s PAC.TRUST solution to digitalize laboratory analysis

BRAZIL – UK-based beverage company Britvic has adopted SIG’s PAC.TRUST solution to digitalize its laboratory analysis processes at its facilities in Brazil. Britvic says it will adopt the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Digitalization modules of the PAC.TRUST solution to enable the traceability of internal processes quickly. According to Switzerland-based SIG, the digital solutions will be implemented in operations…

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New York bans the use of PFAS in food packaging to fight contamination

US – The US state of New York has officially banned the use of polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in food packaging materials. The ban is one of several new laws limiting the use of 1,4-dioxane, perfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS and other chemicals in household cleaning, personal care, cosmetics, food packaging and children’s products across the state. Effective on January 1, the ban…

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U-Label partners Giunko to offer digital packaging information in Italy

ITALY – European wines e-label platform U-Label has collaborated with Italy-based Giunko to provide customers access to digital information about product packaging and recycling in Italy from next year. From 1 January 2023, wines and spirits placed on the Italian market will be obliged to inform consumers about the identification and classification of the product packaging, i.e., the nature of…

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Pernod Ricard India axes permanent mono-cartons across its brand portfolio

INDIA – Pernod Ricard India (PRI), a global leader in the wine and spirits industry, has introduced the first to-industry initiative #OneForOurPlanet as the firm aims to eliminate permanent mono-cartons from its packaging. With this sustainability initiative, PRI intends to remove 100% permanent mono cartons from its packaging by June 2023 in a phased manner. According to the firm, the…

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Mondi designs recyclable paper-based packaging for Angulas Aguinaga’s Krissia brand

SPAIN – Paper and packaging company, Mondi has helped Angulas Aguinaga switch to recyclable paper-based packaging for its Krissia brand chilled surimi sticks. By collaborating with Mondi, Angulas Aguinaga and its Krissia brand is now transitioning to secondary packaging using Mondi’s FunctionalBarrier Paper. Mondi was able to create a solution that would be genuinely fit for purpose, protecting the chilled…

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Barfresh Food Group rolls out sustainable smoothie cartons

US – US-based beverage company Barfresh Food Group has announced the launch of an environmentally friendly 7.6oz Smoothie Cartons. In addition to being economically and ecologically friendlier, the new ready-to-drink packaging is claimed to generate higher margins than the company’s original bottle format. It is designed for use in schools, particularly in larger school districts and districts with no access…

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ProAmpac partners JBT Proseal to launch in-line sandwich packaging testing lab

NORTH AMERICA – US-based flexible packaging and material science company ProAmpac has partnered with JBT Proseal to launch North America’s first in-line sandwich packaging testing lab at the former’s Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC). The lab will be equipped with Proseal’s GTSV, a modified atmosphere in-line carton sandwich wedge erecting and sealing machine. Designed to form and seal fresh sandwich…

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IFCO opens new service hub in Morocco to drive export of sustainable fresh produce

MOROCCO – Munich-based provider of reusable packaging containers IFCO has announced the opening of its first service hub in Casablanca to support retail partners in importing fresh products from Morocco. With this expansion, IFCO takes the lead in supporting its retail partners by enabling environmentally friendly imports of fresh produce from the northern African nation. “We are delighted to expand…

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Microban develops antimicrobial water-based coating for extended shelf life

US – Microban International has launched LapisShield, a novel, non-heavy-metal technology designed to seamlessly integrate antimicrobial functionality into any water-based coating formulation. The technology inhibits bacterial growth by up to 99.99%, preventing the formation of mold and mildew, protecting treated surfaces from microbial degradation. Michael Ruby, President at Microban International, says: “We are excited to introduce LapisShield as the latest…

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