• Unwrapping a new opening: Tetra Fino® Aseptic 100 Ultra MiM

    The new package allows dairy and juice drinks to be produced and distributed in small carton pouches at room temperature, and subsequently turned into frozen products in shops or in a consumer’s home. The package was recognised for its quality in design, materials and class. Over 319 packaging applications from 35 countries entered the award competition.
  • PepsiCo To Acquire Rockstar, Expanding Presence In Fast-Growing Energy Category

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    "As we work to be more consumer-centric and capitalize on rising demand in the functional beverage space, this highly strategic acquisition will enable us to leverage PepsiCo's capabilities to both accelerate Rockstar's performance and unlock our ability to expand in the category with existing brands such as Mountain Dew," said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO, Ramon Laguarta. "Over time, we expect to capture our fair share of this fast-growing, highly profitable category and create meaningful new partnerships in the energy space." Rockstar, founded in 2001, produces beverages that are designed for those who lead active lifestyles from athletes to rock stars. Rockstar products are available in over 30 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries. PepsiCo has had a distribution agreement with Rockstar in North America since 2009. In addition to Rockstar, PepsiCo's energy portfolio includes Mountain Dew's Kickstart, GameFuel, and AMP. "We have had a strong partnership with PepsiCo for the last decade, and I'm happy to take that to the next level and join forces as one company," said Russ Weiner, Rockstar's founder and creator of the world's first 16oz energy drink. "PepsiCo shares our competitive spirit and will invest in growing our brand even further. I'm proud of what we built and how we've changed the game in the energy space." PepsiCo has also entered into an agreement, which will provide approximately $0.7 billion of payments related to future tax benefits associated with the transaction, payable over up to 15 years. PepsiCo does not expect the transaction to be material to its revenue or earnings per share in 2020. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval, and is expected to close in the first half of 2020. Centerview Partners LLC acted as financial advisor to PepsiCo. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP acted as lead counsel to PepsiCo, and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as U.S. tax and antitrust counsel. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as financial advisor to Rockstar, with King & Spalding acting as Rockstar's legal counsel. About PepsiCo
  • Coveris’ new Bag-in-Bag solution supports easy recycling

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    Used mainly for food and pet food, the brand-new Bag-in-Bag solution combines an inner layer with strong barrier properties to protect the contents as well as an outer layer made of paper. Paper is perceived to be an eco-friendly packaging solution. Plastic, on the other hand, preserve the sensitive contents and also offers user-friendly closure options. After usage, the bag’s two components can be easily separated via a precut tape at the bottom of the bag. This special feature also makes the recycling advantage readily apparent to the consumer at the shelf. The new Bag-in-Bag solution is available in different formats and can be printed in flexography or rotogravure. Because the external paper layer is a printable surface, Coveris offers high-quality printing options that successfully draw attention to the packaging on the competitive supermarket shelf. “With this sustainable packaging solution, the team has developed a user-friendly eco-concept that retains the advantages of plastic bags while making recycling easy. We have conducted internal panel tests to measure the efficacy of easy separation and recyclability and we are now pleased to release this innovation to market,” said Eric Valette, Head of R&D Flexibles, commenting the launch of the new product.
  • Tablebox - Convenient Fast Food Packaging

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    When seated the v-shape fits between the legs and the lid becomes a tray on the lap which ensures a safe eating experience with no stains on clothes and seat.

     


    Ideal for kids by activating them, making eating fun and increasing the likeliness of parents being willing to have kids eating in the car.

     

    Different sizes for different menus and target groups.

     

    Attractive positioning between the legs in a focused eating situation creates ideal advertisement opportunities with unique interaction possibilities such as ”tear of coupons, QR codes and the like

     

    Short assemble times and unflding in 2 seconds. The pack is also stackable. This is a patent pending product by the company. 

  • Marico Limited enters the vegetable and fruit hygiene category with Veggie Clean, made with 100% safe ingredients

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    Increasingly, both personal and domestic hygiene is becoming priority top priority for consumers. While hand, body, home and kitchen hygiene is in practice and consumption habits are also evolving in tandem with the current situation, ensuring complete sanitation of our fresh produce is still limited to only rinsing them with water. To bridge this gap with an innovative solution, Marico Limited has launched a first-ofits-kind fruit and vegetable cleaner. Veggie Clean will be available across modern and ecommerce channels in two SKUs - 200 ml and 400 ml for INR 149 and INR 289 respectively. The solution does not contain any harmful preservative, is soapfree, chlorine-free and alcohol-free. It can be used to clean all kinds of vegetables and fruits except mushrooms. Veggie Clean is made from ingredients that are derived from natural sources. Simple to use, one is only required to soak and hand rub the fresh produce in a solution made of one capful of Veggie Clean and 2 litres of water followed by rinsing the soaked produce in running water 2-3 times for about 30 seconds. Speaking on the launch, Koshy George, Chief Marketing Officer, Marico Limited said, “We at Marico believe in innovation that makes a real difference and as a responsible organization, we continue to develop disruptive solutions that help address emerging consumer needs. We are witnessing a definite shift in consumer habit and consumption patterns are increasingly being centred on personal and domestic hygiene. Keeping this in mind, we have launched Veggie Clean made with 100% safe ingredients, an industry first innovation which will help consumers sanitize their fruits and vegetables by removing impurities that may be present on the surface. With this launch, we hope to fill an existing gap in the hygiene segment.” With an increased focus on health and hygiene products, Marico Limited has been innovating and intensifying its presence in the category. The company entered the hand hygiene segment with the launch of Mediker Hand Sanitizer in India and hand sanitizer and hand wash in Bangladesh. It aims to continue exploring newer avenues in the health, hygiene and foods sector in other geographies.
  • Syntegon Technology launches Kliklok ACE carton former

    • New 240 cpm former with a small footprint
    • Availability with lock, glue or ultrasonic forming
    • Integrated “Flex Feeder” ensures positive carton control
    • Ergonomic low-level hopper for operator convenience
    • On-board electrics replace control cabinet

    Bristol, UK / Decatur, USA – Syntegon Technology has launched its new Kliklok ACE (Advanced Carton Erector) carton former platform at its virtual show booth. Visitors could join the online reveal of the new machine from the site in Bristol, U.K. The Syntegon virtual show is running until May 13.

  • Global Temporarily Preserved Vegetable Trade - Italy, Japan, and France are the World's Largest Importers

    IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Temporarily Preserved Vegetable - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings. Imports 2007-2018
  • Cadbury replaces logo with Thank You on limited edition Dairy Milk bars

    Mondelez India will launch limited edition of Cadbury Dairy Milk bars by replacing the brand logo with 'Thank You' to highlight the country's spirit and generosity amid the covid-19 crisis. This is the first time since the chocolate bar hit the shelves in India over 70 years ago that Cadbury Dairy Milk has changed its logo. These bespoke chocolate bars aim to express gratitude across the country to everyone who has been tirelessly and generously working during this unprecedented time.
  • RESOURCE-SAVING PACKAGING FOR TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE FOODS

    With the new SEAclic Boxes for fish and other fresh foods, the protective packaging specialist is launching a range of transport solutions with a focus on environmentally conscious and user-friendly design. The transport boxes feature a click mechanism, meaning that no additional strapping is required. This saves resources and eliminates waste.
  • Aptar Launches InvisiShield™ Active Packaging Solution for Pathogen Mitigation

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    “We are extremely proud of our technology and the tremendous amount of work that has led to this launch. We have material science expertise that we are applying to food safety solutions at a critical time when consumers are demanding better and healthier food packaging outcomes,” stated John Belfance, President, Aptar CSP Technologies. InvisiShield™ leverages 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ technology, patented by Aptar CSP Technologies, a division of AptarGroup with more than 20 years of expertise in material science. The 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ technology is currently used by leading global brands with a wide range of products to extend shelf life, maintain freshness, and improve efficacy in industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and food safety. The InvisiShield™ solution is activated within sealed packages to safely and effectively release a specially formulated amount of an anti-pathogenic agent into the fresh cut produce’s packaging environment that is undetectable to the consumer and dissipates from the package within 24-48 hours of activation. This mechanism significantly reduces pathogens that may have been introduced during the supply chain without coming into contact with the product itself. The result is a final intervention step that also reduces cross-contamination within the sealed package. Third-party validated studies demonstrated InvisiShield™ technology to be up to 99.9% effective against the most common food-borne pathogens: Pathogenic E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Human norovirus, Hepatitis A, Shigella, Campylobacter jejuni, Staphylococcus aureus, Yersinia enterocolitica, Vibrio vulnificus, Geotrichum candidum, Feline calcivirus and Rotavirus. As a food safety assurance device, InvisiShield™ meets a need for heightened defense against food-borne illnesses. The Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) solution offers outbreak mitigation without negatively impacting product organoleptics. In a triangle sensory test conducted at Emory Hospital System, professional chefs evaluated the product and were statistically unable to identify a difference in the color, aroma, flavor or texture of tomatoes packaged in a standard method versus those packaged with InvisiShield™ technology. InvisiShield™ technology can be seamlessly integrated into an existing production line with complete on-site technical support. The technology is available in different packaging configurations insuring flexibility and adaptability to a wide range of packaging and delivery systems. A pilot program is currently underway with Royal Fresh Cuts, which plans to launch its first commercial use of the technology in the second quarter of 2020. “We are excited to partner with Aptar as the first to implement InvisiShield™ technology, which promises to provide increased food safety to our fresh cut produce offerings,” said Kevin Whitehurst, owner of Royal Fresh Cuts. Aptar’s Food Protection division is also working closely with Lipman Family Farms and McEntire Produce, two leading food processors, to bring this technology to the wider food service community. The company is currently focused on launching InvisiShield™ technology for use on tomatoes, onions, peppers, pico de gallo and sliced apples. In addition to these widely-consumed fresh cut items, the company is further developing the technology to release different anti-pathogenic agents to improve the safety of leafy greens and berries. “I am very excited about the potential this technology has to change the way the food industry thinks about food safety,” said Angela Morgan, Ph.D., Director of Business Development and Food Safety Solutions for Aptar Food + Beverage – Food Protection. “We are taking a small, but game changing step in reshaping the food safety paradigm.”
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