• HexcelPack Introduces E-Commerce Packaging Kit to Assist Retailers During Peak Ordering Seasons

    HexcelPack Introduces E-Commerce Packaging Kit to Assist Retailers During Peak Ordering Seasons

    Store in the Box™ includes several of the company’s sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, allows stores to bypass traditional fulfilment centers and ship orders from local stores.

  • Dabur Vatika forays into face wash category

    Dabur Vatika forays into face wash category

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    The new Vatika face wash will be available in a 150-ml SKU. It comes in three variants – Vatika Neem Purifying face wash, Vatika Sandalwood Illuminating face wash and Vatika Honey Moisture Boost face wash.

    Rajat Mathur, AGM, consumer marketing, Dabur India, said, “Vatika has always recognised and strived to meet the ever-evolving needs of our consumers. We are excited to strengthen our Vatika portfolio with the launch of new Vatika face wash. Be it hair oil or shampoo, Dabur Vatika has evolved as the preferred personal care brand for millions of consumers over the years. With the new Vatika face wash, we are now expanding the Vatika franchise to give consumers a soap and paraben-free product for their daily face care needs.”

    K Ganapathy Subramaniam, DGM, marketing (innovations), Dabur India, said: “The launch of Vatika face wash demonstrates Dabur's continued commitment to providing innovative natural skin care products of the highest quality standards, without compromise. Each variant of the new range has a unique ingredient that solves specific face-skin problems. Vatika Face Wash is dermatologically tested and is paraben and soap-free and has 100% natural actives.”

  • FPA welcomes ‘Green Claims Code’

    FPA welcomes ‘Green Claims Code’

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    The FPA said it has given the CMA its full support and has made observance of the Green Claims Code part of the FPA Code of Practice, to which all members sign their agreement as a condition of membership.

    Executive director Martin Kersh said: “The code is laid out very clearly so there is no reason why businesses of all sizes and in all markets, including online marketplaces, should fail to understand that they must be able to provide evidence and certification from recognised organisations for all the environmental based claims they make for their packaging

    “We regularly come across packaging producers who believe evidence from their material providers is sufficient to justify their claims. That has never been the case and we hope the Code, which quotes only finished items and services as presented to the user throughout, will eliminate this myth once and for all and that all packaging producers will understand evidence is needed for claims made for their finished packs and so pay to certify the finished packaging in line with responsible producers.

    “We also hope the code will stop the use of ‘made up’ certifications used to give quasi credence to claims such as being 100% plastic free or biodegradable. Made up certifications are designed to mislead the trade, especially the independent sector and their customers.  Our analysis revealed claims made for biodegradability for packaging certified as compostable, but this is only achieved as a result of industrial composting.  We hope offenders will now understand misrepresenting genuine certificates is a breach of the code.

    “The acid test for the success of the code will be the extent to which enforcement is undertaken against transgressors. We will certainly have no hesitation in referring transgressors to the CMA, but it is our hope that packaging producers will adhere to the code so avoiding the heavy fines that follow for breaching it. We recommend all those involved in packaging including those in marketing, design and sales read the Code as a matter of priority.”

  • K3  r100: the self-separating cup

    K3 r100: the self-separating cup

    An innovative development from Greiner Packaging is revolutionizing the recyclability of cardboard-plastic combinations. Making sure that waste was sorted correctly used to be fully reliant on consumers playing their part. But now with K3® r100, the cardboard wrap and the plastic cup separate all by themselves on the way to the recycling facility. This makes the packaging solution ideal for recycling.

  • Airnov to reveal 27mm desiccant stopper for easy-opening packaging at Pharmapack 2021

    Airnov to reveal 27mm desiccant stopper for easy-opening packaging at Pharmapack 2021

    • New desiccant stopper with spiral carries dual benefit for tube packaging - easy opening and protection from moisture
    • It is part of Airnov's expanding range of products made from renewable materials, helping to reduce emissions and work towards sustainability targets
    • The stopper will be unveiled at Pharmapack 2021 and available worldwide in a range of colors from Q4 2021
    • Meet us at Pharmapack, Booth F50

  • EMSUR introduces new range of monomaterial barrier films for flexible packaging

    EMSUR introduces new range of monomaterial barrier films for flexible packaging

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    The company says its new flexible packaging solutions were developed in collaboration with Innotech’s R+D+I Centre, as well as EMSUR’s Saymopack and EMSUR SPO’s production sites in Valencia and Ballée respectively.

    According to EMSUR, the EM-Full RFlex range replaces conventional duplex structures with monomaterial substrates to provide “excellent barrier and sealing properties” to the packaging.

    It adds that its new laminate is aimed at fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers, who require packaging solutions for bags, pouches or Doypakcs with monomaterial compositions.

    The barrier properties of the new range are apparently suitable for various product categories, including snacks, confectionery, coffee and tea, fresh and processed food, and home and personal care.

    EMSUR further claims that the new range can be used as a packaging solution and recyclable alternative for food products that require BIO, Natural or Organic positionings.

    In addition, the flexible packaging range will be available in transparent and printed film, with customers having the option of different varnishes, gloss, matte, or paper effects. The EM-Full RFlex range, it adds, is applicable to both rotogravure and flexographic printing.

    The new range is also transferable worldwide to other plants in the EMSUR Group.

    EMSUR says that its new flexible packaging range is part of its ongoing pledge to sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of its packaging, alongside its commitments to food preservation, availability, and safety.

    Last year, EMSUR joined CEFLEX’s initiative promoting a circular economy model in the flexible packaging industry, which includes plans for collecting, sorting, and reprocessing post-consumer flexible packaging throughout Europe.

    EMSUR also unveiled a compostable barrier bag in January 2020, responding to the demand for a two or three-layer barrier bag that is reportedly of sustainable origin and offers compostable characteristics. This flexible packaging solution was specifically designed for the coffee market.

  • At INTERPHEX NYC, WIPOTEC-OCS to Demonstrate Serialization & Aggregation Units Compatible with Its End-of-Line Checkweighing Modules

    At INTERPHEX NYC, WIPOTEC-OCS to Demonstrate Serialization & Aggregation Units Compatible with Its End-of-Line Checkweighing Modules

    TQS-SP Serialization Unit & TQS-CP Aggregation Unit provide efficient, exacting pharma-mandated carton traceability, and can be integrated with company’s signature Electro-Magnetic Force Restoration (EMFR) weigh cells.

  • Automation within food processing ensures quality, reduces food waste and emissions

    Automation within food processing ensures quality, reduces food waste and emissions

    Convenience food has been a trend topic in the food industry for many years now. But after COVID-19 restrictions industry experts are of the opinion the pace of life will get busy or even busier as it was before and requires more convenience options. Consumers will expect timesaving, hygienic and adventurous convenience food, drink, and foodservice. In the next few years, brands will also be challenged to respond to new definitions of quality and sustainability of their products.

  • Morrisons to remove plastic packaging from bananas

    Morrisons to remove plastic packaging from bananas

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    Morrisons has announced it will replace the plastic packaging from its bananas with paper bands, in a move that makes it the first supermarket to remove plastic banana packaging from all its stores.

    The announcement follows a successful 12-week trial that saw two million plastic bags removed from bananas. Morrisons said it will now complete the switch to paper bands at all its stores over the next six months and as a result it expects to eliminate 45 million single-use plastic bags each year, the equivalent of removing 180 tonnes of plastic from stores annually.

    The paper band will be made from FSC certified paper and will list the product's country of origin, barcode, and certification such as Fairtrade, Soil Association Certification, or Rainforest Alliance.

    Morrisons's Banana Buyer, Elio Biondo, said: "Bananas have their own packaging - their skins. They also grow in bunches which generally means they don't need bagging together. So a simple sturdy paper band is the ideal alternative. In trials the quality of the bananas has remained the same, so this switch out of plastic is a no-brainer."

    The switch to paper bands is part of Morrisons's wider plans to reduce plastic packaging and waste from its stores. Just last week it announced plans to trial six 'zero waste' stores in Edinburgh that will introduce facilities to help customers recycle all waste, from hard to recycle plastics to foil and plant pots, as well as reducing waste in store.

    Earlier in the year, Morrisons launched a glass milk bottle trial that saw glass milk bottles directly delivered to store and returned by customers for collection and reuse, while the store has also introduced paper bags at checkout and paper or string bags for fruit and vegetables to reduce the amount of plastic available in store.

    The news comes ahead of an anticipated announcement from the government regarding plans to extend a ban on single use plastics to include items such as single use plastic cutlery, plates and cups. The government has pledged to prevent avoidable plastic waste by 2042, by banning single use plastic items, such as straws, stirrers, and cotton buds, and in August, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced it was looking to extend the ban with further details set to be revealed in the coming weeks.

  • Chobani Enters the Peanut Butter Aisle with Launch of Chobani Ends Child Hunger Peanut Butter Flavored Spreads

    Chobani Enters the Peanut Butter Aisle with Launch of Chobani Ends Child Hunger Peanut Butter Flavored Spreads

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    Chobani will donate 100% of profits from its peanut spreads to Edesia for production of Plumpy'Nut®, its fortified peanut butter that is shipped around the world across 60 countries to nourish children with acute malnutrition.

    "We believe that children, no matter where they live, deserve the basic human right of food and nutrition. From Afghanistan to Haiti, hunger and malnutrition is completely preventable," said Edesia Founder and CEO Navyn Salem. "Chobani's commitment to donate 100% of profits from the sales of its peanut butter flavored spreads will help make this vision possible."

    The Chobani Ends Child Hunger Peanut Butter Flavored Nutrient Spreads offer a special line for infants. It's formulated to reduce the choking hazard associated with the early introduction of peanuts recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Introducing peanuts as early as 4 to 6 months may help reduce peanut allergies by 80% among at-risk children, such as those with mild, moderate to severe eczema and/or egg allergy, who should consume peanut-containing foods under medical supervision. [1]

    "Edesia was the first non-profit participant in our Incubator program in 2019, and we knew we had to work together because our missions are very aligned," said Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya. "Childhood hunger in the U.S. and malnutrition globally are dual crises, and we have the opportunity and the responsibility to take additional action through this beautiful partnership."  

    The devastating August earthquake in Haiti has urgently increased the need to help provide nutrition to Haiti's children, many of whom suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Chobani responded immediately to the disaster with financial assistance to rescue and relief partners, but we wanted to do more to offer support on the ground. Through the proceeds from the roll out of the peanut butter flavored spreads, Chobani, in partnership with Edesia, will be able to provide a full 7-week treatment of Plumpy'Nut to over 2,000 children in Haiti. As an added benefit to the Haitian economy, this product is being made at a facility in Haiti.

    Consumers can find our peanut butter flavored spreads at major supermarkets nationwide and online.

    Key Facts on Chobani Ends Child Hunger Peanut Butter Flavored Spreads:

    For the Family:
    Plain peanut butter flavored nutrient spread available in multi-packs of 6-1.12oz squeeze packs, 10oz multi-serve jar
    Chocolate and peanut butter flavored nutrient spread available in 6-1.12oz squeeze packs, 10oz multi-serve jar
    Cookie dough and peanut butter flavored nutrient spread available in 6-1.12oz squeeze packs
    For Babies:
    Apple and peanut butter flavored nut & fruit blend available in a 6-count multi-pack of 0.7oz squeeze packs
    Banana and peanut butter flavored nut & fruit blend available in a 6-count multi-pack of 0.7oz squeeze packs
    All Chobani Ends Child Hunger products are made with non-GMO ingredients, and are certified kosher and gluten free.
    About Chobani
    Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all.  In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005.  We produce yogurt, non-dairy oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it's made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.

    Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

    About Edesia
    Edesia is a non-profit social enterprise on a mission to end hunger and malnutrition worldwide. From its Rhode Island factory, a diverse team of 100 humanitarians make over 1.5 million packets of lifesaving foods 24 hours a day for UNICEF, the World Food Programme, USAID, USDA, and other NGOs working in emergency and conflict zones. Edesia has shipped its ready-to-eat foods to over 60 countries worldwide, reaching over 14.5 million children. Navyn Salem founded Edesia in 2009 and was inspired to end childhood malnutrition by her father who is from Tanzania and her four daughters. To learn more, please visit: www.edesianutrition.org.  

    [1] For most infants with severe eczema and/or an egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between 4 and 10 months of age and continuing consumption may reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy by 5 years of age. The FDA has determined, however, that the evidence supporting this claim is limited to one study. If your infant has severe eczema and/or an egg allergy, check with your infant's healthcare provider before feeding foods containing ground peanuts.

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