Cloud kitchens have been sprouting rapidly, this opens up opportunities for designing innovative packaging for the faced-paced kitchen model. As cloud kitchens work on online delivery without any physical store presence, Packaging becomes one of the most crucial and foremost brand touchpoints for restaurants to connect with consumers.
Food & Beverage
Amcor China has collaborated with JD Farm, which is part of China’s largest on-line retailer JD.com, to create the next generation of packaging for a more effective and interactive consumer engagement, they claim.
The US company is inviting a group of food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers to join the Food Traceability Leadership Consortium (FTLC) in response to the FDA’s proposals for ‘farm-to-table’ traceability across the US food industry. The agency held three public meetings on the proposed rule, and invited written comments until February 2021.
EU research project BIOnTop explores protein coatings to enhance barrier properties of bio-based films
BIOnTop’s research teams are pursuing various strategies to optimise biopolymers with a specific focus on protein-based coatings. European Bioplastics supports the BIOnTop project as consortium partner.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Friday said that from April 1, the BIS licence will become a “pre-condition” for manufacturers of packaged drinking water and mineral water to obtain or renew the FSSAI licence.
According to the regulations, manufacturers need to display both – the FSSAI licence number as well as the BIS Certification mark – on their labels.
Tetra Pak is gearing up to convert 20 billion cartons to tethered caps over the next three years as part of its quest to “minimise litter”. The company expects to deploy them across more than 1,000 packaging lines that it supplies to customers in Europe, with an eye to rolling them out in the UK in the next three years.
Nongfu Spring in China trusts Sidel’s dry preform sterilisation to enhance its aseptic production flexibility
Nongfu Spring’s latest additions to its beverage portfolio required a hyper-flexible and safe aseptic solution, able to process high- and low-acid, still and carbonated products in PET, while enabling impactful bottle designs. With four decades of supporting sensitive beverage producers worldwide, Sidel recently engineered and installed a complete aseptic packaging line, integrating the Versatile Aseptic Combi Predis™. The line helped the leading Chinese beverage player launch a breakthrough in the domestic market: sparkling Ready-to-Drink (RTD) products, aseptically bottled in PET.
Research scholar Chirasmita Panigrahi from the Dept. of Agricultural & Food Engineering, at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT- Kgp), as part of her PhD research, has been pursuing a novel study on ozone-assisted cold sterilization technology towards the shelf stabilization of sugarcane juice without heat or chemical.
Tattoos are usually considered a form of personal expression, but a team of researchers in Europe have created what they’re say is world’s first light-emitting tattoo based on organic light emitting diode (OLED) screen technology that could serve as a visible warning about potential health issues or even to warn if food has passed its expiry date.
The organisation believes edible holograms can offer a safe, rapid and cost-effective way to ‘print’ important messages on food – they could be used to ensure better food safety, improve food labelling or more clearly indicate ingredients and sugar content.
Research Scientists from two Iranian Universities (Tabriz & Urmia) with Guelph University in Canada have developed bioactive, edible chitosan thin films laminated with electrospun nonwovens containing Zataria multiflora and cinnamon essential oils for active food packaging purposes.
Innovative partnership puts Mars Wrigley at forefront of sustainable packaging movement with eco-friendly technology made from nature that biodegrades in soil and oceans.