Food packaging has a major impact all the way through the food and beverage industry, from consumer trends and perceptions, retailers’ needs, as well as export and logistics. Discover news, case studies and interviews relating to the food packaging industry in NZ, food packaging manufacturers, machines, plant and factory, products and food packaging trends.
Koehler paper designed for the fast-food market.
From our international files comes an interesting story about Koehler Paper, a German company that can look back on 210 years of company history, and with a turnover around €1 billion, it is now one of the few independent, family-owned German companies in the paper industry. Continue →
The recycling of packaging in New Zealand is set to increase thanks to a new partnership between the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council (FGC) and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) which will advance the uptake of the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL). Continue →
CAPS AND BOTTLES ARE NOW INSEPARABLE – INTERNATIONAL RECYCLING TO CHANGE PACKAGING
Due to an impending directive set forth by the European Union (EU), tethered caps which remain permanently attached to the bottle after opening and during use will soon be widely available for consumers across Europe. Continue →
DRAMATIC PRODUCT COUNTERFEITING DECLINE BY DIGITAL ‘FINGERPRINT’ SOLUTION
Tasmanian cherry grower Reid Fruits has announced a dramatic decline in product counterfeiting, over the past three export seasons to Asia, as a result of a Smart Fingerprint solution developed by brand authentication technologists Laava, in collaboration with digital printing specialist Peacock Bros. Continue →
By Natalie Martin, 3R Group Materials Innovation Manager
With the phase-out of several packaging options set to begin from the end the year, and continue through to 2023, many in the industry are undoubtedly seeking alternatives. Continue →
By Natalie Martin, 3R Group materials innovation manager
Globally and in New Zealand many players in the food and grocery industry have committed to making their packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. Continue →
After extensive trialling with a number of different materials, Dole has changed the packaging of its Bobby Bananas to a new tape that will reduce around 16 tonnes of plastic from going to landfill in New Zealand each year. Continue →