• Boxing up

    Packaging Professional magazine
    The Australian research firm XQ says that food companies using corrugated box packaging could be paying less if suppliers took greater care to protect material during manufacture. XQ innovations has created a transportable tool that tests the strength of the packaging by measuring the frequency of vibrations that determines the stiffness of the card.
  • Crowning glory

    Packaging Professional magazine
    The Ballantine's hip flask, designed by French company Hot Shop and made by CROWN Speciality Packaging for Chivas Brothers, was the winner of the overall Supreme Gold Award and Gold Award at the Best in Metal Awards, showcasing achievements in metal packaging.
  • Controlled delamination materials technology separate packs electronically

    Packaging Professional magazine
    A new centre in Karlstad, Sweden showcases Controlled Delamination Materials (CDM) technology, a novel technique that enables two or more attached packs or parts of packages to be separated electronically with the flick of a switch. The process offers potential for easy opening of consumer products and new distribution systems.
  • Consumers should not be alarmed by reports of harmful contamination of food by latex allergens in packaging

    Packaging Professional magazine
    Consumers should not be alarmed by recent reports on the harmful contamination of food by latex allergens in packaging, according to IOP: The Packaging Society, a division of IOM3. Reports in the media have warned that individuals suffering from latex allergies may be at risk, following a study conducted by Leatherhead Food International.

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