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Here you are the highlights of Food Packages 54/2013.
New additives for polyolefins
Among plastic films for food contact, polyolefins, especially polyethylene and polypropylene are the most widespread due to their sealability, low cost and inertia characteristics.
One of the limits of these materials lies in their easy thermo-oxidative and photo-oxidative degradation depending on degradation and cross-linking reactions in the presence of oxygen, almost at every step of their life cycle: during production, storage, processing and end use.
During the year we received, from more than a reader, the indication of proposing Food Packages magazine also in digital format (PDF) in addition to the paper format.
As the essence of the project myFoodPackages, to improve our services according to the needs expressed by those who follow our media, we gave the request to publish Food Packages in PDF format in order to facilitate the collection, portability and indexing of all the issues.
In packaging, sustainability means analysis of raw materials, a targeted planning of structures, recycling, optimization and reduction: packaging plays a key role for the future of our planet. Sustainability is a complex question that cannot be identified with simple packaging reduction.
Food Packages 53 follows out the argument article by article.[...]
That sustainability is an ace in the hole for cellulosic packaging producers is one of the most deeply rooted convictions in the paper and cardboard industry. According to Comieco and Pro- Carton, the ecological the figures impact speak of clearly: card- board today is 915 kg of CO2 equivalent per ton. This figure shows a reduction of 5% in three years. Given these encouraging promises, what, and how much, space is there for improvement? Discover the answers in this issue.[...]
We speak about:
What's on in Italy - 14 chains from large scale retail trade, and 17 perishable and highly perishable food companies from across Italy participated in the survey proposed by PRO (Packaging Retail Observatory). The results reveal interesting food for thought with regards to fresh packaging technology, sanitation in the workplace and environmental sustainability in the field of packaging.[...]
Very interesting contents for this issue and a great connection with topicality. We speak about:
- mineral oils: the recent discovery in advent calendars chocolates has turned the spotlight on mineral oils (and on the little sadistic taste of media in launching anxious alarms). Nevertheless let’s try to keep faith with our original goal of offering you an all-round study focused on this theme;[...]
Today carefully people read the are information ready to written on the pack, not just on its front but even on its back. So the rear section becomes a real opportunity to be seized, therefore to design and recreate carefully. But what can we concretely do on a pack's back? Read on Food Packages 48 the full interview to Roger Botti, Robilant & Ass.[...]
6th European Bioplastics Conference:foretastes - What potential do bioplastics feature - for Europe and worldwide? How will the bioplastics [...]
Films for food - Demands for sustainability and higher shelf life in packaging are pushing the film [...]
Modified atmosphere: the handbook in English - What is the modified atmosphere? How must we use it in the food packaging process? [...]
Modified atmosphere - The English version of the manual about modified atmosphere is under construction. [...]
Serving up a healthy future for portion packs - Single-serve packaging options are as diverse as the markets they serve. From food [...]
"L'Atmosfera protettiva" - What is the modified atmosphere? How must we use it in the food packaging process? [...]
Food Packaging 31 has been published! - A great beginning of the year for readers, that will find in our magazine many interesting [...]
Handbook about MAP: English version soon available! - Come and visit us at Cibus Tec 2009 (Parma 27th – 30th October 2009 Multitecno [...]
Package design: innovative concepts - Ten innovative concepts will be featured as part of Project 2020: The Consumer Experience [...]
Handbook of Frozen Foods - Collecting an impressive amount of professional expertise on frozen food science, [...]
Master of Engineering in Packaging Technology - The International Institute of Packaging (IPI) announces the next Master of Engineering [...]
Nutrition labelling becomes mandatory in Europe - by Eufic The European Commission (EC) has published a new Regulation on the provision [...]
Top beer brands slim down - Five of the most important English brewers have adopted lighter glass bottles to [...]
Ultrasonic sealing for packaging - By Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH Hermetically tight joints reduce the leaker [...]
FINAT celebrates 30th Label Awards Competition at its Annual Congress - FINAT, the world-wide association representing the interest of the self-adhesive [...]
Sustainable packaging on-line - The new handbook of the Food Packages Free Press collection, “Sustainable packaging”, [...]
Food contact: self-regulation for paper industry - The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) and the International Confederation [...]
Paper and Board Markets in Central and Eastern Europe - Actual paper and board consumption in central and eastern Europe reached 16 million [...]
Talking package - Where does the salami meat originate from? How organic really is the Gouda? What [...]
EFSA role and ongoing work about Bisphenol A - Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is mainly used in combination with other chemicals [...]