Do you want to know the market trend? Do you need to find the appropriate packaging solutions, while keeping yourself updated about new ideas, laws, lab tests and experiences? Read Food Packages and you'll find the real, affordable information on food and beverage packaging.
In the new issue law, research, materials and strategic design. All the new projects about food and beverage packaging.
Plastics: DoC guidelines. At the end of December, on the European Commission site, the Union Guidance on Regulation (EU) No 10/201, also known with the acronym, PIM (Plastics Implementation Measure), providing guidance on application of the information flow along the supply chain of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, was issued. The document, that can be downloaded free of charge, originates from the work of a team of experts gathering public and private technicians from DG Sanco. The guidance is aimed at professional organisations and member states competent authorities dealing with questions concerning the interpretation and implementation of certain aspects on the declaration of compliance and adequate information in the plastics supply chain. As you can read in the introductory notes, this document is an evolving document and will be updated to further clarify aspects related to its implementation.[...]
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;[...]
Up to 10 % compostable plastic do not affect mechanical properties of recyclates - Up to 10 percent compostable plastics mixing with conventional plastics in post-consumer [...]
French eco-labelling pilot reveals sector specific benefits - by Jordan Nadian , Verdantix (2degreesnetwork.com) The results of France’s [...]
Leguval: a new research project to valorise legume by-products for packaging applications - After the extraction of the protein fraction from processed legumes production, the [...]
Reducing microbial load in packed meats - Despite strict safety and hygiene standards, meat and poultry products can be, still [...]
Risk assessment: news from EFSA - During the risk assessment of regulated products such as food contact materials, [...]
Sustainability on labels - Sustainability labelling on food and drink products informs consumers about environmental [...]
Biodegradable plastic bags are a myth - "Biodegradable plastic bags are a myth" says Prof Richard Thomson, during a public [...]
Perfect moulds - Mold4ProdE, the three year project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh [...]
Valorvitis - The overall objective of the project Valorvitis is the development of complete recovery [...]
Food Packages 55/2014 - In the new issue law, research, materials and strategic design. All the new projects [...]
PIM, the guidelines - At the end of December, on the European Commission site, the Union Guidance on Regulation [...]
Adhesives - Adhesives are a part of all aspects of daily life and beyond: at home and at the [...]
Made in Italy - Despite the dramatic effects of the crisis on the international market, Makro Labelling, [...]
Bisphenol A: EFSA consults on assessment of risks to human health - EFSA is launching a public consultation on its draft assessment of the human [...]
Safetypack - Kick off for Safetypack a project about an innovative non- intrusive laser gas sensors [...]
Key trends highlighted by PACE - Collaborative innovation, globalisation, a changing distribution model and sustainable [...]