FIBIC, Ludhiana and PAU offer training on pear processing

The Food Industry Business Incubation Centre (FIBIC), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), recently provided training and incubation facilities for processing and packaging of pear into preserve (murabba). The training was held at Algon Kalan village in Tarn Taran district.   Dr Poonam A Sachdev, Principal...Read more


Dow P&SP partners with Vishakha Group for innovative wheat packaging

Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics (Dow P&SP), announced the advancement of a partnership with a local leading barrier film manufacturer, Vishakha Group, to develop a 'Recyclable Barrier Film' for solids packaging. These films will be used for the first time by Dharmesh Foods for vacuum-packing wheat. Dhar...Read more


Tata Consumer Products inaugurates tea packaging plant in Odisha

Tata Consumer Products (TCP) has recently inaugurated its new tea-packaging plant located in Gopalpur Industrial Park of Tata Steel Special Economic Zone (TSSEZ), post successful trial production. The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the new plant.   The Gopalpur plant will be operated b...Read more


Compostable packaging as effective as conventional plastic for shelf-life of fresh produce: Study

Compostable packaging is as effective as conventional plastic and may even outperform it for the shelf-life of fresh produce, two peer-reviewed studies have revealed.   The results cast new doubt on the claim that conventional plastic packaging is the only possible solution for preserving freshness on the m...Read more


Siegwerk launches sustainable water-based inks for packaging

German firm Siegwerk, a leading global provider of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, is offering a new generation of sustainable water-based inks for paper and board applications: UniNATURE.The new product range is formulated with renewable and natural components, providing an envir...Read more


Mother Dairy initiates research program on eco-friendly packaging  

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. (MDFVPL), country’s leading milk and milk products major, has reiterated its commitment towards a cleaner environment; and announced that is has collected & recycled/coprocessed 7,284 MT of post-consumer used plastic waste in the country till March 2021. The o...Read more


Cargill, HELM tie up to assist in reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Cargill and HELM are entering into a joint venture to help leading brands replace fossil-based chemistries with bio-based intermediates, enabling them to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. As part of the agreement, both companies are investing a combined $300 million to build the first commercial-scale, renewa...Read more


ACMA launches sustainable paper-based packaging

ACMA launches "Ecoshell", an innovative and sustainable paper-based packaging, created for the Confectionery industry but applicable to any compatible product. Ecoshell is a solution that avoids the use of plastic. It is consistent with the new vision of the company, aimed at improving the sustainability of packag...Read more


Bengaluru exports 10.20 MT processed & organic certified jackfruit to Germany

In a boost to exports of organic products, a consignment of 10.20 MT of value added products of organically certified gluten free jackfruit powder & retort packed jackfruit cubes were exported to Germany from Bengaluru today via sea route. The jackfruit has been processed in the APEDA assisted pack house owned...Read more


INEOS, LACTEL to produce world’s first HDPE milk bottles

INEOS O&P EUROPE is making a significant investment to develop a comprehensive portfolio of circular solutions for the packaging industry. The collaboration with LACTEL is yet another major milestone in this direction.  LACTEL is the first dairy brand, in collaboration with INEOS, to ...Read more


Maharashtra exports GI certified chikoo to UK

In a major boost to exports of Geographical Indication (GI) certified products, a consignment of Dahanu Gholvad Sapota from the Palghar district of Maharashtra was shipped to the UK. GI certification of Ghovad Sapota is held by Maharashtra Rajya Chikoo Utpadak Sangh and the fruit is known for its sweet and unique ...Read more


ICAR-NRCM inks MoU with IIP for to develop innovative packaging technologies

The ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat (NCRM) and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) have entered into an MoU for facilitating collaborative research and training. Dr. S.B. Barbuddhe, Director, ICAR-NRC on Meat, Hyderabad and Dr. Tanweer Alam, Director, IIP, Mumbai, Maharashtra signed the MoU on the behalf...Read more