Pet Food

Mondi’s pet food packaging combines paper’s natural look with plastic’s shelf-life qualities

17 Oct 2018 --- Mondi has swapped out plastic for paper for its line of dog food packaging based on its FlexziBox concept. The paper bag boasts a “natural look and feel” while maintaining the lightness, barrier properties and decorative qualities of the plastic bags. The new paper bag will be used by longtime Mondi customer Mera Tiernahrung GmbH, which supplies private-label pet food to the German retailer Fressnapf Tiernahrungs GmbH.

Packaging for pets: A walk in the park?

13 Aug 2018 --- Packaging for pets is big business – it is estimated to account for around five percent of the total European demand for flexible plastic-based packaging. It explains why many leading suppliers have designated pet packaging teams. The challenges are varied – from pet-specific considerations such as the need for industry-high hygiene, clean dispensing and shelf-life standards, to more general packaging focuses including brand appeal and sustainability demands. Three pet packaging specialists – Mondi, Constantia Flexibles and Amcor – speak to PackagingInsights about the challenges and latest solutions in pet packaging.

Purina Beyond design overhaul: From traditional to  “new, natural”

14 May 2018 --- Global design agency CBA has re-designed Purina’s Beyond pet food range in a bid to help bolster its presence as “one of the market leaders” in the natural pet food category. The redesign comes amid an expansion in the natural pet food market, reflecting growing competition.

Packaged Facts: Amazon Continues Advance In United States Pet Market With New Private Label Pet Food Brand

09 May 2018 --- Amazon declared pet products a top category of interest, and that interest is far from waning. It has became obvious that due to its size, scope, resources, online expertise, brick-and-mortar expansion, and desire to dominate all consumer packaged goods categories, Amazon poses a singular threat to pet market players of all stripes-brick-and-mortar, multi-channel, and online-only.

Processing breakthroughs 2018: HPP, PEF and REV technologies

09 Apr 2018 --- Three of the most promising processing technologies for the nutrition space gaining momentum in 2018 are High Pressure Processing (HPP), Pulsed Electric Fields technology (PEF) and Radiant Energy Vacuum technology (REV). These technologies meet the increasing demand for more cost-effective and sustainable food processing while maintaining the natural qualities of foodstuff. NutritionInsight spoke to experts in these forward-thinking areas at Anuga FoodTec 2018, Cologne.

Proampac Debut’s Pro-Dura™ Premium At Petfood Forum 2017

10 Apr 2017 --- Proampac, a leading global flexible packaging company, is showcasing their newest line of pet food packaging, Pro-Dura™ Premium, at the 2017 Petfood Forum in Kansas City, MO. This new dry food packaging is a woven polypropylene bag by design, with an innovative film-like exterior, that runs on existing multi-walled bag machinery.

Zuke's® Features Velcro® Brand Closure On Packaging For New Natural Dog Food

12 Jul 2016 --- Press-Lok® Provides Easy Open and Close for Premium Product. Velcro Companies announced that Zuke's®, a leading provider of natural dog food and pet treats, has integrated Velcro® Brand's Press-Lok® closure into packing for its brand-new Zuke's® Ascent™ Natural Dog Food line.

Coveris Launches A Revolutionary Package: Aluminium-Free Pouch

27 May 2016 --- Coveris unveils its new eco-friendly packaging solution designed for the pet food industry: the Alu Free Pouch. Coveris Flexibles France, a division of global packaging company Coveris Group, is a pioneer in flexible packaging and leader in the French miarket.

New In-House Extrusion Capability in the USA

23 Mar 2015 --- A twin-screw extruder recently installed in the Baker Perkins Innovation Center at Grand Rapids, Michigan, enables companies in the snack, cereal, pet products and other extruded food sectors to create new products and processes, produce samples for evaluation, carry out feasibility studies, and train staff.

Andrex Reveals Brand Refresh

06 Feb 2015 --- This month, Andrex, the nation’s leading toilet tissue brand, will be unveiling a streamlined, refreshed portfolio with vibrant new packaging.

RPC at Interpack: Adding Value

14 Mar 2014 --- RPC’s impressive stand at Interpack 2014 highlights the Group’s capabilities and expertise across a wide range of end markets, and the company’s ability to deliver added value through innovative packaging solutions.

Blue Dog Bakery Dog Treats Unveils New Look

21 Sep 2012 --- Over the years, Ruffy embraced his role as Blue Dog Bakery’s spokesdog. He’s come a long way – from humble beginnings as the favorite stuffed animal of the son of the company’s founder, to starring on Blue Dog Bakery’s boxes.

PolyOne Teams with Industrial Design Students to Create Innovative Concepts for Home Healthcare

22 Aug 2012 --- PolyOne works with designers to help them develop innovative designs by leveraging bevour materials expertise and our network of PolyOne Innovation Centers around the world.

Zip-Pak Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility in Brazil

22 Jun 2012 --- “The expansion in South America will enable Zip-Pak to continue providing innovative packaging solutions to an important global market,” said Perry Malik, Business Manager for Latin America at Zip-Pak.

3M introduces molecular pathogen detection system

12 Dec 2011 --- 3M has introduced its Molecular Detection System, which the company said is a fast, accurate and easy-to-use method for detecting pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7 and Listeria. The system uses isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection.

Quick Zip Pouch Innovation from Ampac Provides Convenient Self-Gripping Fastener System

16 Sep 2011 --- The Quick Zip pouch innovation opens up a wide variety of uses for frozen and dry food products, pet food, and other powder and seed-type applications. It’s convenience offers improvements that will benefit all consumers.

Silgan Announces Acquisition of Nestlé Purina's Steel Can Making Assets

07 Sep 2011 --- Silgan had already begun to supply Nestlé Purina with cans for qualification purposes earlier this year.

Ampac introduces No. 2 Pouch Recyclable Innovation

26 Aug 2011 --- Responding to requests for more environmentally friendly packaging materials, Ampac created the No. 2 Pouch to be more compatible with existing post-consumer recycled waste streams.

Butterfly Pack Newest Ampac Flexible Packaging Innovation

26 Aug 2011 --- Features and benefits of the Butterfly Pack include accurate product dosing which eliminated product overfill, controlled dispensing to avoid accidental spills, lower costs versus bottles and tubes, and improved image quality versus wrinkled and hard to open sachets.

Ampac Acquires Swiss Flexible Packaging Firm Elag Verpackungen AG

01 Jul 2011 --- AMPAC’s global expansion includes fourteen international centers of manufacturing excellence on three continents with core centers in the United States and Europe.