PET Engineering and GEA collaborate on Huel RTD launch

05 Feb 2019 --- With a turnover of £14 million (US$18.6 million) in 2017 and £40 million (US$52 million) in 2018, replacement meal brand Huel is seeing impressive growth in the global market. To accommodate its expanding range, the company worked with Pet Engineering and GEA Procomac on a ready-to-drink (RTD) product that was recently launched in the market. The packaging design needed to meet two main requirements: coherency with the existing product portfolio and functionality.

Consumer interest in liquid nutraceutical delivery forms grow as “pill fatigue” perseveres, says Bormioli Pharma 

13 Nov 2018 --- Consumers are more mindful of their health and nutraceutical products have become aspects of an everyday diet. This, coupled with a faster pace of consumer living has spurred a number of packaging innovations for nutraceuticals. This is according to Elena Piazza, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Bormioli Pharma, which supplies pharmaceutical and nutraceutical packaging solutions. Its portfolio includes a dual chamber system packaging which offers precise reconstitution for oral products, including food supplements.

Vitamin brand vitafusion “first in the US” to offer recyclable shrink packaging 

01 Oct 2018 --- Gummy vitamin brand vitafusion, manufactured by Church & Dwight, has become the “first in the vitamins category” to use recycle friendly shrink-film labeled packaging in the US. Launched this year, packaging for vitafusion’s MultiVites 150-count gummies now incorporates shrink labels made with high-performing Eastman Embrace LV resin and Sun Chemical’s SunLam Deseaming Adhesive, converting a previously non-recyclable package to a recycle-friendly one. The full vitafusion gummies line will convert to recycle-friendly shrink labeled packaging in 2019.

Packaging for nutraceuticals: Targeting safety and stability of active ingredients

01 Jun 2018 --- Bormioli Pharma is responding to the expanding nutraceutical market with an innovative packaging delivery system, AccuRec, that aims to minimize human error, ensure correct dosage levels, keep active ingredients stable and allow consumers to reconstitute oral supplements in a few steps. Nutraceutical ingredients typically require delivery systems that keep their active ingredients unchanged and safe and therefore bring a host of unique R&D challenges for packaging formulators.

Hoffmann Neopac unveils innovative supplement packaging solutions at Vitafoods 2018

15 May 2018 --- Pharmaceutical packaging specialists, Hoffmann Neopac, will unveil their newest tins and tube solutions at this year’s Vitafoods show, in Geneva. The new packaging is certified to be childproof and aims to meet the demand for more cost-effective and sustainable innovations across the pharmaceutical, dietary and food industries.

“Staying ahead at a technological level”: Altrif speeds up labeling output with digital printing

23 Mar 2018 --- Altrif Label, a label printing company in the Benelux and St-Luc Labels & Packaging group – has improved its output with new technology: Zeikon CX500. As the first beta-tester of the Xeikon CX500, Altrif Label, based in the Netherlands, is aiming to stay ahead at a technological level.

Alcohol Precovery Drink Maker Unveils New Flavors

01 Dec 2017 --- B4, a non-caffeinated liquid supplement that helps shield the body from the after effects of consuming alcohol, celebrates one-year anniversary by releasing two new flavors and redesigned packaging. Berry and grape will be available, along with B4's original orange flavor, starting next month.

Anlit Introduces Omega Bites Under The Meijer Children's Brand

02 Oct 2017 --- Anlit Ltd. introduces Omega Bites under the Meijer supermarket's children's label. Omega Bites are a high-DHA+EPA omega 3 supplement in a single, fish-shaped orange-chocolate flavored chewable for children.

Lifeaid Beverage Company Targets Performance

08 Sep 2017 --- LifeAid nutritional products target specific recovery and performance needs, providing supplemental options unique to the beverage market. Available throughout the US in thousands of CrossFit gyms and stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, The Vitamin Shoppe and many divisions of Safeway and Kroger, LifeAid provides beverage that help consumers recover from fitness, travel or a night out.

iXL Electrolytes + Amino Acids Debuts New Look

04 Jan 2017 --- Sportables LLC, a Midwest based leader in performance beverages, has announced a major rebrand for its flagship premium hydration brand iXL. The company unveiled the attractive new packaging and messaging across the region this week.

Kraft Heinz Makes Weight Watchers Healthier

25 May 2016 --- Kraft Heinz has re-launched its Weight Watchers brand with new packaging and recipes as it looks to adapt to changing consumer tastes who are increasingly demanding healthier meals.

Addivant™ Receives Formal Opinion From EFSA Regarding New Nonylphenol-Free Antioxidant

05 May 2016 --- Addivant™, a global leader in polymer additive technologies, has announced that its nonylphenol-free plastic antioxidant, WESTON® 705, has received a formal opinion from the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) that expands the applicability of the breakthrough antioxidant to an even broader range of food contact applications.

Kate Farms Announces COO Michael Fougere And Unveils Refreshed Packaging

08 Mar 2016 --- Kate Farms, Inc., leader in plant-based, ready-to-drink meal replacements, is excited to debut its new branding and introduce seasoned industry veteran Michael Fougere as Chief Operating Officer at Natural Products Expo this week in Anaheim.

Food Processing: New Heat And High Pressure Technique

17 Nov 2015 --- Researchers are investigating how to improve a century old technology of processing food. This method could result in safer food products with better characteristics and an extended shelf life.

High-Speed Micro Weigher For Precise Small Package Weights

10 Sep 2015 --- Accurately weigh 0.5 to 50 gram portions at up to 120 per minute using the new Ishida MicroTM multihead weigher from Heat and Control, Inc.

Bassetts Vitamins Re-launches With A Revitalised Design By Bulletproof

19 Aug 2015 --- Bassetts Vitamins, the number one children’s vitamin brand, is set to re-energise the vitamins category with the relaunch of its entire range featuring a new brand identity and packaging design by brand design agency Bulletproof.

From R&D to High Production Volumes: Bosch Presents the New Manesty TPR Tablet Press Range

01 Jun 2015 --- At Achema 2015, Bosch Packaging Technology showcases the new range of Manesty TPR tablet presses. Following the introduction of the versatile TPR 500 at last year´s Interpack in Germany, Bosch has now added the TPR 200 for small to medium batches and the TPR 700 for high production volumes to its line-up.

Bormioli Rocco Introduce Eco-Friendly and High Performance Packaging

27 Apr 2015 --- From 5th until 7th of May 2015, Bormioli Rocco Group will attend the VITAFOODS trade fair, the annual business event dedicated to the nutraceutical, dietary supplements, functional food and drink industries, taking place in Geneva (booth G76).

Menasha Wins Display of the Year, Most Creative Display of the Year and 14 OMA Awards at Globalshop 2015

26 Mar 2015 --- Menasha Packaging was awarded Temporary Display of the Year and Most Creative Temporary Display for its Frito-Lay “Do Us A Flavor” Floor Stands during POPAI’s Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards at GlobalShop 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Tekni-Plex Introduces EdgePull Induction Seals

12 Mar 2015 --- A new tamper-evident, induction seal liner line, available globally, has been developed to provide food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health and beauty aids and personal care products with protection and easy-opening functionality advantages.