Today we are calling on the packaging and plastics industry to offer a more robust defense of expanded polystyrene (EPS) following a series of attacks against the material in the US and Europe. Alan Davey, our Director of Innovation, claims the sector needs to be more vocal in defending EPS from misguided claims against the packaging which is one of the most common packaging materials for the food retail and food services sector.
LINPAC Packaging has helped stop black plastic packaging being sent to landfill or incineration following a major breakthrough in packaging recovery and recycling. Working alongside WRAP, the organisation helping businesses and individuals reduce waste and develop sustainable products, Nextek, Sharpak and Faerch Plast, LINPAC Packaging has developed a new plastics colourant which can be detected by Near Infrared (NIR) technology.
We believe we have spotted a new and emerging trend in European retailing as more consumers are seeking chilled prepared and convenience foods. To support and nurture this new trend we have launched our new Freshform division and Freshware range. This marks our move into chilled retail convenience sector and will complement our existing operations within the meat, fish and poultry, bakery, fresh produce and foodservice sectors.
As the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals that two-thirds of shop-bought chicken is contaminated with campylobacter with about 500,000 people a year infected, packaging partners LINPAC Packaging and Addmaster have created a bug busting solution to protect consumers.
LINPAC Packaging’s new fresh-thinking super lightweight mono-material tray for meat and poultry Rfresh Elite is patently the best. Yes it is! We’ve just been granted the UK patent for our unique Rfresh® Elite range of trays which use a novel sealant technology on the tray flange to create a secure seal with the lidding film, thus removing the industry standard laminated PE base film.
Last week we were delighted to welcome Wakefield MP Mary Creagh to LINPAC Packaging’s Featherstone site to look at recent innovations by the company and to discuss how the packaging industry is seeking to cut food waste.
As we begin 2013 it’s worth reflecting on some trends that will emerge in packaging over the next 12 months. According to the latest report by US packaging trade association PMMI, following a series of focus groups it conducted during PACK EXPO International 2012, packaging companies appear to be cautiously optimistic about business in 2013.
New research showing that as much as half of the world’s food – amounting to two billion tonnes worth – is thrown away, demonstrates the vital role packaging has to play in providing a solution to the problem, according to LINPAC's packaging innovation expert Alan Davey.
The card above is believed to be one of the first mass-produced Christmas cards - dating back more than 160 years - and can be found among the extensive special collections of Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology.
LINPAC Packaging's Ben Elkington has told packaging manufacturers they must acknowledge and respond to the ‘rise of the consumer’ and the growing trend of ethical consumerism if they are to remain competitive.
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