• Cool Chile Co gets a makeover

    Cool Chile Co gets a makeover

    To reflect its evolution and the growing popularity of its products within the retail sector, London’s Cool Chile Co, an established supplier and manufacturer of Mexican foods, is updating its branding to include new-look coloured packaging, logo and website. The logo, whilst still representing the iconic Aztec snake, has been redesigned. It will maintain its

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  • Film used for new vegan energy confectionery

    Film used for new vegan energy confectionery

    A German confectionery company, Mimi’s Garden, has launched a new range of organic energy treats made from sun-ripened dates and uses Futamura’s renewable and compostable NatureFlex™ film in its packaging. Rich in vitamins and nutrients, the 100% organic, vegan and gluten-free energy balls are available in three different flavours: Raspberry & Chia; Mango & Coco;

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  • Keep your cool on costing

    Keep your cool on costing

    A Spanish company producing packed food for appetizers is no longer counting the costs of keeping cool, after installing an evaporative cooling system that allows to keep productivity on track in the face of sweltering temperatures. Risi, producer of the famous Palomitas®, was facing significant issues owing to the heat emitted by the industrial plant

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  • Cross-market study shows ‘food comes first’ at parties!

    Cross-market study shows ‘food comes first’ at parties!

    Food is universally key to a great birthday party, a new study by leading market research consultancy firm Kadence International suggests. Kadence International is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, Kadence conducted a study across 12 markets to explore the ingredients of a perfect celebration. The countries sampled were Hong Kong, India,

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  • Outstanding gin bottle is winner in beverage heat

    Outstanding gin bottle is winner in beverage heat

    Stölzle Glass Group has won a WorldStar Award in the beverage category for its Isle of Harris gin bottle. WPO Members met in Vienna in November for judging of the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2017. Representatives from 23 packaging associations, members of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), judged 291 packaging projects from 35 countries that entered the

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  • Printing prime labels with  LX-series

    Printing prime labels with LX-series

    On-demand and in-house label printing has grown from being exotic to something that manufacturers of all types and sizes use frequently or even exclusively. But finding a cost-effective and convenient way to produce high-quality, colour labels has not been easy. Primera Technology, a leading manufacturer of high quality laser- and inkjet-based label printers, has successfully

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  • New size added to bottle range

    New size added to bottle range

    A new 750ml size has been added to Measom Freer’s popular Martlet range of bottles. Manufactured in MDPE, it has neck size of 28mm and customers can purchase a screw cap, flip or disc cap or lotion pump to fit. MDPE gives a slight squeeze to the bottle making it ideal for sauces, oils, vinegars,

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  • Low cost robot palletising cell

    Low cost robot palletising cell

    CKF Systems Ltd, the leading supplier of automated handling, robotic solutions and conveyor systems to manufacturing industry, has developed a range of cost effective robot handling cells designed specifically for those businesses currently operating a manual palletising line. The AC25, a direct replacement for existing manual operations, is exceptionally easy to install and operate and

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  • Grandma Wild’s can feel the difference

    Grandma Wild’s can feel the difference

    For more than 100 years Grandmother Annie Wild’s famous biscuits have held a special place in the hearts of biscuit lovers. It recently decided to renovate the packaging and design for its traditional range. Grandma Wild’s approached National Flexible and chose a totally new packaging film where customers can actually “feel the difference” from the

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