Packaging

Food packaging is used to protect and preserve food products ensuring the product can be consumed as intended. Food packaging can be can be made from many different materials and needs to meet legal requirements. Below is a collection of articles on food packaging. To find out more about our food packaging services get in touch – support@campdenbri.co.uk.

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3 Reasons why food quality and safety can be compromised by packaging materials

Food packaging plays a crucial role in the quality and safety of food products. From the processing line to consumers' shopping bags, it has to protect food ...


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Packaging MIG

Webinar: Packaging MIG - Spring 2022

Your Member Interest Groups (MIGs) meetings were online this Spring. Wednesday 23 March 2022


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Alternative and novel packaging: 4 key considerations

When we think about new packaging, it is important to consider the material, environment, and product. What are the key considerations with the use of these ...


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Packaging under the microscope

This webinar explains how microscopy techniques can be used to assess the plastics and metals commonly used in food and drink packaging. ...


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Single-use plastic waste

Single-use plastic ban in the European Union

The EU Single-Use Plastics Directive is making big changes to food service packaging habits. With the EU member states taking a variety of approaches to put ...


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Pizza in takeaway box

Bans of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging gain traction: Get ready with PFAS testing

Governments around the world are currently trying to remove PFAS from the food supply, as well as the environment. A patchwork of new legislations in recent ...


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Plastic packaging

5 food packaging trends during 2021

In 2021, the Packaging Industry was not only plagued by the pandemic but faced additional pressures. In this round-up, we will consider some of the big issue...


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Flexible mono-materials packaging challenges

Traditional mono-material packaging requires refinement to ensure that they perform at the same level as multi-material counterparts. ...


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That’s a wrap - reducing food waste through sustainable and smart packaging

That’s a wrap - reducing food waste through sustainable and smart packaging

While packaging waste is a critical issue, it must be considered alongside the issue of food waste. Projects in food packaging, such as the Glopack project, ...


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Fruit and vegetable packaging

Considerations for optimal food barrier packaging

With a growing variety of new and established materials, each with specific characteristics, increases the potential for selecting unsuitable packaging mater...


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Paper straws in drinks

Problem solving: Paper straws in drinks

There have been some concerns about the quality of plastic straw replacements – particularly when it comes to paper straws. The key issues pointed out by con...


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Packaging MIG

Webinar: Packaging MIG - Spring 2021

Your Member Interest Groups (MIGs) meetings were online this Autumn. Tuesday 12 October 2021.


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Choosing the best packaging in a post-pandemic world

Choosing the best packaging in a post-pandemic world

The world has changed, but does your packaging need to too? Find out about the new technologies that can help you decide.


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Switching to metal packaging? What you need to consider

Switching to metal packaging? What you need to consider

There are many reasons why manufacturers are looking to move from plastic to metal packaging. Here we explore the considerations before making this transitio...


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What effect does novel packaging have on microflora?

What effect does novel packaging have on microflora?

Today’s food packaging landscape is driven by the desire to minimise environmental impact while maximising shelf-life and presenting products attractively to...


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Technical challenges associated with reducing or replacing single use plastic packaging within the food and drink industry

Technical challenges associated with reducing or replacing single use plastic packaging within the food and drink industry

This project will provide members with a better understanding of the UK’s recycling infrastructure for single use plastic packaging and exploring alternative...


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Packaging reuse

Reuse of packaging

Investigating the effect that reuse of food and drink containers has on both the safety and longevity of the packaging.


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Environmental monitoring – are you complying with BRCGS Issue 6?

Environmental monitoring – are you complying with BRCGS Issue 6?

Manufacturers of food packaging materials are now required to implement a microbiological environmental monitoring program, where appropriate, based on risk.


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Plastic packaging alternatives

Single-use plastic packaging challenges

We’re currently undertaking a member-funded project to investigate the technical challenges of reducing or replacing single-use plastics for food and drink.


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MAP technology

Modified atmosphere packaging - 'The carbon dioxide effect'

Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is used as a means of preservation and is well known in the food industry as a method to extend the shelf-life of a range...


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CO2 in food packaging

Discusses modified atmosphere packaging and the alternative gases that can be used.


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Plastic packaging alternatives

Plastic packaging alternatives – what you need to know

The food sector is looking at alternative materials and systems to reduce the use of plastic packaging.


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Reheating food

Packaging issues relevant to product reheating

Product reheating is the warming of ready-cooked foods by consumers and food retailers.


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Coefficient of friction

Coefficient of friction

Coefficient of Friction is a fundamental property of all materials which run on high speed printing and packaging lines.


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Packaging waste

Are your packaging specifications suitable?

The packaging specification will cover a range of materials from the primary packaging through to secondary and tertiary packaging.


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Ensuring that your packaging is fit for purpose

When deciding what packaging to use for a particular product, the packaging itself cannot be evaluated in isolation.


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Kortec Inc - Putting cans in the klear

Kortec approached Campden BRI to carry out proof of concept testing.


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Package seal strength and integrity

Package seal strength and integrity

Lynneric Potter, Packaging Specialist at Campden BRI, talks about package seal strength and integrity, and their implications, especially for ...


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Modified atmosphere processing

Glove box for modified atmosphere processing

This equipment allows products to be processed in an oxygen–free environment – paralleling the advantages of modified atmosphere packaging.


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Tensile strength

Packaging testing – tensile strength

This test is used by food manufacturers to troubleshoot seal failure problems and to investigate seal integrity versus opening strength.


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Permeability analysis

Packaging testing – permeability analysis

How we test the rate at which oxygen or water vapour pass through packaging materials – an important consideration when the barrier properties are d...


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Leak detection

Packaging – leak detection

This clip illustrates how leaks can be detected in packs when troubleshooting packaging problems or as part of seal strength assessment.


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Peel testing

Packaging – peel testing

How we assess the force required to peel a lid from a container – used to measure the strength of a seal in relation to the ease with which the lid ...


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Compression testing

Packaging – compression testing

How we test the load bearing strength of packaging to ascertain their ability to withstand stacking and other compression forces during distribution...


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Burst testing

Packaging – burst testing

A test used by the packaging manufacturers and food and drink producers for quality control and troubleshooting.


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Internal pressure resistance

Packaging – internal pressure resistance

How to determine the pressure that bottles can safely withstand when they are filled with carbonated drinks.


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Reducing food and packaging waste

There is much talk about reducing food and packaging waste, and many companies have on-going programmes to look at this issue.


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Food packaging testing

Emma Hanby talks about the tests available to ensure packaging can withstand the rigors of transport, troubleshoot problems that arise, and even ...


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