Pet Food Packaging

PaperWorks invests in enhanced printing, packaging capabilities

Packaging provider installs new equipment to offer new printing options, expands facilities
PaperWorks Industries Inc., a full-service packaging provider, is enhancing its printing capabilities, with several packaging projects underway at locations across North America. PaperWorks installed a large-format Flexo press to increase production speed, enhance print quality and reduce waste, which is expected to be operational in spring of 2012.
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Hill's Pet Nutrition to launch new petfood to fight pet obesity

New petfoods, higher pricing strategy emphasize company's image as a specialty petfood brand
Colgate-Palmolive, whose subsidiary Hill’s Pet Nutrition sells many petfoods to help pet owners manage clinical conditions like obesity, allergies, intestinal problems and more, is launching a new strategy, with new petfood lines, to save pets from the rising problem of obesity. As part of this strategy with health-focused foods and higher prices, the company is launching a petfood label made from natural ingredients, Science Diet Dry, at the end of 2012.
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Weatherchem invests in sustainability for petfood packaging closures

Investments to produce lighter 110mm Flapper closure result in decreases in paper consumption, electricity use
Weatherchem has announced it made recent investments to produce a lighter 110mm Flapper closure, reflecting the company's commitment to sustainability.  Changes to the ordering and production process include:
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2013 Packaging Conference to focus on new packaging technologies

Packaging Conference, February 4-6, 2013, confirms speakers from Kraft, ITW Zip-Pack and more
The 2013 Packaging Conference, taking place February 4-6, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, will focus on next-generation packaging materials, business strategies, sustainability efforts, processing developments and more. In addition, the conference has confirmed speakers including representatives from Kraft Foods, Mondelēz International, Diageo, Amcor Rigid Plastics, Sidel, Braskem, Beverage Marketing Corporation, SACMI, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, ATMI, Association of Post-Consumer Plastic Recyclers, ITW Zip-Pack, Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing, CL&D Digital and many other packaging sector experts.
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Exopack establishes Center for Excellence for petfood packaging business

Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, provides increased printing, converting capacity.
Petfood packaging solutions provider Exopack has established a manufacturing Center of Excellence for its petfood business in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. This move follows the completion of the closure of Exopack’s Seymour, Indiana, USA, plant and the consolidation of Seymour’s manufacturing assets to Spartanburg and various other Exopack facilities, all together a nearly US$6.5 million project that provides the Spartanburg facility with increased printing and converting capacity, as well as broadens its substrate diversity. 
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Food manufacturing equipment auction to be held November 14

GoIndustryDoveBid will auction manufacturing, packaging, processing equipment from major food distributor
  GoIndustry DoveBid, a global provider of surplus asset management, auction and valuation services, will be conducting a one-day online auction featuring an assortment of late-model food manufacturing, packaging and processing equipment from a major food distributor, including: product blending, vacuum frying and dehydration systems. Bidding on more than 150 items opens Wednesday, November 14 at 11 a.m. Potential buyers can register online for the auction event.  
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First Petfood Forum China a success

More than 170 petfood professionals learn and network during premiere event for growing Chinese market
The first Petfood Forum China drew more than 170 petfood professionals from China, Japan, Thailand, the US and Europe, exceeding the goal of organizers Petfood Industry and Watt Publishing. The conference was held October 12 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in conjunction with the annual Pet Fair Asia trade show.
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Design firm awarded for Lincoln Bark pet treat packaging

Bobbye Chochran + Associates wins two American Graphic Design awards.
  Design firm Bobbye Chochran + Associates won two American Graphic Design awards from Graphic Design USA magazine for packaging designed for pet treat company Lincoln Bark. Awards were given for Lincoln Bark's Treat Smart dog treats and Doggie Sprinkles.   
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Subplot petfood packaging designs awarded at Pentawards Competition

Packaging created for Petcurean Pet Nutrition wins Gold, Bronze awards in 2012 worldwide packaging design competition.
  Subplot Design Inc. received two awards at the 2012 Pentawards Worldwide Packaging Design Awards Competition, recently held in Paris, France. Subplot's GO! packaging received a Gold award, while NOW Fresh packaging received a Bronze award. Both packaging designs were created for petfood manufacturer Petcurean Pet Nutrition.    
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Petfood Forum 2013 hits record for abstract submissions

More than 25 abstracts of papers received for review for April conference
The call for papers for Petfood Forum 2013 has garnered nearly 30 submissions, a record for this annual conference. Abstracts cover various petfood ingredients and aspects of companion animal nutrition, palatability testing, petfood safety and packaging, the global petfood market and other topics.
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