NanoPack, a consortium led by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, intends to develop a new antimicrobial packaging solution that helps extend food shelf life, using €7.7m ($8.22m) of funding from the European Union (EU).

The consortium will develop and test packaging products with antimicrobial surfaces over a three-year period.

US-based KBR has received a four-year contract from International Paper to provide maintenance, planning and industrial services at the latter’s offices in Svetogorsk, Russia.

International Paper produces renewable packaging and paper products.

LINPAC, a fresh foods packaging manufacturing, and Progressive Packaging have partnered to introduce complete tray pack solutions to meat and poultry packers and processers.

Based in the US, Progressive Packaging supplies food processing materials.