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Food industry: EU companies to monitor presence of mineral oils in packaging

Impact of the latest European recommendation on food packaging On January 16th 2017, the European Commission adopted a new recommendation (Recommendation EU 2017/84) aiming at reducing and eliminating hazardous mineral oïl components in food packaging. This decision echoes the actions taken by the independant body FOODWATCH, which campaigned against MOSH (Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbons) and…

FOOD INDUSTRY: New Regulations on Nutrition Labels

Worldwide, governments have taken measures to tackle the problem of rising obesity, aiming in particular at changing food labelling. In fact, the nutritional data on packaging was considered unclear and even misleading, preventing consumers to make healthy food choices. Because on December 13th, a new European regulation has become mandatory, involving huge changes for manufacturers…

ALE IN THE WINE INDUSTRY: 5 REASONS TO CHOSE ALE

Because every industry faces different challenge, ALE has developed adaptable products to respond to coding and markings needs across the domains. Here are five of the main reasons why ALE printers are trusted by wine makers.   Compact Despite a few exceptions, the wine industry is dominated by small to medium size companies and cooperatives,…

Recycling and sustainability measures open new market opportunities for manufacturers

According to a recent study conducted for the Carton Council of North America, 91% of consumers declared they expected more information about recycling to be present on packaging, especially in the food and beverage industry. Indeed, more people are becoming aware of environmental issues and engage in more eco-friendly behaviours, such as recycling, and they…

2016 is off to a flying start

The year 2016 has started very positively for ALE, with very interesting new projects with existing or brand new customers, confirming the upward trend in ALE sales observed by the end of 2015. Improvements on marketing and sales document on our side, new legislations promoting investment in machinery in some countries (France for example), more…