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General Mills receives NYPA funding to upgrade Buffalo cereals facility

General Mills is to upgrade its oldest facility in the US with the help of $500,000 in finding from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees.

Peter Kölln expands oat flake range after Ishida upgrade

Peter Kölln & Co, which produces oat flakes and muesli, has expanded its oat flake range after partnering with Ishida to upgrade its packing line.

UNI Packaging to increase UK market share with £1.5m investment

UNI Packaging has invested £1.5m ($1.4m) in its St. Helens, Lancashire manufacturing site, including a Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret Slitter, to increase its UK market share in the short run, flexible market.

'You could automate several of your bagging and packing lines and still have change’

How much will the 2016 AIA tax relief buy you?

Since 2008, the HMRC annual investment allowance (AIA) has been revised four times and from January 1, 2016, will drop from an interim allowance of £500k to the highest permanent AIA ever of £200k.

Innofresh pilots world’s first automated grape packing machine

InnoFresh Packing, a joint company set up by the Budelpack Group and IQ Packing, both in The Netherlands, has installed its first grape packaging machine at The Greenery, processing up to 1,200 punnets per hour.

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Rovema North America acquires Rovema Packaging Machines

Rovema North America which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the bakery, confectionary and coffee market, among others, has acquired Rovema Packaging Machines - all of its Rovema brand-related business. 

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EcoCortec launches Cor-Pak Bubble film to protect sensitive components

EcoCortec which manufactures biodegradable, compostable films has joined forces with its Czech distributor, Tart, to launch Cor-Pak VpCIStatic Dissipative Bubble film.

tna acquires Unique Solutions which makes promotional packaging for Nestlè and Hershey's

tna has acquired Unique Solutions in Chicago, US, which makes promotional labels and inserts for clients including Nestlè and Hershey’s.

International Mill in Kuwait redesigns its packaging for nut specialities

International Mill in Kuwait has redesigned its packaging for its nut speciality range to improve the visual appearance and quality of its packs.

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ULMA Packaging launches VTC 740 vertical packaging machine

ULMA Packaging, which makes packaging for cheese, snacks and confectionery, among others, has launched the VTC 740 vertical packaging machine, suited for harsh factory environments such as wet packing rooms.

Treofan makes its biggest investment in 10 years with €30m five-layer label and packaging film plant

Trefoan invited guests including Bosch, Nestlé, Mars and Danone, to see what it claims to be one of the largest production lines in Europe for five-layer label and packaging film last week.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Ishida Europe Open House event for snacks

Ishida sees demand for applying promotional messages to packs for crisps, salt sticks and extruded snacks

Ishida will showcase its twin-delta robot case packer with cookbook functionality, Banner Device for promotional messages and Pot Inserter to place an accompanying dip or sauce directly into a bag, as part of its Open House next month.

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Bosch Doy Zip vertical bagger for chocolate and nuts to be extended to other food applications

Bosch has partnered with Amcor to create the best material for its SVE 2520DZ Doy Zip vertical bagger, currently used for chocolate, nuts and confectionery.

Hearthside Food Solutions cited by OSHA after employee loses part of finger

Illinois-based Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC, was cited for safety hazards after an employee lost part of their finger in a dough-cutting machine at the company’s Ohio facility.

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Riggs Autopack celebrates Guinness World Record producing 35,000 cupcakes for the world’s largest cupcake mosaic

Riggs Autopack is celebrating after partnering with Spar Group, South Africa, to create a Guinness World Record, by producing 35,000 cupcakes for the world’s largest cupcake mosaic.

DISPATCHES FROM IDFA INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW

Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Boomchickapop to seize on popcorn boom with new manufacturing facility in Reno

Minnesota-based Angie’s Artisan Treats will be opening a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Reno, Nevada this month for Boomchickapop as popcorn's popularity rises in the US.

Lawyer: FSMA is going to hit small snack makers hard

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is going to squeeze smaller snack players who may not have the finances and resources to implement required changes under regulations, warns a lawyer.

Kliklok wins cartoning line contract for Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits

Kliklok, which has worked with McVities, Heinz and Twinings, has won a contract with Weetabix to pack its Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits at a factory in Kettering, UK.

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