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GEA claims higher packing speeds with top-filled Doy-style bags

GEA has launched a Doy-style bag filled from the top instead of the side, which it claims can enable a higher fill rate.

Petrow Food Group invests in $5.7m laser scanning technology for quicker throughput

Petrow Food Group, which supplies dried fruit and nuts for chocolates, muesli, breakfast cereals, and bakery products, has invested £4m ($5.7m) in laser scanning and packaging technology.

Do multi-page labels offer display solution for proposed exercise graphics?

As a leading UK health charity proposes that food labels carry graphics encouraging consumers to exercise, Denny Bros says multi-page labels can help manufacturers display large amounts on information on...

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Meet APRIL – the food production robot that prepares dishes like a chef

A robotic food production system designed to emulate cooking methods used by chefs can offer improved product quality and lower costs, claim its creators.

Treofan sees rise in specialty film for biscuits and chocolate packaging

BOPP film specialist Treofan has seen a rise in specialty film for biscuits and chocolate packaging, as it announces its Q1, 2016 results.

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Video: Nim's brings its fruit-drying technology to vegetable snacks

Snacks supplier Nim’s Fruit Crisps unveiled its first range of vegetable crisps at the Food & Drink Expo in the UK last week – and took the show’s award for...

Foodex 2016

i2r launches tulip muffin and greaseproof papers for the bakery industry

i2r Packaging Solutions has launched a range of tulip muffin wraps and greaseproof papers to expand its bakery offering. 

'Any time, any place, any cost' - King's Hawaiian vows to protect trade dress

King’s Hawaiian has vowed to continue to “vigorously protect” its brand after last month reaching its third lawsuit settlement over packaging designs.

Maravilla production kit upgraded by tna to meet growth in Algerian snack market

Algerian manufacturer Maravilla has updated its production systems to meet the changing demands of the local snacks market.

In-house show for bars, buns, wafers, tortillas and cakes

Bosch Packaging: ‘Lean production is the key driver of short throughput time’

Lean production is the key driver of short throughput time, according to Bosch Packaging Technology, following its first in-house show at its Schiedam factory in the Netherlands.

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.

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Poligal installs BOBST metallizer for European BOPP market

Poligal has partnered with BOBST to install a metallizer at its factory in Portugal.

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FoodProductionDaily is moving from today and you can now find all your processing & packaging news on our vertical food websites.

6 NGOs file lawsuit against US FDA over perchlorate in plastic packaging

Six public health and environmental organizations have filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a petition restricting the use of perchlorate in food packaging.

PouchPop re-launched after design fault

Performance Packaging has redesigned and relaunched PouchPop after a design fault led to the packaging material splitting at the curve of the feeding straw.

Mitsubishi Electric opens Factory Automation centres in Italy and South Africa

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa,...

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Crowdfunding bid to drive development of 'entirely new' functional snacks

Carritech Research has launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand commercial development and licensing of its Coldbake process, which enables snacks and biscuits to be produced at lower temperatures than traditional...

Hot on the heels of Campbell Soup Company non-BPA liners for cans

‘Significant progression’ as Del Monte Foods converts to non-BPA packaging

Hot on the heels of Campbell Soup Company’s announcement that it is switching to BPA-free lined cans by 2017, Del Monte Foods, has revealed this week it is converting to...

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Bandesur and AIMPLAS to develop microwave resistant foamed packages

AIMPLAS, Plastics Technology Centre and Spanish company Bandesur have joined forces to develop a polypropylene (PP) tray resistant to microwave heating and a biodegradable and compostable foamed polylactic acid or...

Campbell Soup Company BPA Reaction

‘It should not come as a surprise consumer activists are growing impatient with brands’

Comments have been flooding in from consumer groups and industry associations following the announcement that Campbell Soup Company will switch to BPA-free lined cans by 2017.

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Insects, wholegrains and air-popping to shape future snack innovations, writes ESA chief

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig discusses innovation drivers in Europe's snacks market.

‘The transition has taken longer than anticipated’

Campbell Soup Company to switch to non-BPA lined cans in 2017

Campbell Soup Company has announced it will move to cans which do not use Bisphenol A (BPA) linings by the middle of 2017.

Agr International: ‘Southern Asia is one of the fastest growing packaging markets’

Agr International, which develops and manufactures laboratory and on-line testing/quality control devices for containers and similar products, has opened a Service Center in Bangkok, Thailand.   

Expo West 2016

Wilde Snacks helps trailblaze nascent meat bar category with baking innovation

Wilde Snacks’ entrance into the nascent meat bar segment promises to “turn the category upside down” with a revolutionary baking process that offers a healthier finished product and potential for...

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Ardagh invests in Dutch warehouse

Ardagh Group has invested €2.4m in a warehouse at its Deventer production facility in the Netherlands.

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