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FKuR partnership to further develop Braskem's Green PE

FKuR Kunststoff, Oerlemans Plastics and BK Pac have joined forces to promote bio-based plastic as a sustainable alternative for film packaging for food.

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Avure to expand its HPP capabilities in Mexico

Avure plans to expand its HPP (high pressure processing) capabilities across Mexico by hiring Edmundo Romo as business development manager for the region.

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M. Holland Company to acquire Able International and Tril Export

M. Holland Company, a distributor of thermoplastic resins, will acquire Able International Corp. and Tril Export Corp., both headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the transactions expected to close...

Silgan Holdings Q4 2015 results

Silgan Holdings to begin metal food can commercial production in 2016

Silgan Holdings metal food can plant in Iowa, US, will start commercial production in the first half of 2016.

Nonni’s Foods redesigns its Biscotti packaging

Nonni’s Foods, North America, has relaunched its packaging for its Biscotti biscuits, to more prominently display images of fresh almonds, walnuts, dark chocolate, real caramel and toffee.

VTT files patent for bio-based mineral oil barrier film in cereals

VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) has filed a patent for a bio-based mineral oil barrier film and is looking for partners to commercialize the technology.

Blendhub Corp to host first international event in Dubai

Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.

Kettle Chips recalls UK products over plastic contamination fear

Kettle Foods has recalled a number of packs of its Kettle Chips in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

Former P&G director joins LiquiGlide Advisory Board

‘CPG manufacturers are desperate for innovation that drives both top and bottom line growth’

‘CPG manufacturers are desperate for innovation that drives both top and bottom line growth, and at the same time, consumers are pressuring them to deliver more value’, according to Thomas...

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,...

Graphic Packaging Global Innovation Centre exceeds expectations in first six months

Graphic Packaging International’s Global Innovation Centre (GIC) has hosted 50 customer visits, cut 30,000 samples on its Zund plotters and over 2,500 colour mock ups on its Roland digital UV...

ISM & ProSweets 2016

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision create Dirty Tray Vision system

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision are showcasing their Dirty Tray Vision system (DTV) at ProSweets 2016 this week, which can get rid of problems associated with poorly filled starch trays...

ISM & ProSweets 2016

PWR Pack expands its production facilities as it moves into 3D robotic grippers

PWR Pack, which supplies robotic packaging to the food manufacturing industry, is expanding its production facilities as it moves into 3D grippers.

ISM & ProSweets 2016

tna on ‘growth mode’, controlled portion packaging and ‘good for you’ food processing

Controlled portion packaging is continuously growing and will drive machine speeds to ever increasing heights on the packaging side of the business, according to tna.

Musgrave renews private-label contract with Trace One

Irish retailer Musgrave Group has renewed its contract with Trace One, software company.

Acquisition takes US paperboard firm Lamitech into bakery board market

US paperboard manufacturer Lamitech is extending into the bakery board market with the acquisition of Signature Food Boards.

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

Bosch on non-sugary snacks, consumer tastes, low calorie and sugar-free products

Non-sugary snacks, closely aligned with meal-replacement foods, are demonstrating strong growth, which signals a shift in a consumer mindset to one more focused on health, according to Bosch.

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Winter Storm Jonas: how bakery and cereals suppliers weathered the blizzard

Many major East Coast US bakery, snacks and cereals operations were back in operation on Monday morning in the wake of the Winter Storm Jonas blizzard.

German researchers claim plasticisers in food packaging causes weight gain

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre (IFB) at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany, claim plasticisers (phthalates) can cause weight gain....

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some...

Solidus Solutions tomato plant packaging grows in popularity, signing more partners

Solidus Solutions, previously Smurfit Kappa Solid Board Packaging, has partnered with The Verse Oogst Box, an online ordering service from The Greenery for delivering fresh fruits and vegetables in a...

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The New Egg Company and RPC launch packaging for boiled egg-on-the-go

The New Egg Company and RPC Design and RPC Bebo UK have designed a bespoke pack for Yowk boiled eggs to make snacking on-the-go easier.

WestRock acquires Cenveo Packaging for $105m

WestRock has acquired Cenveo Packaging for $105m, including six facilities in the US, Canada and Dominican Republic and strategic sourcing partnerships in Asia and the Caribbean for folded carton, shrink...

Linde Canada launches MAP gases for packaged prepared foods

Linde Canada is launching its MAPAX line of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gases for packaged prepared foods and customized mixtures for food processors.

Allied Bakeries and Sainsbury's investigate metal contamination scare

Manufacturer Allied Bakeries and UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s have launched an investigation into how metal may have contaminated a batch of the retailer’s own-label bread.

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