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‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to...

Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam...

OAL cryogenic cooling project to revolutionize ready meal industry

Olympus Automation Ltd (OAL) has kicked off the first of its kind Advanced Cooking and Cooling Technology project (ACCT) to revolutionize the ready meal industry.

Atlas Copco to strengthen its vacuum technology business with $514m Leybold Vacuum acquisition

Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire Leybold Vacuum, part of Oerlikon Corporation, for $514m, with the transaction to be completed in the first half of 2016.

UNI Packaging and Oui3 ‘MyFlex’ to bring personalization and interactive design closer together

UNI Packaging and Oui3 brand communication agency are working on a project to make the personalization and client interactive aspect of Digiflex (digital flexible printing) more accessible to clients.

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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.

UNI Packaging invests in 2nd HP Indigo 20000 digital press following demand for personalization and regional promotions

UNI Packaging has further increased its capacity by investing in a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press providing a 30-inch (750mm) wide-web technology for flexible packaging and sleeves.

World packaging machinery market to grow by 4.9% over next 3 years

The world packaging machinery market will grow by 4.9% over the next three years to reach €40.3bn in 2018, according to Ucima, the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association.

Cryogenic freezing aids cookie manufacturing, says Linde exec

An executive at Linde claims cryogenic freezing is allows cookie manufacturers to produce a more consistent product.

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Waitrose changes its Passata packaging from glass jars to SIG Combibloc’s combisafe

Waitrose is changing the packaging for its own label Passata range, from glass jars to SIG Combibloc’s heat resistant combisafe carton pack.

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.

Global bioplastics production to increase from 1.7m tonnes in 2014 to 7.8m tonnes in 2019

The global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 1.7 million tonnes in 2014 to approximately 7.8 million tonnes in 2019, according to the European Bioplastics association.

Dow launches INNATE resins for bags, liquid packaging, and stand-up pouches

Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business has launched INNATE Precision Packaging Resins, for flexible food packaging such as pouches, bags, liquid packaging, and stand-up pouches.

McDonald’s Europe reaches sustainability milestone to source 100% wood fibre from recycled or certified virgin sources by 2016

McDonald’s has announced all centrally-sourced packaging distributed across its 38 European markets is now chain-of-custody certified.

Milacron Holdings a step closer to commercialising revolutionary Klear Can

Milacron Holding's Klear Can, which is an alternative to metal cans for fruits, vegetables, soups, meat, and beverages, has passed an important food safety test and is ready for market...

DuPont Teijin Films partners with US university

DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) has partnered with a US university to allow companies to test new ways to package and prepare food.

Constantia Flexibles opens film R&D center

Constantia Flexibles has opened a center for R&D of polymer films and film laminates for flexible packaging.

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PepsiCo: ‘Is sustainability mainstream or faddish?’

PepsiCo will highlight its sustainability progress across its most significant areas: water, packaging, waste, energy and agriculture at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, in Dubai, this week (October 27).

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How to connect driverless cars with flexible food manufacturing

‘In the food industry we have seen considerable adoption of robots on the packing line but as yet there has been limited use for robots in the processing of raw...

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.

Artisan bread at standard bread cost: Mecatherm touts tray technology

Bakery producers in developed markets can create an intermediate category in the bread sector with high quality artisanal bread at low production costs, claims Mecatherm.

The deep clean: Baker Perkins upgrades Tweedy dough mixer to slash clean time in half

Baker Perkins has reengineered its Tweedy dough mixers to ensure machines are thoroughly cleaned far quicker and easier for bakers.

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PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra throw spotlight on Middle East

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra will focus their efforts on the Middle East at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week (October 27-29) with two conferences entitled Next Generation Manufacturing and...

tna expands in the Middle East and North Africa

‘It’s essential to become a part of the local culture if you want to achieve global success’

‘It’s essential to learn about and eventually become a part of the local culture if you want to achieve global success’, says tna as it expands in the Middle East...

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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.

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