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Ahlstrom-Munksjö expands Genuine Vegetable Parchment capacity for bakery

Ahlstrom-Munksjö will invest €6.7m ($7.5m) in production capacity at its Saint Severin plant in France, to be completed in Q4 2018.

Sonoco expands ClearGuard packaging for liquid and viscous product pouches

Sonoco has expanded its ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products.

Proposed “benchmark” acrylamide levels set to impose further food firm limits

Measures to reduce acrylamide levels in food took a step forward as new draft proposals outline "benchmark" mandatory levels for the industry.

Apple iPhone iOS 11 available to the public in September

Talkin’ Things NFC Smart Packaging System integrates iPhone and Android

Talkin’ Things has created a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Smart Packaging System that integrates iPhone and Android users.

BASF and HP Indigo launch water-based adhesives for flexible packaging

BASF has partnered with HP Indigo to develop a water-based adhesive for flexible packaging using its HP Indigo ElectroInk process.

Smaller size trend accelerates volume growth for flexible packaging

Portion control through smaller pack sizes is increasingly apparent across confectionery and snacks, according to Euromonitor International.

Jindal Poly Films rumoured to buy European assets of DuPont Teijin Films

India's largest polyester-based packaging film company Jindal Poly Films Ltd (JPFL) is allegedly in talks to buy the European production assets of DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) for an estimated $300m.

Goupie launches five bespoke snack-packs to target impulse-buy consumers

Hand-made chewy chocolate manufacturer Simpson’s of Hawkhurst has launched five bespoke Goupie snack-packs in Original, Mint, Orange, Espresso and Salted Sticky Toffee flavors. 

Innovia creates Propafilm REF BOPP film for biscuits, bakery, confectionery & tea

Innovia has launched a Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film called Propafilm REF for biscuits, bakery, confectionery, dried foods and tea.

API completes holographic and embossing site

API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities after completing a £0.5m ($642k) investment at its Livingston facility in Scotland.

Needham Coding to sell own-brand CIJ printers for first time

Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched its own-brand of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to drive its growth strategy, having been previously recognized as a distributor of...

Bosch: Bar manufacturers turn to leaner more efficient processes to increase OEE

Chocolate products are a ‘real winner’ with consumers in the US, accounting for around a third of all confectionery sales on average per year, according to Bosch Packaging Technology.

Bühler JetMix creates smoother pre-ferment for bakery industry

Bühler has partnered with Kollmorgen to launch the JetMix that creates pre-ferment combining water and flour through hydration.

News in brief

WestRock to acquire five US Corrugated facilities

WestRock Company will acquire five converting facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana from US Corrugated; which makes corrugated products for packaging and displays.

Interpack 2017

Pladis appoints Bosch as favored technology supplier

United Biscuits owner Pladis signed a preferred supplier agreement with Bosch Packaging Technology at Interpack 2017.

Pringles and Lucozade respond to criticism about their packaging

The makers of Pringles and Lucozade Sport have come under fire from The Recycling Association because it claims the materials in their packaging make it harder to recycle.

Pro Mach acquires P.E. Labellers with plans to open more facilities

Pro Mach has acquired P.E. Labellers, which manufacturers self-adhesive, hot melt, cold glue, roll-fed, and sleeve labeling technologies.

Interpack 2017

Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

Grupo Bimbo’s Wholesome Harvest Baking extends its Virginia facility

The Mexican bread giant’s US subsidiary, Wholesome Harvest Baking, is investing $22.1m in its Roanoke, Virginia, factory to install a new production line for its artisanal bread range.

Interpack 2017

Bosch: Biscuit makers face production challenges in portion control packs

Flexible packaging, sufficient product protection, gentle packaging processes for crackers and cookies, are just some of the concerns manufacturers face, according to Bosch Packaging Technology.

Interpack 2017

OAL: ‘You don’t need to have robots in cages any more’

OAL proved manufacturers don’t need to have ‘robots in cages’ on the factory floor by introducing visitors to its APRIL Robotic Weighing Station at Interpack.

Interpack 2017

GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

GEA debuted its Comas cupcake production line and Imaforni multi-zone tunnel oven for crackers, cakes, pies, biscuits and cookie manufacturing at Interpack.

Interpack 2017

Battle of the sustainable packs: Germany Vs France

Germany and France have been recognized for their sustainable products at the ‘PackTheFuture’ Sustainable Plastic Packaging Awards at Interpack.

Interpack 2017

Treofan turns to phthalate-free packaging films and mineral oil barriers

Treofan has started to offer its customers phthalate-free packaging films on request using phthalate-free base polymers in the extrusion process.

Interpack 2017

‘Cows head’ sliced cheese packs, small pouch formats and paper packaging take centre stage at Mondi

Mondi has expanded its packaging portfolio based on current trends, differentiating its products at the point of sale.

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