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Snack makers moving beyond pure indulgence to functionality, says European Snacks Association

The sensible snacking concept is evolving at a rapid rate, said Sebastian Emig, director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).

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DuPont’s bakery enzymes approved in Japan

DuPont has announced it has received “the go-ahead” by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for three bakery enzymes for use as processing aids in the country’s bakery industry....

Ishida unveils new Multihead Weigher design for easier cleaning

Ishida Europe has expanded its range of hygienic multihead weighers with a new open frame design that allows fast and easy access for cleaning and inspections.

Ingredion unveils texturizer series for baked snacks

Ingredion answers Asian consumer demands for wider range of textures in baked snacks

International Paper agrees to pay $354m settlement to Kleen Products

International Paper has agreed to pay $354m to Kleen Products in an antitrust lawsuit settlement, but denies the allegations.

Huhtamaki to acquire International Paper foodservice packaging operations in China for $17.1m

Finnish packaging company Huhtamäki Oyj is to acquire International Paper's foodservice packaging operations in China for €15m ($17.1m).

API launches Holonique Boutique for custom decorative packaging

API has launched a custom decorative holography service called Holonique Boutique.

French snack producer Vico launches Hula Hoops variants in Sonoco packaging

The Vic-sur-Aisne-based firm introduced its three-dimensional Hula Hoops to the French market last year and is now expanding the range with the launch of Bacon and Sour Cream & Onion...

Warbutons claims improved accuracy in forecasting with FuturMaster system

UK bakery giant Warburtons says it has increased the accuracy of its forecasts from 79% to 86% by moving to alternative software.

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.

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