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Better quality snack food drives Allpax retort machinery sales

Allpax has seen a rise in demand for its retort machinery, thanks to a trend towards better quality shelf-stable products and convenience packaging.

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

Constantia Flexibles to close confectionery & snack packaging plant

Constantia Flexibles is closing its confectionery and snacks flexible packaging plant in Bucharest, Romania, in July, axing 90 jobs.

Boon Bean claims ready-meal success is due to the product and packaging

Boon Food Concepts says it has launched the first ready meal of its type for the chiller aisle in the Netherlands in a stand-up pouch.

Fox’s Biscuits responds to daily retailer forecasting

Fox’s Biscuits has faced the challenge of daily retailer forecasting by installing FuturMaster software, which measures the Mean Absolute Percent Error (MAPE) of its orders.

VTT creates 100% bio-based stand-up pouch for crisps, potato chips and muesli

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches using its patent pending enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology.

Advanced cooking methods inspire Snyder’s-Lance spring ‘better-for-you’ launches

Snyder’s-Lance is introducing a variety of offerings crafted to change the way the world snacks through better ingredients, quality and tastes to US shelves nationwide.

US fueling bakery processing equipment growth: MarketsandMarkets analyst

Market research firm, MarketsandMarkets, reported the global bakery processing equipment industry is expected to reach $13.62bn by 2020 with the US being a key growth-driving region.

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Breaking down the US packaging market for bakery and snacks

Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, sheds light on the trends and challenges affecting the US processing and packaging industries.

Bosch to unveil bar packaging solutions at interpack 2017

Bosch is to roll out bar production technology for enhanced flexibility and shorter changeover times.

Sales of APAC bakery & confectionery product inspection tech to grow 6.5% by 2025

The global outlook for bakery and confectionery product inspection technology sales will see steady growth up to 2025 with Asia Pacific (APAC) remaining the largest market.

JBT Corporation acquires Avure Technologies for $57m

JBT Corporation has acquired Avure Technologies, which provides high pressure processing (HPP) systems, for $57m.

Cascades Sonoco invests in water-based coating line for packaging

Cascades Sonoco is investing $16m in its water-based coating technology to replace LDPE (low density polyethylene) coating.

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Will the free-range egg industry crack under the strain of avian flu?

The global spread of the highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) has set the cat among the pigeons in the free-range egg industry.

SqueezyStraw stand up pouch expands into beverages and desserts

The Barton Group has expanded the applications for its patented dispensing pouch technology called SqueezyStraw.

‘Doy bags conquer more supermarket shelves globally each year’

Bosch launches packaging microsite for confectionery, bakery and snack producers

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a microsite for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries to help producers find the right machinery systems to meet their needs.

tna looks back on the evolution of the snack industry as it celebrates 35th anniversary

tna was founded by Alf and Nadia Taylor, in Sydney, Australia, in February 1982, transforming the snack food industry by launching a high-speed vertical form fill system (VFFS) called the...

Kreyenborg introduces infrared germ reduction technology

Kreyenborg Plant Technology has developed an infrared machine that destroys germs in dried foodstuffs that require gentle treatment, such as tea, spices, dried herbs, nuts, kernels and seeds.

Tetra Pak to open $25m closures plant for carton packaging in 2018

Tetra Pak is investing €24m ($25m) in its first factory for packaging closures in Thailand, creating 60 jobs.

RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

ProSweets 2017

Deltasacs launches biodegradable and compostable candy packs

Deltasacs, which specializes in plastic pouches, stand-up and flat-bottom confectionery bags, has launched packaging with biodegradable and compostable materials.

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Interactive packs: Design students encourage you to play with your food

Students of the Cologne International School of Design (KISD) presented packaging concepts based on the theme ‘sweet traditions’ and childhood memories at ISM in Cologne.

Mondi Group expands its consumer packaging business

Mondi Group, which makes food and beverage packaging, has acquired Excelsior Technologies for $40m, to further grow its consumer packaging business. 

Playing with portions and price: Manufacturers need to 'downsize smartly', says researcher

For consumers, higher prices are fair game but smaller portions are not, says one food marketing researcher who is urging manufacturers to downsize smartly: "Some food companies act as if they...

ProSweets 2017

Machinery manufacturer sees tough competition for wafer and biscuit packaging but success in chocolate

Ecomec in Belgium deals in second-hand machinery for processed packaging for the candy, chocolate, biscuit and wafers market. 

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