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New TLM top loader from Germany

German packaging company Gerhard Schubert unveiled its new TLM top loading packaging machine system to visitors at Interpack 2002 in Dusseldorf, Germany, this week. The...

New technology for snack industry

US baker APV Baker introduced new equipment and processes for the snack industry at the giant packaging trade fair Interpack 2002, held in Dusseldorf, Germany,...

IPN launches new generation standing pouches

IPN has developed a new generation of standing pouches, known as Clean-Spout. The pouches are suitable as packaging for liquids in volumes of 10 ml...

Drive systems save confectionery production costs

A producer of food processing machinery said this week that one of the UK's largest confectionery manufacturers is benefiting from improved energy efficiency and enhanced...

Austrian plastics giant expands

Austrian company Alpla Group, considered to be the biggest manufacturer of plastics packaging in the world, this week opened a new corporate location in Fussach,...

Interstate Bakeries buys back 7.35 shares from Nestlé

Interstate Bakeries said it has completed the purchase of 7,348,154 shares of its common stock from a subsidiary of Nestle, reports Reuters. Following the purchase,...

Maintaining food processing areas

UK company Henkel Loctite Adhesives has developed a range of NSF Registered maintenance products that are specially formulated for use in the food processing industry.The...

Drop in 1Q sales for leading baker

A leading US baker,Tasty Baking, announced this week that first quarter gross sales dropped to $64.0 (€71.3m) million, compared with $65.7 million for the first...

French consume 200kg of packaging per year

According to the French Information Centre for Industry and Technology (Fizit), packaging is the 8th largest industry in France with sales of €19 billion. More...

No recovery for paper giant

Stora Enso said on Tuesday it had not yet seen any sustained recovery in the markets after the world's second biggest paper and board producer...

Design 'pops' up for award

"The Creativity Annual," a book highlighting the year's top designs in the US, recently awarded its Creativity 31 Award of Distinction to Californian company Axion...

Dusseldorf doors open for Interpack 2002

Movers and shakers from the world of packaging streamed through the doors of Interpack 2002 in Dusseldorf, Germany on Wednesday to participate in one of...

Syspal develops new handling unit

A new materials handling unit for the food industry has been developed by the UK-based Syspal group. The Syspal Carousel is designed for end of...

Sonoco to close Californian plant

Sonoco, the largest US manufacturer of high density polyethylene (HDPE) bags for the grocery, retail and convenience store industries, has announced that it will close...

Chesapeake tips into the red

Chesapeake, the Virginia-based supplier of speciality paperboard and plastic packaging, slipped into the red in the first quarter of 2002 with net losses of $0.3...

Packaging Dynamics prepares for life on its own

Packaging Dynamics, the producer of specialty bags and wraps for the food service, supermarkets, bakery and retail industries, is preparing for life as a separately...

Amcor Flexibles continues European expansion

Amcor, the Australian group which is the world's fourth-largest packaging company, has continued its foray into the European market with the acquisition of Tobepal SA,...

Stora Enso remains downbeat after weak Q1

Stora Enso said on Tuesday it had not yet seen any sustained recovery in the markets after the world's second biggest paper and board producer...

Weak advertising market hits Schawk

Schawk, a provider of digital imaging graphics services to the consumer products industry, has posted net sales of $42.8 million (€48.1m) for first quarter of...

Snack food producers find a new way to generate MAP gas

Domnick Hunter, international supplier of gas and filtration equipment, has launched a new range of nitrogen gas generators that can dispense with the need for...

Graphic Packaging improves operating margins

Graphic Packaging International Corporation, the North American folding carton manufacturer, reported first quarter net income attributable to common shareholders of $2.4 million (€2.7 million) on...

US strikes balance on farm produce packaging

The U.S. House of Representatives has offered a Farm Bill that included "compromises" on the country of origin labelling and packer ownership provisions in the...

Can ban lifted in Denmark

Denmark has lifted its ban on cans for beer and soft drinks, effective January 23, after bowing to the European Commission in a battle that...

Canada's 2002 beef and veal export target lowered

Canada's beef and veal product exports for 2002 have been lowered from an earlier forecast, with a decline in US shipments tied to the drop,...

Agribuys Promotes Vijay Yajnik to CEO and President

Agribuys, the US-based international supply chain integrator for the food industry, has announced the promotion of Vijay Yajnik to CEO and president. He has also...

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