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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Treofan makes its biggest investment in 10 years with €30m five-layer label and packaging film plant

Trefoan invited guests including Bosch, Nestlé, Mars and Danone, to see what it claims to be one of the largest production lines in Europe for five-layer label and packaging film last week.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Ishida Europe Open House event for snacks

Ishida sees demand for applying promotional messages to packs for crisps, salt sticks and extruded snacks

Ishida will showcase its twin-delta robot case packer with cookbook functionality, Banner Device for promotional messages and Pot Inserter to place an accompanying dip or sauce directly into a bag, as part of its Open House next month.

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Bosch Doy Zip vertical bagger for chocolate and nuts to be extended to other food applications

Bosch has partnered with Amcor to create the best material for its SVE 2520DZ Doy Zip vertical bagger, currently used for chocolate, nuts and confectionery.

Hearthside Food Solutions cited by OSHA after employee loses part of finger

Illinois-based Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC, was cited for safety hazards after an employee lost part of their finger in a dough-cutting machine at the company’s Ohio facility.

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Riggs Autopack celebrates Guinness World Record producing 35,000 cupcakes for the world’s largest cupcake mosaic

Riggs Autopack is celebrating after partnering with Spar Group, South Africa, to create a Guinness World Record, by producing 35,000 cupcakes for the world’s largest cupcake mosaic.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Boomchickapop to seize on popcorn boom with new manufacturing facility in Reno

Minnesota-based Angie’s Artisan Treats will be opening a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Reno, Nevada this month for Boomchickapop as popcorn's popularity rises in the US.

Lawyer: FSMA is going to hit small snack makers hard

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is going to squeeze smaller snack players who may not have the finances and resources to implement required changes under regulations, warns a lawyer.

Kliklok wins cartoning line contract for Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits

Kliklok, which has worked with McVities, Heinz and Twinings, has won a contract with Weetabix to pack its Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits at a factory in Kettering, UK.

Kellogg may shut cereal plant after lengthy union battles

Kellogg Company says it will ‘have no choice’ but to close at least one US cereal plant if union members refuse to reconsider a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) issued on employment terms.

Company sees increased take up from china

Mackie’s Crisps installs third iTPS from Ishida after relocating to a bigger factory

Mackie’s Crisps has installed a third iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System) from Ishida after relocating to a bigger factory in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland.

Budelpack expands in chocolate, confectionary and snack markets with Bosch vffs

Budelpack Poortvliet is installing a Bosch vertical form-fill-seal machine (vffs) to package loose items such as chocolates, confectionery, nuts and snacks, to start operations in January 2015.

Pack Expo 2014

Co-manufacturing boom sparks design challenge

The explosive shift towards co-manufacturing in bakery and snacks presents challenges for equipment suppliers because of a greater need for interchangeable lines, says Kliklok-Woodman (KW).

Pack Expo 2014 post-show round up

Start-up boom sparks budget packaging demand

The flurry of start-up companies in baking and bars has sparked business demand for entry-level packaging machines, says the marketing head of PAC Machinery Group.

Dispatches: Pack Expo 2014

Too fast and furious? Ditch speed for efficiency, says CT USA

Snack manufacturers should run slower packaging speeds for improved efficiency, durability and product protection, says the sales director of CT USA.

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