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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.

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.

Guest article

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.

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more: General Mills gets DC super hero makeover

General Mills’ cereals are getting a DC super hero makeover: Cheerios’ mascot BuzzBee takes on Batman, while Lucky Charms’ leprechaun dons Green Lantern’s outfit. 

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.

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.

Mesutronic introduces entry level foreign body detector

Mesutronic Gerätebau has released its new X-Ray inspection system for packed food products, called easySCOPE.

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. 

EEB: Labelling bioplastics ‘eco’, ‘green’ or ‘bio’ misleads consumers

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted to amend its Waste Legislative Package this week (January 24) with more ambitious EU targets for 2030.

US-based Bemis to open Northern Ireland Business Services Centre

Bemis, headquartered in Wisconsin, US, will open a Business Services Centre in Northern Ireland, creating 95 jobs to support its European operations.

Uflex increases tortilla chip shelf life from three weeks to 90 days

Whole Foods Market has partnered with Uflex to redesign its tortilla packaging after the barrier coating left the chips soggy after three weeks.

Klöckner Pentaplast Group to propose public offering of its common stock

Kleopatra Holdings, the holding company for Klöckner Pentaplast Group has filed a statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to propose an initial public offering of its common stock. ...

Sales expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022

High demand for resealable closures thanks to extended shelf life

Sales in resealable closures and spouts are expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022, driving future F&B market growth, says Zion Market Research.

‘Best If Used By’ should stem food wastage, recommends USDA

While product dating may assist consumers pinpoint shelf life, the plethora of descriptors used has caused confusion and led to shameful food wastage, said the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

BillerudKorsnäs hires Pöyry to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine

BillerudKorsnäs has partnered with Pöyry mill engineering services to construct a $622m board machine at Gruvön, in Sweden.

tna inserter targets promotional packaging for confectionery and bakery

tna has launched a VFFS (vertical form fill seal) system with integrated labeler and inserter for snack manufacturers who want to insert sachets of seasonings or dips into their bags and confectionery...

AIPIA Congress 2016

ITENE develops antimicrobial packaging for bread

ITENE (Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center) Madrid, has developed an antimicrobial packaging for bread, enhancing the quality and safety of the product.

AIPIA Congress 2016

HP applauds Frito-Lay for using digital print to ‘make its packaging intelligent’

Digital printing allows consumers to do more and crazy things they could not imagine before, says Hewlett-Packard (HP).

AIPIA Congress 2016

Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc, which creates digital barcode scanners for products including ice cream tubs, biscuits and chips.

Pack Expo 2016

ADCO Manufacturing’s new case packer to reduce 30% of corrugate uses

One of the major US manufacturers of packaging machinery, equipment and systems, ADCO has launched its latest wraparound case packer at the recent Pack Expo in Chicago. The new machinery...

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