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Fresh-Pak and the University of Leicester launch centre of excellence for food technology

Fresh-Pak Chilled Foods has partnered with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester to set up a centre of excellence for food technology.

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Matrix Design to open second facility in Illinois

Matrix Design, which develops, builds and installs robotic automation systems, will open a factory in South Elgin, Illinois.

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Coveris’s Imagenet acquires Rivendell Europe

Imagenet, the graphics services division of Coveris, has acquired Rivendell Europe for an undisclosed sum.

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Pizza Hut box turns into a movie projector

Ogilvy & Mather Group Hong Kong has partnered with Pizza Hut to create a box that turns into a movie projector using a smartphone.

Oval Eco Street Bowl and Coconut LOVO vodka scoop Innovation Challenge Gold

Tri-Star Packaging's Oval Eco Street Bowl, which is made from unbleached bagasse – compostable sugar cane pulp – has won Gold in the Casual Dining Show Innovation Challenge 2016.

Graphic Packaging on organic growth and developing a two pack carton for Kellogg’s

New product development remains an essential component of Graphic Packaging’s organic growth strategy, according to Michael Doss, president and CEO, discussing the company’s Q4 2015 financial results.

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Parmentine and Greiner Packaging launch on-the-go potato snack

Parmentine has partnered with Greiner Packaging to launch an on-the-go potato snack in France.

Graphic Packaging to invest $20m in US folding carton plant

Graphic Packaging International will invest $20m to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Staunton, Virginia, US, creating 43 jobs.  

Dow and Nordmeccanica to launch several packaging technologies in 2016

Dow Chemical Company has partnered with Nordmeccanica to bring several technologies to market in 2016, for faster commercialization of adhesive systems.

Færch Plast launches ‘Modular Packaging’ food containers

Færch Plast has launched a ‘Modular Packaging’ range of lightweight, stackable containers for the airline industry.

Sirane launches self-seal steam-cooking bags in the US

Sirane has partnered with distributor, Elkay Plastics, to launch its Ready. Chef. Go! bags in the US, following success of its ‘grab and go’ over-the-counter cooking bag programme.

Nestlé to join AIPIA Advisory Board

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and its new president Dick de Koning of PACKZ, has made changes to its Advisory Board.

Pro Mach to expand its secondary packaging product line

Pro Mach has acquired Stork-Texwrap to expand its secondary packaging product line.

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TricorBraun packaging consultant wins IoPP Lifetime CPP Certification

IoPP (the Institute of Packaging Professionals) has recognized TricorBraun packaging consultant Mary Slaga with a Lifetime CPP (Certified Packaging Professional) Certification. 

Ardagh enters digital age with smart interactive print on its metal packaging

Ardagh Group has partnered with Dutch watermark company FiliGrade to enter the digital age, offering smart interactive print on its metal packaging.

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Sabert Corporation to acquire Kalman Packaging

Sabert Corporation has agreed to acquire Kalman Packaging, a North Carolina based manufacturer of thermoformed plastic hinged food containers, for the bakery/supermarket sector.

And the winner is… First European Plastics Innovation Awards

The European Plastics Industry represented by EuPC and PlasticsEurope, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), have announced the winners of the first edition of the European Plastics Innovation Awards 2016.

FKuR partnership to further develop Braskem's Green PE

FKuR Kunststoff, Oerlemans Plastics and BK Pac have joined forces to promote bio-based plastic as a sustainable alternative for film packaging for food.

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M. Holland Company to acquire Able International and Tril Export

M. Holland Company, a distributor of thermoplastic resins, will acquire Able International Corp. and Tril Export Corp., both headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the transactions expected to close...

Silgan Holdings Q4 2015 results

Silgan Holdings to begin metal food can commercial production in 2016

Silgan Holdings metal food can plant in Iowa, US, will start commercial production in the first half of 2016.

Nonni’s Foods redesigns its Biscotti packaging

Nonni’s Foods, North America, has relaunched its packaging for its Biscotti biscuits, to more prominently display images of fresh almonds, walnuts, dark chocolate, real caramel and toffee.

VTT files patent for bio-based mineral oil barrier film in cereals

VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) has filed a patent for a bio-based mineral oil barrier film and is looking for partners to commercialize the technology.

Former P&G director joins LiquiGlide Advisory Board

‘CPG manufacturers are desperate for innovation that drives both top and bottom line growth’

‘CPG manufacturers are desperate for innovation that drives both top and bottom line growth, and at the same time, consumers are pressuring them to deliver more value’, according to Thomas...

UNI Packaging to increase UK market share with £1.5m investment

UNI Packaging has invested £1.5m ($1.4m) in its St. Helens, Lancashire manufacturing site, including a Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret Slitter, to increase its UK market share in the short run,...

Graphic Packaging Global Innovation Centre exceeds expectations in first six months

Graphic Packaging International’s Global Innovation Centre (GIC) has hosted 50 customer visits, cut 30,000 samples on its Zund plotters and over 2,500 colour mock ups on its Roland digital UV...

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