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Delta Print and Packaging boss wins OBE after opening plant in Poland amid plans to expand Belfast factory

Entrepreneur, Tony Cross, chairman of Delta Print and Packaging, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours list for services to the economy and voluntary sector in Northern...

Amcor acquires Deluxe Packages for $45m

Amcor has acquired Deluxe Packages, for $45m which will form part of the firm’s Flexibles Americas business group.

AR Metallizing Group expands in Brazil with its beer and Heinz ketchup labels

AR Metallizing (ARM) has acquired Málaga Produtos Metalizados, in Brazil, for an undisclosed sum.

Huhtamaki kicks off New Year with FIOMO acquisition and egg packaging expansion

Huhtamäki Oyj's subsidiary is to acquire FIOMO, which manufactures flexible packaging foils and labels in the Czech Republic, expected to be completed in Q1, 2016.

Innofresh pilots world’s first automated grape packing machine

InnoFresh Packing, a joint company set up by the Budelpack Group and IQ Packing, both in The Netherlands, has installed its first grape packaging machine at The Greenery, processing up...

Mondi terminates Walki acquisition after European Commission concerns

Mondi Group has terminated its application to acquire Walki after being unable to find a ‘workable solution’ with the European Commission over competition concerns in the market segment.

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PepsiCo Drinkfinity pods; Tetra Evero Aseptic & Coca Cola Contour PET glass gain world class recognition

From an E-Z SnackPak by Ampac, Drinkfinity pods by PepsiCo US, Coca Cola’s Contour PET glass and Cadbury Glow by Mondelēz International – We round up the best F&B entries...

PepsiCo on healthy vending and 2016 launch of organic Gatorade

PepsiCo is looking to drive a healthier portfolio via new health-friendly vending machines and a 2016 launch of organic Gatorade.

Kerry Foods’ Yollies ‘yoghurt on a stick’ wins UK Packaging Award

Kerry Foods and Amcor is celebrating after its Yollies ‘yoghurt on a stick’ designed for children’s lunchboxes, wins Highly Commended in Best Packaging of a New Product at the UK...

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Agro Sevilla and RPC create a multilayer plastic jar for olives

Agro Sevilla has partnered with RPC Promens Consumer Corby, to create a 2 litre multilayer plastic jar for olives.

Wageningen PickPack project to pack single foods in one packaging line becomes operational

Wageningen UR’s PicknPack project to pack single different foods in one packaging line has become operational following integration of all hardware modules provided by 12 research groups, companies and universities.

Organisers relocate Empack tradeshow after Brussels terrorism alert

Easyfairs has relocated its tradeshows Empack 2015 and Packaging Innovations from Brussels Expo (November 25-26) to the Nekkerhal in Mechelen, Belgium, today (December 1-2).

Top five global F&B trends, Gulfood Manufacturing 2015

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to...

UNI Packaging and Oui3 ‘MyFlex’ to bring personalization and interactive design closer together

UNI Packaging and Oui3 brand communication agency are working on a project to make the personalization and client interactive aspect of Digiflex (digital flexible printing) more accessible to clients.

Urbanization adds to cereals huge growth in India

India’s breakfast cereal market has grown over 22% per year since 2009 as America’s cereal industry awaits a full recovery.

UNI Packaging invests in 2nd HP Indigo 20000 digital press following demand for personalization and regional promotions

UNI Packaging has further increased its capacity by investing in a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press providing a 30-inch (750mm) wide-web technology for flexible packaging and sleeves.

NCA’s Sweets and Snacks Expo to grow 20% in 2016

The confectionery industry is growing, and with it the National Confectioners Association’s 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo will grow as well.

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Waitrose changes its Passata packaging from glass jars to SIG Combibloc’s combisafe

Waitrose is changing the packaging for its own label Passata range, from glass jars to SIG Combibloc’s heat resistant combisafe carton pack.

KIND trying to sustain growth with sugar removal promise: Euromonitor analyst

With KIND’s announcement that it will be cutting sugar across its line of fruit and nut snack bars, one analyst said this is a move the company hopes will help...

Junk food not the biggest culprit for obesity: Study

While many people have snacks, sugar and sodas pinned as the bad guys in the war against obesity, one recent study found little to no correlation between consumption of junk...

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.

Global bioplastics production to increase from 1.7m tonnes in 2014 to 7.8m tonnes in 2019

The global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 1.7 million tonnes in 2014 to approximately 7.8 million tonnes in 2019, according to the European Bioplastics association.

Dow launches INNATE resins for bags, liquid packaging, and stand-up pouches

Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business has launched INNATE Precision Packaging Resins, for flexible food packaging such as pouches, bags, liquid packaging, and stand-up pouches.

Milacron Holdings a step closer to commercialising revolutionary Klear Can

Milacron Holding's Klear Can, which is an alternative to metal cans for fruits, vegetables, soups, meat, and beverages, has passed an important food safety test and is ready for market...

Small packs for developing world to help global breakfast cereal top $40bn: Technavio

The global breakfast cereal market’s revenue is expected to balloon from $34.8bn in 2014 to $40.3bn in 2019, according to a research from Technavio.

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