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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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Bosch on non-sugary snacks, consumer tastes, low calorie and sugar-free products

Non-sugary snacks, closely aligned with meal-replacement foods, are demonstrating strong growth, which signals a shift in a consumer mindset to one more focused on health, according to Bosch.

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‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some...

Solidus Solutions tomato plant packaging grows in popularity, signing more partners

Solidus Solutions, previously Smurfit Kappa Solid Board Packaging, has partnered with The Verse Oogst Box, an online ordering service from The Greenery for delivering fresh fruits and vegetables in a...

PepsiCo unveils the potato chip bag that transforms into a sharing bowl

PepsiCo has unveiled a new packaging format for its potato chips – a bag that transforms into a bowl for sharing.

Linde Canada launches MAP gases for packaged prepared foods

Linde Canada is launching its MAPAX line of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gases for packaged prepared foods and customized mixtures for food processors.

DuPont and ADM to build demo plant for producing FDME from fructose

DuPont and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have developed what they claim is a breakthrough process for producing furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) from fructose. 

Multisorb receives GFSI FSSC 22000 certification

‘Color is one of the most important factors that influence consumer’s buying decisions’

Multisorb Technologies, which makes sorbent products, such as desiccants, moisture regulators and oxygen absorbers to extend shelf life has received a (Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) FSSC 22000 certification for...

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The Frozen Bean to print labels directly onto its packaging with Domino

The Frozen Bean has partnered with Domino, to print labels directly onto its packaging thanks to changes in the law in countries such as Saudi Arabia, India and the Middle...

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Goss International expands into South Korea

Goss International has appointed Alles International as its agent for South Korea to get a foothold in the market.

Top three packaging F&B manufacturer concerns; Convenience, Design and Recyclability

Convenience and ease of use of packaging continues to lead the field of criteria for manufacturers in France, according to the Observatoire de l’Emballage (Packaging Observatory).

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Keystone Food Products expands snack production

Keystone Food Products has expanded production capabilities at its Easton, Pennsylvania site, adding a series of tna technology to its packaging lines; robag 3ci; intelli-weigh omega 314; intelli-read 3 barcode...

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Evonik constructs production plant for specialty copolyester

Evonik Industries is building a production plant for specialty copolyesters, at its Witten site, in Germany, scheduled for completion in 2018.

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).

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