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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...

AIPIA Congress 2016

Active, intelligent packaging industry to double to €32bn by 2022

The active, intelligent packaging industry will double in size from €15bn in 2015 to €32bn in 2022, according to AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging industry Association).

Pack Expo 2016

Packaging industry cautious on Trump’s US manufacturing promise

Automation and increased profitability may make US President-elect Donald Trump's promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US empty, say some food packaging and processing industry leaders at Pack Expo in...

Cibus Tec 2016

Now there’s an I.DEA – tray sealing machine for pasta targets ready meal market

Consumers are buying more ready meals, because they don’t want to spend long hours preparing food at home, according to I.DEA Pack.

SIAL, Paris 2016

Micvac, famous for its ‘whistling’ ready-meal trays expands porridge range

Micvac, famous for its ‘whistling’ ready-meal trays has seen huge success with its porridge range in Norway, launching smaller pack sizes to meet consumer demand.

Turning a new leaf: Dos Pinos launches dairy, nectars & oatmeal in Tetra Pak Slim leaf cartons

Dos Pinos in Costa Rica has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch its dairy, nectars and oatmeal brands in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton packs.

Packaging news roundup October: JBT Corporation; Flexicon; Ball; Sacmi

Johnson Matthey has partnered with Cranfield University to develop modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for prolonged storage and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.

Linx ‘breaks new ground’ with first portable Continuous Ink Jet for SMEs

Linx Printing Technologies, whose customers include drinks manufacturer Fruitapeel, The Gourmet Nut Company and Thorntons chocolate, claims to be ‘breaking new ground’ by launching a portable entry-level CIJ (Continuous Ink...

Barrier-coated packaging demand rises in candy and bakery

Demand for packaging materials that provide greater protection to their contents such as confectionery and baked goods is growing, according to Smithers Pira.

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The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking...

James Cropper launches luxury food paper packaging

Papermaker James Cropper has launched a food contact-approved range of luxury papers for dry, moist and fatty foodstuffs for the food packaging industry.

Expo East 2016

Expo East 2016 sneak peak: Some of the contenders for Best of East award

Forty-eight natural products are competing to be winner of the Best of East Awards at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland this year.

Sonoco: ‘SquareCan opens up new possibilities in packaging design and brand management’

Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has created its first rigid paper container with a nearly square layout.

ÅR Packaging to hold renewable packaging factory tour as it enters ‘next stage of development’

Cereal and confectionery packaging manufacturer ÅR Packaging says its recently announced acquisition by CVC Capital Partners will move the business into the 'next stage of its development'.

Amazing Grass unveils organic 'superfood' bars

Plant-based powered nutrition company, Amazing Grass, has added two flavors to its organic 'superfood' bar line with a new packaging that highlights its whole-food ingredients.

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