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Zip-Pak upgrades bag resealing potential

Zip-Pak has upgraded its bag resealing offering with the launch of Vector, a new concept designed to offer greater protection for food and homecare products against picking up moisture and...

Frito-Lay and Innovia Films settle film patent dispute out of court

Frito-Lay and Innovia Films have reached an out of court settlement over patent rights for a biodegradable film used in packaging for crisps and snack bags.

Weidenhammer goes oval for differentiation

Food manufacturers are increasingly preferring novel pack designs over more conventional alternatives even if they are more expensive, driven by growing pressure to stand out on shelves.

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General Mills issues voluntary recall on granola bar amid allergen label mishap

General Mills has issued a voluntary recall on a single day’s production of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars as it may contain unlisted allergens.

Functional flours plug new gluten price concerns: Mühlenchemie

Mühlenchemie's line of functional flours enable vital gluten reduction as prices begin to soar and availability becomes limited, its R&D manager says.

Dispatches from IBA 2012

Arla talks egg replacement and cost savings

Arla Foods Ingredients claims that big savings can be made by using egg replacers in cakes and pastries, but if substitution is so beneficial why isn’t everyone doing it?

Dispatches from IBA 2012

Improved energy savings with new deck baking oven, says MIWE

Equipment supplier MIWE has introduced a deck baking oven at IBA 2012 that is 15% more energy efficient that its last model.

Dispatches from IBA 2012

Sustainability disconnect: The challenge of quantifying green bakery efforts

Sustainability is nothing new for the bakery industry; the challenge is quantifying efforts and translating these to consumers in a comprehensive way, says AB Mauri.

Top 10 US snack brands: A consumer choice

Brand perception firm YouGov BrandIndex polled US consumers to find out what the top 10 favorite snack brands are for 2012.

Weidenhammer targets UK for growth

Packaging producer Weidenhammer plans to increase its presence in the UK market from its Bradford factory and has just expanded its business with UB.

FKuR expands in green polyethylene

Plastics producer and supplier FKuR has launched polyethylene (PE) biopolymers for manufacturers seeking a green alternative to traditional materials.

KraussMaffei subject of €568m deal

Onex Corporation has acquired KraussMaffei for $736.3m (€568m) in its first European investment from its $4.7bn private equity fund.

Linpac invests in plants and packaging

Linpac Packaging is investing an extra €3m in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) extrusion and automation at Ritterhude, Bremen, on top of €6m in the past two years spent there and at...

High-fiber breads: Clean label and sensory pitfalls plugged, says DuPont

Ingredients giant DuPont has developed an enzyme blend to meet consumer demands for improved sensory quality and clean label in wholemeal, wholegrain and added-fiber breads, it said.

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Plasticum acquired by private equity firm

Plasticum has been acquired by a private equity firm with the aim of strong international expansion.

Paper industry updates voluntary guidelines on food contact materials

Two European regulatory bodies have issued updated guidelines to help ensure compliance from the paper and board sector with EU legislation on food contact materials.

Buckwheat benefits linked to d-fagomine content

A diet rich in buckwheat products would provide a daily dose of the sugar d-fagomine linked to benefits in the range of the active dose seen in supplemental studies, says...

Mondi debuts Smart ID bag

Mondi is showcasing a Smart ID bag at the Fachpack packaging machinery and materials show in Nuremberg, enabling manufacturers and retailers to track each specific bag of product through the...

Dispatches from IBA 2012

New heat recovery system saves money: WP Green

Bakery firms can cut costs with a new system that reuses hot gases emitted from ovens to heat and make water for an entire production facility, head of WP Green...

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Functional Technologies’ acrylamide-prevention yeast set for pilot scale production

Functional Technologies has received a letter of commitment from a global yeast production and technology specialist for initial production and supply of its acrylamide-preventing strains.

Dispatches from IBA 2012

Citrus fibers give 70% cost saving as partial egg replacers, claims Fiberstar

Bakers can make big savings by replacing half of the eggs in the formulation with a citrus fiber blend, according to US ingredients firm Fiberstar.

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Paper Packaging Canada changes name

Canada Corrugated and Containerboard Association is the new name for Paper Packaging Canada.

Smurfit Kappa expands in US and Mexico with $340m deal

Smurfit Kappa has acquired Orange County Container Group (OCCG) for US$340m (€240m) and predicted synergy benefits of $14m within two years.

Kellogg-Wilmar JV should target China's $13bn snack sector, not cereal: Analysts

Kelloggs’ 50:50 joint venture with agribusiness giant Wilmar must target the lucrative snacks sector as Western breakfast cereals remain unpopular in China and local competition is strong, say analysts.

International Paper to take sole control of Turkish JV

International Paper is to acquire the remaining shares in its Turkish joint venture and said the market is set to grow at healthy levels over the next decade.

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