All news articles for September 2012

Zip-Pak's Zip360 bag sealing concept

Zip-Pak upgrades bag resealing potential

By Rod Addy

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 getting stale.

Demand for differentiation drives Weidenhammer to go oval

Weidenhammer goes oval for differentiation

By Rod Addy

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.

Søren Nørgaard, senior manager at Arla Foods Ingredients

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? investigates.

A selection of Weidenhammer packaging

Weidenhammer targets UK for growth

By Rod Addy

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

FKuR expands in green polyethylene

By Rod Addy

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

Picture courtesy of KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei subject of €568m deal

By Joe Whitworth

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 invests in plants and packaging

By Rod Addy

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 Beeskow, Brandenburg.