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Sweetened packaging

Sweetened packaging

The Spanish makers of Chupa Chups, the world's best-selling
lollipop, have responded to growing market pressure by packaging
the product in toys - according to a report on ft.com.

Water filter

Water filter

Koch Membrane Systems, a US-based world leader in membrane
technology, has launched an advanced membrane, the Fluid Systems
TFC-SS membrane, to reduce boron levels in drinkable water,
particularly for seawater.

New coconut plant

New coconut plant

Pilipinas Kao, the Philippine affiliate of Kao Japan, is investing
P750 million (€14.7m) to set up a plant to manufacture high-value
coconut-based products in Misamis Oriental.

CCS 2Q results

CCS 2Q results

Crown Cork & Seal has announced a drop in sales but a rise in
profits for its operations in the second quarter and six months
ended June 30, 2002.

New EarthShell CEO

New EarthShell CEO

Beleaguered US eco packaging company, EarthShell, has announced
that Vincent Truant, will assume the role of president and chief
operating officer, effective immediately.

CSN acquires can maker

CSN acquires can maker

Brazil-based flat steel maker CSN announced the acquisition of
Fortaleza-based can maker Metalic Nordeste for Reals109 million
(€39m), according to a report by Business News Americas.

Alcan downgraded

Alcan downgraded

Alcan, the Canada-based aluminium packaging provider, has said that
it is disappointed with the S&P decision to downgrade its
rating on the S&P 500 Index.

New IFT president

New IFT president

In the US, Ann Hollingsworth, president of Better Built Foods of
Carrollton, Georgia, has been elected president-elect of the
Institute of Food Technologists.

PCA 2Q results

PCA 2Q results

Packaging Corporation of America has reported a substantial drop in
its second quarter 2002 compared to the same period last year.

The future of food production

The future of food production

Experts from European science and consumer organisations have
painted a visionary picture about food production in Europe, using
enzymes and genetically modified ingredients - according to a
report from the Fraunhofer Institute for...

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