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Bagging innovations

Bagging innovations

Aetna UK and Weitek have jointly introduced a number of new technologies which the companies claim will revolutionise the bagging of dried and liquid...

Earthshell consolidates

Earthshell consolidates

Californian-based EarthShell has confirmed that it has laid off 65
per cent of its staff and cut expenses by $2 million (€2m) a month
as it meets its goal of bringing its products to the market.

Hand-held E. coli sensor

Hand-held E. coli sensor

Scientists are developing a hand-held sensor they say will help
save lives by quickly pinpointing the presence of a deadly E. coli
strain and other harmful germs in food and drinks, in some cases
within minutes.

SSCC mills to be upgraded

SSCC mills to be upgraded

Jefferson Smurfit's US associate company will have to pay around
€126 million on its pulp mills in order for them to comply with
tough new environmental standards expected to take effect shortly.

Solvay expands plant

Solvay expands plant

Solvay Advanced Polymers, the US-based provider of high-performance
polymers to the food service industry, will expand the production
capacity of its polyamide-imide plant in South Carolina, during the
next nine months

Bulbous HDPE containers

Bulbous HDPE containers

With food marketers constantly on the look out for more flexible
packaging to achieve eye-catching aesthetics, it seems that the
future of blow-moulded high-density polyethylene containers looks
sealed.

Battle for Brazil can market

Battle for Brazil can market

CSN, the Brazil-based flat steelmaker, and Canadian aluminium
manufacturer Alcan are on a head-on collision course over which
will dominate the metal packaging market, reported Brazilian
business daily Gazeta Mercantil.

Rift over Smurfit offer

Rift over Smurfit offer

Irish investors have sharply criticised Jefferson Smurfit, the
Dublin-based paperboard and packaging company, for its willingness
to accept a €3.7 billion takeover bid from Madison Dearborn
Partners, the US private equity firm.

Unilever to invest in Mexico

Unilever to invest in Mexico

Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever has confirmed that it
is to invest $230 million (€239m) in its Mexico operations this
year, a proportion of which will be spent to upgrade and increase
production capacity.