US company Teckwah Industrial said its unit Teckwah Printing and
Packaging division will invest an additional $6 million (€6.4m) in
Wuxi Teckwah Printing and Packaging, bringing its total investment
in Wuxi Teckwah to $10 mlllion.
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, of Missouri, US, has announced the
acquisition of the majority of the assets and business of Mateer
Burt, a leading domestic manufacturer of auger filling and
labelling equipment serving the pharmaceutical,...
HMSHost Corporation, the world's largest provider of food, beverage
and retail concessions to the travelling public, is expanding its
headquarters in Maryland, US, by adding a 150-person National
The future looks assured for the food packaging and processing
industries, according to a survey conducted in the US by Madison
Direct Marketing. The results reveal that 82 per cent of parents
with children under five eat takeout...
The ownership of UK food producer RHM, formerly known as Ranks
Hovis McDougall, is once again in question, according to a recent
interview. The company may soon change hands for the third time in
Smithfield Foods, the largest US pork producer, has reported that
its quarterly profit fell by more than half as an excess of meat,
caused partly by Russia's month-long ban of US poultry imports,
US-based International Dispensing Corporation has announced that
Wegman's Food Markets of New York has introduced its latest
packaging line, a disposable Beverage Carafe designed to safely
carry 96-ounces of hot brewed coffee.
Caraustar Industries, the US-based recycled packaging company,
announced that it will raise prices for its entire tube and core
product line by up to 8 per cent. The increase will apply to all
shipments from 24 June 2002.
Alcoa has announced that its Southern Graphic Systems (SGS) digital
imaging and communications business has acquired privately held
Colorbrite, a leading provider of pre-press and flexographic plates
- the steps between design and...
The DuPont China Group and Henan Luohe's Shuanghui Industrial Group
have set up a new joint venture, Dupont Shuanghui (Luohe) Protein
Company, which will produce soybean protein additive for the
Shuanghui Group. DuPont will takes...
Praxair, the US-based provider of gas related services to the food
and beverage industry, has opened its North American Specialty Gas
Customer Technical Support Center, based at the company's
Panera Bread Company, the US-based bakery franchise, has reached an
agreement with a group of investors to open 14 bakery-cafes in
northwest Los Angeles county. Adler, Glazer and Wyss will operate
under the franchise group name Mariposa...
Longview Fibre Company, the US-based packaging provider, has
announced that its net profits fell to $15,000 (€16,000) for its
second fiscal quarter ending on April 30, compared with $4.4
million, the previous year.
A 24-ounce insulated beverage cup, produced by the DIXIE
Foodservice Business of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, has been named
the "Best of the Best" in the US Foodservice & Packaging
Institute's single-use foodservice...
Pall Corporation, the leading US filtration, separation and
purification provider, has reported a drop in both sales and
profits for the third quarter and nine months of fiscal 2002, which
ended April 27, 2002.
Phillip Townsend Associates (PTAI) has indicated that Styrenic
Resins, which is widely used for packaging within the food and
beverage industries, will becoming an increasingly important
material in the future.
Business advisor Ernst & Young has completed the most
comprehensive study in recent years of the global packaging market,
which lends further credence to the growing number of advisors that
are heralding the industry as a safe...
In Australia Coca-Cola Amatil is in advanced negotiations with Visy
Industries on an A$140 million (€85m) deal to sell its PET plastic
bottle manufacturing sites as part of a divestment of non-core