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Ball expands plant

Ball expands plant

Ball, the multinational food and beverage packaging provider, has
said it is investing approximately $43 million (€43.3m) to expand
its existing Milwaukee metal beverage container plant to install a
new, high-speed food can line and...

Hormel Foods redevelops plant

Hormel Foods redevelops plant

Hormel Foods, a multinational manufacturer of food, meat and
poultry products, has said it will complete the transformation of
its Illinois, US, plant from a pig slaughter operation to a
value-added product processing facility.

Asian spiral freezers

Asian spiral freezers

Thai Industrial Gases, a division of the worldwide BOC gas
processing company, has established spiral freezer manufacturing
capabilities to serve Asian food processors.

Spray Dynamics acquisition

Spray Dynamics acquisition

In the US, Spray Dynamics, the Missouri-based worldwide leader in
liquid and dry coating equipment has purchased CMS (Coating
Machinery Systems), a manufacturer of continuous and batch coating
systems, from Vector Corporation of Marion,...

FDA updates event system

FDA updates event system

The US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and
Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has released information on its new
system for tracking adverse event reports on foods, cosmetics and
dietary supplements.

EC clears packaging JV

EC clears packaging JV

The European Commission has cleared a flexible packaging joint
venture between Danapac, a Danish manufacturer of packaging
products for the food industry, and Teich of Austria which also
makes flexible packaging products.

Rexam: lean and mean

Rexam: lean and mean

Rexam, the world's largest maker of drinks cans, which counts
Coca-Cola among its blue-chip customers, has bucked the bear market
and looks set for further gains. The upturn comes following a
series of sell-offs which have streamlined...

Danisco expands in Asia

Danisco expands in Asia

Danish food giant Danisco has confirmed the acquisition of flavours
company Perlarom, as it expands into the Southeast Asia flavours
market, according to a report from Dairy International.

CCS appointment

CCS appointment

Crown Cork & Seal has announced that Raymond McGowan has been
named vice president and president, US Food Can Division.

Coke Mexico appeal

Coke Mexico appeal

Coca-Cola and its bottlers in Mexico have taken a legal battle over
their marketing and sales practices to the country's federal
courts, hoping to overturn a ruling earlier this year from
regulators.

New water purifier

New water purifier

Seychelle Water Filtration Products has announced that it has
completed the research and development of its newly designed pure
water vending machine.

Polyurethane flooring

Polyurethane flooring

Flooring is a subject that is often overlooked by the food and
beverage industry, however, it is an increasingly important part of
safety and overall hygene. In particular polyurethane flooring has
become an accepted benchmark for...

Corn starch packaging

Corn starch packaging

Australian company Plantic has solved the problem of packaging
waste by developing a 'plastic' packaging that is dissolvable. The
material could even provide a feasible alternative to
non-degradable plastic bags, a market...

New Kliklok-Woodman systems

New Kliklok-Woodman systems

Kliklok-Woodman, a world leader in the manufacture of cartoners,
vertical form-fill-seal systems and end-of-line packaging
equipment, will be introducing an array of new machines at PMMA
Pack Expo in Chicago this year.

EarthShell scoops award

EarthShell scoops award

EarthShell Corporation, the US eco packaging provider, has been
recognised with a Silver Award as part of DuPont's 15th annual
Competition for Innovation in Food Processing and Packaging.

Vacuum conveyors

Vacuum conveyors

The US vacuum technology company, Piab, has been working on the
development of new vacuum conveyors for the food industry.

New Packer/Bundler

New Packer/Bundler

Schneider Packaging Equipment, the US-based specialist in
end-of-line solutions for case packing and palletizing, has
unveiled its new MP-20 Multi-Packer/Bundler.

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