Stora Enso, the Finnish paper and packaging company, has approved a
€70 million investment in the Baienfurt Mill in Germany to improve
productivity and serve growing market demand. The investment will
increase the Folding Boxboard...
Nina Plastics, a US-based manufacturer of food packaging items, has
purchased a Novoflex printing press and a Varex blown film line
from Windmoeller and Hoelscher, a German based supplier of premium
equipment with domestic operations...
The food industry and its retailers are using technology to
increase productivity and enhance customer service, according to
the annual state-of-the-industry report released by the Food
Marketing Institute (FMI) in the US.
Surebeam technology enables new beef sanitising processSureBeam,
the US-based provider of food safety systems, has supplied Wegmans
Food Markets with irradiating equipment that enhances the safety
and flavour of ground beef.
Bakery giant Fazer Leipomot(Fazer Bakeries), a subsidiary of
Finnish food giant Fazer Group, has revealed that it is to build a
new 1,800 square metre production facility on a site in the city of
Lappeenranta, according to a report...
A licensing agreement has been signed between US-based Colorcon, a
division of Berwind Pharmaceutical Services, and AgIon
Technologies, enabling Colorcon to use the AgIon antimicrobial
product, No-Tox, in its new product line.
Pactiv Corporation has announced an agreement to purchase Winkler
Forming, a leading thermoformer of amorphous polyethylene
terephthalate (APET) used in food packaging, for $72.5 million,
(€78.5mn) or approximately 7 times EBITDA.
In the US a BOC cryogenic impingement freezer is helping a
hamburger manufacturer in St. Louis, Missouri to increase yield,
reduce nitrogen consumption and save money, after adding it was
added to a processing line.
US company Inland Paperboard and Packaging has announced that it
has acquired the converting operations of Mack Packaging Group, in
Chicago, Illinois, and Mishawaka, Indiana. Inland acquired these
assets from Alwin Kolb GmbH &...
The UK-based BOC Group, which provides the food processing and
glass packaging industries with gas services and related products
on a global basis, has reported profits of £196.2 million for the
six months ending 31 March, down 14...
Crown Cork and Seal, the US-based international supplier of
packaging products, has reported that construction of its new $40
million (€43 million) beverage can manufacturing plant in Seville,
Spain is now on schedule for completion...
Amcor, the Australian packaging company, is now positioning itself
to become a global leading in beverage packaging production. Chief
executive, Russell Jones is playing a major part in cleaning up a
fragmented and underperforming...
The chairman of UK Packaging maker API Group, David Hudd, said
prospects for the current year are encouraging and he predicted an
improved performance for the company in the second half after
unveiling narrower losses for the six...
North America's leading provider of digital imaging prepress
services to the food and beverage industry, Schawk, has announced
that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the balance of 35
per cent of the outstanding shares...
Graham Packaging Holdings, a US-based international manufacturer of
blow-moulded plastic containers for the food and beverage
industries has reported that unit sales increased 11 per cent in
the first quarter of 2002, compared to...
The US Food Processors Association's Supplier Audits for Food
Excellence (NFPA-SAFE) Programme has announced that Catherine
Adams, general manager of Quality Assurance for Heinz USA and Dan
Donahue, vice president of Worldwide...
Amphire Solutions, a US-based provider of supply chain relationship
management solutions, has said that it is has reached agreements
with 75 of the North America's leading foodservice suppliers to
integrate productivity enhancing...
Filipino processed food exporters said in a recent statement that
they expect the government to finally give them the go signal to
directly import sugar as raw materials for their export products
without having to pay high import...
One of three Jefferson Smurfit non-executive directors appointed by
the board to give an impartial assessment of a takeover offer
backed by management fails to meet the guidelines set by Ireland's
corporate governance watchdog.
Ozone, long known as a protective shield between humans and the
sun's rays, has a new use in the seafood industry. Researchers from
the NorthCarolina State Seafood Laboratory have found that ozone
may enhance the freshness of...
Alcan's US subsidiary Alcan Aluminium, the top US recycler of used
beverage cans, has said revamps at some of its plants slowed its
recycling to over 22 billion cans in 2001, from nearly 23.8 billion
cans in 2000.