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
Wellman, the US-based manufacturer of polyester products used in
packaging resins, has announced that it is taking two steps to
expand its PET resins capacity by approximately 415 million pounds
over the next eighteen months, at an...
ConAgra Foods, one of the leading food processors in the US, has
reported a 58.7 per cent profit increase for its fourth quarter,
beating Wall Street estimates on higher sales of major packaged
Rotex, the US-based supplier of screening equipment to the food
processing industry, has introduced an improved Automatic
Tensioning Screen Frame for the particle separation of dried
foodstuffs and grains.
Packaging group Bunzl, which supplies food packaging to the
European market, is cutting its historic links with the paper
industry, under a deal to offload its paper distribution business
to Australian firm PaperlinX, according to...
Fresh Del Monte Produce, the US fresh fruit and vegetables group,
is taking its first step to becoming a global leader in the sector
by buying three Fisher Foods businesses from the receivers of
Cott Corporation, the global branded soft drink supplier, has
acquired Premium Beverage Packers. Premium is Cott's largest
carbonated soft drinks co-packer in the US, with bottling
facilities located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
VantagePoint Systems, a developer of business management software
for the packaging industry, has completed its previously announced
acquisition of UK-based software developer Avalon Printing
Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company, has
provided Agro Marches Internationaux, the leading European fresh
food consultant, with software to power a continent-wide
information portal for the produce industry,...
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
A €91 million sugar-substitute plant in western Turkey represents
the biggest greenfield investment made outside the US by Cargill,
the Minnesota-based food producer. Yet the problems faced by
Cargill in Turkey since the factory started...
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
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.
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.
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
French packaging and aluminium group Pechiney says it is still
interested in the acquisition of the aluminium activities of
Anglo-Dutch counterpart Corus, and that it will be particularly
careful with regard to competition law when...
Pinguin Foods of Belgium has announced that it will take over the
frozen vegetable activities of Fisher Frozen Foods, and with it an
important production and packaging department in King's Lynn in
Norfolk, the most prominent...
International flavours and food ingredients manufacturer Quest
International and its joint venture partner, Kuala Lumpur Kepong,
are doubling the production capacity in their Malaysian emulsifier
plant as a long term strategy to meet...
Baldwin Richardson Foods, one of the largest African-American owned
food companies in the United States, has won a multi-million euro
contract to supply Kellogg's Nutri-grain fruit fillings, which
comes on the back of a big investment...