Portola Packaging, the US based bottle and closures manufacturer,
has reported a fall in its 3Q sales to $53 million (€55,4m)
compared to $57.6 million for the same quarter last year. The
figure represents a drop of a of 8 per cent.
Worldwide demand for food processing machinery is projected to rise
4.6 per cent annually up until 2006, to $21 billion (€22bn),
according to a study conducted by US industrial market research
US-based Portola Packaging, a manufacturer of closures and bottles
for the beverage industries, reported an 8 per cent drop in sales
in the third quarter of 2002 from $57.6 million in the same period
last year to $53 million (€56m).
US companies MeadWestvaco and EastPrint have created a new consumer
packaging company in Russia called WestvacoEastPrint. The new
business will begin operations in autumn and will supply printed
paperboard packaging materials for...
Rexam, the US-based global packaging provider, is to buy the Czech
can making plant of German-based packaging company
Schmalbach-Lubeca for £15.4 million (€24m), according to a report
The Prince of Wales has issued an attack on the environmental
impact of using synthetic wine closures, boosting the cause of
consumers and conservationists who have been fighting producers'
increasing use of wine closures other...
Food processing manufacturers in Eastern Europe will have to invest
substantially in food safety equipment if they are to obtain the
food hygiene standards implemented by the European Uniion,
according to a report in the Financial...
Graham Packaging Company, a worldwide provider of customised
blow-moulded plastic containers, has unveiled a state-of-the-art
manufacturing plant located on site with a new filling facility
operated by the Danone Group in Aldaia,...
Debt-ridden Thai food packaging company Peace Canning, has had a
debt revamp plan approved by creditors, countering reports that its
Pigeon brand, Thailand's best-known food trademark, would be put up
The UK snacks sector is coming under increasing pressure from
competing markets with sugar and chocolate confectionery
particularly hard hit by the consumer desire for a healthier
lifestyle, according to a new report from market analysts...
US law courts have ruled in favour of Crown Cork and Seal's motion
for summary judgment, dismissing 376 pending asbestos cases against
the company based on recent changes to Pennsylvania corporate
successor liability law.
Cascades and Sonoco have announced the completion of a $14 million
(€14.8m) investment by their joint venture, Cascades Conversion.
The investment includes the extension of the Cascades Conversion
plant in Kingsey Falls, the installation...
The Portuguese group Lusomar is planning to build a shrimp feed
plant in the North Eastern state of Bahía. When operational,
capacity will be 40,000 tonnes a year, 80 per cent of which will go
to the domestic market and the remainder...
Calavo Growers, a Californian-based worldwide leader in packing and
distributing avocado, processed avocado and other perishable food
products, has announced sales of $56.1 million (€59m) for its
second quarter ending in April, representing...
New Zealand plastics company Vertex is currently embroiled in an
NZ$2 million (€2m) dispute with Wellington-based investment company
Active Equities over its new chilled-meat packaging system,
French group Guillin, which specialises in packaging for the food
industry and refrigerated food delivery, has acquired Italian
distribution company Mactrade through its subsidiary Guillin
Emballages, according to a report in Les...
RoseForgrove, the UK packaging machine specialist, has recently
fulfilled an order to supply its second RF112 Roll Wrapper to Greek
company Papadopoulos who will utilise the machine alongside its
existing machine to pack a new range...
The Danish DAT-Schaub group, which is owned by the slaughterhouse
companies Danish Crown and Tican has agreed that future cooperation
with its owners will be concentrated on the meat casing division -
which is the original core business...
Landec Corporation, a US developer and marketer of technology-based
polymer products for food, agricultural and licensed partner
applications, has announced through its food technology subsidiary,
Apio, that it has sold its Reedley,...
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