Sonoco, the largest US manufacturer of high density polyethylene
(HDPE) bags for the grocery, retail and convenience store
industries, has announced that it will close its bag plant in Santa
Maria, California, and consolidate those...
Chesapeake, the Virginia-based supplier of speciality paperboard
and plastic packaging, slipped into the red in the first quarter of
2002 with net losses of $0.3 million (€0.34m) compared to profits
of $0.3 million a year earlier.
Packaging Dynamics, the producer of specialty bags and wraps for
the food service, supermarkets, bakery and retail industries, is
preparing for life as a separately quoted company once its parent,
Ivex Packaging Corporation, completes...
Amcor, the Australian group which is the world's fourth-largest
packaging company, has continued its foray into the European market
with the acquisition of Tobepal SA, the flexible packaging and
extrusion unit of Spain's...
Canada's beef and veal product exports for 2002 have been lowered
from an earlier forecast, with a decline in US shipments tied to
the drop, according to updated data from the Canadian Beef Export
Federation (CBEF). However,...
Agribuys, the US-based international supply chain integrator for
the food industry, has announced the promotion of Vijay Yajnik to
CEO and president. He has also been elected to the board of
directors of the company. Yajnik joined...
US company Transform Pack International Inc., specialising in a
worldwide spice delivery system, has completed its third quarter of
operations with a significant market and financial improvement over
the same nine months period of...
US company Corn Products International, Inc. has reported total net
sales for the first quarter of 2002 were $432 million (€486
million), down five per cent from $454 million in the same three
months last year, but up one per cent...
Thailand's first distribution centre focusing on small and
medium-sized enterprises is scheduled to open in June. The concept
will provide a new window for the country's highly successful food
export industry, meeting growing...
Alcoa, the US packaging group which makes the Reynolds and Baco
food wrap brands, is to buy the Chicago-based Ivex Packaging
Corporation for around $790 million, broadening its presence in the
food packaging sector.
Armfield, the UK processing equipment manufacturer, has teamed up
with US counterpart RBD Technologies of Los Osos, California, and
compatriot Ebortec, to offer a full range of small scale edible oil
The worldwide market for automation products and services for
process industries, worth more than $44 billion in 2001, is
expected to grow at the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of
just over 5 per cent over the next five years,...