Pall Corporation, the leading US filtration, separation and
purification provider, has reported a drop in both sales and
profits for the third quarter and nine months of fiscal 2002, which
ended April 27, 2002.
Phillip Townsend Associates (PTAI) has indicated that Styrenic
Resins, which is widely used for packaging within the food and
beverage industries, will becoming an increasingly important
material in the future.
Business advisor Ernst & Young has completed the most
comprehensive study in recent years of the global packaging market,
which lends further credence to the growing number of advisors that
are heralding the industry as a safe...
In Australia Coca-Cola Amatil is in advanced negotiations with Visy
Industries on an A$140 million (€85m) deal to sell its PET plastic
bottle manufacturing sites as part of a divestment of non-core
In the US First Atlantic Capital, JPMorgan Partners and Aetna Life
Insurance Company have entered into a definitive agreement to sell
their portfolio company, Berry Plastics Corporation, to GS Capital
Partners 2000, a private equity...
Liqui-Box Corporation has announced that Liqui-Box shareholders
voted in favour of the previously announced proposal whereby DuPont
Canada's wholly-owned subsidiary, Enhance Packaging Technologies
will acquire all of the outstanding...
The steady performance of the packaging industry during the recent
stock market turmoil is now a recognised phenomenon. Now more and
more financial advisors and analysts are recommending that a safe
bet for steady growth returns is...
Most executives in the food and beverage industry believe that
customer relationship management is critically important to their
competitive positioning. This is perhaps because it increases
customer satisfaction and productivity...
EarthShell Corporation, the US provider of environmentally friendly
food service packaging, has announced that its manufacturing
partners will receive equipment performance guarantees from
certified equipment vendors, which will enable...
A £2.6 million investment programme at UK-based Supreme Plastics'
Lincoln site, both in new building and improvements to existing
plant and accommodation, has resulted in the creation of a factory
to manufacture specialist flexible...
Sonoco, the US-based global packaging manufacturer, has announced
it will increase prices for its paper-based engineered carriers
(tubes and cores) by between 7.5 and 12 per cent for its North
American and European operations, effective...
US-based Alaska Seafood International is to shut down for two weeks
next month to retool its plant in advance of an expected rush of
big orders, chief executive Russell Schreck has said in an
interview with the Anchorage Daily News.
Graham Packaging Company, a worldwide provider in the design,
manufacture and sale of customised blow-moulded plastic containers,
has announced that it is to sell stocks in its wholly-owned
subsidiary, GPC Capital to a maximum value...
Graviton, a US-based developer of wireless sensory information
networks, has announced the signing of a joint sales and marketing
agreement with Lang Manufacturing, a manufacturer of commercial and
marine food service equipment.
A recent survey conducted in the US has found that consumers prefer
to buy their meat through an in-store fresh meat department with a
butcher. The finding was part of a Food Marketing Institute study
called, 'Consumer Attitudes...
UK-based food equipment manufacturer Enodis has announced group
profits before tax of £11.3 million (€17.8m) for the first six
months of the financial year ending in March. In a relatively weak
global market, analysts have described...
US nutritional marine oil company Neptune Technologies &
Bioressources has formed a partnership with NASA Food Technology
Commercial Space Center (NASA FTCSC). NASA FTCSC works in
partnership with Johnson Space Center to develop...
RedPrairie Corporation, the US-based provider of end-to-end
logistics solutions for the food supply chain, has announced that
it is re-organising its entire company and delivery systems. The
new approach, the company claims, will...
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.
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.