In an interview with FoodProductionDaily.com (FPD), Frost &
Sullivan packaging machinery specialist Kallol Bagchi talks about
the strategies food processors are using when sourcing their
equipment. He identifies 'one-stop'...
A range of additives that allow extruders to improve melt strength,
increase throughput and reduce costs when processing polyester
resins has received FDA sanction for food-contact packaging
Alcoa has announced a significant jump in sales and profit for it
first quarter on the back of strong steel prices, a sign that
packaging costs will continue to impact many food and beverage
producers, reports Simon Pitman.
Del Monte has announced that its profits fell significantly for its
latest financial quarter, mainly as a result of rising steel prices
- further proof that food manufacturers are feeling the pinch as
steel prices continue to rise,...
BASF is set to raise its European prices for the styrene polymers
Terluran (ABS) and Luran (SAN) by €200 per metric ton, while Saudi
comments have triggered fears that high oil prices will be
sustained. Anthony Fletcher reports.
The rising cost of aluminium, oil-derived chemicals and other raw
materials has lead to major soft drink packager Pepsi Bottling
(PBG) to issue a profit warning, illustrating the increasing impact
that peak metals and plastics prices...
EU fruit and vegetable canners are concerned that major European
steel producing companies such as Arcelor, Corus, Rasselsein and
US-steel could be about to increase steel prices by 20 to 30 per
cent. Anthony Fletcher reports.