Sonoco’s packaging business gets a new sustainability brand
Packaging giant Sonoco is to launch a new umbrella brand for its packaging solutions and recycling services to showcase their sustainability credentials.
Tetra Pak focuses on dairy solutions with acquisition
Swedish packaging firm Tetra Pak has acquired the assets of two
Australian food processing companies, strengthening its portfolio
of solutions for cheese and dairy powder.
Montezuma starts shift to green packaging
British chocolatier Montezuma is one of the latest confectionery
companies to promote its green credentials by introducing recycled
and recyclable packaging.
Less leeway in product development, says guide
A UK guide is designed to help food manufacturers develop new
products, in an industry nowadays under more and more pressure from
legislation, consumer demands and rising costs.
Graphic Packaging and Altivity merge
Graphic Packaging Co. and Altivity Packaging this week agreed to
merge, combining operations to become a paperboard packaging
supplier with $4.4bn in sales worldwide.
New oxygen barrier film to enter biodegradable market
A new oxygen barrier film designed to offer a biodegradable
alternative to existing packaging materials is undergoing testing
as it moves towards commercialisation.
Wal-Mart unveils 'green' packaging rating system
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Wal-Mart yesterday announced the online rollout of a "green"
ratingsystem for the packaging used by all of its product
suppliers, onethat will eventually determine who can sell to the
world's largest retailer.
Wal-Mart puts pressure on suppliers to go green
A plan by Wal-Mart to become more environmentally friendly will
have a gigantic ripple effect onprocessors, both in the packaging
and sourcing of their products.
Pouch paper alternative to aluminum-based materials
A new pouch barrier paper provides food companies with an
aluminium-free packaging alternative to films and foil.
Steel packaging sector must win over consumers, says Congress
The steel packaging industry must promote its strengths better if
it is to survive difficult market conditions, reports Anthony
Fletcher from the 2005 International Steel Packaging Congress
Aluminium foil sales hit all time high while costs rocket
Aluminium producers can expect a good year in 2005, with foil sales
hitting an all-time high, but packagers will have to deal with
all-time high costs, writes Anthony Fletcher.
BASF "most admired" firm despite pushing up costs
BASF is the most admired chemical company in the world according to
US business magazine Fortune, despite continually pushing up
packaging material prices, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Nova plans Arcel resin expansion as demand soars
Nova Chemicals is to expand its Arcel mouldable foam resin
manufacturing capacity to 100 million pounds per year by the end of
2006 to meet soaring demand.
Raw material costs impacting sector profits, warns BCF
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has urged the government to
help the packaging sector face up to the rising cost of plastics
and printing inks. Anthony Fletcher reports.
New product hits growing protective packaging sector
Automated Packaging Systems has launched a third-generation
protective packaging system to take advantage of a sector that is
predicted to grow by 5.2 per cent annually through to 2008.