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Ardagh invests in Dutch warehouse

By Joseph James Whitworth

Ardagh Group has invested €2.4m in a warehouse at its Deventer production facility in the Netherlands.

DS Smith showcased the product at Emballage 2014 in Paris

DS Smith unfolds logistics container

By Joseph James Whitworth

DS Smith, Plastics Division has launched a fold-flat plastics container which it claims has performance, weight, folding/unfolding time, space, reusability and recyclability benefits. 

AMI Directory film extrusion Europe

Germany takes the lead for film extrusion in AMI Directory

By Jenny Eagle

AMI Plastics (Applied Market Information) has published the 10th edition of its Directory of Polyethylene Film Extruders in Europe, including 100 additional production sites, which it claims is a sign the industry is recovering from the financial crisis.

Smurfit Kappa Nestlé ESTL EU laws for road freight

European Committee for Standardization EN12195

Smurfit Kappa partners with Nestlé and ESTL on EU laws for road freight

By Jenny Eagle

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with ESTL supply chain engineers to bring its packaging, transport, security and logistics under one roof, in accordance with the European Committee for Standardization regulation EN12195, and Nestlé is one of the first companies...

Clear Lam Packaging has won AmeriStar honors for Fisher Roasted Party Peanuts, which uses the company's PrimaPak flexible packaging.

Food stars in US packaging awards

By Jenni Spinner

Packaging created by Pepsico, HB Fuller, Clear Lam, and other companies has taken top honors in the 2014 AmeriStar awards—now, onto the WorldStar competition.

Clear Lam's PrimaPak combines flexible packaging technology with the branding benefits of rigid containers.

Flexible pack squares up shelf presence

By Jenni Spinner

Clear Lam has launched Prima Pak, a packaging product combining the lightweight properties of flexible with the stackability and shelf appeal of rigid.

Pregis sponsors the annual egg drop competition in which Cal Poly packaging students test try their hand at protective packaging.

Contest shells out packaging prowess

By Jenni Spinner

Pregis is challenging students to create the perfect protective package—one that can guard a delicate egg during a 30-foot drop—and prove their packaging prowess.

Senior staff at Nelson Joyce discuss the serious nature of chiselling.

‘Price chiselling’ is ‘haemorrhaging’ packaging industry

By Nelson Joyce

‘When the symptoms of chiselling show up in the packaging part of a business, it is more common than not to see the company in question has made a culture out of chiselling – the act of chasing the lowest price possible - and the impact is far-reaching.

An LTW Intralogistics stacker crane helps deep-freeze automated storage retrieval systems.

Juice producer automates deep-freeze storage

By Jenni Spinner

Suncup Juice, a frozen juice producer in Newark, NJ, reportedly has reduced warehouse labor, improved inventory and fulfillment accuracy, and cut product damage in its deep-freeze warehouse with an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS).

DS Smith stacking concept cuts carbon footprint

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

DS Smith stacking concept cuts carbon footprint

By Rod Addy

Manufacturers can slash outer case packaging by as much as 25% thanks to a novel box design from DS Smith Packaging that boosts stacking strength and stability in transit.

Sky's the limit with new crisp box format

Sky's the limit with new crisp box format

By Helen Glaberson

A new crisp packaging format can fit twice as much product per box, ideal for airlines where space is critical, claims the product’s manufacturer, Boxerchips.

Health and safety body said the accident should have been avoided

Food processor fined after forklift truck accident

By Rory Harrington

A food processing company has been ordered to pay ₤12,214 (€14,000) for flouting health and safety laws after a worker was injured by a forklift truck at its UK plant.