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Rigid v Flexibles: How big a bite can flexibles take?

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Rigid packaging will remain a necessity for some food and pharmaceutical applications, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR) – but Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) believes the door is wide open for flexibles to take a big bite out of rigid packs. 

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Oh, Canada! Solegear lands $1.6m for bioplastic development

The developer of plant-based plastics for packaging and other applications has landed $1.6m in funding from a Canadian government program.

Ardagh on track to complete US IPO in 2015

Ardagh Group looks set to proceed with its long-awaited stock market launch in the second half of next year, according to Moody’s Investor Service.

Amcor joins Coke, Ball, and Sonoco in packaging recycling group

The packaging giant has signed onto The Recycling Partnership, a group of food, beverage, and package firms dedicated to increase US recycling rates.

Making contact: Vonco flexible packaging approved for food

The flexible packaging manufacturer has received the go-ahead from the American Institute of Baking for its products to be used in food-contact applications.

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Bruker restructure will see more than 200 jobs lost from FoodQualityNews.com

Bruker’s Chemical and Applied Markets (CAM) division is to be reduced with the loss of 200-250 workers.

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‘I ditched the Coca-Cola Life-style’: A millennial confession from BeverageDaily.com

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) boss John Brock insists people in the UK think Coca-Cola Life tastes just like standard Coke ahead of its September launch, but is this lack of differentiation necessarily good news?

Caribbean dairy fined for questioning safety of rival yogurt brand from DairyReporter.com

Caribbean yogurt maker Societe Nouvelle des Yaourts de Littee (SNYL) has been slapped with a €1.67m (US$2.5m) fine for falsely questioning the safety and quality of a rival brand in French territories Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Consumer demand driving food chain transparency - SGS from FoodQualityNews.com

Food fraud and transparency of the supply chain are important issues being led by consumer demand, according to SGS.

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Nestlé USA recalls Häagen-Dazs ice cream
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A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible...

Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser
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Squeeze me! Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser

Wrigley has filed a patent for a novel flexible chewing gum packet that can be squeezed to...