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Petainer speaks out after failed bid to acquire APPE

Petainer has spoken out about its growth ambitions after being named the ‘reserve’ bidder on the purchase of APPE Packaging Division, owned by La Seda de Barcelona Group, losing out to Plastipak Packaging .

Water: both a process input and a key ingredient

Dow software helps food and beverage firms optimize water system design

In food and beverage manufacturing, water quality can significantly affect both the process and the product. Soon, manufacturers will have a tool to simplify evaluation and optimization of their water treatment systems.

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Weidenhammer targets biodegradable certification

Weidenhammer is attempting to have its composite cans certified as biodegradable.

O-I completes €55m factory upgrade in Italy

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has spent €55m on upgrading its San Polo facility in Italy, to better serve the Italian beer and non-alcoholic beverage markets.

Patent Watch

Grupo Bimbo files patent for reduced-fat pork rinds

Grupo Bimbo has developed an alternative processing method that reduces the fat content of pork rind snacks.

News in brief

Wipak Group expands in China

The Wipak Group has expanded in China, opening a factory in Changshu near Shanghai.

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Tetra Pak, Gulfood Manufacturing, dairy products
Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Tetra Pak: Asia, Africa & Latin America will consume ever increasing share of liquid dairy products

Asia, Africa and Latin America will consume an ever increasing share of liquid dairy products, according to...

British Plastics Federation Peter Davis
Exclusive interview with former BPF director-general

‘Attacks on plastic products are not supported by scientific fact’

The former director general of The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has spoken out about the future of...

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan
Taiwan

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

Recent reports that international furniture retailer Ikea has been using expired milk in its ice cream is...

Ball Corporation third quarter financial results
Firm to invest in India to meet demand for extruded aluminium packaging

Ball saw weaker than expected can sales after the Brazil World Cup

Ball Corporation has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2013, with weaker than expected...

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic
Brazilian dairy Vigor picks up Silver for its Actilife probiotics

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic

Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice and Vigor’s Actilife probiotics have been recognised for their Tetra Pak products...

Canadean anti-bacterial packaging food cans tins health freshness

Jumpy about germs? Brands can boost safety and quality credentials with anti-bacterial packaging

The market for anti-bacterial food cans is set to grow, predicts market research company Canadean, adding the...

‘Pouch slouch’ to poor quality glass: PMMI Beverage Packaging report
PACK EXPO 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Pouch slouch’, premium appeal and poor quality glass: PMMI 2014 Beverage Packaging report

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago we canter through PMMI’s 2014 Beverage Packaging...