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Firm to install packaging extrusion line in 2015

Faerch Plast Group to expand further into meat industry

Faerch Plast Group to expand further into meat industry

Faerch Plast Group, which makes plastic food packaging, will install robot packing systems, cooling machines, compressors, an additional extrusion line and thermoformers as part of an expansion at its 2000m² factory in Durham, UK.

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Growth of aluminium products foiled by Russian dairy embargo

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) has released its half year results for 2014.

Coveris acquires Learoyd Packaging for undisclosed sum

Coveris has acquired Learoyd Packaging, a print specialist supplying flexible packaging to supermarkets, own brand labels, food manufacturers and retailers.

Flux Power claims big beverage ‘excitement’ over lithium-ion truck batteries

Flux Power insists that large beverage companies active in everything from beer to soda are excited by the productivity advantages and cost savings its next generation lithium-ion batteries offer over traditional lead acid rivals.

Guest article

Five trends driving folding carton growth

‘From cereal boxes to ready meals to pharmaceutical packaging, folding cartons are a key product in the global packaging market. This market, valued at $140,000m in 2012, continues to grow and is forecast to be worth $184,000m in 2018.

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Food Safety recall round-up 15-21 August

Recalls: Cleaning agent, glass and pathogens from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Germany, the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Russia ban hits trade as Arla slashes milk price from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Arla Foods has slashed its standard milk price by  €1.5 cents/kg, (1.2p a litre in the UK) from September 1, blaming market conditions and the impact of Russia’s ban on EU food and drink.

Confectioners rally against traffic light label proposals in France from ConfectioneryNews.com

Europe’s confectionery association Caobisco has backed French chocolatiers in blocking proposals for traffic light labels on food products in France.

Lactose-free dairy, protein powder removed from Russian import blacklist from DairyReporter.com

Russia has amended its embargo on Western food imports - enabling the flow of lactose-free dairy, protein concentrate, and other earlier banned products into Russia to recommence.

Spotlight

Flexible packaging emphasizes convenience

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible...

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones said today that it will scrap packaging and palletising operations at its subsidiary Kosme, which specializes...

Food packaging labels must be easier to understand: Canada

Canada demands clearer nutrition labels

The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more...

Food safety violations land Sysco a $19.4m penalty

Sysco penalized $19.4m for unrefrigerated food storage

Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food...