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BREAKING NEWS: Onex to acquire SIG Combibloc Group for $4.66bn

Onex Corporation (Onex) has agreed to buy SIG Combibloc Group (SIG) for €3.75bn ($4.66bn), with the transaction expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

Shangdu facility is ConAgra Foods’ first plant in China

ConAgra Foods’ Lamb Weston unit opens potato processing plant in China

ConAgra Foods has opened its first plant in China, a Lamb Weston potato processing plant in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia, giving the company in-country supply capabilities to strategic customers in China.

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Emballage 2014: Processed, packed and picked

Emballage and Manutention closed its doors last week after four days at the Parc des Expositions, Villepinte, Paris. FoodProductionDaily was on the show floor and here we take to Twitter to see what others thought.

LiquiGlide: Consumers switch brands for packaging that isn’t ‘sticky’

LiquiGlide has surveyed more than 1,000 consumers to ask about their attitudes towards packaging, use, waste and disposal of sticky consumer goods (including foods like ketchup and mayo).

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Zip-Pak targets India and emerging market growth

Zip-Pak is putting its efforts towards emerging markets such as India and revealed it has just picked up two major customers in the country.

News in brief

FlexLink plans hygienic conveyor launch next year

FlexLink will launch a conveyor with improved hygiene for direct food contact in agreement with European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) guidelines next year.

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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...