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SICK partners with PepsiCo on a fully automated loading system

SICK sensor intelligence has partnered with PepsiCo on a fully automated loading system at Broek op Langedijk in the Netherlands.

A PepsiCo loading bay Photo: SICK
Industry, non-profit partnership

Amcor, Coca-Cola and others give $300K to spur recycling in South Carolina

The city of Columbia, South Carolina, has received a $300k grant to modernize its residential recycling program, thanks to a collaboration between The Coca-Cola Company, major packaging suppliers, packaging industry associations and a non-profit organization. 

Industry target to meet 80% steel recycling by 2020

APEAL: ‘Concerns over food waste to increase demand for canned food’

‘Concerns over food waste are likely to increase the demand for canned food because cans have a longer product shelf life,’ claims Dr Ulrich Roeske who became president of APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, this month.

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Closing the taste for beer can packaging

Closure Systems International (CSI) has made some of its plastic closures available for metal beer can packaging.

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Elopak machines Pure-Pak carton 2015

Elopak to roll out retrofit machines for its Pure-Pak carton this year

Elopak is expanding its 1 litre Pure-Pak Sense carton sizes with portion and family packs with further...

Walmart, leadership, fresh meat, produce, merchandising, quality
Part of retailer’s plan to boost quality, attract organic food shoppers

Walmart makes leadership changes to improve fresh meat, produce operations

In line with its focus on improving product quality and category performance in fresh meat and produce,...

Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn
Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn

‘Most significant deal in flexible packaging since Amcor’s Alcan bid’

The acquisition of Constantia by Wendel for €2.3bn is ‘the most significant deal in the flexible packaging...

Listeria, outbreak, deaths, caramel apples,
Two additional cases reported in Canada

Six dead, 32 ill in Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Six people have died in a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses linked to caramel apples, the...

Massachusetts, parents, lawsuit, E. coli, Whole Foods, Rain Crow Ranch
Eight-year-old died from E. coli O157:H7 infection

Massachusetts parents sue Whole Foods, beef supplier for allegedly causing son's death

A Massachusetts couple has filed suit against Whole Foods Market and a Missouri beef supplier, alleging its...

Top 5 health & safety incidents of 2014

Top 5 strangest health & safety incidents of 2014

From a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Food Safety Summit to beef from Walmart, allegedly...

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