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Are glass manufacturers feeling the pinch?

The plastic bottle has been recognised for its flexibility and the easy way consumers can get a product out of a container, controlling the amount dispensed.

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Sidel ‘LIKES’ Facebook as it expands social media

Sidel is increasing its social media presence with content on Twitter , Facebook, Flickr and SlideShare.

Crown Holdings Mivisa deal closes this month

The European Commission has formally approved Crown Holdings acquisition of Mivisa, a Spanish manufacturer of two-and three-piece food cans. 

Tetra Pak UK & Ireland HQ to open in May

Tetra Pak is relocating its UK and Ireland headquarters and 60 employees from Wrexham, in Wales, to Chester Business Park next month.

Taghleef Industries to acquire Derprosa Film

Taghleef Industries (Ti) in Dubai, Middle East, has agreed to buy Derprosa Film from 3i Group, Baring and its shareholders.

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...

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MOCON expands university packing technology

MOCON is donating oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapor permeation instruments, package integrity test equipment and headspace analyzers to a university in Ireland.

Romaco Group sells FrymaKoruma

The Romaco Group is selling its stake in FrymaKoruma (AG and GmbH) to a new umbrella corporation within the DBAG (Deutsche Beteiligungs AG) portfolio called ProXES.

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‘The Poster Boys of HPP!’: Coldpress takes smoothie fight to Innocent

Cold Press MD Andrew Gibb reveals the HPP juice and smoothie brand’s sales could hit circa. $5m in 2014 and is unfazed about taking on the might of Innocent Drinks...

Bosch Packaging opens Nigeria office

Bosch Packaging Technology has opened a sales and service centre in Nigeria to cater for the growing Africa region.

tna to launch German website in three weeks

Thanks to the success of its French language site announced last year, tna will launch a German website in three weeks’ time.

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McDonald's halts Crimea operations

McDonald's has suspended work at its restaurants in Crimea for "manufacturing reasons", according to Reuters.

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Stora Enso imminent paper mill closure

Stora Enso will permanently shut down one of its paper machines at the end of April, axing 88 staff.

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Simulation in packaging event is real!

A symposium about ‘Simulation in Packaging Development’ will be held by the IPI International Packaging Institute in June.

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Taghleef invests in Hungary to boost 5-layer capacity

Taghleef Industries (Ti) has upgraded a production line in Hungary that will start up at the beginning of June to boost its 5-layer capacity in Europe.

Animal feed industry gets a new website

A new website has been launched to supply breaking news for the global animal feed industry – a sector that was valued at $500 billion last year.

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Goldman Sachs & Vestar Capital buy Hearthside Food Solutions

Investment bank Goldman Sachs and private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners have joined forces to buy Hearthside Food Solutions.

The sky’s the limit for FILMtech

FILMtech has gone into partnership with Q4 Services in Florida to make polyester films for conical mirrors.

Nordson opens Shanghai technical center

Nordson Corporation has opened a 2,000m2 technical center in Shanghai for engineering, testing, training, customer service and application.

FooDS tracks top trends for food firms

Market research from Oklahoma State University delivers data on consumer preferences and behavior, to help food manufacturers plan for future production.

Crown to install an additional production line at Vigo

Crown Holdings to go ahead with Mivisa acquisition

The European Commission has approved Crown Holdings acquisition of Mivisa, in Spain, as long as the company meets certain criteria regarding its competitors.

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Mocon to open two service centres

Mocon has partnered with Meyer Service and Supply to open two service centres.

Top 2013 food launches net nearly $1bn

Figures from Information Resources Inc. (IRI) indicate the top 10 packaged food launches in 2013 had total sales approaching $1bn. The list reflects a number of overall industry trends, including...

tna sells its first intelli-flav 3 CLS into US and Iraq

‘There are less preconceived perceptions in the Middle East’

tna has sold the first of its intelli-flav 3 closed-loop slurry (CLS) seasoning technology to the US and Iraq.

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CES expands into Spain and Poland

Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) metal conveyor belt manufacturer, is looking to expand in Spain and Poland and has released a Spanish-language version of its product catalog for customers in central...

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