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Tetra Pak to close packaging factory in Sweden axing 250 jobs

Tetra Pak will close a packaging factory in Lund, Sweden, due to come into effect in February 2015, axing 250 jobs.

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Storopack acquires CleanPak Products

Storopack protective packaging has acquired CleanPak Products in Tampa, Florida.

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Cavitus opens an office in Switzerland

Cavitus has opened its first European office in Zug, Switzerland.

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McDonald's and Kraft to expand McCafé brand

McDonald's and Kraft Foods have partnered to expand the manufacture, marketing and distribution of McDonald's McCafé brand in the US by packaging its signature coffee for sale in grocery stores...

Clariant to develop Australian market with masterbatches plant

Construction has begun on a Clariant masterbatches plant in Sydney, Australia, to open in the fourth quarter 2014.

Former Coca-Cola head joins Cavitus and opens US office

Doug Dichting, former VP at Del Monte Foods, The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Beverages has joined Cavitus as president and opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Production ‘is important in view of sanctions imposed against Russia’

Food packaging line built to ‘substitute’ Russian imports

Tasma (Tatar Sensitive Materials) has launched an $8.3m food packaging film production line in Kazan, in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, to extend product storage and shelf life.

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Vegware up for award in SME category

Vegware has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2014 Finance for the Future Awards in the SME category.

Meat industry reacts to Russian ban

There has been mixed reaction to news of Russia’s import ban yesterday (7 August), with some associations shrugging it off, and others calling for action to be taken.

Indonesia

Growing middle-class will lead poultry demand to double by 2018

Indonesia’s poultry sector is fast transforming from a backyard industry to professionally managed and integrated production, according to figures released by Rabobank.

SIG Combibloc completes Phase II €40m extrusion line

‘After China, Brazil has highest consumption of aseptic carton packs’

SIG Combibloc has started operations on a €40m extrusion line at its packaging plant in Brazil, to laminate unprocessed cardboard for carton packs.

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Henkel & Comexi Group to open training academy

Henkel India and The Comexi Group have partnered to open a training academy in Q4 for flexible packaging in India, Middle East and Africa. 

Ending the lockout is 'just and proper' rules judge

US district judge orders Kellogg to cease Memphis lockout

A US district judge finds Kellogg guilty of unfair labor practices and grants an injunction to force an end to its Memphis lockout, nine months on.

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ABB opens robotics hub to drive productivity in Southeast Asia

ABB has opened a Regional Robotics Packaging Application Hub in Singapore.

Ishida Europe recognised by the Queen as Russia now accounts for 20% of sales

Ishida Europe met the Queen at Buckingham Palace recently to celebrate winning this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

China overtakes US to become world’s largest economy in PPP

An economic milestone occurs this year as China overtakes the US to become the world’s largest economy in purchase power parity, or PPP.

Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè. ...

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Americk CEO: ‘High label quality is critical’

Patrick Doran, director and owner, Americk Packaging Group, hired former Coveris MD Christopher Hart as its CEO in July this year.

Firm wins Nova water bottle deal in Saudi Arabia

Sidel grows its customer services in high ‘at risk countries’

Sidel has partnered with Health Water Bottling (HWB) in Saudi Arabia to install two of its next generation Matrix PET lines, which will start operations in February 2015.

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Faerch Plast wins CPET supply contract

Faerch Plast has been appointed as the sole supplier of crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) trays for a UK frozen ready meal retailer and manufacturer.  

Brazil factory ready for commercialization in September

Tetra Pak completes €65m packaging plant upgrade

Tetra Pak has completed a €65m upgrade for its packaging material plant in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, which will be ready for commercialization in September.

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Former Coveris MD joins Americk Packaging

Americk Packaging Group has appointed Christopher Hart as CEO, effective July 1.

Repackaging coffee, powedered milk and cocoa

Exclusive: Nestlé on why Africa will be its focus for modular factories

In an exclusive interview with FoodProductionDaily, Alfredo Fenollosa, technical head, Nestlé Asia, Oceania and Africa, tells us why the company is targeting Africa for the launch of its modular factory...

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European Pallet Association opens training centre

The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has opened the doors to a training centre in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Charapak Group turns to digital marketing to promote its brands

Charapak Group has launched two websites to highlight its Integrated Fulfilment and Siliconpak divisions.