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The New Egg Company and RPC launch packaging for boiled egg-on-the-go

The New Egg Company and RPC Design and RPC Bebo UK have designed a bespoke pack for Yowk boiled eggs to make snacking on-the-go easier.

PepsiCo unveils the potato chip bag that transforms into a sharing bowl

PepsiCo has unveiled a new packaging format for its potato chips – a bag that transforms into a bowl for sharing.

Linde Canada launches MAP gases for packaged prepared foods

Linde Canada is launching its MAPAX line of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gases for packaged prepared foods and customized mixtures for food processors.

Moulded-fibre packaging for eggs & fruit

Hartmann to close German factory in ‘increasingly competitive European market’

Hartmann, which makes moulded-fibre packaging for eggs, will close one of its factory’s in Schwedt, Germany, at the end of Q2, 2016, axing 77 jobs.

EU approves Ball and Rexam deal subject to 12 plant divestment

The European Commission has approved Ball Corporation’s acquisition of Rexam subject to the divestment of 12 plants in Europe.

'You could automate several of your bagging and packing lines and still have change’

How much will the 2016 AIA tax relief buy you?

Since 2008, the HMRC annual investment allowance (AIA) has been revised four times and from January 1, 2016, will drop from an interim allowance of £500k to the highest permanent...

SIG Combibloc to supply Costa Rica’s biggest dairy company

Dos Pinos, Central America and the Caribbean’s largest dairy company, has become SIG Combibloc’s first customer in Costa Rica.

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WSP Spolem turns to RPC Euro Squeeze bottle

WSP Spolem in Poland has partnered with RPC Promens Consumer Corby One to supply its mayonnaise, mustards and sauces, in Euro Squeeze barrier bottle.

Amcor to offer big savings for small-volume beverage start-ups

Amcor Rigid Plastics has launched a business platform called UpStart to help emerging beverage companies in their small-volume production with custom PET bottles.

Xolution partnership to fund next generation XO2.0 resealable can production

Xolution has closed a €45m equity investment round with Inventure Management, in Singapore, to fund production of its next generation XO2.0 resealable beverage can technology.

BillerudKorsnäs partners with EcoXpac to make paper bottle

BillerudKorsnäs has acquired a 10% stake in Danish packaging company EcoXpac, to make a bottle made entirely out of paper.

Top three packaging F&B manufacturer concerns; Convenience, Design and Recyclability

Convenience and ease of use of packaging continues to lead the field of criteria for manufacturers in France, according to the Observatoire de l’Emballage (Packaging Observatory).

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Keystone Food Products expands snack production

Keystone Food Products has expanded production capabilities at its Easton, Pennsylvania site, adding a series of tna technology to its packaging lines; robag 3ci; intelli-weigh omega 314; intelli-read 3 barcode...

Clondalkin designs lidding capsules for Unilever’s T.O by Lipton tea machine

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks) has partnered with Unilever to launch tea pods for T.O by Lipton, which it claims is a ‘revolutionary’ tea machine which took five years...

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Arabian Can Industry joins Empac

Arabian Can Industry has joined Empac, European Metal Packaging association as its second international associate member.

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Big in 2016: Products ‘revealed gradually’ create sense of excitement and anticipation

Designs that maximize the ‘opening experience’ for consumers will be the key theme of rigid box specialist Pollard Boxes’ stand at Packaging Innovations 2016.

Huhtamaki kicks off New Year with FIOMO acquisition and egg packaging expansion

Huhtamäki Oyj's subsidiary is to acquire FIOMO, which manufactures flexible packaging foils and labels in the Czech Republic, expected to be completed in Q1, 2016.

Also: Philipsburg packs pale ale in Alumi-Tek reclosable bottles

Bud Light wants to stand out from 'sea of sameness'

Bud Light is to get a new look with its first redesign in eight years including a reimagined logo and different primary and secondary packaging.

100% fruit juice brand launches bag-in-box for extended shelf life

A premium juice brand is entering the market with specially designed airtight pouches in a bag-in-box system, to create a product with a longer shelf life than its competitors. 

Innofresh pilots world’s first automated grape packing machine

InnoFresh Packing, a joint company set up by the Budelpack Group and IQ Packing, both in The Netherlands, has installed its first grape packaging machine at The Greenery, processing up...

Tetra Pak adds its name to Paris Pledge for Action at COP21

Tetra Pak has signed the Paris Pledge for Action, joining other major signatories from the food and beverage industry including Nestlé, Diageo, The Kellogg Company and Mars Incorporated. 

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TricorBraun recognised for its Peanut Butter packaging

TricorBraun, rigid packaging and components, has been recognised for its P28 Peanut Butter packaging in the Food & Beverage Brand Revitalization category, at the 2016 PAC Global Leadership Awards.

Sparkling trajectory: Metal cans on the rise in packaged water

Metals cans have the highest growth by volume out of all packaging formats in the packaged water category, with the success of flavored sparkling water driving growth in a number...

Top F&B picks - WorldStar Awards 2016

PepsiCo Drinkfinity pods; Tetra Evero Aseptic & Coca Cola Contour PET glass gain world class recognition

From an E-Z SnackPak by Ampac, Drinkfinity pods by PepsiCo US, Coca Cola’s Contour PET glass and Cadbury Glow by Mondelēz International – We round up the best F&B entries...

Mixed feelings from PRE, APEAL, EuPC, BPF

Debate rages on over revised Circular Economy Package

The debate surrounding the revised Circular Economy Package rages on as some associations are not happy with the decisions announced while others welcome the changes.

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