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OCME launches ‘Advance range’ palletisers and shrink wrapping machines

OCME, which works with Heineken and Coca-Cola, has launched the Advance range - faster palletizers and shrink wrapping machines.

Coca-Cola reveals packaging which can be turned into virtual reality viewers

Coca-Cola has designed secondary cardboard packaging that can be turned into smartphone virtual reality viewers. 

Scholle IPN launches first pre-made spouted pouch for aseptically-processed products

Scholle IPN, which makes bag-in-box, pouches and filling equipment, claims it has launched the world's first pre-made, sterilized spouted pouch system for aseptically-processed products.

Dow and Nordmeccanica to launch several packaging technologies in 2016

Dow Chemical Company has partnered with Nordmeccanica to bring several technologies to market in 2016, for faster commercialization of adhesive systems.

EU throws out Coca-Cola request to protect bottle design trademark

The General Court of the European Union has dismissed a request by The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) to register a contour bottle without fluting as a Community trademark.

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Bonds Confectionery launches Sour Marshmallow Clouds

Bonds Confectionery has expanded its standalone product range launching Sour Marshmallow Clouds.

Thinfilm to install NFC security tags on Barbadillo rare sherry

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has partnered with Barbadillo to install NFC (Near Field Communication) OpenSense flexible tags on its rare sherry in ‘smart bottles’.

Ball to close flat sheet tinplate and can ends facility, axing 300 jobs

Ball Corporation will stop production at its Weirton, West Virginia, flat sheet production and end-making plant by Q1, 2017.

Special Edition: Product Inspection Systems

X-ray ‘most viable option’ for inspection of metalized pouches

For consumers and retailers, metalized pouches are a fantastic prospect but for manufacturers they pose a different challenge – that of product inspection.

EU Dibbiopack Project on bioplastics draws to a close

A four-year European project to look at the development of multifunctional bioplastics (bio-based, compostable and biodegradable) for packaging has come to an end.

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Printpack plant equipment to be sold in auction

New Mill Capital Holdings and Tiger Capital Group, have acquired Printpack's flexible packaging, printing and tamper-evident label manufacturing facility in Fredericksburg, Virginia, US.

Grolsch reveals new packaging design

Grolsch has updated its packaging in the UK, in an effort to convey the brand’s heritage while appealing to modern drinkers. 

The Barton Group files a patent on its Stand Up SqueezyStraw Pouch

The Barton Group of New York has partnered with Multivac to create a Stand Up SqueezyStraw Pouch.

Færch Plast launches ‘Modular Packaging’ food containers

Færch Plast has launched a ‘Modular Packaging’ range of lightweight, stackable containers for the airline industry.

CAGNY Conference 2016

Kellogg: Single-serve formats a big opportunity for Pringles and Cheez-It

Kellogg says it has a ‘huge opportunity’ to grow its snacks business in North America through smaller formats and new retail channels.

Sirane launches self-seal steam-cooking bags in the US

Sirane has partnered with distributor, Elkay Plastics, to launch its Ready. Chef. Go! bags in the US, following success of its ‘grab and go’ over-the-counter cooking bag programme.

Coke's failed white can due to the color red being associated with sweetness

‘The characteristics of packaging is crucial in consumers liking a product or not’

‘There are two reasons why businesses change their packaging: as a strategy to increase sales or to try and cut costs. 

Pro Mach to expand its secondary packaging product line

Pro Mach has acquired Stork-Texwrap to expand its secondary packaging product line.

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TricorBraun packaging consultant wins IoPP Lifetime CPP Certification

IoPP (the Institute of Packaging Professionals) has recognized TricorBraun packaging consultant Mary Slaga with a Lifetime CPP (Certified Packaging Professional) Certification. 

Kellogg on Australia packaging row: design was changing before complaints

Kellogg has said it was in the process of changing its Australian breakfast cereal packaging before a row broke out over its use of the country’s health labeling system.

ISM & ProSweets 2016

LoeschPack FCB F-Series packs 1,500 chocolate bars/min in hot sealable film

LoeschPack showcased its FCB F-Series, which can pack up to 1,500 chocolate bars in hot sealable film at a speed of over 80 metres a minute, at ProSweets recently.

And the winner is… First European Plastics Innovation Awards

The European Plastics Industry represented by EuPC and PlasticsEurope, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), have announced the winners of the first edition of the European Plastics Innovation Awards 2016.

Printpack to expand manufacturing operations despite closing Virginia factory last year

Printpack, a US flexible packaging converter, will invest $25.7m to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, Virginia, despite closing its Fredericksburg plant last June.

SilverFox Innovations agrees $1.1m settlement for misappropriating CTI trade secrets

SilverFox Innovations has agreed to pay Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) $1.1m settlement for misappropriating trade secrets.

'Four times thicker' Slabs crisps launch into single-serve market

UK business Great Food Affairs is expanding its Slabs crisp brand – which claims to be four times thicker than standard crisps - with a single-serve range.

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