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Mackie’s Crisps installs third iTPS from Ishida after relocating to a bigger factory

Mackie’s Crisps has installed a third iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System) from Ishida after relocating to a bigger factory in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland.

EU Commission urged to act on French BPA ban

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has joined calls for the European Commission to challenge the French ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) following the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) backing of...

Tri-Star Packaging to launch handled rPET container for fresh fruit and salads

Tri-Star Packaging has launched Coalesce, a hinged hybrid pack in the UK to display salads, sushi and bakery products, with plans to expand the range across Europe.

Dispatches from IPPE 2015

Bemis makes packaging pop with interactive and sensory technologies

At the recent International Production and Processing Expo, Bemis North America extended a 4D hand to brand owners seeking packaging to help differentiate their products.

Lead program sponsor is the sole brand owner

Coca-Cola urges other food, beverage makers to join Recycling Partnership

Coca-Cola, the sole brand-owner sponsor of an industry/non-profit partnership that is funding major recycling initiatives in three Southeast US cities, is challenging other food and beverage companies to put their money...

Wipak Group invests €20m in high barrier film production line for perishable food

The Wipak Group has announced it is investing €20m on a high barrier film production line for perishable food at its plant in Nastola, Finland.

Time to jump on the digital bandwagon says CPI

Corrugated packaging manufacturers invest £500m in digital printing in the last two years

UK corrugated packaging companies are jumping on the digital bandwagon, driven by shorter run lengths, the rise of the discounters, online shopping and brand customisation, according to The Confederation of...

Dispatches from IPPE 2015

Sealed Air gives the face of retail meat packaging a makeover

At the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, this week, Sealed Air did not so much display new technologies as it did provide clear value and sustainability...

Packbridge celebrates 5th anniversary this year

Swedish packaging industry grows 1% faster than GDP

The Swedish packaging industry is growing 1% faster than GDP, according to packaging organization, Packbridge which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and has seen membership rise from 40 to 250 registrants.

Evonik FCM receives EFSA green light

A substance intended for use in food contact materials (FCM) has been backed by a panel of The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).


Carlsberg hopes for ‘viable’ wood fiber beer bottle within three years

Carlsberg tells it hopes to have a viable wood fiber bottle by early 2018, and says it could help cut its fossil fuel dependence despite initially only forming a...

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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.

Company name to be revealed later

RockTenn and MWV join to create '$16bn packaging powerhouse'

RockTenn and MeadWestvaco (MWV) have joined to create a provider of consumer and corrugated packaging in a transaction with a combined equity value of $16bn.

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...

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,...

Nutrients-in-a-cap technology billed as easier to use debuts on US market

A new competitor has arrived on the ingredients-in-a-cap scene as Kansas-based Amerigo Labs brings a licensed bottle technology popular in Europe to the US market.

Chocolate bar manufacturers turn to die-fold, hermetically sealed single-wraps

‘Die-fold packages were avoided in certain markets because it was difficult to achieve airtight sealing’

Manufacturers who previously relied on sealed aluminum foil or flow pack for chocolate bars can now use OPP hermetically folded and sealed die-fold packaging, according to Sapal, a Bosch Packaging...

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Treofan Group CEO steps down

Peter Vanacker, CEO of Treofan Group, has chosen to leave the company, much to the owners regret, standing down on February 28.


Mars functional beverage capsule patent application hints at new single-serve trend?

Mars recently applied to patent a special single-serve beverage capsule it said would give more consistent dosing and less wastage of functional ingredients – from flavonoids and vitamins to minerals, antioxidants.

2015 competition entries due February 2

DuPont Packaging Awards take a global, mission-driven stance

Entries are due February 2 for this year’s DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation competition, and the judging criteria reflect the program’s continued evolution in light of increasing globalization and issues...

Sirane to open US manufacturing plant

Sirane has seen increasing demand for its Dri-Fresh absorbent pads for meat, fish and poultry in the US, and plans to open a manufacturing plant in the country, potentially looking...

CBW to debut robot that reduces damage on injection-molded components

High-speed automation systems supplier CBW Automation is introducing a robot with a firm yet gentle touch for removing newly manufactured packaging components from their molds. 

Management team eyes opportunities in flexible packaging

Vonco Products implements new business strategy, corporate image

Confident in its capabilities after instilling a lean manufacturing culture and undergoing a strategic business planning process, flexible packaging supplier Vonco Products is reintroducing itself to the food industry.

‘Ho, ho, ho and a lighter bottle of rum!’ Ardagh R&D trims Sailor Jerry bottle weight 20%

Ardagh Group claims to have broken new technical ground by producing a cork-mouthed bottle for William Grant & Sons brand Sailor Jerry that uses a special process to help cut...

IK top 10 sustainability challenges

The German Association for Plastics Packagings and Films, IK (Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen) has released its top 10 sustainability challenges for 2015.