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Revealed: F&B winners from the Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015

From a wedge of cheese sold in a carton pack, to Swiss chocolate for special occasions, this year’s Pro Carton ECMA Awards focused on the sustainability of cartonboard as a...

Corbion and Perstorp target hot melt adhesive applications

Perstorp and Corbion have developed a lactide caprolactone copolymer for hot melt adhesive applications.

Sonoco launches first of its kind DivvyPack combining a thermoformed pack with sliding lid

Sonoco Alloyd, part of Sonoco Display and Packaging, has created DivvyPack that dispenses products and acts as a storage pack. 

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Smurfit Kappa and Vitop make a splash in water market

Smurfit Kappa and Vitop will debut its Bag-in-Box packaging and fitments for water for the first time, at Watercoolers Europe 2015.

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Tri-Star Packaging launches Oval Eco Street Bowl

Tri-Star Packaging has developed an eco-friendly oval bowl for hot and cold food that’s easier to hold while eating.

Bosch to launch Pack 301 LS packaging machine for biscuits and crackers

Bosch will launch its Pack 301 LS (Length Slug) flexible packaging system for biscuits and crackers for the first time at IBA.

Glass fragments prompt Smirnoff Ice Canada recall

Diageo Canada is recalling some batches of Smirnoff Ice because of the possibility they may contain small fragments of glass. 

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Kulshan Brewing Company partners with Rexam as it opens second brewery

Kulshan Brewing Company has partnered with Rexam to launch Bastard Kat IPA and Full 90 Session Ale in 12 oz. cans.

European Commission opens investigation into Mondi, Walki acquisition

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into whether the proposed acquisition by Mondi of two industrial packaging plants owned by Walki is in line with the EU Merger...

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Clear Lam Packaging and Triangle Package Machinery Co. sign licensing agreement

Clear Lam Packaging and Triangle Package Machinery Co. have announced a North American equipment manufacturing licensing agreement for the PrimaPak program.

Ardagh Group launches proprietary beer bottle for O’Fallon Brewery

Ardagh Group North America, a division of Ardagh Group has launched a proprietary beer bottle for O’Fallon Brewery.

Crown celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with metal can packaging designs

Crown Holdings has been supporting local and international brands with packaging designs to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday (SG50) this year.

Kapstone Paper & Packaging workers strike over ‘unjust federal labor laws’

KapStone Paper & Packaging has confirmed workers from AWPPW Local 153 (the Association of Western Pulp & Paper Workers) have gone on strike, effective yesterday (August 27).

Top 10 F&B Pro Carton ECMA Award finalists 2015

The finalists have been announced for the 19th Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015. FoodProductionDaily has rounded up the Top 10 designs it has its eye on for the final. The...

Five colours are best for nutrition labels: French advisory body

A five-colour nutrition label is more effective than three, says French advisory body - but industry has slammed it as simplistic while critics say it is more confusing than traffic-light labels....

Lotte Confectionery found guilty of copying Japanese packaging design

Lotte Confectionery, part of Lotte Group, South Korea, has allegedly been found guilty of copying a Japanese snack maker's package design, according to a hearing at Seoul Central District Court.

Consumers have critical eye on atypical packaging

Unusual packaging designs make consumers analyse product claims more closely - making strong claims more effective but reducing willingness to pay for weak claims, say researchers.

Fonterra launches New Zealand yogurt pouch recycling scheme

Fonterra has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle to launch New Zealand's first recycling programme for yogurt pouches.

Smart water bottle company Hidrate gets huge launch from Kickstarter

After successfully raising $627,644 from 8,015 supporters via Kickstarter, Minneapolis-based Hidrate Inc will launch its HidrateMe smart water bottle product in December.

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Seal integrity inspectors for leaky pouches - Peco-InspX

Peco-InspX has announced commercial availability of two seal integrity inspectors for pouches.

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TricorBraun Packaging Consultant awarded IoPP Lifetime CPP Certification

IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) has recognized TricorBraun Package Consultant Terri Sheppard with the Lifetime CPP (Certified Packaging Professional) Certification.

Heineken on packaging R&D

Don’t work in silos! Heineken design manager on creating trendy beer packaging

How can designers create packaging that’s fresh, original and relevant to today’s consumers – without losing the company’s established branding? 

Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings merged

Wellspring Capital Management has officially announced the creation of a flexible packaging company through the merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings.

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RPC Group and Zum Dorfkrug turns over a new leaf with salad dressing bottle

RPC Promens Consumer Kutenholz and sauce manufacturer Zum Dorfkrug has developed a 1000ml round bottle for Sylter Salatfrische, German salad dressing.

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

Laboratory testing simulates the conditions light-weighted PET bottles have to endure throughout the supply chain, meaning any issues can be rectified before the product is used in the market. Once...

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