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New bag inserter saves time for industrial bakeries

A new bag inserter designed for use in industrial bakeries will reduce time and labour, leading to increased efficiency and lower costs, claims its manufacturer, Pattyn Packing Lines.

Demand for flashier packaging drives machinery market

The demand for newer, flashier packaging, especially for foodstuffs, has spurred the demand for the services of contract packagers, said Frost & Sullivan in a new analysis of the North...

Food processors adopt new packaging strategies

In an interview with FoodProductionDaily.com (FPD), Frost & Sullivan packaging machinery specialist Kallol Bagchi talks about the strategies food processors are using when sourcing their equipment. He identifies 'one-stop' shopping,...

Packaging industry update

Innovene, a BP subsidiary, has signed a $2bn (€1.6bn) agreement with Delta International to build a plastics manufacturing plants in Saudi Arabia targeting the Asian markets, including the food and...

Aluminium foil exports rise as downgauging continues

While exports of aluminium foil from Europe rose 11 per cent at the start of this year, internal demand decreased by 1.9 per cent, according to statistics released yesterday by...

Rock-Tenn buys carton plants in North America

Rock-Tenn has completed the acquisition of the assets of Gulf States' Paperboard and Packaging, including 11 folding carton plants that primarily serve the food packaging, food service and pharmaceutical and...

Packager moves: Stanelco buys Biotec; Berry buys Kerr

UK-based Stanelco said yesterday it has acquired Biotec, a company based in Germany that makes starch-based polymer packaging for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

US caps and closures market in growth phase

The US caps and closures market is forecast to grow to $676m (€551m) in 2011 from revenues of $598m (€488m) in 2004 with consumer preference forcing the industry to switch...

EBRD loan targets Russian glass bottling

Turkey's Anadolu Cam group will get a €26.5m loan to build a new bottling plant in central Russia, yet the firm's biggest challenge will be to address declines in glass...

Finland's packaging mills resume production

Finland's packaging mills are back in production today (1 June) after a two-week strike, while the rest of the country's pulp and paper sector remains in an extended lockout, reports...

New wood packaging requirements to hit exporters

With new international rules on the transfer of goods in wooden packaging coming into effect from September 2005, exporters around the world are gearing up to meet the requirements, reports...

European researchers discover 'perfect glass'

European researchers claim they have moved closer to creating a clearer, more durable glass, a breakthrough that could help companies present their food products in a high-quality package, report Simon...

Glass packaging takes a step forward

European researchers claim they have moved closer to creating the perfect glass. The move could prove a boost for premium cosmetic products and fragrances, where high-quality presentation and durability is...

Scientists identify phthalates as a gender bender

Normal exposure to phthalates, a chemical group used in plastics packaging to make products flexible and pliable, may harm the genital development of unborn baby boys, according to a study...

MEPs back pro-industry amendments to health claims law

The European Parliament voted yesterday to radically modify the proposed regulation on nutrition and health claims so that food companies do not need to gain prior authorization for claims, nor...

O-I restructures European operations

As part of its global restructuring, Owens-Illinois (O-I) will close its plant in Dusseldorf, Germany, and reduce capacity at its food container facility in Reims, France, the packaging giant announced...

New colourant launched for bottle caps

Milliken's ClearTint polymeric colourants for polypropylene (PP) aims to put some life into bottle caps.

S&P forecasts higher costs for packaging

Higher raw-material costs in the US and to a lesser extent in Europe has put pressure on the operating profits of most plastic packing companies and has led to price...

Ardagh vs Quinn: Battle for UK Glass Market

There's an all out battle for supremacy in the UK glass container market, with upstart Quinn Glass attempting to muscle its way over Ardagh Glass, the number one producer in...

O-I launches new barrier seal

Owens-Illinois Closure Inc. (O-I) has launched a barrier seal that it claims will help extend the shelf life for products such as fruit juices, smoothies, dairyand soy products, and meal...

Rexam sells UK glass operation to Ardagh

Facing increasing competition in the UK glass container market Rexam has exited the glass business in that country aspart of its growth strategy in Europe, reports Ahmed ElAmin.

Amcor launches flexible beverage pack

Amcor Flexibles has launched Amcor AquaFlexCan, a new typeof flexible beverage pack for non-carbonated water, reports Ahmed ElAmin.

Plastic food container market forecast to grow 5%

The plastic container market for beverages in the US will grow 4.8% annually to 71 billion units in 2008 while the market for plastic food bottles will grow 4.9% annually...

KHS machine processes shrink packed food

KHS Kisters of Germany has launched a machine to make, process and pack shrink packed goods for the beverage, food and non-food industries.

Industry product announcements

US-based Klöckner Pentaplast will unwrap its new line of Pentafood anti-fog vinyl films at the upcoming Expo Pack in Mexico City.

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