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Alto launches bottle capping system Down Under

Alto Plastics has been working with Kapiti Fine Foods (KFF) to launch a new premium double-seal capping system to keep bottled milk even fresher and leak free.

World's largest plastic returnable packaging manufacturer formed

The Dutch company Schoeller Wavin Systems and the Swedish firm Arca Systems are forming a new group that will become the world's largest manufacturer of plastic returnable packaging for material...

Label Technology invests to beat high material costs

Pressure-sensitive labels and flexible packaging manufacturer Label Technology has installed two of Advanced Vision Technology (AVT)'s PrintVision/Jupiter automatic inspection systems to improve quality for their narrow web applications.

RPC to unveil latest plastics innovations at Interpack

RPC plans to showcase its latest innovations in rigid plastics packaging, including an alternative to the tin can for food applications, at Interpack 2005.

Nova plans Arcel resin expansion as demand soars

Nova Chemicals is to expand its Arcel mouldable foam resin manufacturing capacity to 100 million pounds per year by the end of 2006 to meet soaring demand.

New gravure press range promises high productivity

Windmöller & Hölscher has launched a new gravure press range designed to meet current demands for excellent print quality combined with high productivity.

Basell develops new film resin for food packaging

Basell has developed a new polypropylene random copolymer, Clyrell RC 1314 resin, designed to address growing demand for high-performance transparent blown film.

Pliant invests to expand food packaging capabilities

Pliant is set to invest $15 million to expand production capacity at three of the company's food manufacturing facilities in North America.

PET continues to bite into rivals market share

Non-refillable PET is strengthening its grip on the global beverage packaging market, according to industry analyst Canadean.

Radio frequency packaging trials provide glimpse of green future

A trial initiative in the UK suggests that the use of radio waves to rapidly seal materials, enabling conventional plastics to be economically replaced with recyclable and biodegradable alternatives, has...

Orkla moves to placate Alcoa in Elkem bid

Norwegian group Orkla has revised its takeover bid for aluminium group Elkem in order to make it more attractive to shareholders, including US metal packaging giant Alcoa.

Markem delivers updated printhead technology

Print firm Markem has developed small character ink jet coders that it claims can integrate easily into any packaging line.

Tetra Recart concept wins Swedish recognition

Three members of the team that developed the new packaging material used in the Tetra Recart system have won the Swedish forest industry's Marcus Wallenberg Prize for 2005.

Packaging industry people on the move

Alcan has appointed a new executive vice president, while Finnish packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki has reinforced its group head office with a couple of executive appointments.

Cargill renames biodegradable packaging division

The company that makes the proprietary, corn-based plastic resins marketed under the NatureWorks PLA will be known as NatureWorks LLC from this month onwards.

World's first microwavable aseptic package developed

Tetra Pak has launched what it claims is the world's first microwavable aseptic package, a potentially lucrative breakthrough in the ever-growing ready meals market.

Invest in recycling infrastructure, says Corus

Metal packaging manufacturer Corus says that EU recycling targets are achievable, but believes more investment in the UK's collection infrastructure is needed. Anthony Fletcher reports.

Poland's EU Membership presents packaging opportunities.

Poland's EU membership will present new opportunities for packaging companies as food producers look to increase the amount of packaged food on the market, in order to meet higher standards...

Alcoa buys into Russian aluminium market

Aluminium packaging firm Alcoa, just named as one of the top three most sustainable corporations in the world, has bought two factories in Russia with a view to both dominating...

Lantech develops automated stretch wrapping control

Lantech is introducing a new touchscreen control for all its automated stretch wrap systems, which it claims offers a number of productivity advantages.

United Confectioners moves to protect its brands

United Confectioners Holding has initiated a complex standardisation programme across its product range, a fact that will allow products at different factories to be manufactured to the same stable quality...

Russian wine 'anarchists' use lake as cellar

Twelve bottles of prestigious French wines will be kept for six months on the bottom of Russia's Lake Baikal by a group of people looking to push the boundaries of...

Closure giant Oeneo sells natural cork activities

The wine industry's principle barrel and closure manufacturer has sold its natural cork activities, but signed a contract to outsource them as it needs. Kim Hunter Gordon reports.

Lyondell new resins offer improved packaging clarity

Lyondell Chemical has introduced two new resins that deliver enhanced clarity in food and beverage packaging.

Glass bottled mayo losing popularity

Retail interest in mayonnaise packaged in glass bottles is decreasing, according to research from ACNielsen Russia, writes Angela Drujinina .

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