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Sidel helps Milliken develop PP bottling technology

Milliken Chemical has installed a Sidel, Series 2, SBO4 machine at its R&D centre in support of its research into injection stretch blow moulded clarified polypropylene (ISBM cPP).

Japanese to penetrate US packaging machinery sector

Japanese packaging machinery firm Shibuya Kogyo is close to finalising its acquisition of Hoppmann, a move that will expand the firm's presence within the lucrative US market.

Nanotech discovery promises safer food packaging

A UK research institute believes it has identified safe and effective antimicrobial nanoparticles for food packaging, a discovery that could revolutionise how food is packaged in the future.

New additives to cut resin processing costs

A range of additives that allow extruders to improve melt strength, increase throughput and reduce costs when processing polyester resins has received FDA sanction for food-contact packaging applications.

Milliken boasts benefits of PP beverage packaging

Recent technical developments in resin formulation and the design of pre-forms has allowed the beverage industry to use clarified PP in the same way as PET.

Looming energy cost hikes threaten packaging profits

Analysts have suggested that it is just a matter of time before energy prices increase further, bringing more bad news to plastic packaging manufacturers who are finding it increasingly difficult...

Tetra Pak targets convenience with new carton closure

Tetra Pak has launched a range of direct injection moulded closures for gable-top cartons that it believes taps into current consumer concerns for safety, convenience and style.

New vacuum packs enable long-life cheese

Cheese capable of surviving in vacuum packs for long enough to feed cosmonauts in space has been developed by the Russian Ostankino Dairy and may offer opportunities to improve shelf-life...

Increasing meat demand drives packaging growth

Demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging is projected to increase four per cent annually to $6.9 billion in 2009, according to a new report.

Private equity firm snaps up Selig Sealing Products

US private equity investment firm Behrman Capital, has acquired Selig Sealing Products, its second speciality packaging acquisition in six months.

Bioplastics event signals dawning of new packaging era

Bioplastics trade association IBAW claims that the inaugural special exhibition Bioplastics in Packaging was a major success at Interpack 2005.

Lantech launches best-in-class case erector

Lantech claims that its new C-300 case erector delivers best-in-class reliability for a machine in the 10-case/minute speed range by utilising a proprietary design that holds the case square and...

Budvar beats A-B in latest Budweiser battle

Small-time Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has beaten US beer giant Anheuser Busch for the right to sell its beer under the Budweiser brand in Cambodia, after winning an appeal in...

Aseptic packaging vital in soy market expansion

Tetra Pak claims that its aseptic technology has been a major factor in the ongoing growth of the global soy market.

Stora Enso develops non-foil airtight cup

Stora Enso unveiled a new food-packaging solution - an airtight cup made from non-foil paperboard - at Interpack 2005, which finishes today.

Bradman Lake unveils new automated cartoning range

Bradman Lake is just finishing its largest-ever presentation of fully automated, integrated, high-speed flow wrapping cartoning and shrink wrapping equipment at Interpack 2005.

Sidel claims 20% blow moulding cost reduction

After three years of R&D, Sidel is using Interpack 2005 to demonstrate how it can help manufacturers improve their cost effectiveness, writes Anthony Fletcher.

NatureWorks ready to challenge cost-effectiveness of PET

NatureWorks PLA, a biodegradable natural polymer derived from plant sugars, could be the first cost-effective biodegradable alternative to challenge the market dominance of PET, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Azdel weighs benefits of Cage System moulding

Azdel is currently evaluating the potential advantages of the Cage System, an innovative, high-speed and cost-effective composite moulding technology for use with its own composite materials.

Superfos launches cost-saving lidding concept

Superfos is at Interpack 2005 to demonstrate why it believes its new SuperSeal concept can save packagers money on the processing line and consumers time in the kitchen.

Loma unveils latest innovations at Interpack

Loma Systems says it has taken its biggest ever stand at Interpack 2005, currently running in Dusseldorf, Germany, to showcase its portfolio of end-of-line inspection equipment, including IQ 2 metal...

New innovations expected to drive barrier resins market

Demand for barrier resins continues to boom, with the latest market report estimating that the US market will continue to grow in excess of 8 per cent up to 2009....

Research suggests cancer link to plastic packaging

Compounds found in plastic products used to wrap or contain food and beverages have aroused concerns as possible cancer-causing agents because they can sometimes leach out of the plastic and...

Sidel promises to achieve 20% more efficient packaging

Sidel is set to unveil its latest generation of technical solutions to boost PET packaging line performance at this week's Interpack show.

PA claims laser sealing could reduce cost and wastage

Packaging Automation has helped to develop a revolutionary new laser sealing and inspection system for food packaging, which could bring important benefits to both food manufacturers and consumers.

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