Despite periods of economic weakness and the introduction of a minimum wage last year the German Association for Plastics Packagings and Films, IK (Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen), predicts a positive turnover in 2015.
Metabolix, which develops biopolymers for use in packaging and other applications, recently announced it is revising its manufacturing plans for 2015.
The printing industry is increasingly turning to digital as conventional offset printing requires time-consuming steps such as making colour proofs and plates. Diffractive optical element (D0e) options are available from...
Verso Paper Corp., Memphis, Tennessee, has completed its $1.4bn acquisition of Miamisburg, Ohio-based NewPage Holdings, after reaching a settlement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Emsur has opened its first US production facility after seeing a growing demand for its yoghurts and desserts outside of Europe.
Having solved the puzzle of how to apply specialty ink to metal successfully, Chromatic Technologies Inc (CTI) can now offer its Sunlight Inks to can manufacturers for decorative applications.
Elopak is expanding its 1 litre Pure-Pak Sense carton sizes with portion and family packs with further machines to be rolled out this year.
The acquisition of Constantia by Wendel for €2.3bn is ‘the most significant deal in the flexible packaging industry since Amcor’s acquisition of Alcan assets in 2009 ($2.8bn)’, according to Moorgate...
Australia's Barokes Wines has applied to patent a process whereby beverage containers are coated with a layer including resveratrol - not to boost heart health but to better preserve wine.
Canadean research organisation has released its top trends for 2015 claiming due to the large number of products available on the supermarket shelves many brands are in danger of fading...
A record 35 attendees from industry-related organizations in the US and Canada took part in the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Folding Carton Boot Camp earlier this month.
An alliance of Australian trade associations has welcomed the findings of a Council of Australian Governments (Coag) report that recommends the introduction of an industry-led national recycling and anti-litter programme,...
As part of its commitment to remain local and sustainable even as its business grows, The Saint Louis Brewery has signed an exclusive, long-term bottle supply agreement with Ardagh Group.
A fire at a Portage, Wisconsin cheese processing and packaging facility is creating distribution headaches for the 2,600 members of a regional dairy cooperative.
As part of a plan to focus on its strengths, Cascades Inc. has agreed to sell its North American boxboard manufacturing and converting assets to Graphic Packaging Holding Company for...
Light-weight, smaller bakery and snack packages are more affordable and convenient for consumers, says Euromonitor International.
A draft standard on packaging openability is allowing brand-owners and retailers, including Marks & Spencer (M&S), to compare and improve pack designs for less dextrous people.
Budelpack Poortvliet is installing a Bosch vertical form-fill-seal machine (vffs) to package loose items such as chocolates, confectionery, nuts and snacks, to start operations in January 2015.
Using data exchange technology like near field communication (NFC) to link bread staling information with color-changing labels is a promising future concept, says Canadean.
Brand owners in Southeast Asia who have sought locally based testing services for their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms and bottles will soon get their wish, thanks to an international partnership.
Snack and cereal makers have stepped into smart packaging territory with stand-out, portable pouch formats but they can still stretch further, says a packaging expert.
Bruni Glass has revealed it plans to produce its stackable bottle in 'antique green' in the future.
Elopak has launched a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE), claiming to have beaten Tetra Pak by being the first company to offer the coating to the European market.
Bemis Company’s latest report to investors indicates an upbeat outlook and a plan for growth, but market analysts are projecting tough times for the packaging supplier and giving its stock...
Bread needs a shake up because packaging is fixated on protection and cost, meaning opportunities to spark increased consumer engagement are lost, says a packaging expert.