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Sacmi opens two offices in Africa ahead of Tunisia tradeshow

Sacmi, which makes closures and containers for the beverage industry, says it has opened two offices in Africa ahead of Plastic Expo 2015 in Tunis (May 13-16).

Live from Hispack 2015, Barcelona

POP exhibits take centre stage at Hispack 2015 packaging show

Exhibits in point of purchase products (POP), smart packaging, 3D prototyping sustainability and ready-to-eat packs took centre stage at Hispack 2015, organized by Fire de Barcelona and the Graphispack Association,...

SIG Combibloc, GEA join forces to aid Mengniu meal drink development

A "never before undertaken project" involving SIG Combibloc and GEA assisted Chinese dairy Mengniu's meal drink category entry.

Sustainability standards in the spotlight: ‘Still taking baby steps’

A single, unifying sustainability standard would be helpful for consumers – but it’s a long way off, says Organic Monitor president and founder Amarjit Sahota.

Sidel on Share a Coke, beverage personalisation, and adaptable printing runs

Consumers want product personalisation: How must packaging processes adapt?

Beverage brands are constantly looking for ways to personalise products for consumers – placing new demands on packaging, says Sidel.

Firm is looking to expand outside the US and build partnerships in Europe

Icebox has a spring in its step with 250ml Elopak Mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons

Icebox is launching its Canadian Spring water in Elopak 250ml Mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons this month.

Sonoco display & packaging and flexibles business is its fastest growing market

Sonoco’s two fastest growing businesses in 2014 were display and packaging and flexible packaging, which both grew sales by about 6% due to volume gains, the company said at its...

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Pepsi invites consumers to recreate its iconic can

Pepsi is inviting consumers to re-create the design of its iconic can as part of its 2015 #PepsiChallenge.

From a T-shirt pouch to Twistpacks, Amcor and Constantia Flexibles sweep the board at Alufoil Trophy Awards 2015

The results are in and the Alufoil Trophy winners 2015 have been announced by the EAFA, the European Aluminium Foil Association.

Arla adopts 100% renewable Tetra Pak carton for Swedish organic milk brand

Arla Foods has followed Valio's lead and adopted Tetra Pak’s 100% renewable carton for its Swedish organic milk brand, Eko.

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Tri-Star Packaging unveils multi-colour Retro packs

Tri-Star Packaging has launched a range of multi-coloured rPET Retro Wedges in a throw-back to the 80s.

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De Jong Packaging ramps up its sustainability efforts by installing solar panels on its roof

De Jong Packaging plans to install solar panels on a surface area of 16,500m² on the roof of one of its production halls in June.

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Ampac launches Select Harvest almond pouch with QuickZip/Aplix closure

Ampac has launched its first commercial stand-up pouch with Select Harvest, using a QuickZip closure and Aplix fastener.

Elopak steps up its carton colour consistency with AVT SpectraLab

‘SpectraLab has a level of accuracy that human eyesight cannot replicate’

Elopak has installed AVT’s SpectraLab, a quality assurance tool, which allows printers to more perfectly match the brand colors of its customers, at one of its carton packaging plants in...

Winner of the Trashies awards 2015

Carton Council increases F&B recycling from 18% of US household cartons to 53%

The Carton Council of North America has received a Trashies award from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, in the Partnership category.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 review

Ecolean to launch aseptic transparent pouch in Kuala Lumpur

Ecolean plans to open an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this month, where it sees potential for the launch of its transparent aseptic pack.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 review

Bosch Packaging carrying out ‘systematic studies’ on bio waste materials

Bosch Packaging expects a significant growth in bioplastics and is carrying out systematic studies on what materials are biodegradable.

Tetra Pak to launch 100% renewable carton worldwide after 'positive' Valio trial

Tetra Pak's 100% renewable Tetra Rex Bio-based carton will be rolled out globally after a successful trial with Finnish dairy Valio.

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Ardagh Group launches wine bottles with Stelvin closures

Ardagh Glass Group North America has launched two 750ml wine bottles with Stelvin closures for its Claret Regal and Burgundy Inspiration brands.

'Africa will be one of the emerging markets to watch out for'

SIG Combibloc expands its combisafe carton pack across Germany

SIG Combibloc has entered Germany with its combisafe retortable cartons for Organic vegetables and pulses at Aldi Süd and its three ‘Bio Sonne’ brand vegetable, filled by food manufacturer Jütro,...

‘Some food packaging designs are awkward to code online’

Doy style stand-up pouch for snacks and soups presents serious challenges for coding

‘Offline coders are quietly handling the awkward jobs that would otherwise hold up production.

‘Consumers have an insatiable appetite for new experiences’

Message on a bottle: Personalized text lights up Medea Vodka bottles

Consumers can use their phones to programme personalized messages on bottles, with Bluetooth technology and an app launched by Medea Vodka. 

"New ideas need to be nurtured"

Critic-free innovation: What snack makers should learn from students

Snack manufacturers can follow in the footsteps of design students – innovating positively, without a critical mind, says a market expert.


'In some countries, it already is': Aseptic pouch could become the standard for milk: Ecolean

Aseptic pouch packaging could become the standard for milk, says Swedish packaging company Ecolean.

Berry Plastics and Klöckner Pentaplast joint partnership

Berry Plastics Group and Klöckner Pentaplast Group have entered into a joint partnership to sell form-fill seal packaging worldwide.

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