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Orora seals deal to supply multi-wall milk powder bags to Fonterra

Australian packaging company Orora has sealed a new deal to supply Fonterra with multi-wall bags for its New Zealand milk powder operations. 

SIG Combibloc Obeikan opens regional HQ in Dubai

‘MEA ambient beverage market has grown with more regionalization of brands and multi-national infiltration’

‘Despite the recent political and economic disruption, the MEA ambient beverage market has grown and remains one of our core markets’, says SIG Combibloc as it announced opening a joint...

Anuga FoodTech 2015 preview

Ecolean to debut EL4+ filling machine reaching speeds up to 33% faster than its current technology

Ecolean will debut its EL4+ filling machine at Anuga FoodTec next week claiming it can reach speeds up to 33% faster than its existing EL1, EL2, EL3 and EL4 technology.

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Diageo takes bottle storage to its Sydney plant

Having invested A$21.5m (US$16.4m) in a warehouse at its bottling facility in Sydney’s western suburbs, Diageo Australia now has capacity to store 22m bottles of Bundaberg Rum, one of its...

PerfoTec and It’sFresh ‘Ones to Watch’ in protective packaging

Rabobank has highlighted three ways The European Food & Agribusiness (F&A) can recuperate €60bn in losses from food waste by; harvesting and handling crops, packaging food; and monitoring fresh produce....

ANSES: Reheating food packaging at exceedingly high temperatures increases the risk of substance migration

A study on food packaging that can be heated in conventional ovens, microwaves or by steam has found while the migration of substances from the packaging to the food is...

India

'Reduce drinks packs, not price, and target the bottom of the pyramid'

Beverage brands must appreciate how perceived packaging wisdom in a mature market may be inappropriate if it is applied in emerging markets like India.

Elopak lifts the lid on its PE beverage carton supplier

Elopak has finally revealed who it has partnered with to launch a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE).

Live from Lund, Sweden

Tetra Recart: We want to emulate the success of ‘Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup’

Tetra Recart is hoping to emulate the same success as its Tetra Pak aseptic packs with its Tetra Recart for ready-meals, sauces and soups, claiming its dream carton would be...

Fastest flow wrap machine in the East? LoeschPack touts hot seal speed merchant for Asia

LoeschPack has introduced a horizontal flow wrap machine with hot seal capabilities that it claims will help confectioners protect product integrity in hot climates and pack at greater speeds than...

Special edition: Lubricants

Michelman to join IACMI consortium

Michelman, which makes lubricants to optimize glass, carbon and natural fibers in PE, PP and PET resin composites, has been chosen to join an elite, 122-member consortium that will make...

‘Chalk in packaging is not a new idea, but we feel we have a product that has a global appeal’

Ecolean to install one of Europe’s largest cast lines for packaging film production

Ecolean is expanding its factory in Helsingborg, Sweden, installing one of Europe’s largest cast lines for packaging film.

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Innovia Films partners with Carrington Company to launch a line of teas using NatureFlex packaging

Carrington Tea has launched its organics tea line using Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging film.

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Amcor Flexibles wins Gold and Silver at FPA Achievement Awards

Amcor Flexibles has won Gold and Silver at the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) Achievement Awards in Florida, US, this month.

MULTINATIONAL CLAIMS WORLD'S FIRST 'EDIBLE WEARABLE'

Dole develops ‘wearable banana’ snack gadget for Tokyo Marathon

Dole Japan has developed a 'wearable banana' for the Tokyo Marathon that tells runners their time, tweets, heart rate, and doubles as a nutritious in-race snack.

Packaging Innovations 2015

Packaging Innovations 2015 delivered a 'Hat-trick' with three-in-one tradeshows last week with Empack and Label&Print at the NEC, Birmingham (February 25-26).

Packaging Innovations 2015

Nestlé to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives

Nestlé is looking to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives for suppliers this year.

Shelf-life trials for micro-perforated printed lidding films for soft fruit

TCL Packaging has launched micro-perforated printed lidding films, to replace standard hole punched films which can let in contaminants such as dirt and insects, for soft fruit and is offering...

How Coke got its curves: Coca-Cola's contour bottle celebrates 100 years

Coca-Cola has launched a global campaign featuring icons such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Ray Charles, as it celebrates the 100th birthday of its bottle. 

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Silgan Containers to build a metal can manufacturing facility

Silgan Containers will build a metal can manufacturing facility in Burlington, US, in the spring, according to The Greater Burlington Partnership.

CEF panel approves EGDP in plastics with conditions

An application to use a processing aid in plastics has been backed under certain conditions according to a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Packaging Innovations 2015

Gü Puds redesigns its packaging to overcome language barriers in new markets

Gü Puds has redesigned its packaging to expand all its product range into existing and new markets including Italy, Spain and Sweden. 

Patent-pending technology on Johnnie Walker Blue Label goes beyond QR codes

Not just any old bottle: Diageo ‘smart bottle’ thwarts counterfeiters and boosts consumer experience

Diageo and Thin Film Electronics have released a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘smart bottle,’ which can assure consumers of authenticity, help the industry track the product, and ‘completely change...

In the EU several phthalates are considered Substances of Very High Concern under REACH

Tests show plastic packaging can affect baby boy’s genitals before birth

Certain types of chemicals called phthalates found in plastics may alter baby boys’ genitals before birth, according to a study in the Reproductive Health Journal.

PepsiCo on CSDs: How it thinks it can kick the industry’s Achilles’ heel

PepsiCo’s 2015 launches will see an increased focus on products with health benefits, while it will push smaller packages to make the most of growth in its on-the-go business. 

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