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Packaging preserves food throughout the supply chain of distribution, storage, sale, and use and carries information about nutrition and storage on its labels. Without it, goods can become exposed and contaminated. It can also refer to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages.

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Clondalkin appoints new VP of sales and marketing

Clondalkin Group has announced the appointment of Roy McAdoo as vice president of sales and marketing for its flexible packaging division.

DuPont invests $100m in Texas packaging resin facilities

DuPont plans to invest $100m at two Texas facilities to support growing demand for its speciality high performance food packaging resins.

Plastic Technologies launches PET bottle energy initiative

Plastic Technologies Incorporated (PTI) is launching an initiative to help manufacturers that blow PET bottles cut energy costs. 

SICK solves problem of sensing transparent materials in packaging and bottling applications

SICK has launched a TranspaTect photoelectric distance sensor for clear material detection without the need for a reflector for transparent and semi-transparent trays and bottles in the UK.

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Coveris revamps website to aid customers and investors

Flexible packaging company Coveris has revamped its website to simplify navigation and provide customers and investors with more product information.

PET packaging pounces on traditional glass territory: Sidel eyes up edible oils

Sidel sees growth in the edible oils market as a ‘huge opportunity’ for its PET packaging business and believes it can take a chunk of the sector away from traditional...

Convenience food spurs Asia-Pacific sales growth in packaging technology

Asia-Pacific is driving global growth in food packaging technology due to the rising popularity of convenience foods and branded products, according to research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets.

Premium chocolatiers flock to tin packaging for brand longevity

UK tin packaging firm The Box has seen an uptick in premium chocolate companies moving to tin packs to make longer brand impressions on consumers.

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What do you do? Michelle Newman Kliklok International

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Michelle Newman, sales administration and marketing...

‘Baby boomers unlikely to buy much 24-pack Pepsi’: Al Carey warns

PepsiCo Americas Beverages boss keen to scrap ‘old industry growth paradigm’

PepsiCo Americas Beverages CEO Al Carey says he wants to spend less on soda promotions where sales are declining and more on spurring growth in faster-growing portfolio areas.

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

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Dutch component maker Qimarox gets wind in sails

Dutch machine component manufacturer Qimarox will sponsor a windmill to show its commitment to the local community.

UK needs ‘urgent action’ to hit recycling targets: Plastics 2020

Plastics 2020 says the UK needs to take urgent action to hit its 2017 recycling targets and is calling on food packagers and other stakeholders to identify actions to boost recycling.

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RPC Superfos SuperLock packaging comes to UK

Danish plastic packaging firm RPC Superfos has launched its SuperLock barrier packaging in the UK.

Strauss: ‘We don’t have to reinvent the wheel but sometimes we have to think about things differently’

Putting salad into expensive-looking glass jars, combining IML (In-Mould Labeling) and injection molding techniques and offering customers personalised gifts of honey to celebrate Rosh Hashanah the Hebrew New Year, are...

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Pro Mach buys capping and bottling business Pace Packaging

Ohio-based Pro Mach has announced the acquisition of automated bottle unscrambler and orientor manufacturer Pace Packaging as it continues an M&A spending spree it started earlier this week.


Cereal makers must think outside the pot: Think spoons and fruit sachets

Cereal pots appeal to consumers seeking faster, easier ways of eating breakfast, but manufacturers must go beyond simple, on-the-go pot packaging, says Datamonitor Consumer.

Danone to expand its children’s range in Russia

Danone will expand its children’s range Danonino globally expanding into Russia and Asia after initial success in Spain and the UK.

Inaugural East Afripack opens in Nairobi

East Afripack, the first ever gathering of the processing, packaging and converting industries in the East Africa Region, will open in Nairobi, Kenya today.

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Trojan Litho joins Paperboard Packaging Council

Washington firm Trojan Litho has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).

Owner wants to emulate success of wine bottle with coffee packaging

Grower’s Cup relaunches disposable coffee brewed in a stand-up pouch

An entrepreneur has won a major supermarket deal after relaunching what he claims is the World’s first disposable stand-up pouch for brewing coffee and tea, introducing a transparent window onto...

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GE Intelligent Platforms sponsors Food Safety Summit at Pack Expo

Industrial software providers GE Intelligent Platforms (GE) will sponsor this year’s Food Safety Summit Resource Center at Pack Expo in Chicago.

Growth in global cooking bag market prompts Sirane investment

Sirane says significant global growth in cooking bags means it will install extra machines in the UK and Turkey, while it is expanding in the US.

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NiceLabel appoints new EMEA VP and general manager

Barcode and RFID labelling specialist NiceLabel has appointed Greg Tanner as VP and general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

PMMI inducts six members into Packaging Hall of Fame

The president of The Packaging Association, a scientist who pioneered the PP/EVOH container and the inventor of the Cheer Pack stand-up pouch are just some of the latest recruits inducted...