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Heinz Beanz in microwavable pots, John West tuna in pouches: challenges to tins

Pouches go fishing in the tinned food market: Ambient fish pouch category to double

Demand for pouches in the ambient fish category will grow from 8.7m packs in 2013 to 15.1m packs by 2018 – illustrating the dent newer, easy-to-open, packaging formats are making...

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

dispatches from sial, paris

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

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Coveris claims new 38mm beverage cap ‘lightest on market’

Coveris claims its new 38mm closure for PET bottles is the lightest on the market as it enters a size segment it says is Europe's most popular for non-carbonated soft...

dispatches from Empack 2014, Stockholm

How to be a successful woman in the packaging industry

Passion, determination and ambition: all top tips for aspiring businesswomen, say three senior Swedish packaging industry figures. 

Pack Expo 2014

HayssenSandiacre to launch Merlin Blu at Pack Expo

HayssenSandiacre has redesigned its Merlin, Minerva and Integra machines launching the entry level Merlin Blu at Pack Expo in Chicago.

Pack Expo 2014

High Barrier/Dunnage Free Bags on show for packaging dairy products

Black Forest Container Systems (BFCS) has launched High Barrier/Dunnage Free Bags for packaging dairy products, edible oils, sauces, liquid eggs, wine, fruits and vegetables and aseptic products.  

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Oystar sells secondary packaging division A+F to Mutares

Oystar has sold its secondary packaging division A+F (Automation + Fördertechnik), which mainly operated in the dairy market, to Mutares.

Pack Expo 2014

RPA seeks members for its End User Committee

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), which promotes the value and expansion of reusable packaging systems, is staging its education forum – the Reusables Learning Centre (RLC) again this year at...

'530,000 people work for Tesco...it's like selling into Luxembourg': Paul Earnshaw

‘Packaging is a Cinderella discipline’: Tesco packaging manager

Tesco packaging manager Paul Earnshaw insists the retailer is keen to banish the perception that packaging is a Cinderella discipline given its importance in the overall consumer ‘brand experience’.

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Simionato: ‘We lost touch with the market with the previous ownership’

Simionato is celebrating after achieving double sales figures since it was acquired by HayssenSandiacre, part of Barry-Wehmiller Company in 2011, its 50th anniversary last year and its first imPACKED show...

INDUSTRY VOICES: INDIAN BEVERAGE FILLING INSIGHTS

‘Technology transfer cost’ hinders aseptic filling uptake in India

An experienced engineering project manager who has completed projects for the likes of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola tells us that technology transfer costs are to blame for slow Indian uptake of...

PACKAGE POISED FOR 2015 ROLL-OUT TO EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

Tetra Pak unleashes plant power with ‘world’s first’ 100% bio-based carton

Tetra Pak claims to have harnessed the power of plants by launching the world’s first milk carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.

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Schib Packaging talks openly about Hayssen acquisition

Schib Packaging exhibited at Simionato imPACKED for the first time this week following the announcement it has been bought out by Hayssen Flexible Systems.

dispatches from Empack 2014, Stockholm

It’s getting emotional: Packaging must be more than informative and attractive

Food packaging is heralding an ‘age of emotion’ with brands tapping into the trend of personalization, attendees at Empack 2014 in Stockholm heard this week.  

Simionato launches imPACKED 2014 as Hayssen Flexible Systems acquires Schib Packaging

Simionato, a HayssenSandiacre company, which develops and produces linear and multihead weighers and vertical packaging machines, opened its doors to food processors and distributors this week.

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK

‘Last year around 5bn PET bottles went to landfill, amazing isn’t it?’ Coca-Cola Enterprises GB

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Great Britain warns that more consumer education is needed to reduce the number of PET bottles being sent to landfill, while the company is researching the reasons...

Ishida creates 68 new jobs

Ishida has created 68 new jobs at its UK manufacturing base, after doubling sales of its weighing and packing equipment over the past three years.

Ultimate Packaging grows digital printing options

Ultimate Packaging has installed an HP Indigo 20000 digital press to build on what it offers to current customers and expand into new markets.

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR!

M&S urges food and beverage brands to embrace ‘adaptable machinery’

The head of food packaging innovation at UK retailer Marks & Spencer has urged companies to invest in smaller, more adaptable machines to keep up with the pace of packaging...

South Africa furnace opening part of much bigger picture: Nampak

Packaging company Nampak has opened an additional glass furnace at its manufacturing plant in Roodekop, South Africa, while eyeing up growth across the rest of the continent as well.

‘Leave your cap on!’ Initiatives boost aluminium closure recycling rate to 45%

The average aluminium closure recycling rate in Europe has hit 45% thanks to improved collection and recycling, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). 

UPM Raflatac cheers up cans as it targets craft beverages

UPM Raflatac says the launch of its craft beverage label stocks will help producers communicate an artisan image on cans.

US tainted packaging incident saw recall of 28m boxes of cereal

Canadian wax supplier denied early exit from Kellogg v. Flexible Packaging Corp. court case

A US federal court has denied The International Group’s (IGI’s) motion for summary judgment in a case alleging the wax maker and FPC (Flexible Packaging Corp.) provided Kellogg with non-merchantable...

FRENCH FIRM WILL LAUNCH 'EASY-TO-OPEN' PACK SYSTEM AT EMBALLAGE

Torn, smashed, separated bottle packs? FEMAAG promises low-cost easy opening system

French company FEMAAG says a native producer of premium waters is testing its new ‘easy-to-open’ pack system for shrink wrapped bottles and other large brands are also interested.