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Food processing is the use of plant equipment and technologies to change the raw ingredients in a product to give it a longer shelf life. It includes freezing or drying food to preserving the nutrients, process controls, regulation and plant productivity.

Alcoa closes the deal

Alcoa has announced that its Alcoa Closure Systems International (CSI) business is set to expand further into the $100 million dairy packaging business. The company...

Astaris consolidates phosphate operations

Phosphate technology company Astaris, hit by a weaker economy and rising competition, yesterday unveiled a restructuring plan designed to cut costs and boost revenue for...

Grab-bag meals boom

Kwoks Foods, a leading UK supplier of oriental ready meals, is expanding production capacity at its factory five fold, following the success of its grab-bag...

Avery sells European division

Avery Dennison, a leading US packaging provider, has completed the sale of its package label converting business in Europe to CCL Industries, a label and...

Location, location, location

One of the key issues raised by the European Union negotiators at the recent World Trade Organisation talks in Cancun was the importance of protecting...

Pactiv buys APET packager

Pactiv, the global packaging provider, has bought up the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Company in the US. The assets are related to the manufacture...

Foss streamlines

Next month two subsidiaries of the Denmark based Foss Group - Foss Electric and Foss Tecator, will be merged in an effort to maintain future...

Ravioli launches new production facility

Russian food processor Ravioli has opened a new production facility to produce finished frozen meat and poultry under its Polnostyu Gotovy Product (Totally Ready Product)...

Ionics restructures

Ionics has announced a conference call to discuss the initiation of a restructuring programme, intended to improve financial performance through a realignment of its management...

Lorenz Snacks may shift production to Poland

Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World, of Hannover, Germany, has said that it is considering concentrating the production of one of its speciality products, Laugengebäck crackers, to its...

New facility for MRC

The Manchester Rusk Company, which specialises in the production of high quality glazes, coatings, marinades, seasonings and sauces for the food industry, is now operating...

Chesapeake upgrades Scottish plant

Chesapeake has completed a $16-million (€14.3m) modernisation project at its specialty paperboard packaging plant in East Kilbride, Scotland. The plant produces a wide range of...

Pechiney gives in over Alcan bid

Alcan's hostile takeover of its French counterpart Pechiney has become a friendly bid following the acceptance of a revised offer for the company by Pechiney's...

Entering the index

Packaging giant Huhtamaki has, for the first time, been included in the global Dow Jones World Sustainability Index (DJSI) and for a second consecutive year...

The latest film release

Global packaging company Sonoco is to sell its high density film business to Hilex Poly, DCH I Investment Holdings and the private equity firm affiliate...

SureBeam shuts irradiation plant

SureBeam is to close its Vernon, California irradiation processing service centre in an effort to consolidate its processing services business and address a current oversupply...

Fund injection for Solbar

Israeli soy ingredients company Solbar Hatzor has concluded a major capital investment that will provide it with improved capabilities to manufacture a wide range of...

Arla factory back on track

Construction of Arla Foods' new milk powder factory in Vimmerby, Sweden, began yesterday after months of delay. According to the original timetable, work on the...

Rexam profits up

Despite a slight drop in sales packaging giant Rexam has announced H1 pretax profits have risen significantly following the adoption of a new system for...

Rexam bows to shareholders

UK-based Packaging giant Rexam has bowed to shareholder pressure to change the length of contracts for newly appointed board of directors in response to criticisms...

Schneider fights sales slump to increase profits

Schneider Electric , provider of power solutions to the food and beverage industry, has fought off a slump in its sales figures to record first half...

Domnick Hunter profits up

Domnick Hunter , supplier of processing equipment, has reported that its profits for the first half of the year rose substantially on the back of increased...

S&N take stake in Portuguese brewery

Scottish & Newcastle, the UK brewing and leisure group, confirmed last week the acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in Central De Cervejas (Centralcer),...

Growth for Grundfos

Grundfos , the Danish manufacturer of water pumps widely used in the food and beverage industry, has reported that for the first six months of 2003...

Ups and downs for Graham Packaging

Graham Packaging has reported that net profits for the second quarter were down, despite a healthy rise in both sales and operating profits. The company's...