Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has invested €6.5m in a joint venture with APPE, France's leader in recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), to increase the rate of recycling plastic bottles in France.
Duo Plast’s new freight security testing laboratory has opened its doors to German manufacturers and distributors seeking to safeguard lorry loads against the rigours of transportation.
Mexican bakery manufacturer Grupo Bimbo has established an alliance with Mercedes-Benz for eco-friendly vans that it claims will reduce operating costs by 30% compared to its last vehicles.
‘Pink slime’ manufacturer, Beef Products Inc. (BPI), has confirmed the almost immediate closure of three of its four plants, in the latest wave of repercussions surrounding the product.
Food testing firm Eurofins Scientific plans to reinforce its presence in the growing Asia Pacific region through the acquisition of a majority stake in a testing service firm.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has changed the game for US packaging machinery manufacturers by obliging them to rethink their design strategies, PMMI’s Jim Pittas told FoodProductionDaily.com from Anuga FoodTec.
Amcor has said the trend that has seen carbonated soft drink and water (CSDW) players moving towards self-manufacture of packaging over the past decade is coming to an end.
Food processor Maple Leaf Foods intends to further increase prices across all segments to offset the raw materials price hike that affected earnings in final quarter of 2011.
There could be an impending shortage of food safety auditors in the United States, rooted in a lack of food safety emphasis in the US education system, says director of food safety solutions at DNV Business Assurance Kathleen Wybourn.
Leading US brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev) has announced plans to boost beverage can production at its Missouri-based Metal Container Corporation (MCC) plant through an investment of around $80m.
Bakery equipment manufacturer Capway Systems has opened a €9.5m factory in the Netherlands that it says will allow it to produce some of the largest equipment on the market.
FoodProductionDaily.com highlights some of the recent appointments of movers and shakers in the packaging sector.
UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Tim Smith has agreed to extend his stay as head of the organisation until the end of October 2012.
“Robust” emerging market flexible packaging demand has helped drive net sales growth for 2011, packaging provider Huhtamäki Oyj has announced.
A series of “significant investments” including the acquisition of a string of packaging firms have helped drive record sales, packaging supplier Silgan Holdings has announced.
An ammonia leak at a US plant that sickened over a dozen people has cost a salami processor nearly $7m in penalties and investment promises.
The trade fair ProSweets 2012 got into full swing in its second day in Cologne, Germany and here are some images to give those who can’t be there a taste of the event.
SPX has agreed to sell its Service Solutions business to Bosch in a deal worth over $1bn – allowing the company to build on the success of its Flow Technology division.
Food safety specialist Ecolab has outlined expected restructuring costs of nearly $500m stemming from its $8.3bn acquisition of Nalco Holdings in December 2011.
A free online course that aims to increase environmental awareness in the food and drink sectors could help processing and packaging SMEs save money and boost their green credentials, said the body championing the initiative.