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Avantium’s partners include The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Avantium passes EFSA food contact application

Avantium must now wait for the decision from the European Commission, expected next year

30-Oct-2014 - Avantium’s food contact application for the monomer used to create polyethylene furanoate (PEF) has been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Multivac breaks ground on €11.9m distribution centre

Multivac has celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony of a €11.9m distribution centre in Wolfertschwenden, Germany, with more planned in other regions.

Weetabix packaging subsidiary Vibixa to close

Weetabix carton printing subsidiary Vibixa, which makes cardboard packaging in Cheltenham, UK, has announced plans to close its factory next year axing 105 jobs.

Merger case opened after ‘suspected infringement of the rules’

European Commission to close proceedings against Ahlstrom and Munksjö

The European Commission has decided to close proceedings against Ahlstrom Corporation, Munksjö Oyj and Munksjö.

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Linx Printing Technologies: ‘The economic recovery is not as strong, or as widespread, as many people would like’

The economic recovery is not as strong, or as widespread, as many people would like and producers are looking to drive their products into industries or countries which may have different coding and marking requirements, either legislative or industry-specific, says Linx Printing Technologies.

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Heinz close Aunt Bessie's potato Westwick factory UK
'200 families face a very bleak time' this Christmas, says trade union

Heinz 'deeply disappointed' as it proposes closure of Aunt Bessie’s potato factory

Heinz has announced proposals for the closure of its Westwick factory in the UK, which employs 200...

EU legislation packaging & packaging waste directive
EuroPack Summit celebrates 10th anniversary

EU legislation on packaging & packaging waste top of the agenda

EuroPack kicked off the 10th anniversary of its summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this week with Europen (European...

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan
Taiwan

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

Recent reports that international furniture retailer Ikea has been using expired milk in its ice cream is...

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

Shelf ready packaging for mints, a Gelato Box and Reber Advent calendars with cartonboard were some of...

MAI Danone ECMA ProCarton Awards

Where is the ‘Muda’? MAI and Danone call for ‘innovation environment’

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) was a buzzword at the ECMA/ProCarton Conference in Sorrento, in Italy, this week...

Tesco to change the way it works with its packaging suppliers
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Tesco to change the way it works with its packaging suppliers

Tesco’s Food Academy, its robust style of negotiating, BPA and ink migration, were some of the topics...