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Supply Chain

Supply chain refers to the processes that take a piece of food from a producer to the consumer. It includes production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal and looks at logistics, warehouse, transport, software, machines, traceability and RFID.

Packaging Innovations 2015

Manufacturers called into question on poor recycling figures on PET vs ultra-clear PP pots and trays

Milliken and Boomerang Plastics opened the debate on recycling PET bottles and the advantages of ultra-clear polypropene (PP) pots and trays at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham last week.

Packaging Innovations 2015

Live debate: Flexo or digital - competing or complementary?

Flexographic printing is one of the most common label printing techniques within the food and beverage industry, but thanks to its fast turnaround and flexibility, digital is catching up.

Five-year strategy to address robotics, traceability, shelf-life

Growing concern for skills shortage in science and engineering in food supply chain

Innovate UK, a government agency that helps FMCG firms grow, is developing a five-year strategy to address robotics, traceability, shelf-life and food production systems and resource efficiency.

Not all foreign companies are familiar with food canning US FDA requirements

Registrar Corp claims not all foreign companies are familiar with food canning US FDA requirements as it celebrates National Canned Food Month this February.

Labor Secretary, senators urge resolution

Labor slowdown at West Coast ports costing food companies millions each day

A labor slowdown at 29 US West Coast ports is costing US food manufacturers untold millions of dollars each day, and there is as yet no end in sight.

Barry Callebaut adds US plant in World's Finest Chocolate outsourcing deal

Barry Callebaut has entered a long-term agreement to supply industrial chocolate to World's Finest Chocolate and has leased the latter’s Chicago plant.

News in brief

Sidel and Nestlé Waters celebrate 50-year partnership

Sidel, PET provider and Nestlé Waters have celebrated a 50-year milestone working together.

People on the move January 2015

Industry Movers January 2015: DuPont, Bühler, MWV, Ball and O-I

Who made it into the first industry movers gallery of 2015 in the processing and packaging arena?DuPont, tna, MWV, Ball, O-I, Bühler Aeroglide, Faerch Plast and Welex all feature.To get your...

‘Greater luminosity and shiny-ness’ in comparison to gravure printing

Amcor expands ‘breakthrough’ Sunshine printing technology

Amcor’s folding carton business, a division of Amcor Group, is expanding its ‘breakthrough’ Sunshine printing technology for folding cartons. 

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Kliklok installs two QSSF600 shrink-wrap machines at Cotteswold Dairy

Kliklok has installed two QSSF600 shrink-wrapping machines at Cotteswold Dairy Tewkesbury factory, which can pack up to 150 bottles a minute.

Coveris Rigid signs £15m deal with Stiller Warehousing & Distribution

Coveris Rigid has signed a £15m deal with Stiller Warehousing & Distribution spending £3m a year over the next five years to manage its premises in County Durham, UK.

SICK partners with PepsiCo on a fully automated loading system

SICK sensor intelligence has partnered with PepsiCo on a fully automated loading system at Broek op Langedijk in the Netherlands.

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GLAFRI ‘Initiative’ sees formation of Global Foil Association

The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) has created a legal trade association called the Global Foil Association.

Drinks industry should strive for better supplier collaboration: Crimson & Co

The drinks industry needs to strive for greater supplier collaboration, says supply chain consultancy firm Crimson & Co, as product portfolios become increasingly varied and complicated. 

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ERPC to step up discussions on a deinkability scorecard for packaging

The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) is stepping up discussions on a deinkability scorecard for packaging following the announcement Henri Vermeulen, VP Paper for Recycling, Smurfit Kappa Group, took the...

PCI: ‘Why are companies investing in BOPP film in an already over-supplied European market?’

PCI Films Consulting (PCI) claims too many companies are investing in BOPP film in an already over-supplied European market, as it releases a report analysing 15 flexible packaging markets.

Nagel Langdons to expand Macsween Haggis storage and distribution service

What was once an occasional meal most commonly eaten to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns, Haggis, the national dish of Scotland, celebrated on January 25 each year is now...

From Cadbury, India, to McVitie's, UK, FlowCrete expands into F&B industrial flooring

FlowCrete Group, which supplies resin flooring to large-scale industrial and commercial premises has been recognised by RPM in its Connections Creating Value Award, following successful contracts at Cadbury, India, and...

Bristol students partner with Iggesund Paperboard on its Christmas card assembly

Iggesund is using its Christmas card as an ambassador for its paperboard material and to display printing techniques on five sections done with the help of a team of undergraduate...

Seasonal goodwill as EPAL and UIC end two year pallet conflict

EPAL (the European Pallet Association), and UIC, a European Pallet Exchange Group (managed by Rail Cargo Group/OBB, on behalf of UIC), has ended a two year conflict and forged a...

EUROPEN seeks further clarification, while PRE regrets delay

European Commission drops Circular Economy package for a ‘more ambitious proposal’ in 2015

The European Commission has announced plans to withdraw from the Circular Economy package leading to widespread disappointment from industry bodies.

Tetra Pak launches Environmental Benchmarking Service

Tetra Pak has launched an Environmental Benchmarking Service, with one of its first customers being Pacific Foods in the US, saving 31m litres of water a year.

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Kliklok increases production for R&R Ice Cream

Kliklok has sold an additional three automatic packaging lines to R&R Ice Cream in the UK for its factory in Northallerton, Yorkshire. 

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Sleever targets shrink sleeve packaging boost

Sleever International has said it worked with food and beverage manufacturers over a period of five years when creating two turnkey systems to boost recycling and reduce carbon footprint.

People on the move November 2014

Industry Movers November 2014: Crown, Coveris and Adept

Who made it into November's industry movers gallery in the processing and packaging arena?Crown Holdings, Barry-Wehmiller, Americk Packaging, Coveris, Adept, MWS Weighing Solutions and the European Rotagravure Association (ERA) all...