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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.

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...

Avery Dennison €7m film coating and laminating plant expansion

Avery Dennison has spent €7m expanding its coating and laminating for self-adhesive label and packaging films in Gotha, Germany.

dispatches from European Bioplastics conference

Focus must be on higher content of recyclates – EREMA

The focus for plastics recycling must be more and more on higher content of recyclate in products, according to EREMA.

Nestlé to use natural refrigerants on all ice cream freezers in 2015

Nestlé is extending a European initiative, to buy natural refrigerants instead of synthetic ones, globally from January 2015.

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Stora Enso to open biomaterials innovation centre in 2015

Stora Enso will open a biomaterials Innovation Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, in the second quarter of 2015, creating 75 jobs.

Ravenwood linerless labels expands into fresh produce and bakery sector

Ravenwood Packaging has expanded into the fresh produce and bakery sector, replacing traditional labels that carry backing paper with linerless ones. 

FPD at ACE's 20 year anniversary event

Renewable resources only viable long-term option: Tetra Pak CEO

Resources entering the circular economy need to be responsibly managed from the outset, not just at end-of-life, according to the CEO and president of Tetra Pak.

General Mills: Protecting vulnerable watersheds critical to water policy

Most water used by General Mills happens outside direct operations in agriculture and improvements must be made in at-risk watershed areas, says the company’s chief sustainability officer.

Elf-20 and Elf-50 make light work for F&B manufacturers

Advanced Dynamics reduces RSI with automatic labelling systems

Advanced Dynamics, a UK distributor of Pack Leader label applicators, is offering a free audit for F&B manufacturers claiming its Elf-20 tabletop labelling machine and Elf-50 tabletop wrap around labelling...

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Egemin scoops warehouse automation deal for Synutra

Egemin Automation will design and install a turnkey intralogistics system for Synutra’s first milk processing plant outside of China.

Smart Software for Efficient Manufacturing December 10

Treofan installs Accolade software to realign its business processes

BOPP film manufacturer Treofan is implementing Accolade software, developed by Sopheon Corporation, as part of a realignment of its global processes, to go live within the next few weeks.

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CGP Coating Innovation unveils Corrosafe

CGP Coating Innovation has launched a range of corrosion inhibiting products at the Emballage trade show.

Special edition: Track & Trace

UPM Raflatac tracks label footprint

Treatment at the end of life is one key factor in the environmental performance of self-adhesive label materials, according to UPM Raflatac. 

Special edition: Track and Trace

Global food traceability technologies market to hit $11.15bn in 2015

Foreign producers are stepping up to tighter traceability regulations of export destinations, a trend which is pushing the global food traceability technologies market forward, according to business information portal Visiongain....

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Honeywell technologies track food products from grower to grocer

In post-Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) America, traceability has become a huge issue throughout the food supply chain. Honeywell is leveraging its scanning and mobility technologies to help food companies...

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Locus Traxx Worldwide & Paramount Citrus sign track and trace deal

Locus Traxx Worldwide has partnered with Paramount Citrus, in the US to track and monitor its cargo.

General Mills to shut and sell US cereal plant

General Mills will shut down and sell its first cereal manufacturing plant under the $40m cost-cutting program announced earlier this year. 

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DS Smith unfolds logistics container

DS Smith, Plastics Division has launched a fold-flat plastics container which it claims has performance, weight, folding/unfolding time, space, reusability and recyclability benefits. 

Boost for bioplastics: Corbion Purac eyes up PLA demand with $75m factory

Corbion Purac will construct a PLA (Polylactic acid) production plant in Thailand, as it eyes up global growth in demand for the bioplastic base. 

It’s a ‘roller coaster ride’, but demand is still driving polymer industry forward

The global polymer market is expected to grow to over 300m tonnes by 2018, despite a ‘roller coaster ride’ in recent years, according to AMI Consulting. 

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