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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.

Mitsubishi Electric opens Factory Automation centres in Italy and South Africa

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa,...

Agr International: ‘Southern Asia is one of the fastest growing packaging markets’

Agr International, which develops and manufactures laboratory and on-line testing/quality control devices for containers and similar products, has opened a Service Center in Bangkok, Thailand.   

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Ardagh invests in Dutch warehouse

Ardagh Group has invested €2.4m in a warehouse at its Deventer production facility in the Netherlands.

MEGlobal plant on stream in 2019

MEGlobal is to construct a monoethylene glycol (MEG) production facility at Dow’s Oyster Creek site in Freeport, Texas.

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Elopak opts for digital services from Atos

Elopak has chosen a new ERP (enterprise resource planning) system as part of a business improvement project.

PRS Europe cancelled after Brussels attacks

A trade show for the plastics recycling industry has been cancelled following the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

EFSA issues food crisis communication guidance

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published recommendations to ensure ‘consistency and coherence’ when communicating with external parties during a crisis.

ABB Automation director dies in plane crash

ABB Automation has announced Roger Agnelli, 56, a member of the ABB Board of Directors, has died in a plane crash in Sao Paulo, Brazil, along with his wife and...

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VersaCold boosts cross-border transportation services

VersaCold Logistics Services has acquired Coastal Pacific Xpress (CPX) and described it as a major step in its supply chain business.  

‘We must ensure 'force majeure' tensions are not repeated’

The plastic packaging industry must close ranks to avoid the ‘force majeure’ tensions in 2015 says Roland Roth, president, German Plastics Packaging Association (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen).

Märkische Faser files EFSA safety request for NGR technology

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has received a request from the German Competant Authority for a safety evaluation of Märkische Faser’s recycling process using NGR (Next Generation Recycling) technology....

Corbion to open €65m PLA plant in Thailand in 2018

Corbion will open a €65m PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide) plant in Thailand in 2018.

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E2open acquires Terra Technology

E2open has acquired Terra Technology, which works with Mondelēz International, ConAgra Foods and Kellogg

Nestlé opens new milk chilling center in Sri Lanka

Nestlé, Sri Lanka’s largest private sector collector of fresh milk, has opened a new milk chilling center in the northeastern town of Vaddakkachchi.

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Stora Enso in €63m Consumer Board and Biomaterials investment

Stora Enso is investing approximately €63m to improve its competitiveness in China and Sweden in the Consumer Board and Biomaterials divisions.

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M. Holland Company expands nylon distribution to flexible packaging

M. Holland Company has expanded its partnership with supplier Honeywell Resins and Chemicals. 

Track and trace can help small producers stand out - Agrantec

Track and trace should not be seen as a burden but as a tool to stand out, according to Agrantec.

Thinfilm and Constantia Flexibles to launch pressure sensitive labels on beverages

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has partnered with Constantia Flexibles to deliver pressure sensitive labels using Thinfilm’s NFC (Near Field Communication) OpenSense technology.

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BioCorr receives EU trademark approval

Cortec Corporation has received trademark approval from the EU Office of Harmonization for its biobased and biodegradable rust preventative BioCorr.

Heinz speeds up customer response time and process orders

Esker has partnered with Heinz Iberica to automate its order management process.

Coca-Cola suspends manufacturing in three Indian plants

Coca-Cola India's bottling arm Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages has confirmed it has suspended manufacturing at its Kaladera plant in Rajasthan, while media reports suggest other plants in Andhra Pradesh and Meghalaya...

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Iron Apple International partners with SAI Global on Preventive Control Plan

Iron Apple International has partnered with SAI Global to meet food safety transportation regulations.

Sappi North America launches heavyweight LusterCote packaging line

Sappi North America has expanded its LusterCote Packaging Line with heavyweight products available in 70lb, 80lb and 95lb for food packaging and labeling.

ACE UK hires senior recycling manager

‘Recycling & sustainability continue to rise up the political agenda'

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has hired Mandy Kelly, former business development director, Palm Recycling, as its senior recycling manager.

UNI Packaging to increase UK market share with £1.5m investment

UNI Packaging has invested £1.5m ($1.4m) in its St. Helens, Lancashire manufacturing site, including a Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret Slitter, to increase its UK market share in the short run,...

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