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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.

Firm looking to develop printing inks and food quality assurance testing equipment

Tetra Pak launches Hot-Melt Adhesives and Lubricants

Tetra Pak has launched a range of hot-melt adhesives and lubricants, called Tetra Pak hot melt adhesives, in partnership with Henkel, for its own filling machines. 

TRM Packaging operational team flies to Bobst training facility in Switzerland

TRM improves print control on wrapping pressures and final presentation in latest phase of £8m investment

TRM Packaging, which manufactures and prints retail ready packaging, has added the next phase of automation as part of an £8m investment to increase plant capacity output by a third.

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Calling all grocery suppliers

Grocery suppliers are being asked for their feedback on how the regulated retailers are complying with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice and on the impact of the Groceries Code...

Food processors face questions of not only ingredients but packaging

Plastics Trade Association alleviates challenges complying with food contact regulations in the US and Europe

SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association has launched Project Passport, alleviating challenges manufacturers face complying with food contact regulations in the US and the European Union.

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Hillary Clinton to visit Capital City Fruit

Hillary Clinton will visit Capital City Fruit in Norwalk, Iowa, today (April 15) as part of her campaign trail to run for president in 2016.

Sidel kickstarts spare parts service global launch, improving on-time deliveries by 6%

‘Spare parts have always been and still remain a critical part of beverage bottling line management’

Sidel Spare Parts & Logistics team is rolling out its spare parts service globally after initially introducing the service to various regions last year.

Avery Dennison in lawsuit battle over patent infringement

Avery Dennison has filed a lawsuit at a court in Germany to stop UPM Raflatac from manufacturing, marketing, or selling Raflex MDO without a licence.

Packaging and Films Association calls for united front to combat polymer price increase

The Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) has called on all companies in the polymer industry to work together through a difficult period of stable or falling prices of polyethylene to...

CPIA sees plastic packaging recycling rise by 9%

‘Plastics recycling industry in North America is an important element in the circular economy’

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has seen a 9% rise in plastic packaging recycling in 2013 compared to 2012, collecting over 311 million kg of post-consumer packaging.

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Cargill’s drones to begin testing in Indonesian oil palm plantations

Cargill is on track to make its goal of completely sustainable palm oil supply by 2020, the company has said in its second palm oil progress update, summing up the...

Turning Japanese: Tomra to target food processors in Japan with sensor-based sorting and peeling tech

Tomra Sorting Food is stepping up its focus on Japan by launching a Japanese-language website.

Novelis launches 100% recycled aluminium for food containers

Novelis has launched evercycle, a 100% recycled aluminum sheet for food containers in North America with plans to expand the product globally as demand grows.

Cardboard tray system slashes bakers' costs and could reduce retail bread prices

Replacing plastic trays with a cardboard system could allow US retailers to slash US bread prices while maintaining profit margins and lowering costs for manufacturers, says the maker of the...

SGS and Trace One launch T Transparency software built on cloud-based social network

SGS Supply Chain Solution has partnered with Trace One to utilise its T Transparency software to communicate more effectively across the supply chain on a cloud-based social network.

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Unisys wins 3-year IT contract at EFSA

Unisys Corporation has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract as part of a consortium to deliver IT services and support for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bakery sector satisfies sweet tooth at ExxonMobil Anuga stand

ExxonMobil treated guests to samples of bakery products, in partnership with its customers who use its food grade lubricants, at Anuga FoodTec last week.

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Rockwell Automation partners with food firm to implement Connected Enterprise across 100 plants worldwide

Rockwell Automation has secured a contract with a large food manufacturer to implement its Connected Enterprise across 100 plants worldwide.

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EPAL records 3% growth of euro pallets in 2014

The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has recorded a production of 66.3 million of EPAL euro pallets in 2014 with 3% growth compared to 2013.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodtEC 2015

Bartec Benke sees roaring trade with Tiger milk measuring system

Bartec Benke claims to have seen a roaring trade with its Tiger milk measuring system, as Bartec closes its largest acquisition to date with Top Group.

Coalition recommends label declaration for use of nanotechnology

A coalition of NGOs has released a policy recommendation on how companies should move forward on the use of nanotech in foods and supplements. The document recommends corporate transparency and...

Condoleezza Rice to speak at Dematic Material Handling & Logistics Conference

Condoleezza Rice, who served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at Dematic’s 30th Annual Material Handling & Logistics Conference (September 13–16)...

Clients include Coca-Cola, Fanta and Heineken

CYMK colours ‘pop’ for CTI thermochromic plastic packaging

Chromatic Technologies (CTI) a manufacturer of thermochromic packaging material, whose clients include Coca-Cola, Fanta and Heineken, has launched all pantone colors for its PowerCapsules plastic technology. 

Geo-Tech Polymers gets US FDA green light on its recycled plastics

Geo-Tech Polymers and Intertek has received a letter of non-objection from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)to remove inks and coatings from plastics recycling it into clear reuse opportunities....

Toyo Ink Group merges two Taiwan subsidiaries

Toyo Ink Group has merged two wholly-owned subsidiaries Toyo Ink Chemicals and Toyo Ink Taiwan into a single operating entity.

Tetra Pak turns recyclable cartons into fireworks

Tetra Pak is working on a number of initiatives to reach its goal of 40% recycling rates by 2020 including the continued development of Hangzhou Fulun Ecology Technology company in China.