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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.

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Terra Technology: ‘The rate of adoption of new technologies is much slower than industry requires’

Terra Technology, which works with Mondelēz International, Kraft Heinz, General Mills, Kellogg and Campbell Soup, to provide inventory optimization and transportation forecasting has launched its Forecasting Benchmark Study to make...

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

China beer market is declining but individualization and online purchases have risen

The beer market in China has declined recently but individualisation and people buying their beer online has risen in the country, according to Thomas Delory, global procurement team leader, Packaging...

Procap rebrands as United Caps and expands its management team

Procap, which makes plastic caps and closures, has rebranded to become United Caps, as part of its growth strategy to enter new markets and has expanded its management team.

Toray Plastics (America), celebrates 30th anniversary

Toray Plastics (America) celebrates its 30th anniversary, as it receives a $25k grant from The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training to develop a leadership training program.

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Thiele Technologies acquires Sure‐Feed Product Line from Pitney Bowes

Thiele Technologies, a division of Barry‐Wehmiller Companies, has acquired select products from Pitney Bowes (formerly Pitney Bowes Direct Mail Solutions and Sure‐Feed Engineering) in the US.

People on the move August 2015

Industry movers August 2015: Klöckner Pentaplast, Novelis, Coveris and MOCON

Who made it into our processing and packaging industry movers gallery for August of 2015 for the food and beverage sector?

ECMA Congress 2015, Bucharest, Romania

We need to plan for the influx of migrants from a business point of view

Businesses need to embrace the recent influx of migrants from Syria and Afghanistan because in the future consumer preferences will change according to different pockets of society.

Kellogg’s stretch wrapper provider launches breathable wrap for perishable food

Phoenix Wrappers has launched the Breathe Easy Film Slitter, a stretch wrapper that packages perishable food. 

Strike ends at KapStone Longview Mill after it restarts five paper machines

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation has agreed to an offer from the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union Local 153 to unconditionally return to work following strike action.

Ardagh Group to expand pellet recycling scheme after award recognition

Ardagh Group is looking to expand its programme for recycling softening pellets to its sister plants after winning a Resource Recovery Award by the International Water Association (IWA).

Ti addresses currency shifts and resin shortages in the marketplace

‘BoPP material potential is far from being exhausted provided the complete value chain works together’

BoPP supply is affected by resin availability and the relationship between currencies will remain volatile, according to Dr. Detlef Schuhmann CEO Ti(Taghleef Industries) Group.

food waste is where the real sustainability agenda lies

‘I don’t know many suppliers willing to bolt their technology onto another’s. But it’s how the sector is evolving’

‘There’s no getting away from the fact food manufacturers have a lot on their plate right now, from how to balance being more cost efficient, productive and competitive and investing...

SIG Combibloc & Nestlé Mexico expand ‘Coffee Mate’ range

‘Beverage portions sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake’

Beverage portion sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake and plant-based alternatives to dairy products are finding a ready market with consumers, according to SIG...

‘Manufacturers are switching from hard wired to quick disconnect systems to reduce downtime’

More companies are switching from traditional hard wired systems which are labor intensive, to a quick disconnect design to reduce downtime when cables or connectors need to be replaced, according...

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Tecpro Australia redesigns Turbodisc tank washers

Tecpro Australia has re-designed its Turbodisc range, for small and medium process vessels, reactors, driers, granulators, storage tanks, tablet coating machines and IBCs.

People on the move July 2015

Industry Movers July 2015: Bühler, ILIP, Adept and Eurofins

Who made it into our industry movers gallery for July of 2015 in the processing and packaging arena?

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KM Packaging film protects ready-meals and prevents consumer ‘wrap rage’

KM Packaging Services has extended its KPeel range of lidding films, which it claims prevent breakage and seal failure, reducing food waste and spoilage.

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Sonoco to raise the price of uncoated recycled paperboard

Sonoco will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $45 per ton, effective with shipments in the US and Canada from August 31, 2015. 

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Fire breaks out at Smurfit Kappa plant

A fire started in a machine at a Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook paper mill in Snodland, Kent, UK, yesterday (August 12)

Roy Fowler, founder/sales director, UPM Conveyors

Friday Feature: ‘The need for speed has been a driver of change for the conveyor industry’

Roy Fowler, founding member of UPM started the company in 1975 from a bedroom in his house where he imported equipment from manufacturers in Denmark and Italy.

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Nestlé recognises Rockwell Automation for its technical procurement, MRO

Nestlé USA has awarded Rockwell Automation its 2014 North America Procurement Supplier of the Year award for technical procurement - maintenance, repair and operations (MRO).

Emerson creates a fizz improving champagne producer’s bottle line

Nicolas Feuillatte has partnered with Emerson to improve its bottling line, replacing a conveyor drive system without the need for an alignment controller.

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CMB Engineering expands its Academy with the 3400 Die Necker machine

CMB Engineering has expanded its Academy with the installation of the 3400 Die Necker multistage die necking machine. 

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PaperWorks to close Baie D’Urfe, Quebec manufacturing facility

PaperWorks Industries will close its Baie D'Urfé, Québec, Canada manufacturing facility at the end of February 2016, to optimize its folding carton production across its network of nine North American...

Tekni-Plex launches aluminum/foam liner for screwcaps to ‘support wine industry’s conversion to ROPP closures’

Tri-Seal, a division of Tekni-Plex has developed a laminated aluminum foil/foam barrier liner to replace tin/Saran barrier liners commonly used for ROPP (roll-on, pilfer-proof) screwcaps for wine.

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