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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.

'RFID technology will continue to grow, and the food industry will be one of its biggest users'

Avery Dennison is running pilot programs on its RFID technology to trace fresh food throughout the supply chain

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) is running pilot programs on its RFID technology with retailers to trace fresh food, such as meat and poultry, throughout the supply...

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Boat to Plate mobile app traces the history of a fish through the supply chain

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland (GMRI) has partnered with The Nature Conservancy, Ecotrust Canada, and Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association to develop an app that tells people the...

People on the move June 2015

Industry Movers June 2015: O-I, Crown, SPX and Rockwell

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

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Munksjö to present Adercote papers for vegetable oil, wine & spirits at LabelExpo

Munksjö has expanded its range of release papers for silicone coating and face-stock label papers, debuting them at LabelExpo Europe in Brussels, Belgium, (September 29-October 2).

Endoline Machinery: Top tips on getting the best out of TCO

‘By ‘getting into bed’ with a reputable machinery supplier you can make your business more productive’

‘It’s a common fact UK manufacturers, particularly within the food industry, stall on investing in robotics and automation.

EuPC sets up 'Alliance for Polymers for Europe' to fight ‘unjustified' polymer crisis

The four largest national organisations representing the plastics packaging industry in Europe, Elipso (France), IK (Germany), BPF and PAFA (UK) have urgently called for polymer producers to accelerate restoration of...

Fortress Brazil moves into larger premises

‘Brazil is a powerhouse when it comes to food production’

Fortress Technology has moved its Brazil manufacturing facility into larger premises of 3000m², after an increase in demand thanks to new norms in the Brazilian market which has forced companies...

US trade associations co-fund MRF Material Flow Study to optimize recycling of their packaging after it turns to waste

Five national trade associations in the US have joined forces on a project to find out how materials flow through different types of materials recovery facilities (MRFs) to understand how...

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CCL and Korsini to build IML factory in the US

CCL Industries has signed an agreement to build a manufacturing plant for in-mould-labels (IML) in Memphis, Tennessee, with Korsini, a European IML producer in Izmir, Turkey.

Transportation issues a top concern for CPG companies

Transportation issues are a top concern for many CPG companies, according to a survey by BCG (Boston Consulting Group) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

Tetra Pak expands its Hungary plant, increasing its product variants from 55 to 105

Tetra Pak has expanded its Budaörs factory in Hungary, investing in a production line for Tetra Brik Aseptic packaging material and a line for Tetra Recart.

Machine safety specialist says 'innovate or die'

Schmersal Group to expand its food production business in Brazil

The Schmersal Group has seen an above-average increase in demand for packaging and food machines from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and is expanding its Brazil subsidiary...


Coles 'the biggest winner’ after $12m fine for conduct with suppliers

The Australian food industry backed a decision to compel Coles, the supermarket chain, to pay A$12m (US$9.1m) to suppliers, who can now leave Coles’s supply chain programme without penalty....

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Rotech: Top 10 reasons for coding offline

Richard Pether, director, Rotech, gives FoodProductionDaily his top 10 reasons for coding offline for highly automated manufacturing and packing operations.

Sonoco supports Confederate Flag removal

Sonoco has joined calls to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina State House.

Dow Paper Coatings sees a shift towards compostable and biodegradable paper products

Dow Paper Coatings has seen a shift towards a heightened interest in compostable and biodegradable paper products. 

Seasonal fluctuations to further drive confectionery logistics, says Nagel

Seasonal and promotional variations are the main challenge in the distribution of confectionery products, and will further drive just-in-time delivery in the future, says the Nagel Group.

Revised Circular Economy package to focus on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation & research

The revised EU Circular Economy Package, which will be released at the end of the year, will focus on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation & research,...

CPG firms know they need a digital strategy to capitalize on a shift in consumer behavior as more shoppers buy products online

CPG firms know they need a digital strategy to capitalize on a shift in consumer behavior as more shoppers buy products online, according to MyWebGrocer in the US.

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NOVA Chemicals is the first PE resin producer in North America to have a nine-layer line

NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals) has announced its Brampton Engineering nine-layer blown film co-extrusion line is fully commissioned and in operation at the Centre for Performance Applications in Calgary.

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'The price of wasted product isn't the biggest concern for food companies: It's the reputational hit that impacts their brands'

‘Forty-eight million people are sickened and 3,000 killed by foodborne pathogens yearly in the US - one in six, per the CDC.

Special edition: Sustainable Packaging

SPC: Role of sustainable packaging

The journey to being more sustainable as part of the circular economy is continuing with a number of important areas from a packaging perspective, according to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition...

PepsiCo: ‘More than half of the bottles and cans consumed in the US aren’t recycled’

Studies show more than half of the bottles and cans consumed in the US aren’t recycled, with only 33% of plastic bottles recycled, says PepsiCo.

Consumers care about how products are produced and their environmental impact

APP reports an increase in the availability of PEFC certified products, following certification in Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has announced an increase in the availability of PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified products, following certification in Indonesia.

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