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Natural ingredients firm streamlines supply chain

Natural ingredients firm Naturex has streamlined its supply chain by implementing Infor Advanced Planning Software.

Combined method reduces E.coli on spinach, finds study

Combining continuous ultrasound treatment with chlorine washing can reduce E.coli on spinach leaves, according to US scientists.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

Packaging constantly changing to respond to lifestyles, says INCPEN

Packaging is like a mirror to social developments, fashions and trends which enables constant response to innovation, according to INCPEN.

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Sun Chemical Europe to increase prices

Sun Chemical Europe has announced a price increase across all products from 1 January 2013 due to high raw material costs.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

The future for detection systems

X-ray and detection systems will need to offer more than just accurate detection in the future, according to Mettler Toledo.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

DS Smith stacking concept cuts carbon footprint

Manufacturers can slash outer case packaging by as much as 25% thanks to a novel box design from DS Smith Packaging that boosts stacking strength and stability in transit.

‘Stop deceiving consumers on BVO’: 180,000+ signature petition tells Gatorade

A US student who launched an online petition demanding that PepsiCo brand Gatorade remove patented flame retardant brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its sports drinks has gained over 180,000 signatories.

Study finds bacterial contamination in majority of US pork products tested

A majority of pork samples tested by Consumer Reports magazine were found to be contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica, a organism that can cause food poisoning.

Plastics Recyclers Europe unveils 3-pronged recycling approach

Plastics Recyclers Europe is pursuing a ban on plastics waste in landfill, higher recycling targets and more eco-design for products.

Graphic Packaging pushes into Europe with second acquisition in a month

Graphic Packaging has announced its second deal in the space of a couple of weeks as it looks to build on its European packaging business.

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Operational Efficiency 2012: Free Access To Today's First Ever Dedicated Online Event!

Register now for free access to today's first ever online event devoted to Operational Efficiency in food and beverage processing, organized by and William Reed Business Media.

dispatches from Emballage 2012

Cermex unveils robotic palletizing solution at Emballage

Cermex has introduced a robot palletizer which it claims offers fluidity, efficiency at the operator level and security in the cell.

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Demand leads to expansion, says Brillopak

Brillopak has moved into new premises as part of its continuing expansion plans to enable a quick response to orders.

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Sonoco investment expands recycling capability

Sonoco Recycling has invested $4m in one of its facilities so that it can accept additional materials.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

Ishida offers real-time view of packaging process

Ishida has launched a new software suite that gives food manufacturers more accurate data about the performance of its weighing and packaging lines.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

RPC team grin, and Bear it

Packaging firm RPC was recognised for packaging innovation at the Emballage 2012 packaging materials and technology trade show in Paris for its 4kg jar nicknamed ‘Bear’, featuring multilayer barrier packaging.

Sweeteners linked to higher weight gain: Rat study

Consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners such as saccharin and aspartame could lead to increases in weight, according to new data in rats.

Berry Plastics looks to new products and global opportunities to boost business

Berry Plastics has recorded a net sales decrease of 2% as all but one of its segments declined year-on-year.

Advent calendar chocolates present cancer risk, says consumer group

Potentially cancerous mineral oils have been found in advent calendar chocolates including ones from Nestlé, Mondelez and Lindt, leading a consumer group to call for manufacturers and packaging firms to...

Advent calendar chocolates safe, says BDSI

The German Confectionery Association (BDSI) has said that chocolates in advent calendars pose no health risk after a consumer group linked products to ‘cancerous’ mineral oils.

Novelis unveils German site in bid to reach goal of 80% recycled content by 2020

Novelis has broken ground on what it claims to be the world’s largest aluminium recycling centre at its plant in Nachterstedt, Germany at a cost of $250m.

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Billerud merger gets EU approval

Paper-based packaging producer Billerud has had its merger deal with Kinnevik approved by the EU Commission after the parties agreed to certain conditions.

John West rolls out can tracking scheme

John West has rolled out its Can Tracker scheme to include salmon, mackerel and sardine products by 2013, building on the launch of the service for tuna in 2011.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

Demand for clean material streams driving innovation - Faerch Plast

Demand for clean material streams is driving growth in Faerch Plast innovations such as the MAPET II and black CPET trays.

Amcor introduces eco-friendly packaging films

Amcor has launched a film for fresh and dairy applications with reduced packaging weight and increased environmental properties.   

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