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Amcor Rigid Plastics to close PET preform factory at the end of the year

Amcor Rigid Plastics will close a factory that makes PET (polyethylene terephthalate) preforms for beverage containers and other applications, at the end of December.

Juice company Tabletree bolsters culled cherry juicing operations with new plant in Montana

Due to growing demand for its cherry juice made from culled cherries, Canadian company Tabletree is expanding with a new juice plant near Flathead Lake, Montana, set to be fully operational by the 2016 harvest season. 

Joyride brings cold brew coffee by the keg to US offices and cafes

Joyride Coffee says it has one goal in mind: to make bad office coffee a thing of the past, by bringing cold brew coffee kegs with specialty coffee to offices throughout the US and eventually, worldwide. 

OCME launches ‘Advance range’ palletisers and shrink wrapping machines

OCME, which works with Heineken and Coca-Cola, has launched the Advance range - faster palletizers and shrink wrapping machines.

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Rovema North America acquires Rovema Packaging Machines

Rovema North America which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the bakery, confectionary and coffee market, among others, has acquired Rovema Packaging Machines - all of its Rovema brand-related business. 

Krones celebrates 100th order to install ErgoBloc L. machine in South Korea

Krones is celebrating after receiving its 100th order to install its ErgoBloc L. machine at FINE Bio for CSDs and still water, at its facility in Kirisan National Park, South Korea in 2016.

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EcoCortec launches Cor-Pak Bubble film to protect sensitive components

EcoCortec which manufactures biodegradable, compostable films has joined forces with its Czech distributor, Tart, to launch Cor-Pak VpCIStatic Dissipative Bubble film.

The two companies will assume joint control over four Coca-Cola bottlers

European Commission approves The Coca-Cola Company and Cobega acquisition

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Cobega (Spain) for joint control of Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) in the UK.

Barry Callebaut to expand its European Specialties business

Barry Callebaut plans to expand its European Specialties business, by acquiring the commercial vending activities of FrieslandCampina Kievit.

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Heatflex launches Gambrinus to increase the shelf life of beer

Heatflex Corporation industrial heating systems has launched Gambrinus to reduce Total Package Oxygen (TPO) in beer-bottling lines. 

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Copper & Kings appoints two distribution partners for its American Brandy and Absinthe spirits

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has appointed two distribution partners for its American Brandy and Absinthe spirits.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

Kliklok top load cartoning equipment for tea expands in the Middle East

Kliklok International will showcase its top load cartoning equipment in partnership with KayDee Solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015 in Dubai this month (October 27 –29).

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

SIG Combibloc says Brazil lays the groundwork for scores of trendy beverage concepts as it debuts fruit drink in NCSD market

SIG Combibloc has partnered with ebba in South America to launch what it claims is the first drink containing real pieces of fruit in 200ml CombiblocMini aseptic carton packs in Brazil.

Technology to produce lightweight dairy, juice & water containers

Breakthrough for first commercial all-electric reciprocating blow molding machine

Velocity Equipment Solutions is realigning its business model ahead of its first commercialisation of its all-electric reciprocating blow molding technology.

DISPATCHES FROM IDFA INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW

Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

Laboratory testing simulates the conditions light-weighted PET bottles have to endure throughout the supply chain, meaning any issues can be rectified before the product is used in the market. Once a bottle is released, addressing problems can be very costly, warns Sidel.

Cereal beer? Wheaties and Fulton Beer partner for new craft beer

Wheaties, the popular breakfast cereal from food giant General Mills, has partnered with a Minnesota brewer to create craft beer HefeWheaties.

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.

SIG Combibloc: ‘Growing importance of aseptic carton packs in North America’

Steuben Foods has installed a CFA1224-36 filling machine from SIG Combibloc, which can aseptically fill 24,000 small-format carton packs combiblocXSlim per hour.

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