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Petainer sees demand for PET packaging from Spain & Portugal craft brewers

Petainer has seen growing demand for its PET packaging from micro and craft brewers in Spain and Portugal.

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Stork Food & Dairy Systems moves beyond dairy following JBT acquisition

'Big plans' are in place for Stork Food & Dairy Systems (SFDS) following its acquisition by JBT, with the company getting ready to integrate all its technology across a range of JBT products.

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to drive the sustainability agenda.

Crown Europe president: ‘I don’t believe in complicated structures, or complex decision-making processes’

Crown Europe has elected president Didier Sourisseau who takes over from predecessor, Jerry Gifford this year.

Two become one: Two metal packaging associations merge to become Metal Packaging Europe

Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) and European Metal Packaging (Empac) have merged to become one, called Metal Packaging Europe.

Henkel to acquire Darex Packaging Technologies for $1.05bn

Henkel has entered into an agreement with GCP Applied Technologies to acquire its Darex Packaging Technologies business for $1.05bn, expected to close mid-2017.

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Slingsby Gin gains recognition in China

Slingsby Navy Strength Gin distributed by Spirit of Harrogate has been recognized by the China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA) for Best Value 2017.

UPM Raflatac launches premium no-label look for beverages

UPM Raflatac is launching a thinner film product for clear labeling in beverage applications, focusing on beer bottle labeling. 

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Tetra Pak and Lahore University sign dairy sector agreement

Tetra Pak Pakistan has joined forces with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to sign a dairy sector agreement.

Coca-Cola may trial deposit return scheme in Scotland

Coca-Cola is reviewing its sustainable packaging strategy, and may trial a deposit return recycling scheme in Scotland.

SqueezyStraw stand up pouch expands into beverages and desserts

The Barton Group has expanded the applications for its patented dispensing pouch technology called SqueezyStraw.

TINE and Tetra Pak investigated by Norwegian crime unit

Dairy cooperative TINE SA has contacted the Norwegian authorities after a report in a local newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) claimed to have exposed an improper supplier relationship between TINE and Tetra Pak.

Premiumization will drive limited edition and special beverage packs

Pollard Boxes which specializes in premium, intelligent packaging, including a tea box with QR code which ‘whistles’ when a brew is done, is investing £300k ($373k) in its design, manufacturing and testing facilities.

Elopak looks back on six decades developing the Pure-Pak carton

From establishing the European license of Pure-Pak to creating a Roll Fed aseptic packaging business, Elopak celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and reflects on how the industry has changed over six decades.

Lucozade to launch Lucozade Zero Original

Lucozade Energy will launch Lucozade Zero Original low-calorie drink next month.

Tetra Pak to open $25m closures plant for carton packaging in 2018

Tetra Pak is investing €24m ($25m) in its first factory for packaging closures in Thailand, creating 60 jobs.

Ardagh Group to convert beverage cans from steel to aluminium

Ardagh Group will convert its beverage can production in Rugby, UK, from steel to aluminium next year.

RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

O-I to close container glass manufacturing plant, axing 230 jobs

Owens-Illinois (O-I) will close a container glass manufacturing plant in Schiedam, The Netherlands, in August, axing 230 jobs.

Prenatal BPA exposure may lead to weight issues later in life: Mice study

A chemical normally used in the canned food industry has been found to interfere with the hormone that controls appetite, raising the prospect of increasing weight gain and obesity. 

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