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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. 

Mondi Group expands its consumer packaging business

Mondi Group, which makes food and beverage packaging, has acquired Excelsior Technologies for $40m, to further grow its consumer packaging business. 

Brazilian dairy company Itambé expands its milkshake packaging line

Brazilian dairy company Itambé has expanded its milkshake packaging line with a fourth filling machine from SIG Combibloc.

Orangina to launch first price marked pack

Orangina, part of Schweppes International, will launch its first price marked pack (PMP) next month.

EEB: Labelling bioplastics ‘eco’, ‘green’ or ‘bio’ misleads consumers

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted to amend its Waste Legislative Package this week (January 24) with more ambitious EU targets for 2030.

Paper mill explosion causes a ‘sea’ of Black Liquor

International Paper Company has completed a mass clean-up after an explosion at a pulp and paper mill in Cantonment, Florida, caused a ‘sea’ of Black Liquor.

Ball expands further into craft beer market

Ball has expanded further into the craft beer market producing cans for Lervig Aktiebryggeri in Norway.

BillerudKorsnäs expands into the Internet of Packaging

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures beverage, snacks and confectionery packaging, is further expanding into the Internet of Packaging by investing in a minority holding in UK technology firm Hanhaa.

Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals findings

Beer and soda cans found to have traces of bisphenol A in laquer coating

Scientists from the Danish Consumer Council, THINK Chemicals, have found eight out of 14 cans tested in a laboratory contain endocrine disrupting bisphenols in the lacquer on the inside of a can.

Uflex first company to launch its own aseptic carton packaging in India

Uflex has launched its own aseptic carton packaging called Asepto in India, investing approximately $100m in a purpose-built factory to start production in April 2017.

13-year dispute draws to a close as Tetra Pak pays Parmalat $16m

A 13-year dispute has drawn to a close after Tetra Pak agreed to pay Parmalat, with no admission of liability, €16m ($16.72m).

Amcor sees a rise in conversion from glass to plastic

Amcor Rigid Plastics will invest $40m to double production at its Bellevue, Ohio facility after demand from manufacturers converting from glass to plastic.

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