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Smart packaging, shelf standout and sustainability - we cover these key issues across the universe of beverage cans, PET bottles, cartons and glass, looking at the likes of Ball Packaging, Tetra Pak and Ardagh. We also cover drinks processing, filling and packaging innovations from the likes of Krones, GEA Procomac and KHS.

SilverFox Innovations agrees $1.1m settlement for misappropriating CTI trade secrets

SilverFox Innovations has agreed to pay Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) $1.1m settlement for misappropriating trade secrets.

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Avure to expand its HPP capabilities in Mexico

Avure plans to expand its HPP (high pressure processing) capabilities across Mexico by hiring Edmundo Romo as business development manager for the region.

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M. Holland Company to acquire Able International and Tril Export

M. Holland Company, a distributor of thermoplastic resins, will acquire Able International Corp. and Tril Export Corp., both headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the transactions expected to close...

Silgan Holdings Q4 2015 results

Silgan Holdings to begin metal food can commercial production in 2016

Silgan Holdings metal food can plant in Iowa, US, will start commercial production in the first half of 2016.

Tetra Pak launches its Tetra Rex Bio-based gable top in the US

Tetra Pak’s gable top, which was first introduced in Europe as Tetra Rex Bio-based last year, has been launched in the US and expects to deliver more than 100 million...

From barrels to tanks: Will winemakers use concrete instead of oak?

Could a shift from oak barrels to concrete tanks save the wine industry millions?

‘Look inside, it’s different’ Thermo Fisher launches HPIC system

Thermo Scientific has launched a High-Pressure Ion Chromatography (HPIC) system to bring additional features to a mid-tier platform.

Sappi North America launches heavyweight LusterCote packaging line

Sappi North America has expanded its LusterCote Packaging Line with heavyweight products available in 70lb, 80lb and 95lb for food packaging and labeling.

Blendhub Corp to host first international event in Dubai

Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.

Tetra Pak’s plant-based package to hit 100m mark in 2016

Tetra Pak has announced that the company expects to deliver more than 100m packs of its Tetra Rex Bio-based to customers during 2016.

ACE UK hires senior recycling manager

‘Recycling & sustainability continue to rise up the political agenda'

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has hired Mandy Kelly, former business development director, Palm Recycling, as its senior recycling manager.

UNI Packaging to increase UK market share with £1.5m investment

UNI Packaging has invested £1.5m ($1.4m) in its St. Helens, Lancashire manufacturing site, including a Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret Slitter, to increase its UK market share in the short run,...

The ULS (Use Less Stuff) Report

‘Over the past 20 years, packaging has evolved to effectively deliver on sustainability’

Over the past 20 years, packaging has evolved to effectively deliver on sustainability including economic, environmental, and social learnings, according to The ULS (Use Less Stuff) Report.

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Petcore Europe to host workshop on tracers in plastic packaging material

The European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) industry association, Petcore Europe, is hosting a workshop on tracers in plastic packaging material at the VLEVA Conference Centre, in Brussels, Belgium, on February 24.

The Big Beverage Company signs licensing agreement with Cuipo Water

The Big Beverage Company has signed a licensing agreement with Cuipo Water and plans to launch a flavored and sparkling drink with the company at the end of the year.

German researchers claim plasticisers in food packaging causes weight gain

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre (IFB) at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany, claim plasticisers (phthalates) can cause weight gain....

DuPont and ADM to build demo plant for producing FDME from fructose

DuPont and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have developed what they claim is a breakthrough process for producing furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) from fructose. 

EFSA evaluates rPET chain extender substances to increase molecular weight

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has carried out a study on two chain extender substances in rPET following a request from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, in...

EU approves Ball and Rexam deal subject to 12 plant divestment

The European Commission has approved Ball Corporation’s acquisition of Rexam subject to the divestment of 12 plants in Europe.

Anellotech and Suntory to open 100% bio-based plastic test facility in 2016

Anellotech, a sustainable technology company has entered into the next phase of partnership with Suntory Holdings and will start construction on a testing facility (TCat-8), at the end of January.

GEA opens lab to test powder filling systems for food and dairy industry

GEA has opened an in-house test laboratory at its facility in Hamilton, New Zealand, to test powder filling systems for the food and dairy industry (for infant formulas, coffee, and...

Amcor to offer big savings for small-volume beverage start-ups

Amcor Rigid Plastics has launched a business platform called UpStart to help emerging beverage companies in their small-volume production with custom PET bottles.

C&C Group to end production at two plants as it consolidates operations

C&C Group will move production from its sites in Shepton Mallet (England) and Borrisoleigh (Ireland) to Clonmel in Tipperary. It estimates 180 jobs will be lost.  

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The Frozen Bean to print labels directly onto its packaging with Domino

The Frozen Bean has partnered with Domino, to print labels directly onto its packaging thanks to changes in the law in countries such as Saudi Arabia, India and the Middle...

Xolution partnership to fund next generation XO2.0 resealable can production

Xolution has closed a €45m equity investment round with Inventure Management, in Singapore, to fund production of its next generation XO2.0 resealable beverage can technology.

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