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Ball Corporation announces improved results

Ball, the US-based global food packaging provider, has reported third quarter earnings of $50 million (€51.2m) on sales of $1.039 billion, compared to $35.7 million...

UK firm invest in colour glass treatment

An investment approaching €1.6 million has just been completed at Berryman's glass treatment plant in West Yorkshire, UK. The company claims that the investment has...

San Miguel to build glass plants in Australia

Philippines group San Miguel Corp plans to invest $140 million (€144m) to build two glass plants in Australia, according to a report in the Australian...

Pepsi dispute settled

Pepsi-Cola North America (PCNA) and Marion Pepsi-Cola Bottling said on Thursday that they have reached an agreement to settle legal action, pending since June 1999,...

Coca-Cola Icecek Uretim may go for IPO

Turkish Coca-Cola bottler Coca-Cola Icecek Uretim is considering an initial public offering, according to a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange, reported Dow Jones. Brewer...

Irish Glass closure leaves Ardagh with €439,000 loss

Having closed its Irish Glass Bottle Company with the loss of 375 jobs earlier this year, Ardagh has reported an operating profit from its continuing...

Ball to web cast 3Q earnings

Ball Corporation will release its third quarter 2002 earnings on Thursday 24 October before trading begins on the New York Stock Exchange. At 9am US...

Grafobal delists from Lithuanian stock exchange

The board of the National Stock Exchange of Lithuania (NSEL) has decided to remove shares in Grafobal Vilnius, the paper and paperboard packaging manufacturer, from...

Glass recycling plant opens

United Glass has officially opened its glass recycling centre in Alloa, Scotland. The £1.3 million (€2m) project was funded by an investment of Packaging Recovery...

United Glass invests in facilities

United Glass has announced a £1.2 million (€1.9m) investment in what is planned to be the first phase of a major upgrade of its glass...

Alcan sells glass operations

Alcan, the Canadian-based beverage packaging provider, has signed a letter of intent to sell its moulded glass operations in the US and China to the...

Putoksnis expands PET range

Lithuanian company Putoksnis PET Packaging has expanded its preform production capacities by introducing new design PET preforms of 34g and 36g specially created for 1.5...

Fruitier PET

Procomac, the Italian-based provider of beverage filling lines, has developed a method to bottle fruit nectars and juices in PET containers using aseptic processing systems....

US Coke bottler expands

Midwest Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a US marketer and distributor of Coca-Cola products, has announced it has completed the acquisition of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of...

UK glass recycling scheme

Valpak, the UK packaging recycling organisation, has joined forces with six local authorities in England to provide kerbside glass collection facilities for local residents. The...

UK glass recycling increases 35 per cent

The amount of glass recycled for packaging increased to 35 per cent in 2001 according to figures released by Glasspac, the packaging promotions arm of...

Grafobal boosts profit

Grafobal Vilnius, one of the leading paper and paperboard packaging manufacturers in Lithuania, posted an unaudited net profit of Litas 260,000 (€75,362) for the first...

United Glass invests in 3D design system

PTC has signed a contract to supply United Glass (UG), one of the UK's leading glass packaging companies, with its successful Pro/Engineer product suite and...

Twin Rivers closes deal on P&G olestra plant

Privately held fatty acid producer Twin Rivers Technologies of Massachusetts, USA has closed a deal to purchase Procter & Gamble's olestra plant in Cincinnati, Ohio....

Pactiv APET expansion

US-based Pactiv's planned acquisition of Winkler Forming is expected to add a competitive specialty material to its line of food containers. Winkler, based in Calififornia,...

VantagePoint enters folding carton market with strategic acquisition

VantagePoint Systems, a Canadian-based developer of business management software for the corrugated packaging industry, has entered into an agreement to acquire Avalon Printing Software of...

Group acquires US and Australian meat processors

Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and Booth Creek Management of the US plan to acquire ConAgra Meats in a deal valued at about $1.4 billion...

Sweetheart Cup and EarthShell sign agreement

Single-use food service disposables manufacturer Sweetheart Cup and EarthShell have signed a letter of intent naming Sweetheart the primary North American supplier of EarthShell Packaging....

Two new wineries to open in Argentina

In Argentina Roberto Luka and Manuel Gallardo, former General Mangers of the wineries Finca Flichman and Seagram have decided to open their own respective wineries...

New technology for PET

Graham Packaging Company, a global designer and manufacturer of customised blow-moulded plastic containers, is using its newly developed proprietary Active Cage technology to produce two...

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