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Ardagh enters digital age with smart interactive print on its metal packaging

Ardagh Group has partnered with Dutch watermark company FiliGrade to enter the digital age, offering smart interactive print on its metal packaging.

And the winner is… First European Plastics Innovation Awards

The European Plastics Industry represented by EuPC and PlasticsEurope, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), have announced the winners of the first edition of the European Plastics Innovation Awards 2016.

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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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...

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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...

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.

Health warnings on sugary beverages may improve understanding of health risks: Study

Placing a health warning label on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) may help parents better understand what overconsumption of these beverages may mean for their children, a recent study found.

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,...

Driving consumer health via better front-of-package labels: Study

Improved labeling on beverages may help consumers make healthier choices, according to a recent Australian study.

USBevX launches its inaugural year: Expo and conference brings beer, wine, spirits and cider pros together

Spirits, cider, beer and wine industries can all learn from each other, say the organizers behind the inaugural US Beverage Industry Expo, or USBevX.

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. 

New Jersey sports drink company learns from its mistakes

After some false starts, Jersey Pump CEO Dany Nohra believes his company is on the right track in the growing sports and energy drink market.

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WSP Spolem turns to RPC Euro Squeeze bottle

WSP Spolem in Poland has partnered with RPC Promens Consumer Corby One to supply its mayonnaise, mustards and sauces, in Euro Squeeze barrier bottle.

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.

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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.

Graphic Packaging International to acquire Colorpak for $60m

Graphic Packaging International, part of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, has agreed to buy Colorpak, a folding carton supplier in Australia and New Zealand for $60m, with the deal expected to...

BillerudKorsnäs partners with EcoXpac to make paper bottle

BillerudKorsnäs has acquired a 10% stake in Danish packaging company EcoXpac, to make a bottle made entirely out of paper.

Top three packaging F&B manufacturer concerns; Convenience, Design and Recyclability

Convenience and ease of use of packaging continues to lead the field of criteria for manufacturers in France, according to the Observatoire de l’Emballage (Packaging Observatory).

Clondalkin designs lidding capsules for Unilever’s T.O by Lipton tea machine

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks) has partnered with Unilever to launch tea pods for T.O by Lipton, which it claims is a ‘revolutionary’ tea machine which took five years...

AR Metallizing Group expands in Brazil with its beer and Heinz ketchup labels

AR Metallizing (ARM) has acquired Málaga Produtos Metalizados, in Brazil, for an undisclosed sum.

‘A Starbucks quality latte for $0.67’: Liquid concentrate and enhancer market may grow to $1bn by 2020

The liquid concentrate and enhancer market may see a huge expansion in the next five years, according to an industry executive.

From Brooklyn to the world: How America’s 10th biggest craft brewer built its empire

With craft breweries selling for as much as $1bn, Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and chairman, said the “thrilling” show has allowed him to “dream a little”. But does he plan...

Taking your beverage company into international markets: 10 tips from experts

The growth of eCommerce, the Internet and easier-than-ever international travel means the world is getting smaller. But does that mean it’s time to take your beverage company into a new...

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