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Emerging markets are key engine for global alcohol drinks growth, analyst

The sale of global alcoholic drinks improved for all categories globally in 2010, with emerging markets reaffirming their role as the “main engine for growth”, claims industry analyst Euromonitor.

No plans to extend bisphenol A ban, says European Commission

The European Commission has no current plans to further restrict or ban bisphenol A (BPA) in other food contact materials following its decision last week to outlaw use of the...

Cereal and pasta makers will gain from seal integrity of biopolymer, Innovia

A new biopolymer range provides better seal integrity for the larger pack sizes of dry products such as muesli and pasta, claimed Innovia Films at the launch of the new...

RFID optimising supply chain efficiency, claims VLB Berlin

At Brau Beviale earlier this month, spoke to Ingo Pankoke, scientific engineer at the German research institute VLB Berlin, about how the application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology...


EU food safety left rudderless by Commission move on BPA

The hand on the tiller that is food safety in Europe has been left somewhat unsteady by the recent regulatory actions taken by the European Commission on BPA and food...

Smoothies may offer higher bioavailability and greater cancer protection: Study

Consumption of apple smoothies may increase the bioavailability of polyphenols in the colon, compared with juice, and possibly offer greater protection against chronic disease and cancer.

Affordable digital label finishing system a ‘game-changer’ - company

The affordability and flexibility offered by a game-changing digital label finishing system now makes the technology available to small and medium-sized companies, said Primera Technology.

Stretchable paper could revolutionise thermoformed packaging

A new stretchable paper may signal the beginning of the end for thermoform plastic trays, Billerud told at the Emballage show in Paris last week.

Consolidation and partnerships key for end of line and palletizing sector

The palletizing and automated end-of-line sector is likely to experience greater consolidation and increased strategic alliances as industry players seek to deliver greater efficiencies, says Newtec boss Didier Pradeilles.

Packaging innovation centred on convenience, analysts

Beverage packaging design will revert away from a recent shift towards cost effectiveness, and back to longer-term trends such as added value and convenience, as countries begin to emerge from...

Krones launches new valves series for beverage plants

Krones has launched a new range of self-designed valves that can be used in all sanitary applications in the beverage industry.

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Silgan buys plastic closure manufacturer IPEC

Silgan Holdings announced this week that it has acquired IPEC, a plastic closure manufacturer that serves primarily the North American dairy and juice markets.

Danisco adds clear versions to xanthan gum line

Danisco has added to its line of high performance Grinsted xanthan gums with new transparent versions opening up its use in applications like dressings and beverages where clarity is required.

CEO aims to bring carton recycling "to another level" in the UK

A switch from the carton industry-funded bring bank collection scheme to kerbside collection by local authorities is top of the agenda for the next 18 months, claims the newly appointed...

Dispatches from Emballage in Paris

PET expands its share of the wine packaging market

PET is unlikely to replace glass as the material of choice for French wine producers but at Emballage in Paris this week plastic packaging firms said demand from the wine...

Mixed plastic bottle recycling firm reopens after blaze

Europe’s largest plastic bottle recycling facility is set to officially reopen its doors today following a fire at the UK based site last year.

Tomato juice can reduce osteoporosis, claims study

Tomato juice can significantly increase the presence of cell-protecting antioxidants that help to fight against osteoporosis, according to new research.

PET packaging for beer set to take off, predicts Sidel

Further growth is expected for PET packaging in the beer sector, predicted Sidel when caught up with company’s executive VP of engineering and material handling, Marc Aury, at Brau...

Label launched for newly protected Bavarian hops

The Association of German Hop Growers (AGHG) has launched a label for brewers to display their use of hops from the famous Hallertau hop-planting region in Bavaria.

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Univar to distribute Wild Flavors' stevia in Europe

Wild Flavors has appointed Univar to distribute its range of Sunwin stevia products, sweetener blends and taste modification technologies in Europe and the Middle East.

Meeting the ever increasing PET quality demands of the beverage sector caught up with Italian packaging material developer Sacmi at Brau Beviale earlier this month to hear about the latest developments regarding its R&D work on compression moulding for PET...

Antioxidants may reduce inflammatory effects of Alzheimer’s: Study

Consuming an antioxidant-rich beverage may reduce levels of the amino acid homocysteine, and counter the detrimental inflammatory effects associated with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a new study.

EC must reverse decision on out-of-quota sugar and release internally, CIUS

The CIUS is calling for the European Commission to act now to keep sugar supplies within the EU market rather than export the sweetener, with it claiming that EU based...

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Bosch conference explores coffee trends

This week Bosch held its third Coffee Symposium in Waiblingen Germany, bringing together more than 70 international customers, representatives and experts in the coffee industry.

Carbery gains consumer thumbs up for hydrolysed protein

Carbery has received positive feedback on the sensory properties of its Optipep SN hydrolysed whey protein in consumer research involving serious sports enthusiasts and users of sports nutrition products.

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