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Hans van Schaik, MD, ECMA speaking at the ECMA Congress last week.

ECMA Congress 2018

ECMA revises its business strategy to tackle growing challenges

By Jenny Eagle

ECMA (The European Carton Makers Association) has revised its business strategy to tackle growing challenges within the industry such as Brexit, food safety, recruiting a younger workforce, currency fluctuations and sustainability.

Coca-Cola seeks global patent on AI mobile app

Coca-Cola seeks global patent on AI mobile app

By Kacey Culliney

The Coca-Cola Company wants to patent its character recognition app that uses artificial intelligence and relies on consumer input to scan reward codes as part of its product loyalty program.

The 42 Degrees Company self-heating coffee cans. Photo: The 42 Degrees Company.

The 42 Degrees Company launches self-heating coffee cans

By Jenny Eagle

The 42 Degrees Company, which acquired the patent for self-heating coffee cans last year, has redeveloped the ingredients and packaging of the product launching it to suppliers and convenience stores soon.

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