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Plenish drinks get plush new bottle design

    Plenish drinks get plush new bottle design

RPC Promens Consumer Llantrisant has provided a new custom-moulded 330ml bottle for London-based Plenish that will pack three flavours of their Water+ range.
The clear bottle creates an enhanced on-shelf impression, with a svelte and imposing aura, according to RPC. They also indicate that the bottle’s understated curves merge into a large area, which is ideal […]

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Innovia create new “easy open” packaging range

    Innovia create new “easy open” packaging range

Innovia Films has expanded its range of easy-to-open food packaging film range to include heavy duty, high barrier and snap wrap options.
The portfolio of peelable Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films with the 52 and 60 microns Propafilm RCP.
The packaging makes it easier for consumers of all ages and abilities to open them easily to access […]

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Ball collaborates with Ovidias to create drinks can with chocolate inside

    Ball collaborates with Ovidias to create drinks can with chocolate inside

An unlikely collaboration between can-maker, Ball, and Belgian chocolate brand, Ovidias, will see the latter bringing its novel packaging concept to the commercial market.
Ovidias are set to package its chocolate in drinks cans, maintaining freshness and flavour as well as protecting the product during transit, whilst remaining lightweight.
Storing chocolate in a can also preserves the […]

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Crown Food Europe launches new product for dry food market

    Crown Food Europe launches new product for dry food market

Peelfit, a new proprietary metal can designed specifically for the dry food market, has been launched by Crown Food Europe.
Manufactured in the UK, Peelfit addresses demands for greater convenience, lightweighting and product protection in the sector.
The product is fully printable, provides sustainability benefits and utilises direct heat sealing technology to seal a peelable foil directly […]

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New packaging machinery for grapes cuts costs and reduces environmental impact

    New packaging machinery for grapes cuts costs and reduces environmental impact

South African grape supplier Karsten Group has introduced new heat-sealing equipment that will keep costs down while protecting the environment.
The twin lane machine is capable of sealing up to 200 packs a minute, upgrading from low wrapping to heat-sealed punnets.
Manufactured by Packaging Automation (PA), the new packaging will be more widely recyclable. The machinery, meanwhile, […]

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Saica Group to acquire Americk Packaging

    Saica Group to acquire Americk Packaging

The news has emerged that Spanish giant Saica Group are set to acquire Irish-owned Americk Packaging Group for an undisclosed fee.
Americk consists of six manufacturing sites across Ireland and the UK. It employs 691 staff as well as additional operations with separate brands PP Global and Starfish Brand Solution. The group achieved a combined turnover […]

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Cepac to double size of packaging operation in Doncaster

    Cepac to double size of packaging operation in Doncaster

Packaging supplier Cepac are investing £1 million on expanding its site and digital operation in Doncaster, England.
The project is due to begin in early 2017, following the installation of a new digital printing press in April of this year. This will allow the production of innovative packaging with outstanding graphics with very short customer lead […]

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Irish pack firm enters coffee cup partnership with Frugalpac

    Irish pack firm enters coffee cup partnership with Frugalpac

Clare-based Cup Print has entered into a deal with Frugalpac to install a new packaging machine to produce the UK company’s paper coffee cup.
Frugalpac, whose clients include Starbucks, will use Cup Print’s machine to meet increasingly high demand for its recyclable cups.
Cup Print, based in Ennis, already produces 150 million cups a year for clients […]

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New snack packaging decomposes like orange peel after just 24 weeks

    New snack packaging decomposes like orange peel after just 24 weeks

The packaging for UK-based Snact’s range of fruit jerky snacks has been redesigned by TIPA, with the orange peel-like decomposition taking only six months.
The new fully compostable, flexible packaging becomes fertiliser for soil after its 24-week biologically decomposition.
The packaging for the fruit jerky snacks range is among TIPA’s laminate series, which is designed to package […]

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Northern Irish packaging firm to capitalise on growth with £2 million investment

    Northern Irish packaging firm to capitalise on growth with £2 million investment

Food packaging manufacturer Boran-Mopack has created 10 new jobs with their £2.4 million investment as part of an export growth drive in Strabane, Co. Tyrone.
Boosted by Invest NI funding of £250,000, the company aims to double exports over the next couple of years after significant investment in machinery and equipment.
Boran-Mopack is part of the Boran […]

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PP vs PET – The Green Argument

More and more, the corporate world engages in the sustainability dialogue. Consumers want to take responsibility for the waste they generate. The ‘green’ argument weighs more  every time and need to be taken seriously by the food packaging industry. What’s the right product to use?
In contrary to what is still sometimes believed, PP is perfectly […]

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Ishida Flexibility Handles All Pasta Types

The versatility and adaptability of Ishida’s multihead weighing technology means it is able to pack all dried pasta varieties at Austria’s market leading producer Recheis Teigwaren, whatever their shape and level of pasta fragility.
The pasta produced by Recheis comes in many shapes and sizes and can be as different as curly vermicelli, a challenge to […]

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Multivac: Automated loading of straight sausages

MULTIVAC has developed a hygienic and efficient solution for the automated infeeding, loading and packing of straight and uniform sausages, and this solution was presented for the first time at IFFA 2016. The MULTIVAC Centrifuge Feeder (MCF) can be integrated seamlessly into packaging lines and enables handling costs to be reduced by up to 60 […]

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Coveris launches ReadyFresh range packs for food on-the-go

    Coveris launches ReadyFresh range packs for food on-the-go

Coveris Rigid Finland has launched ReadyFresh – new packaging for home meal replacement and food on-the-go services.
The ReadyFresh packs are a microwaveable range from Coveris, featuring a black PP base and clear PP lid.
Kimmo Tuovinen, sales director at Coveris Rigid Finland, said: “The new ReadyFresh range is an excellent choice for the growing HMR markets […]

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Sirane: Fruit’s shelf-life extending solution

    Sirane: Fruit’s shelf-life extending solution

The new Sirane technology using natural extracts which enhance the fruit’s own protection will extend significantly fruits’ shelf-life.
For many years Sirane has been at the forefront of research into shelf-life extending technology for fresh produce, and this latest product development combines ground-breaking work with existing technologies to create another major step forward.
Sirane’s new Dri-Fresh ABV pads […]

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Dassault Systèmes helps Häagen-Dazs sell in France

    Dassault Systèmes helps Häagen-Dazs sell in France

Häagen-Dazs ice cream, a General Mills brand, is using Dassault Systèmes’ Perfect Shelf design programme to engage in merchandising strategies in France.
General Mills France looked to inject innovation into the retail ice cream category by offering a differentiated and expanded Häagen-Dazs range, using an innovative approach to better collaborate with retailers and position its new […]

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New TCL ovenable films for Tesco

    New TCL ovenable films for Tesco

TCL’s new technically advanced ovenable packaging films have been selected for a new range of bake-in-store, hot sandwiches and snacks available in Tesco. The printed films were chosen because of their innovative design and rigorous testing process with Smithers PIRA.
Managing Director Mike Golding explains “What look like simple ovenable films have taken years to be […]

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Jindal Films to add new metallizer, BOPP lines

    Jindal Films to add new metallizer, BOPP lines

Jindal Films Europe, a leading manufacturer of specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, announced the start of a broad reinvestment strategy.  JFE will increase Metallizing & Extrusion capabilities at its Brindisi site.
A world-class 10.5m orientation line will be installed by Q4, 2016, increasing capacity by more than 50,000 tons per year and further improving production […]

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BRC stamp of approval for Oakland International

    BRC stamp of approval for Oakland International

The distributor company, Oakland International has retained its British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) quality standard for storage and distribution.
The co-packer and food distribution firm’s BRC accreditation is a gateway opening new UK opportunities for their Distressed Load Management service, which reduces food loss from the effects of consignment damage or loss, a service shortlisted in the […]

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Packo Pumps rewrites the standard for product pumps together with the industry

    Packo Pumps rewrites the standard for product pumps together with the industry

The vegetable and potato processing industry has changed profoundly. By strain refinement the potatoes that have to be pumped became much larger. The free passage in the product pumps has to follow this trend. Also the volumes that have to be pumped increased enormously and loss by damage is yet barely tolerated. The pumps that […]

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Leeways invest £2.4m in new machinery

    Leeways invest £2.4m in new machinery

Leeways Packaging Services has invested in a new Illig RDK 80K automatic pressure forming machines. The kit is installed at its production facility based in Gloucestershire.
This recent acquisition is in addition to the £2m already invested over the last 24 months on various plant and machinery increasing their capacity up to 900 million trays per year.
This […]

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Quin Systems launches a new Versapack machine

    Quin Systems launches a new Versapack machine

Quin Systems, supplier of end-of-line automated packing systems, has launched a new Versapack machine, a compact packing system with an integrated case-erector that makes the production line efficient and effective.
The design allows the machine to be used in a wide range of packing line operations without the need for additional building or line reorganisation and the […]

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Ready-to-eat eggs break into the snack market

    Ready-to-eat eggs break into the snack market

Eggs can be a tricky item to brand but Robot Food have cracked it. Their vibrant new identity for The Crackin’ Egg Co. positions this bright new snack sensation to appeal to everyone from hungry kids to gym-going protein lovers.
The Cheshire-based Crackin’ Egg Co. were bringing hardboiled, ready-to-eat eggs to market. Although big in Europe, […]

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Food and packaging waste workshop for manufacturers in Scotland

    Food and packaging waste workshop for manufacturers in Scotland

Resource Efficient Scotland is running a free food and packaging waste workshop next week for manufacturers in Scotland.
This  workshop has been specially designed to help food and drink businesses in Scotland benefit from reduced food waste and improved packaging design.
Using tried-and-tested techniques, best practice case studies, facilitator-led sessions and industry-leading guest speakers, this workshop will […]

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Yollies packed in Amcor’s stay fresh pods are winners at The UK Packaging Awards 2015

    Yollies packed in Amcor’s stay fresh pods are winners at The UK Packaging Awards 2015

Kerry Foods innovative Yollies packed in Amcor’s stay fresh pods are winners at The UK Packaging Awards 2015 in the prestigious Best Packaging of a New Product category.
It’s not every day such an innovative product as Kerry Foods Yollies comes to market. Yollies is a yogurt on a stick designed for children’s lunchboxes. It is […]

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Global investors urge food firms to address rising water risks

    Global investors urge food firms to address rising water risks

Investors managing more than $2.6trn in assets have sent joint letters to 15 international food and drink companies amid growing concerns over water security and pollution.

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New Managing Director at Hydrosol

    New Managing Director at Hydrosol

On 1 July Dr. Matthias Moser took up his duties as the new Managing Director of Hydrosol, the international stabiliser and emulsifier system specialist. Dr. Moser, who holds a PhD in natural science, is also Managing Director of sister company OlbrichtArom. Both companies are part of the independent owner-operated Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, which maintains offices and production facilities in the world’s key markets.

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Packaging automation demonstrates truly revolutionary high speed tray sealer at fruit focus

A major technology breakthrough at Packaging Automation Ltd has culminated in the design of the fastest most energy efficient single lane tray sealing machine in the world which will be demonstrated at Fruit Focus.

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KNOWLEDGESHARE LIVE IN DUBAI PROVIDES INSIGHTS INTO BEVERAGE INDUSTRY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

The latest KNOWLEDGEshare Live event in Dubai provided stimulating and insightful debate on the major issues affecting the beverage industry.  KNOWLEDGEshare is a beverage industry forum comprising a digital community (blog.knowledgeshare.com) of senior industry players and thought leaders, with the Live events providing the opportunity to engage in the discussions face-to-face.
The event – the third […]

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Valefresh

A recent installation of PA’s Revolution tray sealer at Evesham based Valefresh has dramatically improved the efficiencies and reduced costs of their grape tray sealing line.
Valefresh are a packing site based in Evesham and part of the Fresca Group. They handle storage, ripening, packing and distribution of fruit and vegetables to the major supermarkets.
The Revolution […]

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SIX MAJOR GLOBAL CHALLENGES TO IMPROVE FOOD PACKAGING will be addressed in VALENCIA

 
MeetingPack 2015, from the 25th to the 26th of February, organized by AINIA and AIMPLAS, will bring together more than 300 international experts from the container industry from Europe, Latin America, Asia and USA.
– How to obtain plastic packaging that enhance food product safety, extend their expiry dates, reduce losses and packaging defect withdrawals or […]

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“Components for processing and packaging” to introduce revamped concept at interpack 2017

Event for packaging industry suppliers to take place at new location, concurrently with world’s leading trade fair
 
Following its debut at interpack 2014, “components for processing and packaging” will return to the next leading trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries from 4 to 10 May 2017 with a revised concept. Visitors will […]

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PR340 Central Food Services – PA supply high speed tray sealing for well known meat supplier

Date: November 2014
Issued by: Packaging Automation Ltd
A recent installation of PA’s Revolution tray sealer at West Midlands based meat supplier Central Food Services has dramatically improved the efficiencies of their foil tray sealing line. Central Food Services is a privately owned business based in the West Midlands producing a wide range of value added meat […]

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New bioplastics more flexible and with low migration suitable for food and textile sector

PLAPACK project has finished successfully after three years of development. AIMPLAS collaborated in this project, funded by Direct Innovation Line CDTI, along with two research centres and six companies.
The result is a new generation of biodegradable plastics of natural sources used for the manufacturing of clothes hangers, disposable household  and food packages. 
 
AIMPLAS (Plastics Technology […]

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SIDEL MODULOMOULD AND PACKAGING DESIGN EXPERTISE HELPS AWARD WINNING AFRICAN BEVERAGE PRODUCER

The benefits of Sidel’s Modulomould™ swappable mould insert system, along with the company’s packaging design expertise, have both been demonstrated in award winning bottles from Hariss International, one of Africa’s leading producers of water and soft drinks. At an awards ceremony on 10 September at the 2014 East AfriPack Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya, Hariss International […]

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Videojet Prepares Manufacturers for EU Food Labeling Directive Compliance

Videojet’s Thermal Transfer Overprinter Solutions ensure smooth transition to comply with European Union’s 1169/2011 directive
Huntingdon – 1st August 2014 – In light of European Union’s 1169/2011 directive, manufacturers producing food items for sale in the European Union (EU) will be required to clearly indicate and highlight certain information within ingredients lists from December 13th, […]

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French Fry Revolution: TOMRA Sorting introduces Sort-to-Spec

TOMRA Sorting announces the development of a new revolutionary feature specifically for french fry manufacturers: Sort-to-Spec.
Sort-to-Spec is an intelligence system that continuously and in real-time adapts the sort settings of its sorting machines in order to obtain maximum product quality and customer satisfaction at all times. Sort-to-Spec detects and removes unwanted discolorations and misshapen produce […]

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An environmentally-friendly production process

An important project will be completed in 2014: a new combined heat, power and cooling plant in partnership with E.On
Awareness towards environment is one of Goglio characteristics, testified by the criteria with which the Group’s production sites have been planned and built. In particular Daverio Packaging Division (Varese), situated in a particularly prized setting, has […]

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Sidel creates new drinks bottling business unit

    Sidel creates new drinks bottling business unit

PET solutions provider Sidel has created a new business unit to serve drinks products producers globally.
Split into six teams including maintenance, line improvement, training, spare parts and logistics, line conversions and moulds and packaging, Sidel Services has been designed to help customers achieve better product quality, efficiency, flexibility, cost optimisation and brand support.
Sidel CEO and […]

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EU sets 70% recycling target in new Circular Economy Package

    EU sets 70% recycling target in new Circular Economy Package

The European Commission has today (2 July) unveiled a revamped package of waste and recycling targets to accelerate Europe’s transition to a circular economy.
The ‘Circular Economy Package’ requires member states to recycle 70% of municipal waste and 80% of packaging waste by 2030. A zero-waste-to-landfill policy for plastics, paper, metals, glass and bio-waste will also […]

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Corvaglia Mexico: 10-year anniversary

    Corvaglia Mexico: 10-year anniversary

Eschlikon, June 2014
The mexican subsidiary of the swiss Corvaglia Holding AG celebrates its ten years of existence. Back, on July 24 2004 at 14:47 hours the first closure left the conveyer band. Today we are looking at more than ten million closures per day. Corvaglia Closures S.A. de C.V. located in Ixtlahuaca, State of Mexico […]

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RadTech Europe Announces Food Seminar

    RadTech Europe Announces Food Seminar

Covering UV-Printing for Food Packaging
 
The Hague, Netherlands, June 27,  2014 – RadTech Europe (RTE) announces they are hosting an international food seminar on ‘UV-Printing for Food Packaging.’ This seminar will be held on 24 September 2014 at the Wöllhaf Conference and Banquet Centre in Stuttgart Airport. The seminar will be held in English,  and RadTech […]

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MWV Transforms the Chilled Ready Meal Experience with SmartFare

    MWV Transforms the Chilled Ready Meal Experience with SmartFare

MeadWestvaco Corporation, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, has launched SmartFare™, a new package for chilled ready meals (CRM). SmartFare transforms the flimsy CRM tray into a premium, brandable experience, offering new product development professionals a way to drive trial, brand loyalty and repeat purchase with consumers seeking convenience and variety at mealtime.
Dual-ovenable, […]

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Sidel secures new contracts from Coca-Cola

PET liquid packaging solutions provider Sidel has secured three new contracts from Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (HBC) in Nigeria, Russia and Belarus.

Coca-Cola HBC is currently operating four Sidel lines at its Moscow facility, and will be supplied with a new line that includes a Sidel Matrix Combi, a Sidel Matrix Labeller, a mixer, two packers, a […]

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Vacuum packaging for industry and trade

The long-established machine manufacturer, WEBOMATIC, Germany, stands for vacuum packaging machines both for the industry and the trades.
In the thermoforming series, the company offers four models for different production capacities. The economical ML-C 2600 fits into almost any place of use, whereas the modular ML-C 3600 can be built precisely according to the client’s requirements. Its bigger […]

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