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Dual Quality of Food – European Commission Releases Common Testing Methodology

    Dual Quality of Food – European Commission Releases Common Testing Methodology

The European Commission has just released a new common methodology for comparing the quality of food products across the EU. The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s Science and

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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

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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)

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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