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RGHL confirms 'approach' to buy SIG Combibloc: $5bn price tag rumored

Reynolds Group says it will perform a strategic review of the world’s second-largest carton producer SIG Combibloc after an approach by an unnamed suitor looking to buy the business.

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JBT FoodTech completes Stork ICS acquisition

JBT FoodTech has completed the acquisition of Stork ICS’s hydrostatic sterilizer technology.

Tri-Star: ‘Packaging is an investment, rather than a cost’

Tri-Star Packaging has seen a rise in demand for artisan wrap packaging, deli-style papers, eco-friendly salad boxes and pots to suit the latest street food trends, such as Mexican, South...

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'Be proud' of packaging sustainability efforts, dairy brands urged

Personify's Gail Barnes has called on dairy brand owners to "be proud" of their sustainability efforts and use tools such as Twitter to spread the word to consumers.

WhiteWave pours into LEED-certified production facility

The beverage and food producer’s 325,000-square-foot facility has received LEED certification from the US Green Building Council.

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Arla dairy products become DuoSmart

Arla has unveiled new and existing dairy product families in DuoSmart Light cups by Coveris in Finland.

Project turns up the heat on biodegradable dairy packaging

One of the biggest challenges in creating biodegradable material for dairy packaging is the need to withstand thermal treatments such as sterilization and pasteurization, according to the Technological Institute of...

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Online dairy technology information platform DairyMachineryReview launched

An online platform designed to provide dairy industry stakeholders with information on processing technology manufactured by more than 150 firms has been launched.

Legislation to ban BPA could push America backward – NAMPA

Legislation to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from food and beverage containers could ‘push America backward in public health’, according to the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA).

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Hood: Sky’s the limit with aseptic beverage packaging

HP Hood, a processor specializing in extended-shelf-life dairy and non-dairy beverages, is seeing demand for aseptically packaged products increase.

BioGaia drives niche market for newborns with colic

TwoPac €1.7m packaging plant expansion for baby probiotics

TwoPac, a wholly owned subsidiary of BioGaia healthcare company, will invest €1.7m in a factory expansion in Eslöv, Sweden.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SINGLE SERVE

Snacks, drinks, condiments, and other food and beverage favorites are fueling consumer demand for convenience with single-serve packaging. Here are some notable examples of one-shot containers seen on retail shelves.

Fanuc: robots can boost yield in dairy factories

The dairy industry is showing increased interest in pick and place robot handling systems, according to FANUC Robotics. 

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Innovia and Symingtons scoop BVCA Management Team Awards

Innovia Group, Symingtons, and Allied Glass were some of the firms recognised at the British Private Equity Venture Capital Association’s (BVCA) Management Team Awards 2014 in London, this week.

Production capacity to reach 9.8bn packages by 2015

Tetra Pak unveils €60m Turkish packaging plant upgrade

Tetra Pak will invest a further €36m in its packaging material plant in Izmir, Turkey to complete a €60m technology upgrade it started in 2012.

Packs that score: World Cup packaging gallery

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, we take a look at some of the designs that are high scorers when it comes to packaging. 

Bankrupted Constar to rise from the ashes

UTB Industry has taken over Constar, which was declared bankrupt in May and will relaunch it as part of the UTB Group.

Coveris to expand extrusion and forming manufacturing in Poland

Coveris Rigid has started producing polypropylene (PP) trays for fresh food packaging in Poland as it plans to expand its extrusion and forming manufacturing facilities.

ACE tree huggers: Carton kings boost sustainable wood fiber use

Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc boosted their use of wood fiber from Forest Stewardship Council-certified or controlled sources by 5% to 93% in 2013, according to an independent report.

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Dairy packaging is changing - how can coding and marking technology keep up?

As consumer demand for dairy evolves so does packaging. Linx Printing Technologies' Paul Doody examines whether coding and marking technology can keep up with changing dairy packaging formats?

GEA, DTU develop mathematical model to boost milk powder output

In advance of the upcoming European Union (EU) milk quota abolition, GEA and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have developed a mathematical model they claim can increase powdered milk...

Inside... the Vietnam Milk Factory

What does 'mega' look like: Vietnam Milk Factory

Reading statistics about processing equipment at a milk ‘mega factory’ is one thing: to see it in action from the factory floor is quite another. 

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GEA: ‘It’s no secret we want to focus more on food’

The food industry is a secure business with strong growth and GEA is ‘putting all its eggs into one basket’ to drive growth in that area, according to GEA Grasso.

Kids’ carton contest highlights packaging sustainability

Evergreen Packaging has crowned the 2014 winner in its Made by Milk carton creativity contest, designed to bring home the green benefits of cartons as a food and beverage package.

‘Break the mould’ with packaging designs

Our Top 10 pick of the WPO Award winners

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar Awards saw 139 winners across 35 countries from 249 entries this year.

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