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Groupe Lactalis and BasePower enter Combined Heat and Power agreement

Groupe Lactalis has signed a power purchase agreement for the installation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system from BasePower at The Caledonian Cheese Company in Stranraer, Scotland.

Lassonde partners with SIG Combibloc for its ready-to-drink thickened beverages

Canadian food manufacturer Lassonde has expanded its product range with recloseable carton packs from SIG Combibloc for its Oasis NutriSolution Hydra+ for people with difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).

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RPC deal ‘emulates Berry and Coveris acquisition strategy’

RPC, which makes rigid plastic packaging for the food, dairy and beverage market among others, is set to acquire British Polythene Industries (BPI) for £261m ($379m), in August, subject to...

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Soy-based BPA alternative coating wins award

A coating technology which could be used to replace Bisphenol A (BPA) in a variety of applications has been awarded second place in a category at the 2016 Bio-Based Innovation Awards.

Fonterra’s new cheese slice line expansion officially opens

Fonterra has officially opened its new slice-on-slice cheese expansion at Eltham, New Zealand, with the plant now able to produce enough cheese to fill more than 3bn burgers each year.

RPC launches Modul milk bottle made from sugar cane

Swedish dairy company Skånemejerier has partnered with RPC on its Modul bottle for non-homogenized milk, made from a non oil-based bio polymer produced from sugar cane.

Rising demand for different carton sizes as household numbers decline

Evergreen Packaging has launched a line of SmartPak cartons in four sizes of 40oz, 48oz, 52oz and 59oz to meet a rising demand for different sizes.

Metsä Board re-thinks Bag-in-Box concept with Elevated Drink Box

Metsä Board has partnered with BOBST, Kodak, Marbach, Henkel, and Knauer to develop an ‘Elevated Drink Box’ (EDB) based on the ‘bag in box’ concept.

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Dairy opts for Loma system to meet retailer standards

Loma Systems has installed a combination checkweigher and metal detection unit at a UK dairy to inspect different sized packs of speciality Stilton cheeses at speeds of up to 20...

PurePulse makes raw milk safe, says CoolWave

Dutch company CoolWave says its PurePulse technology makes it possible to render bacteria in raw milk harmless, while the taste and quality of the raw milk are preserved.

Smurfit Kappa and YéO launch Pouch-Up strawberry yogurt drink

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with YéO, a subsidiary of the French dairy group Sodiaal, to create a Pouch-Up packaging for yogurt drinks.  

Bespoke butter tub leads to 65% increase in sales claims TINE

A bespoke butter tub from RPC Superfos has led to a 65% increase in sales, according to Norwegian dairy cooperative TINE.

Denali unveils first phase of $12m plant upgrade featuring new R&D center

Wisconsin-based Denali Ingredients unveiled its $5.5m buildout to accommodate the company’s growing ice cream and food ingredients business, as production has more than doubled in the past decade, the company...

GEA claims higher packing speeds with top-filled Doy-style bags

GEA has launched a Doy-style bag filled from the top instead of the side, which it claims can enable a higher fill rate.

Are ‘zapcodes’ the next big thing for AR cartons? SIG Combibloc thinks so

SIG Combibloc has partnered with Zappar to launch its first carton packs with ‘zapcodes’, which use augmented reality (AR) to engage consumers in ‘real time’ with interactive experiences such as...

DuPont Packaging Awards 2016

The results are in: Blow-molded PET container beats Coca Cola Christmas Bow label & Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex

Graham Packaging has beaten Coca Cola’s Christmas Bow label and Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex bio-based carton to take Diamond place in this year’s DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation....

Elopak enters Japanese market with Pure-Pak carton

Elopak has partnered with Nippon Paper Industries to launch its Pure-Pak carton in Japan.

Gebo extends its cap feeding applications for plastic tops and glass bottles

Gebo has expanded its Aidlin brand optimizing its performance with OptiFeed, which handles up to 80,000 caps per hour in the food, dairy and beverage sector.

‘Smart’ move as Clondalkin embosser adds greater prominence on aluminum lids

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has partnered with Berhalter to install its SMARTembosser for embossing aluminum lids.

FOSS introduces new cheese scanner

FOSS has introduced the DairyScan, an analytical instrument for testing the fat and moisture content of cheese during production and at final product release.

Yoplait partners with famous illustrator to design limited edition packaging

French yogurt brand Yoplait has partnered with Norwegian illustrator Esra Røis to launch ‘stand out’ Limited Edition packaging for its latest product, Double 0%.

Hanovia launching ‘more efficient’ UV system for beverage water treatment

UV disinfection company Hanovia’s core industry is working with food and beverage manufacturers, which is why it is launching its new PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) disinfection system in the Middle East region at...

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European market lagging behind US and Brazil in coconut beverage consumption and growth

Ready-to-drink (RTD) coconut beverages have rapidly gained popularity with consumers in recent years, with sales of packaged coconut water now estimated to be worth more than $1bn worldwide.

New hires: Americk Packaging; tna; Saxco International; Baker Perkins & Clondalkin

BakeryandSnacks brings you the latest round-up of new appointments this month at Americk Packaging; tna; Saxco International; Baker Perkins and Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury.

Kavli redesigns cheese spread packaging for on-shelf appeal and extended shelf life

Kavli food group has partnered with injection molder RPC Superfos and IML label manufacturer, Verstraete IML, to redesign its cheese spread packaging.

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