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Sonoco to acquire Clear Lam Packaging for $170m

Packaging company Sonoco has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films, for...

New stabilizing systems from Hydrosol for cheese products

German company Hydrosol has launched a stabilizing and texturing system it says can make cheese products, and alternatives to cheese, simply and cost-effectively.

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Neste Jacobs increases Valio milk powder production by 8%

Finnish technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs has completed an optimization project at Valio’s Lapinlahti milk powder production factory.

SIG Combibloc launches individual QR coding for Brazilian coop dairy line

SIG Combibloc has partnered with Brazilian agriculture cooperative Languiru, to provide transparency for quality and food safety, optimize production processes and enable personalized digital marketing on its dairy line.

Sidel gains FDA approval for aseptic blow fill sealer for manufacturing of low acid products

Sidel has received FDA approval for its Aseptic Combi Predis FMa blow fill seal filler for use in low acid manufacturing and commercial distribution in the US.

Sonoco expands ClearGuard packaging for liquid and viscous product pouches

Sonoco has expanded its ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products.

Apple iPhone iOS 11 available to the public in September

Talkin’ Things NFC Smart Packaging System integrates iPhone and Android

Talkin’ Things has created a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Smart Packaging System that integrates iPhone and Android users.

BASF and HP Indigo launch water-based adhesives for flexible packaging

BASF has partnered with HP Indigo to develop a water-based adhesive for flexible packaging using its HP Indigo ElectroInk process.

Thailand Dairy Organization to increase production capacity by 80%

Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) is expanding its production capacity by installing three CFA 124 high-speed filling machines from SIG Combibloc.

Four trends driving innovation in dairy packaging

As millennials seek out products that are healthy and all-natural, dairy is often positioned as an attractive option. Recent studies have indicated that dairy, whether low- or full-fat, offers health...

Solving coding challenges in the dairy industry

Where dairy production is concerned, humid and wet production environments coupled with short product shelf life creates pressures for packaging operations.

US dairy works to create consistent tracking of greenhouse gas emissions for dairy processors

Sustainability is no longer a buzzword for US dairy processors, it has become a necessary part of their business to drive growth and meet customers’ environmental expectations, but the process...

Ultima Foods makes $14m investment in drinkable yogurt innovation

Yogurt maker Ultima Foods has invested $14.4m (US$10.7m) in a new production line at its Granby, Québec, plant to meet the strong consumer demand for drinkable yogurt products.

Tetra Pak on Paris Agreement: ‘It’s business as usual’

Tetra Pak has seen a rising demand among dairy processors for more sustainable filtration technology and water recovery systems, and the company believes it can continue to achieve its environmental...

Jindal Poly Films rumoured to buy European assets of DuPont Teijin Films

India's largest polyester-based packaging film company Jindal Poly Films Ltd (JPFL) is allegedly in talks to buy the European production assets of DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) for an estimated $300m.

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RPC Bebo Plastik light protector packaging protects cheese

RPC Bebo Plastik has partnered with Kremgo in Norway to launch Lett lighter cream cheese in 88mm x 88mm square polypropylene tubs.

API completes holographic and embossing site

API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities after completing a £0.5m ($642k) investment at its Livingston facility in Scotland.

Needham Coding to sell own-brand CIJ printers for first time

Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched its own-brand of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to drive its growth strategy, having been previously recognized as a distributor of...

GualapackGroup takes over Mexican company and partners with Aptar on premade "no-spill" spouted pouch

Italy’s GualapackGroup has bought Mexican company Excel Nobleza S.A.P.I. de C.V., after announcing earlier in the month it had partnered with Aptar to launch a premade "no-spill" spouted pouch....

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WestRock to acquire five US Corrugated facilities

WestRock Company will acquire five converting facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana from US Corrugated; which makes corrugated products for packaging and displays.

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Atex DewPoint system launched

Atex Explosionsschutz Gmbh, a German company that provides fire and explosion safety systems for the dairy industry, has recently introduced the Atex Dewpoint monitoring system to monitor the absolute humidity...

Bingo Bagger machine fills need for cheese packaging for foodservice and wholesale industries

WeighPack Systems has introduced its Bingo Bagger machine designed for foodservice and wholesale applications for the food and dairy industries and has started marketing its cheese packaging capabilities.  

PerkinElmer Food Business Unit targets dairy growth through Bioo Scientific acquisition

The food business unit of PerkinElmer consists of Perten Instruments, Delta Instruments, and most recently, Bioo Scientific, to now cover the full spectrum of dairy processing and food safety.

Pro Mach acquires P.E. Labellers with plans to open more facilities

Pro Mach has acquired P.E. Labellers, which manufacturers self-adhesive, hot melt, cold glue, roll-fed, and sleeve labeling technologies.

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Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

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