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Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment

Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

Nestlé seeks to patent aseptic closure for 'non-destructive' spoilage detection

Nestlé has applied to patent a closure system for aseptically-filled containers that allows for the “non-destructive detection” of spoilage.

School milk programs 'catalyst' for dairy market growth: Tetra Pak

School milk programs continue to serve as a “catalyst” for milk and dairy market growth in developing nations, says Tetra Pak.

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Tetra Pak names Brian Kennell president and CEO of US and Canada

Tetra Pak has appointed company veteran Brian Kennell as president and CEO for the US and Canada.

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

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Tetra Pak: 5 Global Emerging Trends

Tetra Pak analysts Anna Larsson, Bettina Scatamachia and Kristina de Verdier look at five global emerging trends – and what this means for food packaging. 

Tetra Pak tank 'eliminates' post-processing ESL milk bacteria growth

Tetra Pak has developed technology that "eliminates" the risk of bacteria growth in extended shelf life (ESL) milk between processing and packaging.

Tetra Pak: ‘Biggest challenge in India is lack of enforcement of legislation’

Tetra Pak has donated three $5,000 baling machines to the Indian army in Jammu, Kashmir and Sikkim to dispose of and recycle its cartons.

Growth of aluminium products foiled by Russian dairy embargo

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) has released its half year results for 2014.

Valio, Danone & Gropper already using 3DLE tech

Coveris Rigid partners with Dukat to offer DLE dry offset printing

Croatian milk and dairy company, Dukat, is one of the first companies to sign up to Coveris Rigid 3D Digital Laser Engraved (DLE) technology.

The cheese stands alone: Sonoco cheers packaging sustainability

The company’s Sonoco Recycling subsidiary has awarded its Sustainability Star Award to Saputo Cheese USA for best environmental practices.

Speakers include former Unilever product safety director

Top of the agenda: Nonthermal Processing

The Ohio State University will host the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop with the theme “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods” on October 21-24, sponsored by Avure Technologies...

Former Coca-Cola head joins Cavitus and opens US office

Doug Dichting, former VP at Del Monte Foods, The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Beverages has joined Cavitus as president and opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Milchhof Sterzing dairy upgrades Oystar tech

Packaging line stops yoghurt 'sloshing around under the lid'

Milchhof Sterzing, in Italy's South Tyrol, is modernizing its dairy equipment from Oystar and will install a glass filling line in November.

Carbery Ingredients installs £1m bag packer from Premier Tech Chronos

Irish supplier Carbery Ingredients has installed a £1m bag packer from Premier Tech Chronos at its Ballineen factory, near Cork, in Ireland, with operations starting at the end of the...

'Commercial appetite' for photopurification growing with data: SurePure

The “commercial appetite” for SurePure’s Turbulator photopurification technology will increase as the data supporting its safety and benefits grows, says the South African company.

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GEA creates European powder filling and systems business unit

GEA has drafted in Chr. Hansen executive Christian Rolf Jacobsen to head up its new Powder Systems Europe business unit.

Delta Packaging to open production plant in Poland

Delta Packaging will open a 10,000m² production plant in Poland in June next year, to expand its services across Europe.

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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