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DIXY Group & Tetra Pak launch Romanov Lug cream and baked milk packaging

DIXY Group has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch Romanov Lug own brand cream and baked milk packaging with the FSC certification label.

Egli and Fasa butter machinery available in the UK

Machinery from Swiss butter and margarine processing company Egli AG, and its partner packaging company, Lithuania’s Fasa, is now available to UK producers through Dairy Machinery UK.

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Stork Food & Dairy Systems moves beyond dairy following JBT acquisition

'Big plans' are in place for Stork Food & Dairy Systems (SFDS) following its acquisition by JBT, with the company getting ready to integrate all its technology across a range...

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

Are you ready for the ‘Cheester’ Easter Egg?

Food blogger Annem Hobson has partnered with Wildes Cheese to create the first ever ‘Cheester Egg’ for Easter.

Sidel and Yili develop bottle for yogurt drink launch

Sidel packaging and Yili’s liquid milk division have collaborated on a PET bottle for the company’s new Changyi brand.

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Coveris and Valio team up to launch new container

US packaging company Coveris and Finnish dairy Valio have teamed up to co-develop a thermoformed in-mold labeled (TIML) container.

Carrefour introduces CO2-reduced milk carton pack in Spain

Carrefour, one of the biggest distribution chains in Europe, is offering three different types of UHT milk in the combibloc EcoPlus 1,000 ml aseptic carton pack in Spain.

Tetra Pak expands cheese tech portfolio acquiring US firm

Tetra Pak has expanded its cheese technology portfolio by acquiring Johnson Industries International.

Constantia Flexibles acquires dairy lidding company in Italy

Constantia Flexibles Group has acquired TR Alucap, a dairy lidding company in Italy, for an undisclosed amount.  

Kroger updates classic gallon jug to be lighter and more user-friendly

Westover Dairy in Lynchburg, Virginia, has become the first Kroger production facility to manufacture and roll out a new lighter weight gallon jug, as part of the company’s 2020 sustainability...

Hitachi printers improve traceability for dairy industry

Pensworth dairy company has partnered with Allen Coding to install five Hitachi UX inkjet printers to improve efficiency.

JBT Corporation acquires Avure Technologies for $57m

JBT Corporation has acquired Avure Technologies, which provides high pressure processing (HPP) systems, for $57m.

PolyOne dairy light blocking additive approved by Chinese Food Approval Standards

PolyOne has announced its light-blocking additive for dairy products, ColorMatrix Lactra SX, has been rated as compliant with newly introduced Chinese Food Approval standards.

SqueezyStraw stand up pouch expands into beverages and desserts

The Barton Group has expanded the applications for its patented dispensing pouch technology called SqueezyStraw.

Water emulsions can achieve up to 20% fat reduction

By swapping fat particles for water or air, manufacturers have achieved up to 20% fat reductions in chocolate and cheese - but the technology can be applied to almost any...

Elopak looks back on six decades developing the Pure-Pak carton

From establishing the European license of Pure-Pak to creating a Roll Fed aseptic packaging business, Elopak celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and reflects on how the industry has changed over six...

Tetra Pak to open $25m closures plant for carton packaging in 2018

Tetra Pak is investing €24m ($25m) in its first factory for packaging closures in Thailand, creating 60 jobs.

RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

Three dead in Packaging Corporation of America paper mill explosion

Three men died and six workers were injured after an explosion at a paper mill owned by Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) on Wednesday (February 8).

Mondi Group expands its consumer packaging business

Mondi Group, which makes food and beverage packaging, has acquired Excelsior Technologies for $40m, to further grow its consumer packaging business. 

Brazilian dairy company Itambé expands its milkshake packaging line

Brazilian dairy company Itambé has expanded its milkshake packaging line with a fourth filling machine from SIG Combibloc.

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Andreas Kopp creates replica tin for Nestlé milk powder 150th anniversary

Andreas Kopp is helping Nestlé celebrate the 150th anniversary of its first ever milk powder with a replica tin.

Agropur to expand ice cream market presence with Scotsburn acquisition

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has acquired assets of Scotsburn Cooperative Services, expanding its presence in the ice cream and novelties market. 

Mondi expands heavy duty corrugated portfolio in Poland

Mondi has expanded its Simet plant near Poznań, Poland, reinforcing its heavy duty corrugated capabilities in Europe.

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