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Silgan Holdings completes $1bn WestRock acquisition

Silgan Holdings has completed its $1bn acquisition of WestRock Company specialty closures and dispensing systems business.

Ledo ice cream debuts RPC Superfos EasySnacking pot

Ledo has partered with RPC Superfos to launch its Croatian ice cream dessert, Kremsnita, in an EasySnacking pack.

Pulse Flexible Packaging goes into administration

Administrators Jonny Marston and Howard Smith from KPMG have been called in as Pulse Flexible Packaging ceases production.

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Tetra Pak launches smaller packaging to capture sports nutrition and fortified milk markets

Tetra Pak has launched two new portion size options, Tetra Prisma Aseptic 200 and 250 Edge with DreamCap 26, targeting on-the-go consumers.

Alchemy Utilities develops water purification plant

Irish company Alchemy Utilities is launching H20 Optima, a renewable water purification plant that runs on energy generated from waste food.

DS Smith, International Paper & Smurfit Kappa in fraud investigation

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has launched an anti-trust investigation into alleged corrugated sheet and packaging fraud in Italy.

Pretium Packaging to close one of its factories

Pretium Packaging will close a plant in Seymour, Indiana, US, in May, axing 55 jobs.

Recycling robotics uses AI to sort food and beverage cartons from other materials

A new artificial intelligence-powered robotics system has been developed to divert cartons away from landfills, with possibilities to sort other recyclable materials in the future. 

Synerlink expands into milk, desserts, yogurts and juice sector

Food packaging technology supplier Synerlink has acquired Ermi, which manufactures aseptic fill-seal bottle and cup fillers for milk, desserts, yogurts and juices.

Lactips creates edible plastic packaging from milk protein

Lactips has developed an edible plastic made from milk protein (casein), claiming it has enormous potential for intelligent packaging in the food and beverage industry.

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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.

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