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New plants hint at growing appetite in Middle East for processed dairy

SPX Corp and GEA Group have both been awarded large contracts in the dairy processing sector in the run up to Christmas, the companies have announced.

Packaging material price hikes continue to challenge, finds FoodProductionDaily survey

The results of the inaugural survey gauging the outlook for the food and drink processing industry reveal that commodity and packaging material price increases, the bugbear of the past...

RPC agrees takeover of Superfos for €240m

RPC Group has unveiled plans to acquire Superfos for €240m (₤205m) in a bid to boost its product portfolio, technical know-how, and geographical reach.

Quality Package to reinforce schemes, gives guidelines for labelling

The European Commission has adopted a new policy package on food quality standards that aims to reinforce the PDO-PGI scheme, streamline marketing standards, and provides guidelines on use of voluntary...

Packaging lobbyist warns that green policy divisions in Europe could damage trade

European policy makers need to be aware that taking conflicting approaches on sustainability could affect the free flow of packaged goods, according to the managing director of Europen.

Oystar claims the company has managed a successful turnaround

Packaging machinery specialist Oystar has announced that it is now able to conduct business without outside financing for the first time since the economic crisis hit.

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FrieslandCampina switches to FSC accredited beverage cartons

FrieslandCampina has announced that it is switching to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited cardboard in the Benelux countries.

Oystar Erca-Formseal cuts thickness of yoghurt pot walls

At Emballage in Paris last week Oystar Erca-Formseal, an operating company of the Oystar group, presented new technology that permits the production of thinner-walled yoghurt pots.

New foil seal offers material and production efficiencies - company

Significant material savings and swifter product to market times are benefits claimed by Vaassen Flexible Packaging (VFP) for its new foil-based induction seal liner.

Virtual engagement to aid food and drink packaging innovation, claims MWV

Leading packaging materials and machinery supplier MWV claims its open innovation portal will generate new ideas related to sustainability, materials science and substrate development for food and drink packaging.

Cereal and pasta makers will gain from seal integrity of biopolymer, Innovia

A new biopolymer range provides better seal integrity for the larger pack sizes of dry products such as muesli and pasta, claimed Innovia Films at the launch of the new...

Stretchable paper could revolutionise thermoformed packaging

A new stretchable paper may signal the beginning of the end for thermoform plastic trays, Billerud told at the Emballage show in Paris last week.

Consolidation and partnerships key for end of line and palletizing sector

The palletizing and automated end-of-line sector is likely to experience greater consolidation and increased strategic alliances as industry players seek to deliver greater efficiencies, says Newtec boss Didier Pradeilles.

Dispatches from Emballage in Paris

Prototype system promises significant energy savings in packaging process

Sustainability and energy saving are two of the major trends driving current development in packaging and processing technology.

Packaging innovation centred on convenience, analysts

Beverage packaging design will revert away from a recent shift towards cost effectiveness, and back to longer-term trends such as added value and convenience, as countries begin to emerge from...

CEO aims to bring carton recycling "to another level" in the UK

A switch from the carton industry-funded bring bank collection scheme to kerbside collection by local authorities is top of the agenda for the next 18 months, claims the newly appointed...

Dispatches from Emballage in Paris

Robot benefits impossible to ignore, says food packaging industry specialist

Food and beverage industry robots offer productivity and cost savings that the industry cannot ignore, according to French end-of-line packaging machinery specialist Cermex.

Cube gives flexibility in continuous cooking for cheese, sauces and baby food, says Goldpeg

A more compact version of Goldpeg’s cooking and cooling system offers a range of temperatures and “flexible” functions in processed cheese and other food production.

Rexam defends green credentials of beverage can

Talking from the Brau Beviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Rexam executive John Revess outlined the lobbying and marketing work needed to improve the environmental image of the beverage can.

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Beverage market to return to 2008 levels in two years - Krones

Leading beverage filling and packaging technology company Krones reported a number of drink makers signing on the dotted line at German trade show Brau Beviale last week, and we caught...

IDF and ISO develop new melamine milk test standard

A new test standard to determine the melamine and cyanuric acid content of liquid milk, powdered milk products and infant formulae has been developed by the International Dairy Federation (IDF)...

Versatility seals award for innovative vacuum can seamer talked to Alejandro Martinez, of Montajes Conserveros de Galicia (MCG), at the IPA show in Paris about its innovative vacuum can seamer.

IPA judges find innovative heat recovery system very cool

Clauger said its compact heat recovery system can produce not only cold water but hot water to a far higher temperature than previously possible.

Biofilm busting enzyme boosts plant hygiene caught up with Realco at the recent IPA trade show in Paris to discuss biofilms and the company’s breakthrough in tackling these slime layers that pose a constant contamination...

TNA appoints new European general manager

Food packaging and processing equipment supplier, Tna has appointed design engineer, Tim Moulsdale, as its new European general manager.

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