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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.

Danone to expand its children’s range in Russia

Danone will expand its children’s range Danonino globally expanding into Russia and Asia after initial success in Spain and the UK.

Tetra Pak to close packaging factory in Sweden axing 250 jobs

Tetra Pak will close a packaging factory in Lund, Sweden, due to come into effect in February 2015, axing 250 jobs.

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.

Breast is best: Punjab gov sets new infant formula labelling rules

Labelling of infant formula sold in the Pakistani department of Punjab must now include the warning “mother’s milk is the best food for your baby and helps in preventing diarrhoea and other illnesses,” according to new prohibition and guidance rules released by the region’s government.

Joint venture with Sidel, Yoshino Kogyosho & Nestlé Waters

Amcor LiquiForm to be commercialised in two years

Amcor’s LiquiForm, which uses consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill a container on one machine simultaneously will be commercialized in two to three years’ time.

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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Arla dairy products become DuoSmart

Arla has unveiled new and existing dairy product families in DuoSmart Light cups by Coveris in Finland.

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Marketing to Millennials, Unisex Sells

‘It has been decades since expectant parents felt compelled to paint the nursery walls baby blue for boys and cotton candy pink for girls.

BioGaia drives niche market for newborns with colic

TwoPac €1.7m packaging plant expansion for baby probiotics

TwoPac, a wholly owned subsidiary of BioGaia healthcare company, will invest €1.7m in a factory expansion in Eslöv, Sweden.

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Innovia and Symingtons scoop BVCA Management Team Awards

Innovia Group, Symingtons, and Allied Glass were some of the firms recognised at the British Private Equity Venture Capital Association’s (BVCA) Management Team Awards 2014 in London, this week.

Production capacity to reach 9.8bn packages by 2015

Tetra Pak unveils €60m Turkish packaging plant upgrade

Tetra Pak will invest a further €36m in its packaging material plant in Izmir, Turkey to complete a €60m technology upgrade it started in 2012.

Bankrupted Constar to rise from the ashes

UTB Industry has taken over Constar, which was declared bankrupt in May and will relaunch it as part of the UTB Group.

Coveris to expand extrusion and forming manufacturing in Poland

Coveris Rigid has started producing polypropylene (PP) trays for fresh food packaging in Poland as it plans to expand its extrusion and forming manufacturing facilities.

Investment from Swire, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Avantium closes $50m deal to create 100% PEF bottle

Avantium has closed a financing round of $50m from a consortium including Swire Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company, DANONE, ALPLA, and existing shareholders to advancing PEF packaging material.

‘Break the mould’ with packaging designs

Our Top 10 pick of the WPO Award winners

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar Awards saw 139 winners across 35 countries from 249 entries this year.

In depth: Packaging associations comment on environmental performance pilots

Packaging to be addressed in EU environmental footprint projects

Packaging will form part of 11 food and beverage-based pilot projects starting next month to measure and communicate a products environmental performance.

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GEA Procomac trials breakthrough White & Safe milk bottle in Italy

Paolo Ventrelli from GEA Procomac tells us that the firm’s White & Safe bottle now on trial in Italy will overcome light barrier problems that have hampered PET uptake in ESL/UHT white milk.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SAY CHEESE

Cheese appeals to consumers looking for a quick, protein-rich snack. Here are some examples of packages that are the cream of the crop.

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