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Brazilian dairy Vigor picks up Silver for its Actilife probiotics

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic

Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice and Vigor’s Actilife probiotics have been recognised for their Tetra Pak products at the 2014 ABRE Awards (Brazilian Packaging Association).

Redesigns packaging for Hovis Seed Sensations bread bag

Amcor sustainability report highlights first non-refrigerated yoghurt

Shelf life extension, portion control, microwavable materials, re-closing features, moisture absorbing layers and built-in security are some of packaging highlights in The Amcor 2014 Sustainability Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Pack Expo 2014

High Barrier/Dunnage Free Bags on show for packaging dairy products

Black Forest Container Systems (BFCS) has launched High Barrier/Dunnage Free Bags for packaging dairy products, edible oils, sauces, liquid eggs, wine, fruits and vegetables and aseptic products.  

Advances in Beverage Filling Technology 2014: Special Newsletter

We hope you enjoy today's special edition newsletter, which groups together four articles on beverage filling technology advances and trends, where investing in the right machinery is vital to win that competitive edge by supplying customers with safer, tastier, higher quality products at prices that won't wipe out your margins.

INDUSTRY VOICES: INDIAN BEVERAGE FILLING INSIGHTS

‘Technology transfer cost’ hinders aseptic filling uptake in India

An experienced engineering project manager who has completed projects for the likes of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola tells us that technology transfer costs are to blame for slow Indian uptake of aseptic filling.

PACKAGE POISED FOR 2015 ROLL-OUT TO EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

Tetra Pak unleashes plant power with ‘world’s first’ 100% bio-based carton

Tetra Pak claims to have harnessed the power of plants by launching the world’s first milk carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.

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.

News in brief

Arla dairy products become DuoSmart

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

Guest article

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.

News in brief

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.

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