Consumers demonstrate growing interest in environmentally sound packaging, with shoppers in developing countries wishing to secure a cleaner environment for their children, according to Tetra Pak.
Coveris Rigid has developed and put into production what it claims to be the lightest 38mm tamper evident cap for the dairy and beverage market, signing a deal with Arla Foods to use the cap on its flavoured milk.
Nestlé is setting up a digital innovation team with staff drawn from the company’s marketing and technology groups, moving into an office in Silicon Valley co-located with swissnex, in 2016.
Kellogg has filed an international patent in the US for a food cup packaging assembly that makes it easier to stack and store food products.
Greiner Packaging has acquired a 51% majority in Teknik Plastik and Teknik IML from the Özata Group, in Turkey.
Ecolean has opened a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, following increased production capacity in China.
Coveris Holdings has acquired Elldex Packaging Solutions to expand into Australasia.
Clondalkin Kirchberg, the Switzerland based subsidiary of Clondalkin Group, has developed an aluminum free butterfoil for the dairy sector.
Industria Macchine Automatiche (IMA Group) has acquired OYSTAR Group from private equity firm ODEWALD.
Finnish dairy Valio will continue use of Tetra Pak's 100% renewable carton, but not with the lactose-free milk it was trialled with.
European Project, TRADEIT, hosted a Food Packaging Brokerage event during Hispack 2015 and BTA, (Barcelona Tecnologias de la Alimentacion), food technology fair, in Barcelona last week (April 23-24).
Morinaga Milk, part of Japanese Morinaga Group, based in Tokyo, has developed 'Toyal Lotus', a non-stick yoghurt lid.
Tetra Pak has released its financial results for 2014 with €10.9bn net sales, up 1.7% from 2013, with strong growth in Capital Equipment and Technical Sales.
Tetra Pak has opened a 4,000m² warehouse for finished products in Gornji Milanovac in Serbia, as part of a €11.9m two-year investment programme, creating 38 jobs.
Mondelez Brazil has introduced rounder packaging for its Philadelphia cream cheese, to spoon out the contents more easily.
Australian packaging company Orora has sealed a new deal to supply Fonterra with multi-wall bags for its New Zealand milk powder operations.
‘Despite the recent political and economic disruption, the MEA ambient beverage market has grown and remains one of our core markets’, says SIG Combibloc as it announced opening a joint HQ with its partner Obeikan Investment Group.
Tetra Pak is working on a number of initiatives to reach its goal of 40% recycling rates by 2020 including the continued development of Hangzhou Fulun Ecology Technology company in China.
Ecolean is expanding and will open an office in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, this year as part of its expansion in Southeast Asia.
Onex Corporation’s deal to buy SIG Combibloc for €3.75bn ($4.66bn) has been cleared by the European Commission.
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