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Tetra Pak UK & Ireland HQ to open in May

Tetra Pak is relocating its UK and Ireland headquarters and 60 employees from Wrexham, in Wales, to Chester Business Park next month.

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Academic puts smart money on smart dairy packaging

Smart packaging will play a pivotal role in the future of FMCG including dairy as companies cut waste with higher quality, longer lasting products and new technology drives material prices down.

‘China & South America growth offset by decline in Europe’

Tetra Pak to expand in South America

Tetra Pak released its 2013 net sales today announcing a 3.5% growth and a 15% rise in capital equipment, which saw more than 580 filling machines installed globally, led by a demand in Greater China and Central and South America. 

FrieslandCampina swaps paper for plastic on Rainbow Condensed Milk can

Cans of FrieslandCampina’s Rainbow Condensed Milk will have their traditional paper labels replaced with heat-shrinkable plastic that can better survive the “difficult environmental conditions” experienced in the Middle East.

ECHA backs move to strengthen BPA classification

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has backed a proposal to strengthen the existing harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA).

BEVERAGE & DAIRY TREATMENT 2014

'Sell your process pizzazz!’ Packaging guru urges beverage brands

Beverage brands using sophisticated process technologies including aseptic and HPP should better communicate the advantages that they lend, says one world renowned packaging expert.

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Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

Finnish dairy Valio ‘wanted something new’: Tetra Pak

Finnish dairy giant Valio has adopted Tetra Pak's Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge carton in the hope of revitalizing three established dairy brands.

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges.

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 2014: RISING DAIRY BAG-IN-BOX DEMAND

Dairy bag-in-box demand ‘growing steadily’: Smurfit Kappa

Demand for bag-in-box packaging from the dairy industry for foodservice products is increasing "steadily" but potential for growth still lies in the retail sector, says Smurfit Kappa.

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Tetra Pak comes clean about its biggest recycling ‘headache’

Tetra Pak doesn’t believe it will be the first company to launch a 100% renewable carton and claims its biggest recycling challenge is working with countries that have a poor economy.

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Top 5 Packaging Trends 2014

‘Brand owners are constantly innovating to keep up with the changing demands and requirements of consumers, as well as to stand out in an increasingly competitive environment.

APAC dairy packaging growth 7% CAGR

Tetra Pak boosts dairy carton growth

Dairy containers are leading a global increase in food packaging, with growth in the sector driven by Asia and Latin America as milk-based products become more popular in these regions.  

ACCC will not oppose Detmold Group deal

Amcor acquisition gets green light

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the proposed acquisition by Amcor of Detmold Group’s Australian flexible packaging operation.

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Serac buys 100% Agami shares

French group Serac has bought 100% shares in Agami, based in Paris, to expand into the packaging manufacturing market.

Carton preference Crystal clear after Mengniu test: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has launched its latest packaging development, the Tetra Brik Aseptic 250 Base Crystal carton, after a "successful field test" by Chinese dairy giant Mengniu.

Greek yogurt aims for the heart with Valentine’s tubs

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Greek yogurt brand Ehrmann MIXIM is hitting shelves in specially formed containers that aim for the heart.

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GEA Procomac sells first ever aseptic PET line for milk products in India

GEA Procomac has sold the first ever aseptic filling line in India for milk products in PET bottles to India's biggest milk producer Gujarat Co-Op Milk Marketing Federation.

Greiner Packaging moves to US

Greiner Packaging Corporation will open its first US manufacturing site for the food industry in Pennsylvania, US, creating 128 jobs in the next three years.

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$20m project to make PET dairy cups in Saudi

Octal Petrochemicals will manufacture polyethylene terephthalate (PET) cups and trays for the dairy and poultry industry in Saudi Arabia.

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