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Pretium Packaging launches PET container with integrated handle

Pretium Packaging has launched the SureHandle, a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container with an integrated handle. 

RPC opens foam modelling studio to test packaging

RPC Design team has opened a purpose-built foam modelling studio for designers to make mock-ups of packs to test and modify them before they are released on the market. 

PPC top paperboard packaging trends

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has revealed its top trends in folding carton and rigid box design, following entries for the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.

Sonoco to close one of its US factories this year

Sonoco will close its Boone, South Carolina factory in October, axing 35 jobs.

Ornua and Irishgold reach settlement on trademark dispute

Irish dairy manufacturer Ornua, maker of Kerrygold butter, has won a trademark dispute against Wisconsin-based Old World Creamery over use of the name “Irishgold” on its butter and cheese products. ...

Schubert 3D camera ‘one step closer to long-term goal of optical 3D recognition’

Schubert has developed a 3D camera which can pick up ‘disorganized products’ from a storage bin.

Grupo Lala says yogurt will play big role in developing US and Central American markets

Grupo Lala reported increased operating income of 5.9% for Q2 2017, driven by its emerging businesses in the US and Canada, with strong performance in Mexico compensating for additional costs...

DFA sells New York former yogurt plant to HP Hood

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) sold its yogurt manufacturing plant in Batavia, New York, to dairy processor HP Hood LLC who will in invest $200m in facility updates.

International Paper agrees to pay $354m settlement to Kleen Products

International Paper has agreed to pay $354m to Kleen Products in an antitrust lawsuit settlement, but denies the allegations.

Tetra Pak’s new in-line blender improves consistency and saves costs

Tetra Pak has launched a new in-line blender the company said helps dairy manufacturers improve consistency, ensure product quality and cut costs.

API launches Holonique Boutique for custom decorative packaging

API has launched a custom decorative holography service called Holonique Boutique.

SIG Combibloc launches individual QR coding for Brazilian coop dairy line

SIG Combibloc has partnered with Brazilian agriculture cooperative Languiru, to provide transparency for quality and food safety, optimize production processes and enable personalized digital marketing on its dairy line.

Sidel gains FDA approval for aseptic blow fill sealer for manufacturing of low acid products

Sidel has received FDA approval for its Aseptic Combi Predis FMa blow fill seal filler for use in low acid manufacturing and commercial distribution in the US.

Synvina PEF bottle gets green light for recyclability

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina, a joint venture between BASF and Avantium.

Sonoco expands ClearGuard packaging for liquid and viscous product pouches

Sonoco has expanded its ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products.

Apple iPhone iOS 11 available to the public in September

Talkin’ Things NFC Smart Packaging System integrates iPhone and Android

Talkin’ Things has created a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Smart Packaging System that integrates iPhone and Android users.

BASF and HP Indigo launch water-based adhesives for flexible packaging

BASF has partnered with HP Indigo to develop a water-based adhesive for flexible packaging using its HP Indigo ElectroInk process.

Four trends driving innovation in dairy packaging

As millennials seek out products that are healthy and all-natural, dairy is often positioned as an attractive option. Recent studies have indicated that dairy, whether low- or full-fat, offers health...

LiquiGlide expands its CPG portfolio in condiments and dairy

LiquiGlide has taken on a general manager as it commercializes its first applications in packaging with coatings for condiments (mayonnaise, dressings and dips) and dairy (cream cheese, sour cream and yogurt), among...

Solving coding challenges in the dairy industry

Where dairy production is concerned, humid and wet production environments coupled with short product shelf life creates pressures for packaging operations.

Tetra Pak on Paris Agreement: ‘It’s business as usual’

Tetra Pak has seen a rising demand among dairy processors for more sustainable filtration technology and water recovery systems, and the company believes it can continue to achieve its environmental...

News in brief

RPC Bebo Plastik light protector packaging protects cheese

RPC Bebo Plastik has partnered with Kremgo in Norway to launch Lett lighter cream cheese in 88mm x 88mm square polypropylene tubs.

API completes holographic and embossing site

API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities after completing a £0.5m ($642k) investment at its Livingston facility in Scotland.

GualapackGroup takes over Mexican company and partners with Aptar on premade "no-spill" spouted pouch

Italy’s GualapackGroup has bought Mexican company Excel Nobleza S.A.P.I. de C.V., after announcing earlier in the month it had partnered with Aptar to launch a premade "no-spill" spouted pouch....

Bingo Bagger machine fills need for cheese packaging for foodservice and wholesale industries

WeighPack Systems has introduced its Bingo Bagger machine designed for foodservice and wholesale applications for the food and dairy industries and has started marketing its cheese packaging capabilities.  

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