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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....

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.

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.

‘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.

Barrier properties of whey protein coatings increased

Adding an enzyme to whey protein coatings could decrease oxygen permeability by up to a factor of five, according to a study.

Coca-Cola Brazil pilot sees Tetra Pak LDPE roll out

Tetra Pak has announced it will use bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) on all of its packages produced in Brazil as of April 22.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: THE FUTURE FOR WATER ENHANCERS

Squash to smoothie enhancers: DreamPak scans horizon in $400m market

DreamPak’s international sales director tells Ben Bouckley that brands must differentiate to grow in a crowded US beverage enhancers fixture and tips tea, coffee and smoothies to lead the charge....

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...

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.

GEA PROCOMAC, AVURE, COCA-COLA HELLENIC, REFRESCO-GERBER

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

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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.

Green PBS potential investigated in EU project

Bio-based polybutylene succinate (PBS) as a food packaging material is being investigated as part of an EU project.

Venezuela’s no-chill yogurt to reach poorer regions

Venezuelan food manufacturer Empresas Polar claims it has created the country’s first non-refrigerated yogurt, named MiGurt.

Insignia Technologies hits $1m for global trials

Insignia Technologies will go ahead with trials in the US, UK and Europe after renewed interest with a sizeable cash investment.

DRINKTEC 2013: gea group: 'NOTHING COMPARes IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY'

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.

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drinktec 2013: What caught your eye at the show?

What were your impressions of DrinkTec 2013 in Munich last month, in terms of the beverage concepts and processing and packaging solutions on show? How would you rate the show...

CTI inks tackle food safety temperature challenge

Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has developed inks that provide reminders when a product has been out of refrigeration and temperature has started to rise.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

NanoBarrier targets improved bioplastics for food packaging

NanoBarrier is bidding to improve and modify bioplastics using nanotechnology to boost properties to compete with traditional oil-based plastics.

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

drinktec 2013: live from the show floor

Unbottling Drinktec 2013: SACMI to Carlsberg and CCL Label

Tania Higgins from DrinkTec TV wraps up the show’s final day exploring new labeling technology from SACMI and the importance of secondary packaging to Carlsberg.

Drinktec 2013: Live from the show floor

'Lights, Camera, Drinktec TV!' Machine trends and ingredients insight

DrinkTec TV introduces the European Beer Star award winners, discusses 2013 launches for Europe's oldest soft drinks brand, Sinalco, then hones in on ingredients, talking natural colors with Dohler and...

Cardboard can will shake-up UK premium drinks: Alexir Packaging

The UK distributor of a new cardboard beverage package Cartocan hopes it will reshape the UK premium drinks landscape following its launch at the Packaging Innovations show in October.

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FDA to ban BPA in infant formula packaging on abandonment grounds

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to officially ban bisphenol A (BPA) in infant formula packaging because it is not used anymore, stressing the decision is not based...

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