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On-the-go drinks and personalized products: Tetra Pak eyes up new growth areas

Tetra Pak’s revenues reached €11.9 bn ($13.5bn) in 2015, a rise of 7.5% on the previous year.

Serac launches first pre-printed plastic dairy bottle in Turkey

Serac has gone one step further with its Agami thermoforming technology by printing a bottle out of pre-printed polystyrene (PS) or polypropylene (PP) sheet reels. 

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Soley X-12 nano-technology protects fresh cheese

The Soley Biotechnology Institute, a non-profit research facility in Turkey, has come up with a method it says can increase cheese shelf life from three to 10 times.

PouchPop re-launched after design fault

Performance Packaging has redesigned and relaunched PouchPop after a design fault led to the packaging material splitting at the curve of the feeding straw.

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DSM’s Pack-Age opens up new markets for natural crust cheeses

DSM’s new Pack-Age is a moisture-permeable cheese membrane that can be used to pack and preserve natural crust cheeses.

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Tetra Pak says technology can help dairy industry

International Swedish packaging and production company Tetra Pak recently announced that the world’s largest capacity food processing homogenizer is in operation with its first customer.

Nampak expansion creates 20 jobs

Nampak Plastics Europe, a UK producer of plastic packaging, has announced plans to open a new plastic bottle manufacturing plant in Stirling, Scotland.

Clondalkin Kirchberg breakthrough in ultra-thin shrink sleeves

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, Kirchberg, has reached a breakthrough in thinner sleeves after a two year R&D investment.

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Sakatama packages beverages in combiblocXSlim carton packs

Sarana Karya Utama, (Sakatama) in Indonesia, has installed a CFA1224-36 high-speed filling machine from SIG Combibloc for beverages.

BASF and Avantium to produce FDCA and PEF to improve food packaging films and plastic bottles

BASF and Avantium have signed a letter of intent to establish a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and polyethylenefuranoate (PEF).

‘We must ensure 'force majeure' tensions are not repeated’

The plastic packaging industry must close ranks to avoid the ‘force majeure’ tensions in 2015 says Roland Roth, president, German Plastics Packaging Association (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen).

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Kiefel to acquire Mould & Matic

Kiefel, part of the Brückner Group, will acquire Mould & Matic Solutions, part of Haidlmair Group.

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Coveris’s Imagenet acquires Rivendell Europe

Imagenet, the graphics services division of Coveris, has acquired Rivendell Europe for an undisclosed sum.

Graphic Packaging to invest $20m in US folding carton plant

Graphic Packaging International will invest $20m to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Staunton, Virginia, US, creating 43 jobs.  

New TINE dairy runs on wood and waterfalls

The mayor of the Norwegian coastal municipality of Fræna, Tove Heno, used an axe at the official opening of TINE’s Elnesvågen dairy, which runs with 100% renewable energy.

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Stora Enso in €63m Consumer Board and Biomaterials investment

Stora Enso is investing approximately €63m to improve its competitiveness in China and Sweden in the Consumer Board and Biomaterials divisions.

Scholle IPN launches first pre-made spouted pouch for aseptically-processed products

Scholle IPN, which makes bag-in-box, pouches and filling equipment, claims it has launched the world's first pre-made, sterilized spouted pouch system for aseptically-processed products.

Dow and Nordmeccanica to launch several packaging technologies in 2016

Dow Chemical Company has partnered with Nordmeccanica to bring several technologies to market in 2016, for faster commercialization of adhesive systems.

‘Pact will face competitive constraint from other manufacturers’

ACCC will not oppose Pact’s acquisition of Power Plastics

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Power Plastics by a subsidiary of Pact Group Holdings.

The Barton Group files a patent on its Stand Up SqueezyStraw Pouch

The Barton Group of New York has partnered with Multivac to create a Stand Up SqueezyStraw Pouch.

Nestlé to join AIPIA Advisory Board

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and its new president Dick de Koning of PACKZ, has made changes to its Advisory Board.

And the winner is… First European Plastics Innovation Awards

The European Plastics Industry represented by EuPC and PlasticsEurope, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), have announced the winners of the first edition of the European Plastics Innovation Awards 2016.

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M. Holland Company to acquire Able International and Tril Export

M. Holland Company, a distributor of thermoplastic resins, will acquire Able International Corp. and Tril Export Corp., both headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the transactions expected to close...

Silgan Holdings Q4 2015 results

Silgan Holdings to begin metal food can commercial production in 2016

Silgan Holdings metal food can plant in Iowa, US, will start commercial production in the first half of 2016.

Tetra Pak launches its Tetra Rex Bio-based gable top in the US

Tetra Pak’s gable top, which was first introduced in Europe as Tetra Rex Bio-based last year, has been launched in the US and expects to deliver more than 100 million...

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