Processing & Packaging

packaging.  DuoSmart is a packaging solution that combines the advantages of paper with the functionality of plastic. Pic: Paccor

Paccor adds to DuoSmart packaging solutions for dairy

By Jim Cornall

Paccor is adding new products to its DuoSmart range, with the launch of RecycleDuo and new DuoSmart solutions with rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) or foamed PP (polypropylene) inlets.

Pic: Saint-Gobain/Gilles Trillard

Saint-Gobain introduces new Versilon dispensing tubing

By Jim Cornall

To preserve fluid integrity in all of its fluid transfer products, Saint-Gobain has developed Versilon SPT-70 FB IB, a new food and beverage dispensing tubing that imparts essentially no taste or odors to the transferred fluids.

Process Expo will take place in the South Hall of McCormick Place, Chicago, from November 2 to 5.  Pic: Getty Images/stevegeer

Process Expo changes 2021 dates

By Jim Cornall

The US’ largest trade show showcasing all aspects of the food and beverage processing and packaging industry has announced new dates and halls for the 2021 event.

Dairy Dialog 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

Dairy Dialog podcast 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews on the podcast. We have conversations with Shannon Coco, strategic marketing director, food at Kerry North America, and Logan Cisewski, RD&A senior scientist at Kerry; Tim Duret, director of sustainable technology...

Miko Pac will become a part of Paccor with the deal expected to be completed in Q2. Pic: Paccor

Paccor acquires Miko Pac

By Jim Cornall

Global packaging company Paccor has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Miko Pac, the packaging division of Miko N.V., Belgium.

The EPPA said a multi-use system generated 2.7 times higher carbon emissions than a single-use system and used 3.6 times the amount of freshwater.  Pic: Getty Images/igoriss

New EPPA president to focus on evidence-based regulation

By Jim Cornall

Eric Le Lay, president of Finnish-headquartered Huhtamaki’s Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania business, has been appointed president of the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) as of March 24, 2021.

The new roadmap includes 10 commitments.

Beverage carton industry reveals ten-year roadmap

By Jim Cornall

ACE, The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, and its members SIG Combibloc, BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak, have set the industry’s vision for the future, aiming to deliver the most sustainable packaging for resilient...

Gemak pot-filling machine. Pic: Gemak

Gemak delivers plant-based yogurt during lockdown

By Jim Cornall

Processing equipment company Gemak has designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned a process and packing plant built specifically for the manufacture of plant-based yogurts and other dairy alternatives.

Tetra Pak's carton packages integrating attributed recycled polymers are now available for food and beverage manufacturers. Pic: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak introduces certified recycled polymers

By Jim Cornall

Tetra Pak has introduced certified recycled polymers, becoming the first company in the food and beverage packaging industry to be awarded Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Advanced Products certification.

PACCOR said it has formulated a series of resource efficiency targets.

PACCOR announces sustainability targets

By Jim Cornall

In September last year, packaging company PACCOR launched its sustainability strategy, CARE (Circularity, Alliances, Resources, and Employees).

Liquipure lite is an all-polyethylene structure suitable for liquid products that do not require an oxygen barrier, such as dairy or edible oil.  Pic: Liquibox

Liquibox introduces sustainable bag-in-box solutions

By Jim Cornall

Liquipure, the newest sustainable product family from US-headquartered liquid packaging and dispensing supplier Liquibox, offers mono-material bag-in-box solutions that align with global design guidelines for flexible packaging such as the Ellen MacArthur...

The facility is designed to support complex ingredient formulations including dairy. Pic: IMCD

IMCD launches new UHT pilot facility in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

To increase its regional technical footprint, IMCD, a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, has launched an ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurization laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sitma Machinery designs and constructs automated machines and systems for in-line packaging production and distribution. Pic: Sitma

Sitma collaborating with VMS

By Jim Cornall

Sitma Machinery, a company specializing in the design and construction of automated machines and systems for in-line packaging production and distribution, has started a new collaboration with VMS, a dynamic and proactive company specializing in automating...

The product was developed for applications in dairy, food and drink processing, and other industries.  Pic: LM76

LM76 develops new cam follower bearings

By Jim Cornall

US-based designer and manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems, LM76 has introduced its RINO Series of FDA/USDA compliant cam follower bearings.

Selig produces, among others, induction heat seals for dairy products. Pic: Selig

Selig acquires Systematix

By Jim Cornall

Illinois-headquartered packaging company Selig Group, owned by CC Industries, has completed the acquisition of Performance Systematix (PSI).

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