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The paper straw manufacturing line will have a production capacity of approximately 2.4bn straws annually. Pic: UFlex

UFlex-Asepto creating paper straws for beverages

By Jim Cornall

UFlex Limited, India's largest flexible packaging material solution and polymer science company, is setting up India's first U-shaped paper straw manufacturing line for its aseptic liquid packaging business.

Cargill is expanding its plant-based protein offerings in Middle East, Turkey, Africa and India. Pic: Cargill

Cargill expands RadiPure pea protein into the META & India markets

By Jim Cornall

As more consumers add plant-based foods to their diets, Cargill is expanding its RadiPure pea protein into the Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META) and India, which it said will help food and beverage manufacturers in the region respond to evolving marketplace...

Quantum produces fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). Pic: Getty Images/ddukang

Tate & Lyle to acquire Chinese dietary fiber business

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle PLC has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Hi-Tech (Guangdong) Biological Co., Ltd (Quantum), a prebiotic dietary fiber business in China from ChemPartner Pharmatech Co., Ltd (ChemPartner) for a total consideration of $237m.

Phytolon and Ginkgo are partnering with the goal of maximizing production of purple and yellow betalain-producing strains. Pic: Getty Images/hdere

Phytolon and Ginkgo Bioworks collaborate on food colors

By Jim Cornall

Phytolon, a growing startup company making natural food colorants, has announced a partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks, a horizontal platform for cell programming, to produce vibrant cultured food colors via fermentation of yeast.

Elopak said continued high raw material prices impacted the Q4 results.  Pic: Elopak

Record revenues for Elopak

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian-based Elopak ASA, a supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment, said it had a satisfactory end to last year and experienced revenue growth of 12%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

Pic: Danone

Danone sales up in 2021

By Jim Cornall

Danone has published what it said is “a solid set of full-year 2021 results.”

Ongoing shortages of some raw materials and supply chain disruption are impacting availability and costs.  Pic: Getty Images/o-che

Flexible packaging costs continue to rise

By Jim Cornall

The prices of materials often used for flexible packaging continued to accelerate in the final quarter of 2021, due mainly to the spike in energy costs, which began to increase dramatically after August, according to Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), the...

Grow With Aldi is a UK competition to discover and stock new products from small and medium food and drink businesses. Pic: Aldi

Aldi contest looks for new dairy products

By Jim Cornall

Supermarket chain Aldi has launched Grow With Aldi, a UK competition to discover and ultimately stock new products from the UK’s best small and medium food and drink businesses.

For the dairy sector, the company produces many ingredients, including functional products for yogurts. Pic: Getty Images/vavlt

Azelis acquires Turkish ingredient company Tunçkaya

By Jim Cornall

Azelis, a global service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, has announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Tunçkaya, a distributor of food ingredients and additives in Turkey.

A proposed final rule will be released later this year for implementation in 2024-25. Pic: Getty Images/katleho Seisa

Support for extension of flavored low-fat milk in US schools

By Jim Cornall

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and the NMPF applauded an announcement last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that schools will continue to be allowed to offer flavored low-fat milk for at least the next two years.

Around 70% of Scholle IPN revenues are in food and beverages.  Pic: SIG/Scholle IPN

SIG to acquire packaging company Scholle IPN

By Jim Cornall

SIG has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Scholle IPN, a privately held company, for an enterprise value of €1.36bn ($1.53bn) and an equity value of €1.05bn ($1.18bn).

The company portfolio now consists of 71 products across Russia. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar growth continues

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, said the volume of dairy products sold rose by 76% year on year to more than 131,000 tons, with revenues also picking up at a rate of more than 75% to just under €80m...

SIG has launched SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging materials for aseptic carton packs. Pic: SIG

SIG debuts SIGNATURE EVO

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, which it said is the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packs.

The Pittston based facility of Cardbox Packaging, Inc started its production in the fall of 2019. Pic: Cardbox Packaging

Cardbox Packaging receives FSC CoC certification

By Jim Cornall

Cardbox Packaging, which produces paper labels and sleeves, has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification from the Soil Association Certification.

The survey is available until February 27.  Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

GCA looking for input from UK dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

Groceries Code Adjudicator Mark White is seeking information from UK dairy producers about their experience of working with the large retailers.

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