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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...

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