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Aseptic Technology 2013: Exclusive Online Event

MAY 30 2013: STARTS 9AM NEW YORK TIME, 3PM PARIS

Aseptic Technology 2013: Exclusive Online Event

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Our free online event, Aseptic Technology 2013, brings together leading suppliers, brand owners and specialists including GEA, Sidel, Solvay, Coca-Cola Hellenic and Zenith International.

Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality – Mintel

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

By Mark ASTLEY

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits and product quality, Mintel has claimed.

Dannon took two years to win 25% Danimals Smoothies sugar cut

MINTEL PREDICTS STRONG US GROWTH FOR HEALTHY KIDS YOGURT DRINKS

Dannon took two years to win 25% Danimals Smoothies sugar cut

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Dairy giant Dannon (Danone) says it spent two years reformulating its Danimals Smoothies for kids in the US to achieve a 25% sugar reduction, as Mintel predicts strong growth for kid-friendly yogurt drinks with health and wellness benefits in the country...

Active and intelligent packaging public database launches

Active and intelligent packaging public database launches

By Rory Harrington

The first public version of a new database for active and intelligent packaging (AIP) innovations that aims to give small and medium enterprises (SME) free access to the groundbreaking technology has been launched.

Concerns grow over Amcor's proposed takeover of packaging rival

Concerns grow over Amcor's proposed takeover of packaging rival

By Rory Harrington

Amcor’s proposed takeover of Australian packaging company Aperio is motivated primarily by the firm’s desire to eliminate its main rival, could lead to hundreds of job losses and would hit competition in the national market, a leading trade union has...

ADM loses faith in bioplastic JV on cost and demand anxieties

ADM loses faith in bioplastic JV on cost and demand anxieties

By Rory Harrington

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) said it is considering the future of its bioplastics operations as it terminated its joint venture with Metabolix and prepared to halt production of the PHA resin at the purpose-built US facility.

Niall Wall, FEVE president and Ardagh CEO

European glass sector toasts rising packaging demand

By Rory Harrington

An upswing in glass packaging production announced today has been fuelled by growing demand from consumers and brand owners as sustainability and quality benefits of the material continue to gain traction, said leading industry figure Niall Wall.

EC issues guide on active and intelligent packaging reg

EC issues guide on active and intelligent packaging reg

By Rory Harrington

New guidance on active and intelligent (A&I) food packaging will help industry players, professional bodies and national authorities understand and implement legislation passed two years ago, said the European Commission (EC).

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