Ball Corporation third quarter financial results

Ball saw weaker than expected can sales after the Brazil World Cup

31-Oct-2014 - Ball Corporation has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2013, with weaker than expected customer demand for its beverage cans in Brazil following the World Cup.

AMI Directory film extrusion Europe

Germany takes the lead for film extrusion in AMI Directory

31-Oct-2014 - AMI Plastics (Applied Market Information) has published the 10th edition of its Directory of Polyethylene Film Extruders in Europe, including 100 additional production sites, which it claims is a sign the industry is recovering from the financial crisis.

Halloween NCA Mars Hartley's Jelly The Collective Nestle Rowntrees

Trick or treat? Get into the spirit with our Halloween gallery

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Danone Waters environment director, Philippe Diercxens, said his company supports PEFs to combat 'media misinterpretations' of bottled water and its ecological impact (Photo: Angelo DeSantis/Flickr)

Danone Waters warns EU bottled water PEF rules could cost struggling SMEs

30-Oct-2014 - Danone Waters has warned that EU plans to introduce rules obliging bottled water brands to assess their product environmental footprint risks discriminating against hard-pressed SMEs.

Mars Food NA president Apu Mody announces Greenville facility renovation plan. Photo by Mississippi Development Authority.

Mars $31m Mississippi plant renovation

30-Oct-2014 - Mars Food North America will invest $31m in renovating its Greenville, Mississippi processing plant. Expected to begin next year, the project will create a research and development application center and will add 25 jobs upon completion.

Avantium must now wait for the decision from the European Commission, expected next year

Avantium passes EFSA food contact application

30-Oct-2014 - Avantium’s food contact application for the monomer used to create polyethylene furanoate (PEF) has been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Owens-Illinois North America sales drop 3%

O-I North America sales drop 3% after decline in major domestic beer brands

30-Oct-2014 - Owens-Illinois (O-I) has released its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014, noting volume sales in North America fell 3%, primarily due to continued declines in the major domestic beer brands.

Multivac distribution centre Germany

Multivac breaks ground on €11.9m distribution centre

30-Oct-2014 - Multivac has celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony of a €11.9m distribution centre in Wolfertschwenden, Germany, with more planned in other regions.

Photo by David Timmerman, Grant County (WI) Herald Independent

Production resumes at Bemis plant rocked by explosion

29-Oct-2014 - Production has resumed at Bemis Performance Packaging Plant in Lancaster, Wisconsin, after a press exploded and ignited a solvent fire last week. 

Weetabix packaging subsidiary Vibixa to close

Weetabix packaging subsidiary Vibixa to close

29-Oct-2014 - Weetabix carton printing subsidiary Vibixa, which makes cardboard packaging in Cheltenham, UK, has announced plans to close its factory next year axing 105 jobs.

European Commission Ahlstrom and Munksjö merger

European Commission to close proceedings against Ahlstrom and Munksjö

29-Oct-2014 - The European Commission has decided to close proceedings against Ahlstrom Corporation, Munksjö Oyj and Munksjö.

Pepper, Nestlé's robot, will be able to 'read' people's emotions

Nestle commissions empathic robot to sell its coffee machines in Japan

29-Oct-2014 - Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as the company devises new ways to appeal to customers in the brand’s biggest market.  

Tomra Sortig Solutions €10m  distribution plant Slovakia

Tomra opens €10m production and distribution plant in Slovakia

29-Oct-2014 - Tomra Sorting Solutions has opened a €10m, 12,600m² factory in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Flowcrete flooring in action

Built to last: Antimicrobial flooring keeps its punch

29-Oct-2014 - Improving the environmental friendliness of industrial flooring is a big area of development for the sector, according to manufacturer Flowcrete. 

Amcor Flexibles to open Philippines factory

Amcor Flexibles to open Philippines factory

29-Oct-2014 - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar packaging plant in the Philippines.

The Cero Agua dairy factory makes powdered milk

Cero Agua (‘zero water’) dairy factory leads Nestlé’s water roadmap

28-Oct-2014 - Nestlé has opened its most water efficient factory in the world in Mexico, and says it has a ‘clear water roadmap’ for reducing water consumption in other facilities.

BPA has been added to the TSCA list

BPA added to list of chemicals for assessment

28-Oct-2014 - Bisphenol A (BPA) has been added to a list of chemicals for assessment by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic

28-Oct-2014 - Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice and Vigor’s Actilife probiotics have been recognised for their Tetra Pak products at the 2014 ABRE Awards (Brazilian Packaging Association).

Gulfood Manufacutring MEASA MENA GCC packaging processing

‘Unprecedented market demand’ for processing and packaging in the Middle East

28-Oct-2014 - Rising populations, increased disposable income, and government initiatives to safeguard the food supply is making the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) area attractive for investment, according to Gulfood Manufacturing.   

Linx Printing Technologies Gulfood Manufacturing

Linx Printing Technologies: ‘The economic recovery is not as strong, or as widespread, as many people would like’

28-Oct-2014 - The economic recovery is not as strong, or as widespread, as many people would like and producers are looking to drive their products into industries or countries which may have different coding and marking requirements, either legislative or industry-specific, says Linx Printing Technologies.