Coveris Rigid Stiller Warehousing & Distribution

Coveris Rigid signs £15m deal with Stiller Warehousing & Distribution

28-Jan-2015 - Coveris Rigid has signed a £15m deal with Stiller Warehousing & Distribution spending £3m a year over the next five years to manage its premises in County Durham, UK.

Carlsberg hopes for ‘viable’ wood fiber beer bottle within three years

Carlsberg hopes for ‘viable’ wood fiber beer bottle within three years

27-Jan-2015 - Carlsberg tells it hopes to have a viable wood fiber bottle by early 2018, and says it could help cut its fossil fuel dependence despite initially only forming a small part of its packaging mix.

A new application for the MB-Lok mini 28mm plastic closures

Closing the taste for beer can packaging

27-Jan-2015 - Closure Systems International (CSI) has made some of its plastic closures available for metal beer can packaging.

Sidel China copycat manufacturers

Sidel: ‘We disagree China is a country of copycat manufacturers’

27-Jan-2015 - Sidel has defended China when it comes to its reputation for being a ‘copycat nation’ copying manufacturer’s designs and machinery, to sell them to the F&B industry.

The Joloda loading conveyor

SICK partners with PepsiCo on a fully automated loading system

27-Jan-2015 - SICK sensor intelligence has partnered with PepsiCo on a fully automated loading system at Broek op Langedijk in the Netherlands.

The name of the company will be revealed later

RockTenn and MWV join to create '$16bn packaging powerhouse'

26-Jan-2015 - RockTenn and MeadWestvaco (MWV) have joined to create a provider of consumer and corrugated packaging in a transaction with a combined equity value of $16bn.

Columbia, South Carolina is converting to a cart-based collection program with industry's help.

Amcor, Coca-Cola and others give $300K to spur recycling in South Carolina

26-Jan-2015 - The city of Columbia, South Carolina, has received a $300k grant to modernize its residential recycling program, thanks to a collaboration between The Coca-Cola Company, major packaging suppliers, packaging industry associations and a non-profit organization. 

Sidel Matrix Blower

Third time’s a charm as Sidel wins US IP protection on its spindle chain technology

26-Jan-2015 - Sidel has succeeded for the third time in protecting its intellectual property (IP) for its spindle chain technology and patent US 6,125,996, in the US.

A’Safwah Dairy Elopak Obeikan mini Pure-pak Diamond cartons

A’Safwah Dairy to launch Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-pak Diamond cartons

26-Jan-2015 - A’Safwah Dairy in Oman plans to launch its Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons in 2015.

APEAL steel packaging, cans, president

APEAL: ‘Concerns over food waste to increase demand for canned food’

26-Jan-2015 - ‘Concerns over food waste are likely to increase the demand for canned food because cans have a longer product shelf life,’ claims Dr Ulrich Roeske who became president of APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, this month.

The area outlined in red is Stanislaus County, California, where a commercial flock of turkeys was found to have a highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian influenza.

First US case of avian flu in commercial poultry reported in California

25-Jan-2015 - The first US finding of avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock this year was reported by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on Saturday, January 24.

Nutrients-in-a-cap technology billed as easier to use debuts on US market

Nutrients-in-a-cap technology billed as easier to use debuts on US market

23-Jan-2015 - A new competitor has arrived on the ingredients-in-a-cap scene as Kansas-based Amerigo Labs brings a licensed bottle technology popular in Europe to the US market.

Since implementing Plex's Manufacturing Cloud ERP platform, Dominion Liquid Technologies has seen significant improvements in inventory accuracy and traceability.

Dominion Liquid Technologies boosts efficiency, compliance with cloud ERP system

23-Jan-2015 - Five months after implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform from Plex Systems, it’s too early for Dominion Liquid Technologies (DLT) to have quantitative data on how the software is improving operating efficiency. 

Multivac Brazil packaging

‘Rising wage costs are awakening interest with companies in a greater degree of automation’

23-Jan-2015 - With a GDP of US2,243bn (2013) Brazil has the seventh largest national economy on earth and the second largest growth market worldwide after China, according to Multivac.

Chocolate Bosch hermetically sealed single-wraps

‘Die-fold packages were avoided in certain markets because it was difficult to achieve airtight sealing’

23-Jan-2015 - Manufacturers who previously relied on sealed aluminum foil or flow pack for chocolate bars can now use OPP hermetically folded and sealed die-fold packaging, according to Sapal, a Bosch Packaging Technology company.

Peter Vanacker

Treofan Group CEO steps down

23-Jan-2015 - Peter Vanacker, CEO of Treofan Group, has chosen to leave the company, much to the owners regret, standing down on February 28.

BPA-based epoxyphenolic resins are used as protective linings for food and beverage cans

BPA safe verdict prompts wide response

22-Jan-2015 - Reaction to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) decision that bisphenol A (BPA) does not pose a health risk at currently exposed levels has been flooding in.

Manfred Mertens

GLAFRI ‘Initiative’ sees formation of Global Foil Association

22-Jan-2015 - The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) has created a legal trade association called the Global Foil Association.

Testing for Salmonella (pictured) and Campylobacter will be increased under new standards proposed by FSIS. Photo: US CDC.

FSIS seeks 30% reduction in Salmonella and Campylobacter via new standards

22-Jan-2015 - Taking the next step in its Salmonella Action Plan, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products and raw chicken parts.

Mettler-Toledo X37 Series

Mettler-Toledo targets x-ray inspection of tall and rigid containers

22-Jan-2015 - Mettler-Toledo has launched an x-ray inspection system for tall and rigid containers to protect food safety and product integrity.