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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
29-Oct-2014 - The European Commission has decided to close proceedings against Ahlstrom Corporation, Munksjö Oyj and Munksjö.
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.
29-Oct-2014 - Tomra Sorting Solutions has opened a €10m, 12,600m² factory in Bratislava, Slovakia.
29-Oct-2014 - Improving the environmental friendliness of industrial flooring is a big area of development for the sector, according to manufacturer Flowcrete.
29-Oct-2014 - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar packaging plant in the Philippines.
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.
28-Oct-2014 - Bisphenol A (BPA) has been added to a list of chemicals for assessment by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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).
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.
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.