19-Dec-2014 - Methane gas could be used as a feedstock to produce affordable PHA bioplastic, according to the CEO of a US-based start-up.
19-Dec-2014 - Stora Enso will split its Renewable Packaging Division into two segments; the Consumer Board and Packaging Solutions, from January 1, 2015.
19-Dec-2014 - Moody's Investors Service in New York has spoken out about Saint-Gobain’s sale of Verallia France and its plans to acquire a controlling interest in Sika, to be finalized in the second half of 2015.
19-Dec-2014 - Jody Horner, president of Cargill Meat Solutions, is leaving the company to become president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.
19-Dec-2014 - To better protect its customers against foodborne illnesses, Walmart announced it is beefing up its poultry safety guidelines for US suppliers.
19-Dec-2014 - W. R. Grace & Co. and Milliken & Company are partnering to enable polypropylene (PP) manufacturers to develop differentiated resin portfolios.
18-Dec-2014 - As part of its commitment to remain local and sustainable even as its business grows, The Saint Louis Brewery has signed an exclusive, long-term bottle supply agreement with Ardagh Group.
18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!
18-Dec-2014 - SurePure has initiated commercial trials of its photopurification technology with "key dairy producers" in India.
18-Dec-2014 - President Obama has announced he is updating US policies on Cuba, including reestablishing diplomatic relations and promoting travel and trade opportunities between the two countries. Both Cargill and the USA Rice Federation immediately issued statements applauding the move.
18-Dec-2014 - Amcor has signed an agreement to acquire Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging Company, a Chinese flexible packaging business for $33m (RMB 211m) The purchase price represents 7.1 times EBITDA.
18-Dec-2014 - EPAL (the European Pallet Association), and UIC, a European Pallet Exchange Group (managed by Rail Cargo Group/OBB, on behalf of UIC), has ended a two year conflict and forged a mutual agreement on load carriers.
18-Dec-2014 - Cold plasma on the basis of nitrogen gas can inactivate chemical-resistant and heat-resistant spores on food and packaging, according to researchers at Wageningen UR (University and Research Centre).
17-Dec-2014 - A fire at a Portage, Wisconsin cheese processing and packaging facility is creating distribution headaches for the 2,600 members of a regional dairy cooperative.
17-Dec-2014 - The European Commission has announced plans to withdraw from the Circular Economy package leading to widespread disappointment from industry bodies.
17-Dec-2014 - Researchers at ETH Zurich, an international university for technology and the natural sciences, have come up an alternative method to produce lactic acid, as demand for biodegradable plastic packaging from PLA (polylactic acid) grows.
16-Dec-2014 - Ecolean has entered the South American market by partnering with dairy manufacturer, Alquería in Colombia.
16-Dec-2014 - Adept has said it wants to grow its mobile robot business in food and packaging to make a new type of industry.
16-Dec-2014 - Only a handful of food processors worldwide are so committed to sustainability as to have built a facility that qualifies for the highest level of certification in the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) program. The Tofurky Company is one of them.
16-Dec-2014 - Tetra Pak has launched an Environmental Benchmarking Service, with one of its first customers being Pacific Foods in the US, saving 31m litres of water a year.