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‘Unhygienic’ biscuit firm sorry for double pest infestation

Baketime – the manufacturer branded as operating under “unhygienic conditions” – has admitted double pest infestations at its premises and apologised to Aldi and other customers for sparking a recall of its...

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Poligal installs BOBST metallizer for European BOPP market

Poligal has partnered with BOBST to install a metallizer at its factory in Portugal.

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The Future of Confectionery Packaging: ISM & ProSweets 2016

Africa will be the ‘next Asia’ of the confectionery packaging industry

Africa will see a lot of investment in the confectionery industry where it will become ‘the Asia of the next century’ according to Andreas Leitze, sales director, Bosch.

The Future of Confectionery Packaging: ISM & ProSweets 2016

‘European flexible packaging lacks the dynamism we see in Japan and North America’

Flexible packaging will continue to grow in the confectionery industry because of the trend for smaller pack sizes but we are not seeing the dynamism of Japan or North America,...

ABB Automation director dies in plane crash

ABB Automation has announced Roger Agnelli, 56, a member of the ABB Board of Directors, has died in a plane crash in Sao Paulo, Brazil, along with his wife and...

The Future of Confectionery Packaging: ISM & ProSweets 2016

‘Space-Age’ QR codes, on-pack features and edible packaging

‘Space-Age’ QR codes, more on-pack features and edible packaging were topics discussed during The Future of Confectionery Packaging panel session at ISM & ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany, last month.

Ashland to debut FDA approved coating for packaging

Ashland will debut its Purekote 23589 coating that can be used safely in food packaging applications regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at Dscoop, Texas, (April 14-16).

Nestlé chief: Reduce sugar now before it’s mandatory

At the World Food Innovate conference in London, Stefan Catsicas, chief technical officer of Nestlé described how the food giant is meeting the challenge of making foods healthier without causing...

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Simpson’s of Hawkhurst unveils new packaging for its Goupie brand

UK-based Simpson’s of Hawkhurst is aiming to take its flagship chocolate candy brand Goupie to the next level with a packaging overhaul.

Opportunity knocks for Michelman following Nestlé compliance

Michelman coatings, printing & packaging has received compliance with Nestlé for its DigiPrime 4431, DigiPrime 050, DigiPrime 680, and Michem In-Line Primer 030 printers.

Chocolate is commonly used to test whether food has been tainted by its packaging

Preserving the quality and freshness of edible products and protecting them from heat, light and oxygen put heavy demands on packaging.

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E2open acquires Terra Technology

E2open has acquired Terra Technology, which works with Mondelēz International, ConAgra Foods and Kellogg

McVitie's and Jacob's lines to go back into production at flood-hit UB factory

United Biscuits’ factory in Carlisle is set to resume production – three months after being severely damaged by flooding.

Museum of the Future 2018

Swisslog debuts ‘Robot of the Future’ in Dubai

Swisslog, which manufactures automated machines for warehouses and distribution centers, has debuted its CarryPick robot at Dubai’s Museum of the Future.

Graphic Packaging to invest $20m in US folding carton plant

Graphic Packaging International will invest $20m to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Staunton, Virginia, US, creating 43 jobs.  

KSA confectionery firm turns to RPC Superfos for its gummy candy packaging

Al Wefag confectionery manufacturer in Saudi Arabia has launched its gummy candy series Borgat in two sizes of UniPak tubs from RPC Superfos.

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Bonds Confectionery launches Sour Marshmallow Clouds

Bonds Confectionery has expanded its standalone product range launching Sour Marshmallow Clouds.

Special Edition: Product Inspection Systems

X-ray ‘most viable option’ for inspection of metalized pouches

For consumers and retailers, metalized pouches are a fantastic prospect but for manufacturers they pose a different challenge – that of product inspection.

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BioCorr receives EU trademark approval

Cortec Corporation has received trademark approval from the EU Office of Harmonization for its biobased and biodegradable rust preventative BioCorr.

Coke's failed white can due to the color red being associated with sweetness

‘The characteristics of packaging is crucial in consumers liking a product or not’

‘There are two reasons why businesses change their packaging: as a strategy to increase sales or to try and cut costs. 

Nestlé to join AIPIA Advisory Board

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and its new president Dick de Koning of PACKZ, has made changes to its Advisory Board.

Dispatches from ISM in Cologne

Sweet Planet: Confectionery NPD inspiration from design school students

Students at KSID Köln International School of Design present confectionery packaging and product concepts at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM).

ISM & ProSweets 2016

LoeschPack FCB F-Series packs 1,500 chocolate bars/min in hot sealable film

LoeschPack showcased its FCB F-Series, which can pack up to 1,500 chocolate bars in hot sealable film at a speed of over 80 metres a minute, at ProSweets recently.

And the winner is… First European Plastics Innovation Awards

The European Plastics Industry represented by EuPC and PlasticsEurope, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), have announced the winners of the first edition of the European Plastics Innovation Awards 2016.

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