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Operational Efficiency

Operational Efficiency

Manufacturers are striving to increase the profitability of their companies through increased efficiencies in the production process including energy use throughout the supply chain; smart hygienic design and maintenance, plus efficient water use.

Silgan Holdings Q4 2015 results

Silgan Holdings to begin metal food can commercial production in 2016

Silgan Holdings metal food can plant in Iowa, US, will start commercial production in the first half of 2016.

Dutch astronaut opens Royal Duyvis Wiener technology center

Astronaut André Kuipers, has opened a technology centre at Royal Duyvis Wiener’s HQ in Koog aan de Zaan, the Netherlands, claiming he wants to take Dutch cheese and chocolate on...

UNI Packaging to increase UK market share with £1.5m investment

UNI Packaging has invested £1.5m ($1.4m) in its St. Helens, Lancashire manufacturing site, including a Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret Slitter, to increase its UK market share in the short run,...

ISM & ProSweets 2016

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision create Dirty Tray Vision system

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision are showcasing their Dirty Tray Vision system (DTV) at ProSweets 2016 this week, which can get rid of problems associated with poorly filled starch trays...

ISM & ProSweets 2016

PWR Pack expands its production facilities as it moves into 3D robotic grippers

PWR Pack, which supplies robotic packaging to the food manufacturing industry, is expanding its production facilities as it moves into 3D grippers.

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

Bosch on non-sugary snacks, consumer tastes, low calorie and sugar-free products

Non-sugary snacks, closely aligned with meal-replacement foods, are demonstrating strong growth, which signals a shift in a consumer mindset to one more focused on health, according to Bosch.

Hershey seeks innovation partner to ship chocolate in hot weather

Hershey has launched a contest calling for companies to help it develop a lightweight, affordable shipping system that will keep chocolate cool even in the warmest months.

Graphic Packaging International to acquire Colorpak for $60m

Graphic Packaging International, part of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, has agreed to buy Colorpak, a folding carton supplier in Australia and New Zealand for $60m, with the deal expected to...

News in brief

Goss International expands into South Korea

Goss International has appointed Alles International as its agent for South Korea to get a foothold in the market.

News in brief

Dematic considering US plant closure, with up to 300 job losses

Dematic, which works with Cadbury Schweppes, Nestlè Australia, and JTM Food Group, is considering plans to close its manufacturing plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, with up to 300 job losses.

Amcor acquires Deluxe Packages for $45m

Amcor has acquired Deluxe Packages, for $45m which will form part of the firm’s Flexibles Americas business group.

Guest article

With shelf ready packaging on the rise, the ability to mark-up secondary packaging offline meets a growing need in today’s grocery market

‘Sustainable manufacturing is taking centre stage, driven by both the market and regulation.

NCA’s Sweets and Snacks Expo to grow 20% in 2016

The confectionery industry is growing, and with it the National Confectioners Association’s 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo will grow as well.

Cryogenic freezing aids cookie manufacturing, says Linde exec

An executive at Linde claims cryogenic freezing is allows cookie manufacturers to produce a more consistent product.

Barry Callebaut to expand its European Specialties business

Barry Callebaut plans to expand its European Specialties business, by acquiring the commercial vending activities of FrieslandCampina Kievit.

Kayco launches Chocolate Leather to appeal to better for you segment

Kosher product manufacturer Kayco has launched Chocolate Leather, a chewy candy bar lower in calories, fat and sugar than an average chocolate bar.

Krea Swiss launches the chocMELTER to melt, warm or manually temper small or medium batches of chocolate

Krea Swiss has launched the chocMELTER warming tank for melting, heating and manually tempering chocolate.

BillerudKornäs sells first durable pack for sprinkles, candy, sugar & licorice to VetiPak

BillerudKornäs has sold its first FreeFormPack to VetiPak, one of the biggest co-packers in Europe, in partnership with Italian machinery manufacturer Curti.

Nestlé confectionery unit posts organic growth, but analyst questions KitKat dependence

Nestlé's confectionery business posted 7.8% organic growth for the first nine months, but one analyst says the firm is over-reliant on KitKat and is performing below market rivals.

Treofan to expand in the US as it sees growing market for five layer labels

Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.

Treofan makes its biggest investment in 10 years with €30m five-layer label and packaging film plant

Trefoan invited guests including Bosch, Nestlé, Mars and Danone, to see what it claims to be one of the largest production lines in Europe for five-layer label and packaging film...

Mars targets healthier, on-the-go crowd with Snickers Crsiper and other c-store launches

Mars announced the November launch of its portion-controlled Snickers Crisper at this year’s National Association of Convenience Stores Show.

Bonds Confectionery creates bigger sharing bags for Flying Saucers

Bonds Confectionery has launched a bigger standalone pack for its Flying Saucers for sharing.

Smart chocolate may eventually be used to treat Alzheimer’s, says neurologist

Cocoa extracts could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and may eventually come in chocolate form, according to a leading neurology doctor.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

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