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Linpac savours ‘on-the-go’ growth

To meet demand from the growing lunchtime 'on-the-go' food market, Linpac Packaging has extended its Freshware range for sweet and savoury foods.

Safety first at new Sugar Land facility

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the opening of a product contamination evaluation facility in Sugar Land, Texas, to help food and pharmaceutical manufacturers address safety and quality issues. 

Race is on for snack power house

Global snacks business, Mondelez International, is to step up its investments over the next few years, as the company seeks to win what chief executive Irene Rosenfeld calls "the race" for expansion in fast-growing emerging markets.

UK retailer to divert all food store waste from landfill

The Co-operative Group is rolling out a recycling scheme that it says will divert all food store waste away from landfill, whilst radically reducing road miles and operating costs.

Constantia to take controlling stake in Indian firm

Austrian converter, Constantia Flexibles Group, has signed an agreement to acquire a 60 per cent stake in India's Parikh Packaging, a company that specialises in supplying the food, health and personal care industries.

EFSA approval for recycled PET sheet process

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved Ireland-based Holfeld’s Diamat technology as part of in-house decontamination processes leading to the production of PET sheets with up to 50 per cent recycled post-consumer PET.

MOPET recycling process approved by EFSA

Dutch plastics recycler, Morssinkhof Plastics, has received a positive Scientific Opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its MOPET PET recycling process, which is a method for recycling post-consumer PET into food contact materials.

Uflex ready for Kentucky start-up

Flexible packaging company, Uflex Ltd plans to put the first phase of its US$180 million Kentucky facility on-stream later this month.

Spoonkler system spices up the market

A dual function cap has been launched by RPC Containers Halstead that is claimed to be an industry first, by providing consumers with the ability to spoon or sprinkle spice products.

Groups slam French Senate over BPA ban

Members of the Polycarbonate/Bisphenol A (PC/BPA) group and Epoxy Resins Committee (ERC) have voiced their concern after the French Senate yesterday adopted a law imposing a use restriction for products intended to come into direct contact with foodstuffs containing BPA.

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