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Polymerisation plant targets food loss

A polymerisation plant for the manufacture of Akulon polyamide 6 (PA6) polymer for film grades is to be built by Royal DSM in North America.

Huhtamaki reviews its Films business

As a result of Huhtamaki's growing strategic focus on food packaging the company has decided to evaluate options regarding its Films business. One possible outcome of this review is divestment of the business unit.

Positive Packaging operates nine manufacturing facilities in India and the UAE

Positive move for Finnish packaging firm

Finnish packaging company Huhtamaki has entered into an agreement to acquire Positive Packaging, a privately-owned flexible packaging company with nine manufacturing facilities in India and the UAE (six in India and three in the UAE), as well as significant business in Africa and other export markets. With the acquisition, Huhtamaki continues to implement its strategy for growth in the emerging markets.

Back to black for ready meal trays

An in-market trial programme has been launched by a consortium of UK organisations aimed at significantly increasing the number of black CPET (crystalline PET) trays that are recycled.

Defra aims to reduce separation anxiety

LRS Consultancy (LRS), in partnership with Enval, SITA UK, Tesco UK, Nestle UK & Ireland, and Coca-Cola Enterprises, has received funding from the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to investigate viable approaches for collecting flexible packaging materials containing aluminium, such as toothpaste tubes and pet food sachets, to improve recycling and the remanufacture of aluminium.

GCS feeds North American market

Global Closure Systems has widened its closure portfolio in North America with two new standards for the food market manufactured in Libertyville, USA.

Fresh investment by Linpac

Food packaging producer Linpac Packaging has initiated a second phase of investment in its Freshware range of tubs, trays and containers, which will see an additional thermoformer installed to enable the company to offer a fast turnaround supply of new designs for the high churn convenience and prepared foods market.

Audia expands into liquids with BASF buy

BASF has signed a contract to divest its liquid masterbatch business in Clermont de l'Oise, France, to Audia International, a supplier of polyolefins and colour masterbatches.

Meaty victory for French converter

Tray-sealing and thermoforming technology supplier, Sealpac, has won a packaging award in France for TenderPac, which is a two-compartment vacuum packaging system designed to separate the meat product from drip-loss during transport and storage and thus increase shelf-life.

Mars Food North America continues expansion

Mars Food North America is celebrating 35 years in Greenville, Mississippi with the completion of a $42 million investment and plans are underway for expansion in the years ahead.

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