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The UK launch next month of Spam luncheon meat in 200g plastics tubs is part of a roll-out that Tulip International started in Europe some three years ago. The Danish company began switching from metal to plastics packaging for a variety of its pork-based meat products in 2010, with containers produced using Rexam's Rotary ThermoForming (RTF) technology.
Germany's Weener Plastic Packaging Group has integrated Dutch converter Plasticum Group as a subsidiary and restructured Weener Plastik GmbH, as part of a strategy to fully exploit the international potential in personal care, food & beverage, home care, chemical and pharmaceutical packaging markets.
Process and packaging technology supplier, Bosch Packaging Technology, is to acquire the assets of Meyreuil-based Tecsor Machines et Systèmes for an undisclosed sum. The French company develops and sells machinery for making and filling PET containers for liquid and paste-like foodstuffs.
The New York City's (NYC) Mayor office has announced that the residential recycling system is now accepting all rigid plastics - including toys, hangers, shampoo bottles, coffee cups and food containers - due to the capacity at the new SIMS municipal recycling facility in the city.