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Swiss firm acquires OMV Machinery

Thermoforming equipment supplier, OMV Machinery Srl, based in Verona, Italy, has been acquired by Swiss firm Wifag-Polytype Holding in order to enlarge the latter's technology portfolio by adding thermoforming to complement its own decoration equipment.

Silgan revealed as container behind the Spam

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.

Spam to be sold in plastics tubs

Spam luncheon meat is being marketed in plastics tubs in a bid to appeal to older consumers and enable resealing for fridge storage.

Joint effort for integrated firms

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.

Bosch deal good for liquid food

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.

UK first launched by Nampak Plastics

Nampak Plastics has launched the UK’s first 1.5-litre plastics milk bottle into the convenience sector, as part of a joint project with Müller Wiseman Dairies.

All rigid plastics included in NYC recycling programme

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.

WPG on the right path

Despite intensive pressure on prices, Germany's Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG) has reported positive results for 2012, with sales revenues up 6.5 per cent on 2011 at €245 million ($320m).

New purchasing patterns boost rigid plastics

The global rigid plastics packaging market will reach a value of $161.11 billion this year, according to a report by visiongain. A number of favourable consumer trends, along with developing markets, will drive this growth.

Pepsi bottle relaunch with a twist

Beverage giant PepsiCo is introducing a new bottle shape for its Pepsi brand for the first time in 16 years.