Asia Pacific: Liqui-Box to open plant in Taizhou, China

Liqui-Box, a provider of sustainable packaging solutions for the delivery of liquid products, has signed a long-term lease for a new manufacturing operation in Taizhou, China. The company says the 120,000 square foot facility is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2014 and will expand over the next several years to support the strong growth in...

Europe: MULTIVAC to exhibit at interpack 2014

MULTIVAC will be represented at interpack 2014 by two exhibition stands in halls 5 and 17. In Hall 5, the company will present innovations covering all aspects of the packaging of food and industrial products, including a new entry-level model among the thermoforming packaging machines and new technologies for process and automation equipment with live demonstrations. MULTI-VAC will present packaging solutions...

Europe: WorldStar for RPC Superfos Sea Food Container

RPC Superfos has received the WorldStar award for its custom oxygen barrier packaging for Bornholms’ seafood on November 7, 2013. Representatives from 24 packaging associations, members of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), judged 249 packaging projects from 35 countries for WorldStar Awards 2014. As seafood company in Scandinavia, Bornholms, is converting most of its packaging solutions from cans to plastics boxes,...

Europe: Swedish company uses DuPont Delrin Acetal Grade in food closures

Swedish company WeLoc - Weland M. AB uses DuPont Delrin acetal resin in its new range of food industry bag closures for its suitability for ‘snap-closure’ action, durability at -50°C. It also says this grade can be seen by metal detectors. These features, combined with creep resistance, strength, stiffness, toughness, low wear and low friction, offer WeLoc and other food industry...

Asia Pacific: Tetra Pak endorses IDF appeal on food security challenges

Tetra Pak opened the World Dairy Leaders Forum of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit 2013 in Yokohama, Japan, in October 2013. The company’s president and CEO, Dennis Jönsson, endorsed the appeal of IDF to tackle the food security challenges and called for collaboration among all industry stakeholders. The theme of the summit is “Rediscovering Milk”. “Rediscovering Milk is about...

Americas: CTI develops package indicators for safe products

Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has developed patent-pending ‘reveal inks’ that provide “return to fridge” reminders to products as milk, yoghurt, salsa, pickles and ketchup. “Most parents know that food safety at home is a big deal, but they need help understanding how long they can keep something out of the fridge,” said chief marketing officer Patrick Edson. “Food companies are understandably...

Europe: AkzoNobel presents antifog additive for food packaging

AkzoNobel presents antifog additive Armofog 151, which improves hot and cold fog performance of polyethylene and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) food packaging films. Armofog 151-XE35 is available as the high performance concentrate of the new antifog additive. It is a free-flowing granular form of Armofog 151, containing 35% active antifog additive. The product can be dosed directly to the extruder. “Armofog 151-XE35 goes...

Europe: KHS wins 2014 German Design Award for ClearLine

KHS' ClearLine system has won The German Design Award, which was held awarded once a year by the German Design Council. A total of 1,900 entries were submitted to the 2014 German Design Award committee and judged by 30 design experts from the fields of commerce, education and science. "In ClearLine, KHS has a uniform design concept that covers all the...

Asia Pacific: Adhesives and sealants market to Grow with CAGR of 4.4% by 2018

The market for adhesives and sealants is being driven a rising trend in various end user segments to use eco-friendly or green adhesives and sealants or those with low volatile organic compound (VOC), according to a report by ReportLinker. Entitled Adhesives & Sealants Market by Chemical Types, by Technology, by Applications (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Packaging, Construction, Automotive, Woodwork, & Others),...

Americas: Husky launches HyPET HPP5 for high volume PET preform production

Husky Injection Molding Systems has launched its next generation HyPET HPP5 preform molding system. Building upon the HyPET platform, enhancements have been made to HyPET HPP5 that make it even more capable of delivering the lowest total cost to produce while providing exceptional preform quality. These enhancements allow for up to 12% productivity improvement over the previous generation system and are...