Europe: Syntegon installs Sigpack TTMD for cartoning needs

Syntegon has expanded its secondary packaging portfolio with the Sigpack TTMD, which combines the TTM platform with one or more seamlessly integrated Delta robot cells. This also enables a vertical restart after each format change. The robotic solution's camera-based vision control system detects products on the infeed belt. The delta robots pick single or multiple products arriving in random order and...

Americas: Zeelandia and FrieslandCampina creates alternative to New York cheesecake

Zeelandia and FrieslandCampina introduce The New Cheesecake, a high-end quality alternative to the traditional New York cheesecake. While matching the premium taste, creaminess and smooth structure of a traditional New York cheesecake, the new product uses local ingredients, offering bakeries and outlets in Europe and Asia the opportunity to create their own unique variations. Using whey protein, Zeelandia’s crust mix...

Europe: Bunge Loders Croklaan releases lipid ingredient for infant milk formula for Chinese babies

Bunge Loders Croklaan has launched Betapol Select, a premium lipid ingredient for infant milk formula that is inspired by natural variations in the composition of human breast milk. It is the company's first product line that mimics the fat composition of Chinese mother’s milk. OPO and OPL are uniquely structured lipids naturally present in mother’s milk. The presence of...

Asia Pacific: Australia wine sector to grow A$12.7 billion in 2024, says GlobalData

The Australian wine sector is projected to grow from A$11.3 billion (US$7.9 billion) in 2019 to A$12.7 billion in 2024, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%, says GlobalData. Its report reveals that the sector is majorly driven by growth in the sparkling wine category, which is forecast to register the fastest value CAGR of 2.7% during 2019-2024....

Asia Pacific: Yum China’s green packaging initiatives to reduce plastics

Yum China Holdings has launched a series of plastic reduction and environmentally-friendly packaging initiatives across its brands in line with the latest regulations in China. This includes replacing existing plastic packaging with paper straws, paper bags, and biodegradable plastic bags. As a result of these initiatives, Yum China expects a reduction of approximately 8,000 tons of non-degradable plastics annually...

Asia Pacific: Vinamilk won awards despite challenging 2020

Vinamilk is reportedly the very first and only Vietnamese company recognized as 'ASEAN Asset Class', while leading Vietnam's top three listed companies according to the 2019 ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) results, a part of the ASEAN Capital Market Forum (ACMF)'s ASEAN Corporate Governance Initiative. The ACGS 2019 compiled results from nearly 600 enterprises in ASEAN, 82 of which...

Asia Pacific: Japan’s packaging industry to reach 164.7 billion units in 2024, says GlobalData

The packaging industry in Japan is expected to reach 164.7 billion units in 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.5% for the forecast period 2019-2024, says GlobalData. Its report reveals that the sector is majorly driven by growth in the rigid plastics packaging, which is forecast to register the fastest value CAGR of 2.2% during 2019-2024....

Asia Pacific: Hong Kong group proposes steps to recycling beverage containers

The Single-Use Beverage Packaging Working Group revealed its position statement on building a Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS) for beverage containers in Hong Kong. The government has announced it will roll out a public consultation on a PRS soon to address the issue of single-use beverage containers going to landfills and littering the environment. Following the launch of the Strategy and...

Europe: Prinova releases premixes for dairy replacement products

Prinova has launched a range of premixes for dairy replacement products to support a plant-based “revolution”. In a white paper, the company highlights the growing prevalence of vegan and other non-dairy diets and its impact on plant-based markets. The dairy alternative market is projected to grow from US$21.4 billion globally in 2020 to US$36.7 billion by 2025 ― a CAGR of...

Americas: Accraply releases pressure-sensitive labeling machine

Accraply introduces Sirius 100, a pressure-sensitive labeling machine for fast-moving, highly flexible production lines. Designed to minimize downtime with tooless changeovers, the machine brings the linear labeling of Accraply’s high-speed systems into a single- and twin-head labeling solution. Combined with the Accraply 2xx Series label applicator, the Sirius 100 provides precise label placement accuracy for front, back and wrap applications in...