Americas: Coca-Cola Consolidated, MUSC to raise awareness, promote health and wellness in South Carolina

As part of Coca-Cola Consolidated’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, the company is expanding its partnership with South Carolina hospitals to encourage people to make beverage choices that fit their lifestyles. “Coca-Cola Consolidated is excited to have a partnership with South Carolina hospitals to raise awareness and educate consumers around beverage choice and the importance of physical activity,” said...

Europe: Rose Forgrove introduces wrapper for packaging larger, difficult-to-handle products

Rose Forgrove has introduced the Integra 601, which is designed to package soft, sticky or wet products. This wrapper boasts fast pack size changeover with one part change, gas flushing, easy-open packages and long-dwell sealing for hermetic packs. The inverted unwind design is sanitation-friendly with reduced contact surface area. The machine can wrap cheeses in the form of chunks and slices for...

Europe: MM Karton introduces cartonboard grade for food safety

The new cartonboard grade FOODBOARD has been designed as to further protect cartonboard packed foodstuff, says MM Karton. Its core component includes an ecologically sensitive and consumer-friendly barrier concept, thereby shielding packaged food from unintended substances in the packaging environment. The company says long-term series tests have been successfully completed and a capital investment in a mid-double-digit million euro amount has...

Europe: UNI Packaging wins award at Oscar de l’Emballage 2013

UNI Packaging has won an Oscar at this year’s Oscar de l’Emballage held in Paris, France on November 26, 2013. The award was for the production of a multiple range of YOOJI stand-up pouch designs, printed using a new digital print for flexible packaging offering, UNI-Digiflex. UNI Packaging produced 16 designs for YOOJI’s organic frozen vegetable purées for designed for babies. Using...

Europe: HH Global presents peelable lidding film solution for ready meals

HH Global has launched Lidd, a patented and innovative peelable lidding film solution for ready meals. Eradicating the need for cardboard sleeves, the solution delivers major cost savings for brand owners while maintaining brand identity and reducing the environmental impact of food packaging. Developed by HH Global in conjunction with Parkside Flexibles (Europe) Ltd., unlike traditional ready meal packaging, the Lidd...

Europe: Amcor Flexibles launches co-extruded packaging solution for bag-in box foods

Amcor Flexibles introduces Amcor Vodex Generation II, a barrier liner for bag-in box foods that offers a blend of moisture barrier, mineral oil barrier and breathability that meet the increasing focus on food protection, environmental awareness and cost effectiveness. The solution provides increased customer satisfaction, enhanced consumer experience when opening the pack and safe consumption. The company says independent studies found...

Worldwide: Nampak acquires beverage can operation in Nigeria

Nampak said it will acquire Alucan Packaging Limited, a beverage can manufacturer based in Nigeria. Nampak has also been granted an option to acquire a leading rigid plastics company in Nigeria. The total investment is $301 million and will be funded through available cash resources and existing debt facilities. The Alucan factory is equipped with a new aluminium beverage can line capable...

Americas: American Beverage Association celebrates America Recycles Day

On America Recycles Day (November 15, 2013), the non-alcoholic beverage industry reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to further minimizing its environmental impact, and is making it easier for consumers to do the same. “From our 100 percent recyclable packaging to our efforts to minimize waste and support recycling programs, our industry is leading the way and doing our part to reduce...

Europe: Sirane launches “barbecue ready meal” packaging solution

UK-based company Sirane has launched the Sira-Cook Supreme bag for the oven and barbecue, as well as hot-plate or griddle. The bag can be fully heat-sealed allowing it to be the perfect retail solution. “This bag can be filled, heat-sealed and shipped as a ready meal that can go straight on the barbecue,” says sales director Jeremy Haydn-Davies. Using the bag, he...

Europe: Smurfit Kappa honored at UK Packaging Awards

Smurfit Kappa CRP was awarded the Corrugated Pack Of The Year at the UK Packaging Awards held in London on November 13, 2013, for its Miller Brand’s water resistant 18 bottle cooler pack. Demonstrating the originality and inventiveness that can be achieved through corrugated packaging materials, Smurfit Kappa CRP provided Miller Brands UK with a conventional fit-for-purpose beer case which...