Europe: 53 countries use FSC-certified carton packages, says Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak says the number of countries selling products in Tetra Pak packages bearing the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label has risen to 40% from 2012 to 2013. Marking FSC Friday on September 27, 2013, Tetra Pak says its customers in 53 countries adopt the responsible forest management label, compared with 38 in 2012. During that time, more than 27 billion...

Europe: Sidel wins two awards for product design

Sidel has won two international awards in October 2013 for a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for Société des Eaux d'Aix-les-Bains (SEAB), a French producer of bottled mineral water. The bottle marked a number of design firsts in the bottled water market as the only triangular mineral water bottle produced in PET and the only one without a conventional label. Awards The first...

Europe: SIPA launched filling vales in EVO versions

SIPA has used the Flextronic flexible and modular platform and launched new filling valves in EVO versions for integration and interchangeability into the new platform. Through this combination, the company aims to design solutions for various bottling requirements such as filling multiple products on the same line. At Drinktec 2013, SIPA showed Flextronic C, which can handle carbonated, still and hot-fill...

Americas: Avery Dennison shares results in report

Avery Dennison Corporation has published its sustainability report on its website entitled Our Pursuit: More Innovative, More Sustainable, which adheres to Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and details the company’s progress in 2011 and 2012 toward its goals for environmental, social and financial sustainability. The report states that Avery Dennison Corporation is working with its stakeholders to develop products and processes...

Americas: 3M Scotch-weld low odour acrylic adhesives

Next-generation structural acrylic adhesives, 3M Scotch-weld low odour acrylic adhesives DP8805NS and DP8810NS, could provide improvements over conventional high-odour acrylics, with significant benefits in productivity, performance, cost savings, as well as health and safety concerns. 3M says users of conventional acrylic adhesives know that these products typically raise inconvenient issues with odour, set times, impact resistance and storage requirements. However, the...

Asia Pacific: Henkel opens plant in Shanghai, China

Henkel has inaugurated what it considered as the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai, China. Henkel has invested more than €50 million ($67.7 million) in the plant and will employ about 600 people there. With this new production facility, the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its innovative adhesive technologies more quickly to...

Asia Pacific: Novasep opens subsidiary in India

Novasep has opened Novasep Process Engineering Services PCT LTD in India, which is a part of its industrial biotech business unit. The new office will enable the company to serve more closely industries in India producing functional and commodity food and feed ingredients, milk derivatives and bio-based chemicals. Novasep’s expansion to Bangalore, India, comes at a time when India’s food and...

Asia Pacific: Novasep launches Chinese website

Novasep has launched its new website in Chinese to better serve clients and partners in China. The company says the ongoing growth of life sciences industries in China and Asia stretches local demand for domestic production and innovation capabilities. It has seen continued growth in demand in East Asia for its design and supply of purification technologies and integrated processes in...

Americas: Infor enhances M3 to deliver high frequency planning for fresh food

Infor said it plans to deliver a range of enhancements to Infor M3, including the development of Infor M3 Fresh Food Planner (FFP) - a new application for companies that produce ultra-fresh food with shelf-life counted in days rather than weeks and months. Infor M3 FFP is designed to deliver a new way of planning fresh food production. The new concept...

Americas: Mettler Toledo releases white paper on vision inspection for food safety, compliance

New inspection and compliance mandates under the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act have reformed US food safety laws by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. These new laws require food manufacturers to take measures to prevent food-borne illness, which affects about 48 million people (one in six Americans) annually. Vision inspection systems...