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Asia Pacific: Japanese scientists develop rubber-like glass for high heat environment

Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ‘rubber-like’ glass that may have applications in high temperature or strongly...

Americas: UPM Raflatac release thin, clear films for food packaging

UPM Raflatac launches VANISH, a new range of ultra-thin, clear films for beverage, personal care and food package labeling in the Americas. These products offer...

Asia Pacific: TricorBraun opens office in India

Packaging company TricorBraun has begun operations in India with the opening of TricorBraun-India, Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai, India. “We have experienced excellent growth in India...

Asia Pacific: China, India boost glass packaging market globally, finds report

In 2013, Asia Pacific dominated the overall glass packaging market and accounted for over 33.0% of the market, by volume, according to a Marketsandmarkets...

Americas: Owens-Illinois, Constellation Brands enters joint venture to produce glass containers...

Owens-Illinois (OI) has agreed to enter into a 50-50 joint venture with Constellation Brands to operate the glass container production plant in Nava, Mexico,...

Americas: Verallia invests US$82M on greenfield plant in Brazil

Glass packaging company Verallia will construct a greenfield plant in the Northeastern part (Nordeste), Brazil. The company has just signed a tentative agreement with the...

World: MENA packaging market to grow to US$52.4 million by 2019,...

The packaging market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is valued at approximately US$41.1 billion in 2014 and is forecast to grow...

Americas: Crown Holdings to acquire Mexican EMPAQUE from Heineken

Crown Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EMPAQUE, a Mexican manufacturer of aluminum cans and ends, bottle caps and glass bottles...

Europe: Pasta sauce company Ragú switches to RPC Superfos’ barrier pack

UK pasta sauce company Ragú has packaged its product in RPC Superfos’ SuperLock barrier pack. Instead of glass, Ragú has used a 400ml pack, supplied...

Europe: Low-cost packaging will support competitive prices in Spain, says report

According to a report from Canadean, low-cost packaging innovation will allow discounters and private labels to continue to take share from brands by offering...