Packaging Equipment & Materials

Linpac's investment in the Pravia factory could help increase production by 80 million units

Linpac invests millions to become 'leading innovator'

By Oscar Rousseau

Linpac has announced a multi-million euro investment to help the business deliver cost-effective and  sustainable plastic packaging products which, it claims, will firm up its position at the top of Europe’s food packaging pile.

Rigid plastic packaging is expected to boom, thanks to growth in emerging markets

Rigid plastic packaging market to hit $188bn

By Oscar Rousseau

A new report by London-based research firm Visiongain has said it expects the rigid plastic packaging market to reach $188bn by the end of this year.

Kalle says the introduction of value-added casing will reduce production costs by 20%.

Kalle brings casings innovations to IFFA

By Aaron McDonald

German-based meat casings company Kalle is to present a number of new value-added sausage casings at IFFA 2016, taking place in Frankfurt from 7-12 May. 

Klaus Schroter: demand in meat processing machinery

Germany leads pack in booming machinery sector

By Oscar Rousseau

Demand from abroad helped German manufacturers of machinery for the food industry increase production for the sixth consecutive year, generating €13.5bn in 2015.

Quinn Packaging has made a €3m investment to grow its business

Quinn Packaging invests €3m in PET sheet extrusion line

By Oscar Rousseau

Republic of Ireland-based meat and poultry tray manufacturer Quinn Packaging has invested €3m ($3.25m) in a PET sheet extrusion line to help it become “a major player in the rigid food packaging market”.

Faerch Plast is based in Denmark and employs 900 people across four production sites

Danish packaging firm clinches European takeover

By Rod Addy

Sealed Air Corporation has agreed to sell its European food trays business, which makes trays for fresh meat, salad, fruit and foodservice customers to Denmark-based packaging solutions provider Faerch Plast.

EU country-of-origin labelling regulations refer only to pre-packed meat, but allow for further debate

Ireland to debate non-prepacked meat labelling

By Chloe Ryan

Ireland has launched a public consultation on the extension of mandatory country-of-origin labelling rules to non-prepacked meat, the minister for agriculture, food and the marine Simon Coveney has announced.

 The material has a non-plastic appearance

Holfeld claims packaging first

By Chloe Ryan

Irish pork processor O’Brien’s Fine Foods has overhauled the packaging on its range of dry-cured bacon, cooked hams, puddings and sausages.

Anuga FoodTec 2015: meat processing and packaging innovations

Highlights from Anuga FoodTec 2015

By Georgi Gyton

Approximately 43,000 visitors descended upon Cologne last week for the Anuga FoodTec show. Spanning four days the event provided the chance for businesses to showcase their latest innovations in the world of packaging, machinery and technology. We take...

The awards will be presented at the show next month

Winners of 2015 FoodTec Awards announced

By Georgi Gyton

A number of meat equipment suppliers have picked up International FoodTec Awards, which will be presented at the Anuga FoodTec trade exhibition in Cologne, Germany next month.

Around 43,000 visitors are expected at the show. Photo credit: Koelnmesse

Anuga FoodTec - what you need to know

By Georgi Gyton

Covering all aspects of food production, from machinery and packaging materials to ingredients or services, Anuga FoodTec looks set to attract around 43,000 visitors this year, when it opens its doors later this month.

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