Packaging Equipment & Materials

Weber said its new machine doubles the speed boxes on a factory line are labelled

Weber promises speed with new label printer

By Oscar Rousseau

US packaging specialist Weber has launched a new label-printing machine which pledges “faster and more versatile labelling" for food manufacturers.

Vladimir Putin's trade bans on western imports have hurt the meat industry

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

By Oscar Rousseau

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

After shipping, the pork was smoked and cured

Danish Crown backs revolutionary packaging

By Rod Addy

Danish Crown has endorsed packaging that preserves long-distance meat shipments without the need for freezing or vacuum packing, claiming it would ‘gain traction’ in the pork industry.

Danish Crown produces 1.3 billion kilogrammes of meat every year

Danish Crown welcomes SPF-Danmark takeover

By Kitty So

Danish Crown has welcomed the strengthening of its distribution system through the acquisition of livestock transporter SPF-Danmark, after it bought out pork producer Tican’s 10% stake.

Most Russians currently prefer to shop in-store, but there is a growth in online shopping

Meat industry goes online in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat traders in Russia are exploring online operations, ushering in what experts claim is a new era of transparency for the sector and offering particular benefits to organic suppliers.

Firms caught selling low quality meat could face huge fines

Meat quality concern raised by Czech authorities

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The labelling of tinned meat in the Czech Republic – largely imported from Germany and Poland – is misleading, according to the Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority (SZPI). 

Kaivon Liha manufactures the burgers you could end up buying in Finland

Atria to buy majority stake in Kaivon Liha

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor Atria eyes further expansion in its native land with plans to acquire a majority holding in the kebab and burger manufacturer Kaivon Liha.

The investment comes as the price of Atria's meat products fell by 5% in Q1

Atria to reduce labour force at meat plant

By Oscar Rousseau

A multi-million euro investment by Finnish meat processor Atria, at its Nurmo pork processing plant, will lead to an 80-person reduction in staff by the end of the year.

Over 250,000t of food waste could be saved if the CCA hits its reduction target

Cool Chain Association to cut food waste

By Oscar Rousseau

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) – a not-for-profit organisation aiming to improve standards in the chilled food transportation chain – has pledged to slash food wastage by 10% within the next nine years.

Devaluation of the Russian ruble has led to a decline in domestic meat consumption

Russia’s meat giants see profits plummet

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Two of Russia’s largest meat companies experienced a sharp drop in profits in the first quarter of 2016, according to official reports. 

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's top trade fair organisers, generating €645m in sales

IFFA cements place as leading meat trade show

By Oscar Rousseau

Organisers of Germany’s triennial meat processing machinery trade show IFFA have long claimed it is the “number one for the meat industry” and, on reflection, it’s hard to argue with this.

Friedbert Klefenz of Bosch Packaging Technology hailed the

Bosch boosted by double-digit growth

By Oscar Rousseau

Bosch Packaging Technology has hailed “remarkable” sales growth in a stagnant North American market, where trade increased by nearly a fifth in full-year results for 2015.

GEA's MaxiFormer has an intelligent touch screen interface

IFFA: new-look GEA unveils meat former

By Oscar Rousseau

Engineering corporation GEA launched its MaxiFormer machine at IFFA which has a 1,000mm rotary drum that can quickly and precisely form meat products, such as chicken nuggets.

IFFA is braced to welcome more than 60,000 visitors

IFFA breaks exhibitor record

By Oscar Rousseau

Germany’s triennial meat processing trade show IFFA is expecting to open its doors to a record 1,027 exhibitors, setting a new record of attending companies for the long-running event. 

The polyurethane Flowfresh range has achieved international HACCP certification

Flowcrete takes food safety floor message to Europe

By Oscar Rousseau

UK manufacturer of resin flooring, Flowcrete UK, will embark on a tour of Europe’s food and drink trade shows to highlight why good flooring is important to maintaining food safety and preventing contamination.

This is LIDD – a film solution for the ready meal market. Image courtesy of Parkside

Parkside plans Malaysia investment

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat packaging manufacturer Parkside has announced plans to “invest significantly” in its Malaysia plant to offer its Asian customer base the same products as supplies to its European clients.

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.

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.

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition Dubai in pictures

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in pictures

By Georgi Gyton

GlobalMeatNews take you through a snapshot of the exhibitors at the recent Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai, looking at what products were being showcased and what exhibitors are noticing in the Middle East market.

The SIAL exhibition will see more than 500 meat-related companies from around the world gather together

Meat companies abound at SIAL show

By Ed Bedington

The global meat industry will be jetting, driving and sailing to Paris later this month to take part in one of the year’s biggest gathering to showcase food and meat.


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