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Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

    Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG), the chilled prepared food processor, has launched a White Paper advising the UK Grocery sector and Government to improve education, simplify product labelling and to

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Durham Box awarded highest BRC grade

    Durham Box awarded highest BRC grade

Leading corrugated packaging manufacturer, Durham Box, has been awarded a AA grade BRC certification for its manufacturing site in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Under the revised issue 5 of the

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PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

    PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

With a myriad of new product launches, innovative technologies and live demonstrations of the latest smart manufacturing solutions, https://www.ppmashow.co.uk/ is set to be the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn, for members

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Green light for one of Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing projects

    Green light for one of Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing projects

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council’s planning committee has approved one of the biggest investments in advanced manufacturing in Northern Ireland – a new £150 million drinks canning plant at Global Point

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Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

    Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

An innovative and entrepreneurial Scottish company which makes a significant contribution to food safety and reducing unrecyclable plastic waste has won an £80,000 award to help take its business to

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PCI Pharma Services announces multi-million dollar expansion in Wales

    PCI Pharma Services announces multi-million dollar expansion in Wales

PCI Pharma Services has announced a significant expansion of its world-class facility in Tredegar, Wales, UK, designed to help keep pace with the market growth of powerful, targeted oncology therapies.

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Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

    Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

Britvic has officially opened its most recent canning line at the soft drink manufacturer’s its largest production site at Rugby in England. The state-of-the-art line, already producing internationally known brands including Tango, Pepsi

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PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

    PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

PPMA TOTAL Show 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision event, is returning to the NEC Birmingham this autumn, and will take place from 27th

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PPMA Group Awards celebrating Industry’s best to be presented at PPMA Total Show 2022

    PPMA Group Awards celebrating Industry’s best to be presented at PPMA Total Show 2022

PPMA Total 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision show, will play host to this year’s PPMA Group Industry Awards. The event will be held

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Zeus acquires JJ O’Toole as part of latest investment strategy

    Zeus acquires JJ O’Toole as part of latest investment strategy

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has announced its acquisition of JJ O’Toole, Ireland’s oldest packaging company. Founded in 1914, JJ O’Toole employs 25, with customers including Dunnes Stores,

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Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

    Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

This summer, leading branded soft drinks business Britvic is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its Rugby factory in England, by thanking colleagues for their dedicated service and showcasing the investment

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Planning approved for new £390 million glass manufacturing facility in Wales

    Planning approved for new £390 million glass manufacturing facility in Wales

Planning permission has been granted for a new £390 million glass bottle manufacturing facility in Ebbw Vale, which aims to bring around 600 jobs to the local area when it

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Zeus acquires two UK packaging companies in an agreement worth in excess of €25 million

    Zeus acquires two UK packaging companies in an agreement worth in excess of €25 million

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has announced the acquisition of two UK packaging companies, Swanline Group and its sister company BoxMart, in an agreement worth in excess of

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Major project to boost flexible plastic packaging recycling in the UK

    Major project to boost flexible plastic packaging recycling in the UK

FlexCollect, the UK’s largest collaborative project to support the collection and recycling of flexible plastic packaging, has been launched with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) support. The multi-million-pound project will

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More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

    More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

A project by a rural Highland distillery to reduce its carbon footprint while increasing productivity and creating jobs has secured up to £250,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

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UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

    UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Trail, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The features

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Amcor to expand healthcare packaging capabilities

    Amcor to expand healthcare packaging capabilities

Amcor, a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions, has announced an investment to establish new thermoforming capabilities for medical packaging in its healthcare packaging facility at Sligo

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i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

    i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been awarded with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time for innovation. The company, who previously won their first

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Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

    Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

Sustainability, the packaging industry’s most contentious topic, is set to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, with the event organiser, Easyfairs, announcing the launch of ‘The Sustainability Trail’.

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Canon Group acquires Edale to strengthen label and packaging business

    Canon Group acquires Edale to strengthen label and packaging business

Canon Group has acquired UK-based packaging converting equipment manufacturer Edale, with the aim of strengthening Canon’s label and packaging business, and creating opportunities for future developments. Through this acquisition, Canon

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AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

    AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

AM Labels Limited, an award-winning supplier of complete labelling solutions including manufacturing and warehouse automation, barcoding and RFID systems, has relocated to a larger premises to expand its business operations.

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€12 million investment by EirGen Pharma

    €12 million investment by EirGen Pharma

EirGen Pharma has acquired a new building in the IDA Industrial Estate in Waterford which will facilitate an expansion of its Oral Solid Dose manufacturing and packaging capabilities. The new

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Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

    Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

Diageo is making a £40.5 million investment to expand capacity at its packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Runcorn, England, which is set to support the growth of Guinness

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New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

    New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

A major new report, ‘ReShaping Plastics – Pathways to a Circular, Climate Neutral Plastics System in Europe’, finds that a

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Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

    Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

Bord Bia has developed a new Food Processor Standard (FPS), which combines and replaces the Meat Processor Quality Assurance Standard* (MPQAS) and

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

    Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship packaging event, will reunite the industry when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC

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Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

    Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

Intel has announced the first phase of its plans to invest as much as 80 billion euros in the European

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New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

    New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

One of the UK’s leading label manufacturers is disrupting the packaging market with the launch of its new service to

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Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

    Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge has announced £30 million in funding for 18 groundbreaking collaborative projects. These projects

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CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

    CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging) has announced a major collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to co-fund investigations

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Sirane Group invests in board innovation and sustainable packaging

    Sirane Group invests in board innovation and sustainable packaging

Innovative English packaging manufacturer Sirane Group has made a multi-million-pound investment in a new site for its innovative board division.

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Pure Roast Coffee secures first GB supermarket deal worth £1 million

    Pure Roast Coffee secures first GB supermarket deal worth £1 million

Lisburn-based coffee roasting, packaging and distribution specialist, Pure Roast Coffee, has secured its first contract with a major retailer in

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Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

    Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been funded by Innovate UK to develop additives and processing methods that will drastically increase

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Ardagh Group to acquire Consol for $1 billion

    Ardagh Group to acquire Consol for $1 billion

Ardagh Group, the international packaging business which traces its origins back to glass manufacturing in Dublin in the 1930’s, has

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Zeus founder Brian O’Sullivan named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021

    Zeus founder Brian O’Sullivan named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021

Brian O’Sullivan (pictured), Chairman and founder of Irish-owned global packaging company Zeus, has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year

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Ardagh Metal Packaging to invest $200 million in Northern Ireland

    Ardagh Metal Packaging to invest $200 million in Northern Ireland

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) plans to build a new state-of-the-art $200 million beverage can plant in Northern Ireland. The plant

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Schütz acquires GEM Plastics in Ireland

    Schütz acquires GEM Plastics in Ireland

Schütz GmbH & Co KGaA, a leading manufacturer of high-quality transport packaging, has signed a purchase agreement for 100% of

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

    Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 16 & 17 February 2022 to kick-start the year for the whole

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Zeus acquires Limerick Packaging

    Zeus acquires Limerick Packaging

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has announced the acquisition of Limerick Packaging, a leading supplier to the Irish

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Robinsons ready to drink, Lipton Ice Tea and drench move to 100% recycled plastic bottles following Britvic’s £5 million investment support in Esterform Packaging Ltd

    Robinsons ready to drink, Lipton Ice Tea and drench move to 100% recycled plastic bottles following Britvic’s £5 million investment support in Esterform Packaging Ltd

Britvic, which is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of

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TriMas Packaging’s Affaba & Ferrari™ to introduce tethered cap solutions

    TriMas Packaging’s Affaba & Ferrari™ to introduce tethered cap solutions

A few years ago, images of dead seagulls with their bellies full of plastic particles traveled around the world. The

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Countdown to first UK live event for the processing and packaging industry

    Countdown to first UK live event for the processing and packaging industry

In a few weeks’ time, PPMA Show 2021 will return to the NEC Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, from September 28th-

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – MULTIVAC

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – MULTIVAC

MULTIVAC is one of the leading suppliers of integrated packaging & automation solutions. With innovative cutting-edge technology and a comprehensive

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Durham Box continues rapid expansion

    Durham Box continues rapid expansion

A significant period of growth for leading corrugated packaging manufacturer, Durham Box, has seen the firm expanding its factory and

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Mondelēz UK moves to recyclable packaging for Dairylea and Philadelphia brands

    Mondelēz UK moves to recyclable packaging for Dairylea and Philadelphia brands

Mondelēz UK has announced a move to recyclable packaging for its cheese brands, Dairylea, the number one[1] processed cheese brand in

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Schubert UK takes on leadership role in the UK’s largest industry association for process and packaging machine automation

    Schubert UK takes on leadership role in the UK’s largest industry association for process and packaging machine automation

The Processing and Packaging Machine Association (PPMA) is an umbrella organisation representing over 550 member companies.  Since its foundation in

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Ball Corporation to expand UK manufacturing capacity

    Ball Corporation to expand UK manufacturing capacity

Ball Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of infinitely recyclable aluminium beverage packaging, is planning to significantly increase its

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Ballygowan Mineral Water bottles move to 100% recycled plastic

    Ballygowan Mineral Water bottles move to 100% recycled plastic

Britvic-owned Irish water brand, Ballygowan Mineral Water, is moving to 100% recycled plastic bottles after the company invested €2 million

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Zeus announces €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue quadrupling capacity

    Zeus announces €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue quadrupling capacity

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, Europe’s leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has today announced a €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue,

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Domino Helps Customers Reduce Risk and Optimise Production With New Vision Inspection Systems

    Domino Helps Customers Reduce Risk and Optimise Production With New Vision Inspection Systems

Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) has launched the R-Series, a new range of smart vision systems for automatic inspection and validation of

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Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification

    Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification

Smurfit Kappa’s innovative three litre Bag-in-Box packaging design has received Amazon’s “Frustration-Free Packaging” (FFP) certification. This is a world first

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The most sustainable glass Scotch whisky bottles ever

    The most sustainable glass Scotch whisky bottles ever

Leading distiller Diageo has collaborated in a successful pilot project to pioneer the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles ever produced

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Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

    Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

Danone is producing Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format  at the French food group’s formula milk

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Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

    Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

Vision can be deployed in a number of different ways on a food processing line to tell if food is

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Hanbury Autogil builds fastest PPE machine during covid-19 fight

    Hanbury Autogil builds fastest PPE machine during covid-19 fight

Top engineering firm Hanbury-Autogil has joined forces with packaging giants PFF to create protective equipment on a mammoth scale. With

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Greencore unveils a range of sustainability pledges

    Greencore unveils a range of sustainability pledges

Greencore, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has outlined a new sustainability strategy which includes a range

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Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

    Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, the leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has announced the acquisition of Austrian-based food packaging solutions business,

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Tennent’s to remove 100m+ plastic rings from packaging in shift from plastic to card

    Tennent’s to remove 100m+ plastic rings from packaging in shift from plastic to card

A £7 million investment in packaging equipment at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow sees Tennent’s, Scotland’s favourite beer brand, well on

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