Crown Beverage opens new graphics studio to optimize packaging design

USA – Crown Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, has opened a new graphics studio in North America to help beverage brands expedite product launches. The 14, 000 square feet facility […]

Motif Ingredients rebrands as Motif FoodWorks, raises US$27.5m

USA – Motif Ingredients, a food science and technology company owned by biotech unicorn Ginkgo Bioworks has US$27.5 million funding to expands research and development of animal-free ingredients. In addition, the company has also revealed […]

Nampak Zimbabwe reports growth amid unfavourable investment environment

ZIMBABWE – Paper and packaging giant, Nampak Zimbabwe says its capital expenditure projects remain curtailed after it suspended all credit extensions and capital injection by the major shareholder, reports the Chronicle. In a trading update […]

Japanese company Nagase Group completes acquisition of ingredient maker Prinova

JAPAN – Nagase Group, a Japanese chemical trading firm has completed the acquisition of US based food ingredient manufacturer and distributor, Prinova Group. The acquisition of Prinova, which has 15 distribution centres around the world, […]

Packaging manufacturer Kwik Lok to debut new ‘Closing Line of the Future’

USA – Kwik Lok Corporation, a Washington based packaging manufacturer, announced they will feature the “bakery closing line of the future” at the upcoming International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas. During the event […]

Symrise reports strong revenue growth in H1 as organic sales climb 6.2%

GERMANY – Symrise, a flavors and fragrances specialist has reported strong revenue growth for the first half of the year as net income increased by US$12.34 million (€11 million). The German maker of scents and […]

Graphic Packaging to invest US$600m to expand sustainable production capabilities

USA – Graphic Packaging, an Atlanta-based provider of packaging solutions to food and beverage industry has announced plans to invest US$600 million in expanding production capabilities. The multi million-dollar investment will be used on a […]

DuPont considers divesting food additives and ingredients business for US$20bn

USA – Specialty chemicals maker, DuPont is said to be considering selling its nutrition and biosciences unit, few months after Dupont became independent following a three-way split earlier this year. According to a Bloomberg report, […]

Ideagen launches new software for the food industry as it marks 25th anniversary

UK – Ideagen, a UK based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software provider, has launched new and improved version of its Q-Pulse application as it commemorates the 25th anniversary of the software. Q-Pulse is used […]

Brabender launches new improved viscometer with focus on speed and efficiency

CANADA – Laboratory equipment manufacturer, Brabender, is set to release into the market a new viscometer ‘ViscoQuick’- with improved performance. Touted as being able to deliver rapid and straightforward measurements, the new viscometer can be […]