Multivac’s Joachim Boekstegers to step down, new co-CEOs to take over

GERMANY – Packaging solutions provider, Multivac Group has announced that company CEO Hans-Joachim Boekstegers will be stepping down from the company effective 1 January 2020. He will be replaced by his director colleagues, Christian Traumann […]

Ardagh Group adds copper colored range to aluminium cans

IRELAND – Irish metal and glass products producer, Ardagh Group has added copper colour to its range of coloured tabs and shells for cans. The eye-catching copper tone brings a beautiful finish to the can, […]

UK unveils sustainable packaging fund with an eye on plant materials

UK – The UK government has launched plans to invest into fighting single-use plastics by developing sustainable packaging solutions including use of plant-based materials. As part of the development, businesses are expected to invest up […]

Huhtamaki launches new compostable double wall Impresso cup

FINLAND – Finnish food packaging company, Huhtamaki has launched a new compostable double walled Impresso hot cup, expanding its existing Bioware compostable range. The new cup features a unique Impresso bubble emboss which provides enhanced […]

Compostable packaging firm Genera secures US$118m in funding

USA – US-based sustainable packaging firm, Genera has raised US$118 million to expand production of compostable packaging products. The financing round involved backing from WindSail Capital Group, a growth capital investor specialising in sustainability and […]

Tetra Pak launches paper straws for beverage products in Europe

EUROPE – Tetra Pak has unveiled its paper straws for beverage products in Europe as part of the sustainable innovation alternatives to plastic waste and its impact on the environment. The paper straws will be […]

Ardagh to merge food tin business with Exal in a deal worth US$2.5b

IRELAND – Packaging producer, Ardagh Group has agreed to combine its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business with aluminium container manufacturer, Exal Corporation in a deal worth US$2.5 billion. The merger is expected to create […]

SIG Group develops aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil

SWITZERLAND – Aseptic packaging solutions provider, SIG Combibloc Group has developed aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil to meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging. The new cartons were developed in partnership with B-Better®, a start-up […]

Multivac acquires bakery equipment manufacturer Fritsch Group

GERMANY – Food processing and packaging solutions provider, Multivac has acquired Fritsch Group, a German based manufacturer of bakery equipment and machines. The deal expands Multivac’s range of solutions in the bakery industry including high-performance […]

Tetra Pak inaugurates US$135m carton packaging factory in Vietnam

VIETNAM – World’s leading food processing and packaging solutions provider, Tetra Pak has invested €120 million (US$135 million) in a new aseptic carton packaging material factory in Binh Duong, Vietnam. The site which is Tetra […]