Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Cosmo Films introduces BOPP-based heat resistant films for packaging applications

INDIA - Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper introduces BOPP based heat resistant (HR) films. According to the company, the films have been engineered to work as printing layer replacing BOPET film in multilayer laminates for various packaging applications in both…

UK water and soft drinks manufacturers to eliminate packaging wastes by 2030

UK - Several leading bottled water and soft drinks manufacturers have lodged a report to the UK House of Commons, which outlines their ambition to eliminate packaging waste in the bottled water and soft drinks value chain by 2030. The roadmap was developed with input from companies such as Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Danone Waters (UK…

Coca Cola Great Britain redesigns the Coca-Cola packaging range

UK - Coca-Cola Great Britain has revealed a new design for the Coca-Cola range featuring new look packaging for Coca-Cola original taste and Coca-Cola zero sugar. According to the company, the changes unify both variants with the iconic Coca-Cola red and form part of the company’s commercial strategy to encourage more people to try Coca-Cola…

France to introduce penalty system for packaging made of non-recycled plastics

FRANCE - France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic. The project is part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official told Euractiv. Brune Poirson, secretary of state for ecological transition, said…

Indorama Ventures acquires PET recycler Sorepla Industrie

FRANCE - Indorama Ventures, one of the world's leading producers in the intermediate petrochemicals industry, has enhanced its PET recycling capabilities with the acquisition of France-based Sorepla Industrie for an undisclosed fee. According to FoodBev, Sorepla Industrie operates a single recycling facility in France which boasts three production lines; one for recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET),…

Amcor Limited to acquire Bemis after a unanimous approval

AUSTRALIA - Amcor Limited, a global packaging company, and Bemis Company, Inc., a global manufacturer of flexible packaging products, have announced that their respective Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Amcor will acquire Bemis in an all-stock combination. According to Amcor, the partnership will provide the footprint, scale and capabilities…

Recycling alliance partners with Lagos state on plastic waste clean-up and recycling

NIGERIA - The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the Lagos State government to clean-up the state’s inland waterways of plastic and plastic and eventually initiate recycling of the same. A statement released by the group said that the initiative seeks to prevent plastic waste and other…

Packaging and paper group Mondi to shut down Durban facility

SOUTH AFRICA - The international packaging and paper group Mondi Plc is planning to stop operations at its Merebank, Durban processing facility blamed on declining margins and high input costs for hardwood pulp, Business Day has reported. The Durban facility, located in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province hosts one of its uncoated fine paper machines…