IMCD acquires Matrix Ingredients operations in Singapore and Malaysia

NETHERLANDS – IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, has acquired the food distribution business of Matrix Ingredients in Singapore and Malaysia, for an undisclosed sum. Following the transaction, Maxim Ingredients International Pte. Ltd. and […]

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 […]

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 […]

SIG Group to invest US$198.65m in constructing aseptic packaging facility in China

CHINA – Aseptic packaging provider, SIG Combibloc Group will be investing US$198.65 million (€180 million) in establishing a new packaging production plant in Suzhou, China. Expected to become operational in 2021, the 120,000 square-metre site […]

Natural, clean label and healthier options driving flavor developments

NETHERLANDS – New flavor development and innovations are largely driven by growing interest in natural, clean label and healthier options, according to July 2019 Innova Market Insights report. Global flavor developments in food and beverage […]

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 […]

DSM launches young cheddar and barrel cheese culture

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch bio-science company, Royal DSM has launched a new culture range for young cheddar and barrel cheese. Called DelvoCheese CH-120, the new range is said to be resistant to phage – viruses […]

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 […]