tna names Jonathan Rankin new Chief Executive Officer

AUSTRALIA – Packaging group, tna solutions Pty Ltd has appointed Jonathan Rankin as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the company’s global food packaging and processing operations. Jonathan re-joined tna in Decemner 2017 as chief sales officer to head-up global sales division and support customers across all tna businesses around the world. He…

Tetra Pak to offer customized and flexible digital printing on cartons

SWITZERLAND -  Global food packaging leader, Tetra Pak has unveiled new digital printing technology that will offer customers with full-colour, customized and flexible digital printing on its carton packages. This offers new possibilities for beverage manufacturers, benefiting from on-package printing and a variet y of designs that best suit their customers The digital printing technology…

Danone taps Amcor’s technology to develop new PET packaging jar

ARGENTINA – The French multinational food corporative, Danone has partnered flexible packaging company, Amcor to develop attractive PET packaging jar for its new all-natural spoonable yogurt, La Serenísima sold in Argentina. The transparent packaging, made of made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has a wide-mouth opening and an aluminum-PET-aluminum closure with a 65mm over cap in…

Huhtamaki taps Tetra Pak’s Charles Heaulme as President and CEO

EUROPE – The Finnish food packaging specialist, Huhtamaki Oyj has appointed former Tetra Pak’s Charles Heaulme as new President and Chief Executive effective after the Annual General Meeting on April 26, 2019. Charles joins Huhtamaki from Tetra Pak, where his latest position has been Vice President Europe and Central Asia since 2015. He succeeds Jukka…

SA’s packaging group Master Plastics receives better buyout offer

SOUTH AFRICA - Master Plastics, South Africa’s packaging group has received higher buyout offer from its private-equity suitors after facing resistance from a prominent shareholder. According to Business Day report, MCGF II Partnership and MCGF II Investments, which initially offered Master Plastics shareholders 200c per share, confirmed that they would table a higher offer of…

Buhler names Andy Sharpe new North American president and CEO

USA – Buhler Inc., global company in process engineering and technology for food, feed, and advanced industrial materials has named Andy Sharpe as the next president and chief executive officer of Buhler, Inc., effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Rene Steiner, who is retiring following a 50-year career with Buhler, and will remain with the company…

Beta Glass earnings rise 58% on strong revenue growth in 9 months

NIGERIA – Beta Glass, the Nigerian maker of glass bottles and containers for the beverage industry has reported that net income rose 58% to US$9.64 million for the nine-months period ended September. The company, which is a member of the Frigoglass Group had posted US$6.06 million in net income in the same period last year.…

WHO launches review into potential risks of plastic in drinking water

UK - WHO has launched a health review into the dangers associated with plastic sin drinking water; assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics - particles that are small enough to be ingested. According to BBC, this review comes after journalism organisation Orb Media found plastic particles in many major brands of…

UK public tax consultation to introduce tax on single-use plastics

UK - In a bid to tackle plastic pollution, UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond has launched a public consultation on single-use plastics tax in the middle of an outrage to tackle the impact of plastic pollution on the environment. At the same time, he unveiled a US$24.73 million innovation fund for businesses and universities to develop…