Global packaging solutions provider Sidel to establish presence in Kenya

KENYA – Sidel, a leading provider of equipment and services solutions for packaging beverage, food, home and personal care products has announced that it will set base in East Africa’s largest economy, Kenya in 2022. The company, one of the operating units of Tetra Laval, has indicated it will open a new office in the country’s capital-Nairobi, to support its customers’ growth with the highest standard of local engineering capability, tailored made solutions and local customer service. “Africa has always been an important market, one which the company will continue…

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Tetra Pak makes progress on sustainability, achieves 70% greenhouse gas reductions in last decade

SWITZERLAND – Multinational food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak has released its 22nd annual sustainability report highlighting the company progress in creating a better world than it found it.   In the report, Tetra Pak noted that it had managed to achieve 70 percent greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction in its own operations from 2010 to 2020, Scope 1 and 2.   The company, currently working on achieving net-zero GHG emissions in it own operations by 2030, also reported to have reduced total emissions by 19 percent within the same time frame.  “While the COVID-19 pandemic threw up…

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Tetra Pak partners with SA food company Synercore to boost innovation along food value chain in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – World’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, Tetra Pak, has entered into a partnership with a South African food research, application and ingredient company, Synercore Food Holdings. The collaboration is aimed to accelerate innovation in health and safety regarding the commercialisation of shelf-stable food products in Africa. According to Tetra Pak, the engagement is a positive move towards a more integrated approach to delivering good quality products in Africa, than either Tetra Pak or Synercore could deliver alone. It has also been built on the back…

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South Africa advocates for environmentally sustainable packaging that ensure longevity, safety of food

SOUTH AFRICA – Majority of consumers in developing and under-developed countries are more concerned about food security, simply having enough food to eat, than food safety issues. This is a contrasting narrative with that in developed countries where according to Tetra Pak’s recent study, 53% of respondents listed food safety as a top issue. One of the ways of achieving food safety is by use of appropriate packaging that maintains the integrity of the product, providing fully transparent health and nutritional data, which simultaneously permits food to last longer. According…

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Tetra Pak, Stora Enso partner to boost Europe’s carton recycling capacity as Scholle IPN works on flexible plastic recycling

POLAND – Food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak and Stora Enso, a manufacturer of pulp, paper, and other forest products, are investing €29.1 million (US$39.98 million) in boosting the recycling capacity of beverage cartons in Central and Eastern Europe.   The investment will see the installation of a large-scale carton repulping line at Stora Enso’s Ostroleka production unit in Poland, tripling the annual recycling capacity of used beverage cartons in Poland from 25,000 to 75,000.  The increased capacity will enable the recycling of the entire volume of beverage cartons sold in the country, as well as those from neighboring countries including Hungary,…

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Tetra Pak to invest US$119m in French facility expansion in readiness for transition to tethered caps

FRANCE – Tetra Pak, a multinational food packaging and processing company headquartered in Switzerland, is planning to invest €100 million (about US$119 million) in a project to expand its Châteaubriant plant, in France.  According to a statement from the food processing equipment maker, the new expansion work will achieve increased production capacity even as the company prepares for transition to tethered caps.  Tetra Pak plans to transition to tethered caps by 2024 to help to minimise litter, the new expansion project will thus ensure that it is ready and well prepared for the shift.  The company says…

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Tetra Pak offers support to Nigeria’s dairy farms establishing reliable water sources, safe milk handling

NIGERIA – World’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak, has donated solar-powered boreholes and stainless-steel milk collection containers to dairy producing communities in Nigeria. The support is aimed to enable the dairy farmers access clean water and transportation of their fresh milk to collection centres. Tetra Pak’s Managing Director West Africa, Oshiokamele Aruna, highlighted that as the demand for dairy products keeps rising across the world, there was an urgent need to focus on sustainable dairy development especially in Africa, as guided by the UN SDGs. “Statistics…

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Tetra Pak introduces 14 new best practice lines to bolster production of high quality cheese

SWITZERLAND – Swedish-Swiss multinational food packaging and processing company, Tetra Pak has announced 14 new Best Practice Lines (BPLs) for cheese manufacturers in an effort to bolster sustainable production of high-quality cheeses. Cheeses that will benefit from the new BPLs include Mozzarella, Semi-hard cheese, Cheddar, Fresh cheese production, and Cottage Cheese. Together, these cheese types make up 79% of all cheese volumes and have a CAGR forecast of 3% (2021-2025), according to Tetra Pak. “The processing lines utilise proven equipment combined with industry-leading expertise to create a safe and easy…

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Tetra Pak debuts plant-based tethered cap solutions to help consumers reduce environmental waste

SWEDEN – Swedish-Swiss multinational food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak has said that it is ready to deploy its portfolio of tethered cap solutions, which will minimize litter as the cap will stay attached to the package. The company further noted that the tethered caps are planned to become available as a plant-based option, therefore increasing the renewable content of the package and cutting down on its carbon footprint.  Tetra Pak said it is also accelerating the expansion of its paper straws offering to ensure more renewable and low…

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Tetra Pak partners Rockwell Automation to improve quality consistency in cheese and powder solutions

SWITZERLAND – Swedish-Swiss food processing technology company Tetra Pak has partnered with Rockwell Automation to develop technologies aimed at reducing variability and improve quality consistency in cheese and powder solutions. Under the new partnership, Tetrapak and Rockwell will also work to ensure finished products are produced sustainably and cost-effectively within demand-driven manufacturing environments. The collaboration – starting with Evaporation and Spray Drying – has resulted in Tetra Pak’s new Powder Plant Booster™ solution, to be packaged with Rockwell Automation’s Model Predictive Control (MPC) and its Pavilion8® and PlantPAx® MPC technology.…

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