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New study finds existence of harmful chemicals in fast food packaging

A new study, carried out by researchers from Silent Spring Institute in the US, has revealed that more than two dozen toxic highly fluorinated chemicals are present in various food...

New study finds existence of harmful chemicals in fast food packaging

MDARD develops new regulations for smoked fish packaging

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) in the US has developed new regulations for packaging smoked fish, in a bid to mitigate the risk of hazards and enhance...

MDARD develops new regulations for smoked fish packaging

Clariant and SICPA develop Plastiward system for plastic pharmaceutical packaging

Clariant and Switzerland-based SICPA have developed Plastiward, an integrated protection system for plastic pharmaceutical...

Clariant and SICPA develop Plastiward system for plastic pharmaceutical packaging

M&As this week: Amcor, Smurfit Kappa UK

Amcor, a packaging company based in Australia, has reached an agreement to acquire Hebei Qite Packing, a flexible packaging company based in China, for RMB185m...

M&As this week: Amcor, Smurfit Kappa UK

Deals this week: Constellation Brands, Flextrus Group

Constellation Brands intends to submit a proposal to the US Department of Justice to acquire a brewery located in Obregon from Grupo Modelo, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA /...

Deals this week: Constellation Brands, Flextrus Group

M&As this week: Massman Automation Designs, Klöckner Pentaplast

Massman Automation Designs, a packaging solutions company based in the US, has acquired EDL Packaging Engineers, which produces wrapping and other equipment for a number of industries...

M&As this week: Massman Automation Designs, Klöckner Pentaplast

M&As this week: JAKKS Pacific, ProAmpac, Pritzker Group Private Capital

JAKKS Pacific Inc plans to expand its business outside toy market by acquiring C’est Moi Pte...

M&As this week: JAKKS Pacific, ProAmpac, Pritzker Group Private Capital

Deals this week: Constellation Brands, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative, Ontario Teacher’s Pension

Constellation Brands plans to strengthen its wine portfolio by acquiring five super and ultra-premium wines from Charles Smith...

Deals this week: Constellation Brands, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative, Ontario Teacher’s Pension

Deals this week: Synvina, Packaging Corporation of America

BASF and Avantium have formed a joint venture named Synvina with headquarters in Amsterdam, the...

Deals this week: Synvina, Packaging Corporation of America

M&As this week: Mondi Group, Berlin Packaging

Mondi Group, a paper and packaging group based in South Africa, will acquire Beepack, a corrugated packaging solutions provider, from a private...

M&As this week: Mondi Group, Berlin Packaging

Deals this week: VPK Packaging Group, Sun Chemical, Schoeller Allibert Services

VPK Packaging Group, a Belgium-based cardboard and paper provider, has acquired the corrugating operations of Peterson Packaging, a Norwegian...

Deals this week: VPK Packaging Group, Sun Chemical, Schoeller Allibert Services

M&As this week: Rhodes Food Group Holdings, Pro Mach, Canadian Overseas Packaging Industries

Rhodes Food Group Holdings, a South African food producer, will acquire Pakco (PTY), a provider of branded and private label ranges of spices and condiments, for ZAR200m...

M&As this week: Rhodes Food Group Holdings, Pro Mach, Canadian Overseas Packaging Industries

M&As this week: Nature's Path Foods, Hawesko Holding, Neal Brothers

Nature's Path Foods, Inc., a family-run organic cereal and snacks company, has acquired a 51% stake in Gorilly Goods, Inc, an organic snacks manufacturer based in the...

M&As this week: Nature's Path Foods, Hawesko Holding, Neal Brothers

Deals this week: ConAgra Foods, Naturally Splendid Enterprises, Millstein & Co

Frontera Foods and Red Fork have sold their packaged food businesses to ConAgra Foods, a packaged food company based in Chicago, for an undisclosed...

Deals this week: ConAgra Foods, Naturally Splendid Enterprises, Millstein & Co

M&As this week: Unilever, British American Tobacco, Nordic Packaging and Container (Finland) Holdings

Seventh Generation, a home and personal care products company, will be acquired by multi-national consumer goods...

M&As this week: Unilever, British American Tobacco, Nordic Packaging and Container (Finland) Holdings

Deals this week: My Fit Foods, Koninklijke DSM, CCL Industries

My Fit Foods, a freshly prepared meal provider based in the US, has raised an investment to pursue collaborations with premier grocery...

Deals this week: My Fit Foods, Koninklijke DSM, CCL Industries

M&As this week: Nihon Yamamura Glass, Duran Group, BWAY Corporation

Nihon Yamamura Glass, a Japanese glass bottles and plastic containers maker, is to acquire an additional 15.25% stake in Chinese glass bottles maker Qinhuangdao Fangyuan Glass...

M&As this week: Nihon Yamamura Glass, Duran Group, BWAY Corporation

Deals this week: Carlsberg UK, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Spectrum Brands

UK-based beer and lager maker Carlsberg UK has signed a distribution agreement with US-based beer maker The Brooklyn...

Deals this week: Carlsberg UK, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Spectrum Brands

Deals this week: Crown Americas, Ardagh Group, Crown European Holdings

Crown Americas and Crown Americas Capital, both subsidiaries of Crown Holdings, have announced an issue of senior unsecured notes, due...

Deals this week: Crown Americas, Ardagh Group, Crown European Holdings

M&As this week: Avery Dennison, Klockner Pentaplast Group, Caraustar Industries

Avery Dennison Corporation has agreed upon a $75m acquisition of Hanita Coatings RCA from Hanita kibbutz and Tene Investment...

M&As this week: Avery Dennison, Klockner Pentaplast Group, Caraustar Industries

Deals this week: H2 Equity Partners, Soho Coffee

Private equity and venture capital firm, H2 Equity Partners, has acquired a majority interest in Dutch seafood processor, Klaas...

Deals this week: H2 Equity Partners, Soho Coffee