All articles by Paul Dennis

Paul Dennis

August’s top stories: Ardagh’s packaging facility, PepsiCo’s aluminium bottle

August witnessed Ardagh Group expand, as it set up a $93.5m metal packaging factory in Virginia, US. PepsiCo Beverages Italy selected Rexam’s Fusion aluminium bottle for its limited edition Beyoncé packaging, while SunOpta completed installation of filling lines at three consumer product facilities in Pennsylvania, California and Minnesota.

Coca-Cola Femsa to construct bottling plant in Colombia

Mexican Coca-Cola bottler Coca-Cola Femsa is ready to construct a $200m bottling plant in Tocancipa, central Colombia.

July’s top stories: Kapstone’s new acquisition, Health Canada’s initiative

The month of July witnessed some significant developments in packaging, as industry leaders embarked on innovative initiatives. While KapStone acquired Longview Fibre Paper Packaging and Health Canada launched a harmonised system of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) to containers for workplace chemicals, Coca-Cola and WWF announced sustainable packaging targets.

Medica Packaging adds new leaflet folder for post-press department

Medica Packaging, the healthcare packaging arm of Benson Group, has obtained a new leaflet folder for the post-press department of its Crewe factory.

June’s top stories: Mondi’s traceable bag, Dell’s sustainable packaging

June saw developments on various fronts in packaging, with an emphasis on sustainable packaging materials. Mondi came up with SmartID Bags with unique codes and the Canadian Government launched a new labelling initiative, while Dell explored the use of wheat straw for converting agro waste into sustainable packaging material.

Dell to explore wheat straw use to develop sustainable packaging material

Global computer technology major Dell is set to explore the use of wheat straw for converting agricultural waste into sustainable packaging material.

Cortec presents new eco-friendly technology films

Corrosion-control technologies provider Cortec has announced the new version of its VpCI 126 Blue patented, high-technology films and bags, to provide effective corrosion-protection for all of the metal products.

Vegware bags Queen’s Awards for sustainable packaging development

Compostable food packaging company Vegware has bagged the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, for developing zero-waste foodservice packaging.

Cascades introduces recyclable foam food tray

Cascades has introduced a new polystyrene foam food tray made with 25% recycled material on the grocery shelves of a Canadian distributor Metro.

Cardia and Highland Plastics join forces to provide sustainable packaging systems

Cardia Bioplastics and US manufacturer of food-grade plastic packaging Highland Plastics have joined forces to provide sustainable packaging systems for consumer and institutional applications.