All articles by Omkar


LifeCycle selects Cardia to develop compostable bin bags

LifeCycle Products has selected Australian renewable packaging products manufacturer Cardia Bioplastics to deliver $65,000 worth of compostable bag and waste management products for the company.

Sonoco to construct Malaysia can manufacturing plant

Packaging services provider Sonoco will invest approximately $20m to build a composite can manufacturing plant for the packaging of snacks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

EuroCommerce raises concerns over costly plastic bag alternatives

European retail and wholesale representative EuroCommerce has raised concerns about the effect on profits of EU legislation to replace plastic carrier bags used for fruit and vegetables.

Companies develop automatic big-bag-filling system

Finland-based packaging automation solutions provider Erkomat has developed a new fully automatic big-bag-filling system in collaboration with Thrace Polybulk.

Fonti Di Posina installs Sidel’s bottling line in Italy

Italian bottler Fonti Di Posina has installed a new bottling line from Sidel in a filling hall at its Posina Valley facility.

Mengniu triples carton packs production with Tetra Pak’s filling machine

Chinese dairy firm Mengniu has tripled the production capacity of its Tetra Prisma aseptic carton packs with the installation of Tetra Pak’s A3/speed filling machine.

Ardagh secures regulatory approval to purchase Saint-Gobain Containers

European packaging products manufacturer Ardagh has agreed with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to sell six of its nine US glass container manufacturing plants in order to acquire Saint-Gobain for $1.7bn.

Qatar urges food sellers to follow food packaging guidelines

The Qatar General Organisation for Standards and Metrology has released a statement reminding food producers, distributors and vendors that they are required to strictly follow safety guidelines set for food packaging materials.

Brigl & Bergmeister to modernise Austria label printing mill

Austrian papers manufacturer Brigl & Bergmeister will modernise its existing Metso quality control system located at its Niklasdorf mill to extend the lifecycle of the whole label paper production line.

Krones introduces new technology for direct printing on plastic containers

Germany-based packaging firm Krones has developed the DecoType direct printing system for plastic containers made of PET, PP or PE.