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Arla sells packaging subsidiary Danapak Flexibles

Arla Foods has reached an agreement to sell its packaging subsidiary Danapak Flexibles A/S to Austian-based Schur Flexibles Group. The takeover is expected to have effect by July 1st 2014, subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities. Danapak Flexibles is a Denmark-based supplier of high-quality packaging for companies in the pharma, dairy, and food industries. Founded in 1955 by the Danish D ...

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Heineken’s Green Draught System Named Environmental Leader Top Product of the Year

HEINEKEN today announced that its David XL Green, the world's greenest draught system received the prestigious Top Product of the Year Award 2014 in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Award. An expert panel of judges considered David XL Green as an exemplary innovation that provides bar owners with energy and environmental benefits. David XL Green draught system stores and chills the kegs in a f ...

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company Agrees to Acquire U.K. Based Benson Group

Acquisition enhances Graphic Packaging's European platform by broadening its offerings in Food and Consumer Products and extending the business into the Store Brand Market Combination creates a $700+ million business in Europe Acquisition complements Graphic Packaging's existing Food and Beverage business in Europe and provides an opportunity to further integrate our Coated Unbleached Kraft (SUS™) paperboar ...

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Ishida solution deals with sticky problem

The challenge of weighing sticky dates with minimal giveaway at fast production speeds has been met by the installation of an Ishida multihead weigher with integrated product depositing system and thermoformer at leading Middle East producer Emirates Dates. The new system has replaced a manual operation and led to a near 200% increase in daily output – from seven tons to 20 tons – while product giveaway has ...

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Pepsi rolls out a new shape for bottle

Pepsi is rolling out a new shape for its 20-ounce bottle for the first time in about 17 years. The new bottle has a contoured bottom half that appears easier for holding, and the wraparound label is shorter so that more of the drink is exposed. The change follows a number of splashy moves in the past year by PepsiCo to improve results for its namesake soda, including a multiyear deal to sponsor the Super Bo ...

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