Hoffmann Neopac invests US$4.5M to build tin packaging line at its manufacturing facility in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Infant food, nutritional, and well-being packaging specialist Hoffmann Neopac has invested US$4.5 million to build a tin production line for baby milk powder products at its manufacturing facility in the Netherlands. The company says that the new line, which has been installed and operating in a segregated room for food-grade compliance, is already servicing a major customer in…

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Dutch papermaker Crown Van Gelder declared bankrupt after running out of cash

NETHERLANDS – Crown Van Gelder B.V. has been declared bankrupt by the District Court of Noord-Holland with its financial difficulties partially attributed to the high costs of energy and raw materials. The company is a producer of paper for such applications as ice cream packaging, luxury shoppers, and High Speed Inkjet printers. It possesses two paper machines at its mill…

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Avantium partners with Henkel to produce bio-based adhesives in electronics

NETHERLANDS – Avantium and Henkel have signed an offtake agreement on furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) for adhesives to be used in electronics applications. Under the agreement, Avantium will supply Henkel with furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) produced in Avantium’s FDCA flagship plant, currently under construction in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. Avantium expects to start production at this world’s first commercial facility for…

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Unilever partners Too Good To Go to deliver food to consumers’ homes, cutting costs and food waste

NETHERLANDS- British multinational consumer goods company Unilever and Too Good To Go’s latest pilot program allow consumers to have Unilever brands delivered directly to their door via an app, cutting costs and food waste. According to Unilever, consumers can use the app to reserve and pick up discounted products that would otherwise be thrown away, from nearby restaurants, bakeries or…

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Oerlemans Packaging snaps up Papierindustrie Adriaan Dekker to expand flexible packaging range

NETHERLANDS – Oerlemans Packaging Group has acquired Papierindustrie Adriaan Dekker to expand its flexible packaging portfolio. Oerlemans expects to move activities from Wormer to Rijssen, the home of group member Stempher Packaging Industry. The move will allow Oerlemans Packaging Group to expand beyond its current industrial and retail flexible packaging portfolio and further into the paper packaging market. Stempher Packaging…

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Elopak launches fully automated warehouse in Terneuzen to scale operations

NETHERLANDS – Global supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment Elopak has launched operations at its new fully automated high-bay warehouse in Terneuzen, Netherlands. The high-tech, modern facility has been built to the latest standards, offering improved logistics and increasing efficiency by replacing storage over multiple sites and automating previously manual processes. In line with Elopak’s strong commitment to sustainability…

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P&G pilots Paboco’s paper bottle for Lenor fabric softener amid bio-based barrier challenges

NETHERLANDS – P&G’s Fabric & Home Care division is trialing a paper bottle for its Lenor fabric softener brand in partnership with The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco). The trial rollout will form the basis of a test-and-learn strategy to scale up paper packaging and incorporate it more widely across P&G’s portfolio, the company details. Running in Dutch supermarket chain Albert…

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Riedel opts for SIG’s combismile carton pack for its juice brands

NETHERLANDS – Dutch beverage company Riedel has opted for SIG’s innovative on-the-go combismile carton pack for its juice range. Riedel will use combismile to package its Appelsientje, CoolBest and DubbelDrank juice brands in combination with the SIGNATURE FULL BARRIER packaging material. SIG’s combismile carton features a curved, modern shape with easy-grip corners, which are designed to make it easy to…

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Netherlands exports more plastic waste to vulnerable countries in EU, report reveals

NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands is the EU’s largest exporter of plastic waste and per capita, the worst offender in the world, according to a new report by the Dutch nonprofit group the Plastic Soup Foundation. In a new report, the organization found the Netherlands is increasing the rate at which it ships hazardous waste to vulnerable countries despite international legislation…

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