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Avery Dennison expands line of films for food packaging labels. Avery Dennison Corp. has introduced four new facestocks with a bleached glassine (BG) liner to its Prime Film Portfolio of bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films.

Avery Dennison expands line of films for food packaging labels

The Prime Film Portfolio is an engineered line of films specially created for the specific marketing and containers of food products, beverages and other consumer goods. All of the products in the line are constructed with the company’s S7000 adhesive, which reportedly delivers excellent clarity, conformability and productivity for high-speed converting. Quality packaging Paul Purdef, films product manager in North America for Avery Dennison, said the adhesive offers food packaging applications a high level of quality that is enhanced with the specialized liner. “Our S7000 adhesive has shown customers the increased productivity and performance it delivers through hundreds of print runs and billions of square inches,” he said. Adhesive advantage.

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Tetra Pak announces net sales of €11.16bn. Tetra Pak has announced net sales of €11.16bn in 2012, up 4.3% from 2011 in comparable terms.

Tetra Pak announces net sales of €11.16bn

The company’s Packaging Solutions businesses achieved net sales of €9.87 for the year, 4.2% higher (comparable terms) than in 2011, with solid growth in South & Southeast Asia, Central & South America, North America, East Europe and Central Asia, and double-digit growth in the Middle East and Sub-Sahara Africa. Sales from Processing Solutions reached €1.29bn, growing 5.2% year-on-year (comparable terms), with double-digit growth in North Europe, South & Southeast Asia, Central & South America and Sub-Sahara Africa. "The economic situation is still tough, with growth slower than before, particularly in China and Brazil, our fastest growing economies," said Tetra Pak president and CEO, Dennis Jönsson.

See also Tetra Pak CEO says 'still a lot to be done' to hit environmental goals. Smurfit Kappa Success at EFIA 2013 Print Awards. Smurfit Kappa has scored a success in the prestigious 2013 European Flexographic Industry Association Awards with a total of thirteen honours, including three gold, three silver, five bronze and two highly commended.

Smurfit Kappa Success at EFIA 2013 Print Awards

The table topping success is the latest in a long-running line of acknowledgement by the principal figures within the European Flexographic Industry Association of Smurfit Kappa as the leading producers of paper-based packaging. The number of awards was the highest for any individual entrant, beating participants from as far afield as Canada and a very strong level of UK submissions. The Awards were presented at a Gala Dinner held at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, UK on 21 March 2013 and recognised the best of Flexographic print across the world during 2012. The accolades acknowledge the quality of Smurfit Kappa’s international performance in the Corrugated Post Print sector, and its use of Flexography to successfully build brand presence through high-quality printed packaging. Stora Enso plans cuts but Renewable Packaging stays strong. Stora Enso plans cuts but Renewable Packaging stays strong Renewable Packaging has escaped the full impact of Stora Enso plans to restructure aimed at achieving annual fixed cost savings of €200m.

Stora Enso plans cuts but Renewable Packaging stays strong

Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen said the segment, along with the Biomaterials business area would remain as they are and concentrate on growth markets and businesses and innovation.

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RPC. Mondi focuses on high growth areas and integration. Mondi's consumer packaging includes microwaveable materials Global packaging giant Mondi will concentrate on higher growth products such as consumer packaging, and business integration following its 2012 €1.2bn acquisition spree, it reported in its full-year results.

Mondi focuses on high growth areas and integration

In the year to December 31, the company claimed it had made good progress in shifting its portfolio to higher growth products, including acquisitions in corrugated and consumer packaging. In consumer packaging, which includes products ranging from stand up pouches and microwavable packaging to biodegradable films, the firm’s major acquisition in 2012 was Nordenia, effective from October 1.

DS Smith