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Budgeting for the sugar levy

As I write, the UK is preparing for the Spring Budget speech 2017, set to be delivered by chancellor Philip Hammond at 12:30pm today (8 March). It was this time last year that then chancellor George Osborne announced his intention to levy a sugar tax on the soft drinks industry and it is expected those levy rates will be announced today.

Claranor announces PET preform sterilisation

With commercial activity starting 2010, Claranor has introduced the Pulsed Light Sterilisation technology in the beverage and dairy industry. This technology enables an extremely rapid surface sterilisation without chemicals, with low energy consumption and operating costs, and limited capex. Claranor has installed >200 cap and cup sterilisation units throughout the world on PET lines as […]

Lorien boosts packaging expertise with new appointment

Lorien Engineering Solutions has further strengthened its team with the appointment of Chris Bullock as packaging engineering manager. Chris is responsible for the management, resourcing and technical outputs of the packaging department and will manage engineering projects. The Burton on Trent-based engineering design and project management firm specialises in food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, biotech, […]

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