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Huhtamaki PPL has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Positive Packaging Industries, India. This is in accordance with the Share Purchase Agreement dated, July 08, 2014. Positive Packaging Industries, India is a flexible packaging company with an annual turnover of approximately Rs 1,000 crore. Huhtamaki PPL is…

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GOEBEL – Top Technology "Made in Germany" At ICE Europe 2015, GOEBEL will be presenting its innovative, high-end slitter rewinder XTRASLIT 2. This  machine  has  been  setting  new  benchmarks  in  the  highly-productive  processing  of  metallised films,  cigarette  films, flexible  packaging  materials  and  sensitive  papers  with  working  widths  of  up  to…

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Cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco might be sold in standardised packs in the UK from May 2016. UK Public Health Minister Jane Ellison confirmed on 21 January that the UK government backed the public health case for introducing the policy. Ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will need to…

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UNI Packaging UK will be showcasing its rotogravure, flexography, and digital print capabilities at Packaging Innovations. The UK arm of the European flexible packaging group, UNI last year purchased flexible packaging firm Arteb Printing. The acquisition provided UNI Packaging UK with a range of service options including: gearless flexographic print…

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VPK Packaging Group's new Aquila Brzeg plant in Poland has started production. Identical to the Aquila Radomsko plant, it is equipped with 2.8m working width, double wall corrugator, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. This greenfield project will increase the total capacity of Aquila…

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Over ten percent of medicines worldwide are counterfeit, according to a study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The EU is, therefore, planning to revise the anti-counterfeiting directive for pharmaceuticals in Europe, which is likely to be passed in the first half of 2015. After this directive comes…

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In a major boost to the jute sector, the government today approved mandatory packaging of sugar and foodgrains in jute material to minimum extent of up to 90 per cent of production. A proposal for financial support to Jute Corporation of India to offset losses incurred by it on account…

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UK dried fruit and nut business Kestrel Foods has announced that it will invest more than £750,000 into new processing and packaging technology in 2015 in an attempt to drive export sales. The Northern Ireland-based company, which owns the Forest Feast and Acti-Snack brands, is introducing innovative production and packaging…

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The patent-pending technology consists of an in-line application of a bright silver coating over an ultraviolet (UV) or electron-beam (EB) primer. The process delivers a highly reflective metallic effect, unlimited design possibilities, and faster speed to market for a range of folding carton applications. The breakthrough technology also simplifies the…

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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) represents more than 30 pet food manufacturers and all major ingredient suppliers. The full day conference on January 27 kicked off with a presentation from Svetlana Uduslivaia from Euromonitor International, talking about the domestic and global industry trends. In the afternoon, updates were given…