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A Botetourt County packaging company is expanding, bringing 50 new jobs to the Roanoke Valley. Arkay Packaging Corp. will invest $11 million in new equipment at its plant in the EastPark Commerce Center, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday in announcing the plans. About 200 people currently work at the Botetourt…

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A Nottingham-based packaging group has invested £2m in new technology in a bid to increase capacity. The Wilkins Group has purchased a top of the range printing press which will scale up production and improve its products. Justin Wilkins, sales and marketing director, said: "We decided to make this investment…

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Universal Converting Equipment is a fast growing supplier of slitting machines and other converting equipment. Established 20 years ago, Universal has expanded its sales in North America and has now secured a dedicated facility for a showroom and service centre. The centre will be the focus for servicing the market…

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Printpack, one of the largest flexible packaging converters in the United States, will invest $25.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Newport News, Virginia. The company plans to create 50 new jobs. Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Printpack is a privately-held manufacturer of…

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A Danish food-packaging manufacturer says it plans to build a $30-million factory in central Missouri's Rolla, creating about 50 jobs. As part of the expansion announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Nixon, Brodrene Hartmann says the 334,000-square-foot Rolla plant will make molded-fiber egg cartons. The cartons will be made of recycled…

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CCL Industries, a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, announced today that it has concluded two acquisitions for CCL Label plus increased its stake in one of its joint ventures. CCL acquired Woelco AG, a supplier of durable labeling systems for…

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The Packaging Solutions Group of Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV) has announced the availability of Earth Pact Sugar Cane Paperboard, a material made from 100 percent pure sugar cane bagasse, an agricultural by-product of sugar manufacturing. "Earth Pact is just one example of Veritiv's commitment to providing sustainable packaging solutions for…

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Denmark-based Brodrene Hartmann A/S has selected Rolla, Missouri, for the site of its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The company, a leading maker of molded-fiber egg packaging and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of machinery for producing molded-fiber packaging, will invest $30 million in the 334,000-square-foot facility and create 50…

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Sonoco, one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been recognized with a 2016 PAC Global Leadership GOLD Award for Packaging Innovation for its flexible squeeze pouch developed for Daisy® brand sour cream. The innovative 14-oz. Daisy Squeeze package is an inverted, wedge-shaped pouch with a flip-top dispensing closure…

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API, a manufacturer of foils, laminates and holographics, has stated that its foils are adding impact to the packaging and labels produced by Edale’s narrow web label presses, due to use of Xaar Digital Print Bar System. The new application technology maximises the visual impact by combining flexo and digital…