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SCGM Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kim Teck Cheong (KTC) Consolidated Bhd that will enable the thermo-vacuum form plastic packaging manufacturer to penetrate Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei markets. In the agreement, KTC Consolidated Bhd was appointed the sole distributor of SCGM Bhd’s “Benxon” packaging brand to…

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Billionaire paper and packaging magnate Anthony Pratt plans to launch a new business in Australia to supply recycled cardboard boxes to the booming e-tailing sector, replicating a division of his US operations, which he believes will grow to generate revenues of more than $US1 billion ($1.4bn). The specialty packaging division…

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TCL Packaging and Creation Reprographics have collaborated to install Asahi Photoproducts' AWP flexo plates in a bid to migrate from gravure production to flexography for food and non-food flexible packaging. Asahi's water-washable AWP plates employ pinning technology to achieve a clean ink transfer, by preventing ink accumulation on the plate…

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Blue Waters Products has equipped its purified drinking water facility at Trinidad with a new bottling line from liquid packaging solutions provider Sidel. Sidel's complete line includes Sidel Matrix Combi, a Sidel Rollquattro Evolution labeller, as well as end of line equipment such as shrink wrappers and palletiser. The Sidel…

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AEA Investors SBF LP has announced the acquisition of Inovar Packaging Group, LLC, in partnership with management and John Attayek, the new CEO of Inovar. Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, Inovar is a leading specialty converter of prime labels and flexible packaging serving blue-chip customers within a diverse set of end…

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British master papermaker James Cropper has announced a trial recycling partnership with McDonald’s UK, as the two explore pioneering moves in sustainability and recycling. The partnership will enable paper cups used in McDonald's restaurants across the UK, every week, to be recycled at James Cropper's state-of-the-art reclaimed fibre plant -…

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WestRock Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cenveo Packaging, a leading provider of value-add folded carton and litho-laminated display packaging solutions. Cenveo Packaging is a division of Cenveo, Inc. (NYSE:CVO). Through this transaction, WestRock has acquired seven facilities in North America with capabilities including MiraFoil ®, cold…

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The Europac Group (Papeles y Cartones de Europa S.A.) inaugurated Europac Packaging Med, a new integrated packaging factory in Tangier, Morocco, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. This factory, which represents an investment of Euro 30 million and will create 114 direct jobs and…

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Food packaging specialists Linpac and Graphic Packaging have jointly developed patisserie cartons that are suitable for packaging cakes, cream buns, gateaux and pastries. Through the partnership, Graphic Packaging has made carton board trays and bases while Linpac developed a range of compatible rPET lids. The new patisserie cartons are available…

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Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant yesterday performed the groundbreaking ceremony of a new manufacturing plant in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, for moisture-control products, which will be used in the pharmaceutical industry. As announced in December last year, Clariant will invest CHF 10 million (about Rs 65 crore) in this healthcare packaging…