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Germany-based establishment Xolution has closed €45m equity financing for expanding its next generation XO2.0 resealable beverage can technology production in a bid to cater to market demand across the globe. Inventure Management, a equity fund in Singapore, has arranged the funds to increase Xolution's global production capacity to over 1…

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KAMA’s compact finishing die cutter, ProCut 58, has undergone a comprehensive upgrade. The world’s first die cutter for digitally printed sheets in the quarter-size format, either for conventional or cut to size, is now available with a Heidelberg sheet feeder, a modern touch panel and new software. The Dresden engineers…

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Leicester based print and packaging company, Qualvis, has fully switched to the use of 100% low migration food safe inks in their production process. The conversion, which went live on 1 Jan 16, took 6 months to complete and involved 1800 spot colours, all coatings, varnishes and metallic inks. The…

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The packaging arm of Quinn Industrial Holdings Ltd (QIHL) in Fermanagh says it plans to invest more than €3 million (£2m) in new machinery in a bid to become a "a major player" in the rigid food packaging market. It is the first major investment since QIHL acquired the construction…

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Thimm Verpackung, the largest division of the Northeim-based Thimm Group, chose ArtiosCAD Enterprise from Esko, as part of its enterprise-wide project to modernise its business systems across its 18 locations. The project, for which planning and needs analysis began five years ago, was implemented in 2015 in the record time…

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Label Insight, a cloud-based product data engine, announced today the launch of SmartSPEC, a first-to-market solution that helps grocery brands generate and maintain the product data required to participate in SmartLabel, a transparency initiative led by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). The goal of…

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage and other consumer products companies, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., has agreed to offer to purchase 100% of the outstanding shares of Colorpak (ASX: CKL), a leading folding carton supplier in Australia…

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Kite Packaging, the UK’s leading packaging supplier, has re-launched their range of Grey Mailing bags through their e-commerce website www.kitepackgagng.co.uk The focus for Kite is to offer customers highly competitive pricing for high quality products. The result is a complete re-launch of Kites Grey Mailing Bag range, which now boasts…

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Metal packaging products supplier Crown Holdings is to build a $132m manufacturing facility in the US, a move that will create over 160 jobs by 2018. The proposed two-line beverage can manufacturing facility will be situated in in Tioga County, in the state of New York. This investment will increase…

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Schreiner MediPharm has enhanced its Flexi-Cap with newly-designed additional cap that is claimed to protect the bottom of bottles or vials against glass breakage and surface contamination. The existing upper cap that covers the closure and the newly added cap to protect the bottom and lower part are attached to…