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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 Holdings Mexico, has completed the previously announced acquisition of G-Box, S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico's leading folding carton producers. "The acquisition of…

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OpenSense™ labels address product integrity, patient safety in Rx and OTC medication packaging Jones has entered into a commercial partnership with Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”), a global leader in printed electronics and smart systems. Together the companies will integrate Thinfilm’s NFC OpenSense™ technology into paperboard pharma packaging and establish…

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Three chemicals used in pizza boxes, popcorn bags, and other food packages are no longer deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration, but the new ban is “too little, too late” for one advocacy group demanding more action against similar substances. Concern over “chemical migration” from packaging to food…

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Flint Group has today confirmed the acquisition of Xeikon*, a leading digital solutions provider to the packaging and commercial printing markets - propelling the organisation further into the digital solutions market. Xeikon’s pioneering products and services will now form the foundation of a newly created division to be called Flint…

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UK’s Local Government Association has urged alcohol makers to introduce calorie labels to their packaging in order to inform people about the calories the drink contains. It said that long-term health effects of drinking are known to consumers, but drinkers are relatively unaware about the hidden calories the drink contains.…

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It's now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered. After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal's country of origin on packages of red meat. It's a major victory for…

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CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, announced today that it has acquired Mabel's Labels, Inc. and Mabel's Labels Retail, Inc., privately owned companies with common shareholders, based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Mabel's Labels is a well-known North…

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Packaging group Smurfit Kappa has announced the acquisition of two Brazilian companies for €186 million. The company has acquired integrated paper-based packaging businesses Industria de Embalagens Santana (INPA) and Paema Embalagens (Paema). Both are privately owned integrated packaging businesses. The combined operations have three recycled containerboard mills with a total…