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RPC Bebo Kristiansand - Food Packaging Systems, a unit of RPC Group, has launched a new packing system to improve logistical and sustainable benefits in seafood packaging. The new system including lightweight trays, sealing film and tray lidding machines will be able to pack a wide portfolio of seafood products…

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South African flexographic printing company GM Graphix has invested in a new six color EF 340 multi-substrate flexo press from MPS, in a bid to increase its printing capacity. The flexo press employs Phoseon LED UV drying and becomes the first of its type in the country to use LED…

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Coca-Cola has launched a new $5.7m PET bottling line in Liberia which was formally commissioned by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has challenged Liberians to create the enabling environment for businesses investing in this country to feel safe, expand and grow. "It will not work if people are going to…

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Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, has launched new SOLJET EJ-640 wide-format inkjet printer. With dual staggered print heads, an integrated tri-heater system, rigid industrial design and high-capacity 1-liter ink catridges available in 4 or 7 color configurations, the EJ-640 is built for…

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Tetra Pak has informed all of its key suppliers that they will be expected to file ethical performance reports on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), as part of its commitment to improve supply chain transparency. “As a global company with a large number of suppliers, we recognise the significant…

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
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Amcor announces today, the acquisition of privately owned Encon’s preform manufacturing business. The consideration payable will be US$55 million and the acquired business will form part of Amcor's Rigid Plastics business group. Encon generates revenues of approximately US$110 million servicing both Amcor's existing customers and new customers within the beverage,…

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The provincial government is now ready to launch — on Jan. 1, 2016 — a recycling project that will involve collecting fees from businesses that generate a lot of paper and packaging. Newspapers are exempt from the program for the first year. The fees collected will go to a non-profit…

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Ball Corporation today announced that it has reached an agreement with its joint venture partners in Brazil to acquire their remaining 39.9 percent minority interest in the Latapack-Ball beverage can business in exchange for the issuance of 6 million Ball common shares. The joint venture, established in 1995, supplies cans…

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Corrugated packaging manufacturer Packaging Specialties Inc. won state approval for a private bond sale to finance moving its Ecorse production facility to a larger site in Romulus. The Michigan Strategic Fund, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., today authorized a $4.1 million private bond sale for Ktab II…

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B&R Moll Inc., a supplier of folder/gluers and specialized bindery finishing equipment for printing and packaging facilities, recently expanded its headquarters location’s manufacturing capacity to 25,000 square feet, enabling the company to meet increased demand for its machines from U.S. and international customers. The expansion follows an earlier move last…