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Transparent packaging provider Stäger has acquired Inovac, a thermoforming company in Czech Republic, for an undisclosed amount. With the addition of Inovac, Stäger expands its service and product range, as well as bolstering its presence in the Eastern and Western European market. Based in Rokycany, Inovac develops and manufactures vacuum-formed…

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The Sangguniang Bayan here  has enacted  an ordinance enacted promulgating the use of biodegradable packaging materials and techniques as a sustainable alternative to plastic bags and regulating the use, sale and disposal of non-biodegradable materials including but not limited to plastics, styrofoam and aluminum foil in the municipality, and prescribing…

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Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced that its Healthcare Packaging manufacturing facility in Belen, New Mexico, has achieved ISO 15378:2011 certification for products manufactured for healthcare applications, including desiccant canisters and packets and other container-closure systems. The Belen plant is the second Clariant site – the first…

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Graphic Packaging International is closing its Renton location and laying off the 108 employees there. The closure will happen in phases, with full closure by the second quarter of next year, said Sue Appleyard, spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based consumer goods packaging company. Some national companies that are longterm customers of…

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Butler Automatic, the inventor and global leader of automatic splicing solutions, announces that its SP1 Series Automatic Film Splicer is ideally suited towards food and beverage packaging applications. The SP1Automatic Film Splicerincreases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes. Butler Automatic…

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Ardagh Group, a container manufacturer for food and beverage sector, has been contracted to supply cans for South Korean food processor, Sajo. The 10-year contract will require Ardagh to produce cans at its newly commissioned wall-to-wall metal packaging facility in the country. Ardagh will supply metal cans with Easy Peel…

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Lackawanna is welcoming a rock salt packaging company to the Gateway Trade Center. Compass Minerals International’s rock salt packaging and distribution facility officially opens for business this week at the lakefront industrial park on Route 5. The facility will receive rock salt from Compass Minerals’ Goderich, Ont., mine, screen and…

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Mead Johnson has launched its Enfamil range of products in a new 32 fluid ounce ready-to-use plastic bottle. The bottle comes with an easy-to-grip shape. It ensures accurate proportions due to the formula being premixed, the company said. Shelf-stable technology keeps the product fresh without refrigeration until it is opened.…

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Flexible packaging company Uflex Ltd will invest Rs 580 crore in the first phase of setting up their new plant at Sanand near the city. As part of their expansion plans to foray into the liquid packaging segment, the company has acquired 72 acres of land in the Sanand industrial…

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British flexible films manufacturer Skymark is investing in a new Nordmecanica Super Simplex solvent-less laminator to increase capacity at its facility in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, the UK. When installed in November this year, the new technology will allow Skymark to improve its service for key clients by meeting the increasing demand…