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Israel has said it is suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be labelled. On Sunday, the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, ordered the foreign ministry to carry out “a…

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Landen Strapping Corp. is recognized around the world as a global company, but the small niche firm isn’t well-known in central Virginia. “People here think of us as a mom-and-pop operation. It’s like we don’t have street credibility,” said Carl Carden Jr., who owns the Hopewell-based company with his brother,…

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U.S. drinks can maker Ball Corp is ready to sell 11 European plants to get EU antitrust regulators to approve its 4.43 billion pound ($6.69 billion) acquisition of Britain's Rexam Plc, people familiar with the matter said. The world's two largest beverage can makers by volume want to merge to…

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Bosch Packaging Technology is enhancing its ability to fill and process pre-sterilized syringes to ensure a seamless, fully integrated and efficient packaging process. In order to achieve line competence, the process and packaging technology company should be able to insert RIL rod and inspect the pre-filled syringes, in addition to…

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UNITED CAPS unveils and officially inaugurates its new manufacturing facility in Schwerin, northern Germany. The new plant puts the company in an ideal position to fulfil its aim of becoming the industry reference for plastic caps and closures for customers globally. The facility is currently equipped to produce closures for…

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ORBIS Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and a leader in supply chain optimization, has introduced PlastiCorr, the first-ever plastic, reusable corrugated box to work seamlessly with existing automated packaging lines. PlastiCorr features the first-of-its-kind, patented Enfold technology. This joint design ensures the box’s flaps return to a…

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Cigarettes will have to be sold in plain packaging in France from next year after the French parliament narrowly voted through a proposal which has drawn the ire of tobacconists. The measure narrowly made it through parliament late Wednesday after an amendment which drew the support of 17 lawmakers from…

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Rexam, a leading global can maker, proudly announces the completed construction and inauguration of its new wall-to-wall manufacturing plant in Widnau, Switzerland. The hi-tech plant will produce a range of Slim and Sleek™ cans to meet global growth in energy drinks and marks the culmination of collaborative working and innovative…

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Rotocon, a provider of consulting and service to South Africa label converters in the narrow web industry has confirmed the signing of a two-fold contract with Zimbabwean printer LabelCo for both MPS and Rotocontrol machines. Led by Patrick Aengenvoort, sales director of ROTOCON, the extensive order marks the first MPS…

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British packaging firm Wilkins Group UK, which supplies Marks & Spencer, has opened a new 40,000 square foot factory in Sri Lanka with an investment of three million US dollars, to provide labels and packaging to the apparel industry. The factory at Mawaramandiya, which provides employment for over 100 workers…