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Americk Packaging has completed the acquisition of Suffolk based Adare Advantage. The deal completed on November 12th and adds a variety of new products and impressive artwork services to its growing portfolio. The addition of this site will see the group hit €140m in sales revenue by year end and…

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Swisstex Printers, a subsidiary of clothing labels manufacturer Swiss Tex Group, is investing in a new KBA Rapida 105 six-colour press that will be installed in Bangladesh. The press that comes with inline coating facilities will commence operations in spring 2016. KBA-Sheetfed Solutions in Germany has configured the press for…

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Holland Colours, a supplier of pigments and pigment dispersions for the plastics, has developed a new slip agent that is claimed to reduce scuff marks and scratches on PET packaging. The new bio-based HolcoSlip 271-Series is said to reduce the coefficient of friction during preform production. This results in easier…

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Polyoak Packaging is a rigid plastic packaging supplier with its roots in Diep River since 1976. Polyoak consists of a number of divisions specialising in the design and manufacture of blow moulded, injection moulded, compression moulded and thermoformed plastic packaging for the dairy, beverage, food and industrial markets. Its specialist…

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Fleming Gulf Exhibitions said recently that the inaugural Gulf Packaging and Polymers Show (GPPS) is set to be held Feb. 1-3 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. GPPS will put a spotlight on packaging innovations from more than 30 industry experts. "GPPS is an exciting new platform which allows…

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OPM (Labels & Packaging) has invested in GMG OpenColor's high-end color management software solutions in a bid to provide better quality repro and print services to customers in the packaging industry. GMG OpenColor creates multi-channel profiles to accurately simulate print output for CMYK and spot colors. Using GMG's solutions users…

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Swedish start-up iFoodbag has inked a global production agreement with Mondi, a South African packaging and paper company. Mondi, as an integrated supplier, will offer support and experience along the complete production and supply chain of the iFoodbag, which is claimed to work as a temperature-controlled packaging solution to transform…

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Seventy jobs are being created in Newport with the expansion of a specialist packaging company. Essentra, which set up a plant on the city's Imperial Park in 2014, will more than double its staff to over 100. The firm is being supported with £143,000 in grants and loans from the…

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Credit Suisse initiates coverage on Multi Packaging Solutions with a Outperform rating and a price target of $21.00. Analyst L. Kjellberg commented, "MPS's combination of a broad product offering and geographic reach is unique in the packaging industry, in our view. " The analyst also said transformational M&A in 2014…

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The European Union has put in place new rules for the labeling of products originating from areas in Palestine that are under Israeli control since 1967. The move comes amid unrest between Israel and Palestinians. Israel is confronting a wave of terrorism targeting any and all of its citizens. Condemning…