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SIG Combibloc’s heat resistant combisafe carton pack has been chosen by British supermarket chain Waitrose to pack its own label Passata range. Waitrose is moving from a 680g glass jar to a 500ml combisafe carton pack for Passata with Basil and Passata with Garlic and Onion products. Using SIG Combibloc's…

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A Cumberland County employer has received a $2-million loan from the Nova Scotia Strategic Opportunities Fund. EPC Industries Ltd. of Amherst, also known as Polycello, manufactures flexible packaging and has been ranked as one of Canada’s best employers. Finance Minister Randy Delorey said Friday the loan is short-term and repayable.…

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British establishment W&R Barnett has bought a 60% stake in Logson Group, a group of corrugated packaging companies in the UK. Logson Group consists of four brands including Board24, Boxes and Packaging, Jardin Corrugated Cases and Cases24 which collectively employ over 850 people. It offers a full range of corrugated…

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Milacron's Uniloy brand has partnered with Consolidated Container Company (CCC) to develop new Dura-Lite range of containers for dairy and water applications. The Dura-Lite containers with radiuses, ribs, and angles are gallon and half-gallon square bottles that have been developed to cater to the increasing consumer demand for stronger and…

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World trade in perishable foods turns a page as Maersk Container Industry (MCI), an independent business unit in the Maersk Group conglomerate, today announced that it has begun production of the first refrigerated containers and Star Cool refrigeration machines built in South America at its new MCI facility in San…

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The rlc packaging group is investing in its third PHARMACENTER near Zurich, Switzerland. This represents a further step by the family-managed enterprise to follow its strategy aimed at continuously tailoring production to the specific needs of customers and to achieve sustainable growth in target industries. In addition to the planned…

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The Middle East region’s printing industry is forecasted to touch $20 billion by 2016, while the packaging market is growing at the rate of 5 to 15 per cent year-on-year, according to organisers of a major printing and packaging event. There is a huge market potential for growth especially in…

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Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announces the Latin American debut of the Xeikon CX3 at Andina-Pack, the important Latin American packaging exhibition which takes place November 10 to 13 in Bogotá, Colombia. At the show, Xeikon will be exhibiting with its Distribution Partner Graphic Solutions International (GSI)…

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Richmond Community College has partnered with Global Packaging to provide more than $36,000 in customized training for the company’s employees. Developed by RCC’s Director of Customized Training Lee Eller, the program coincides with a recent $9.8 million upgrade at Global Packaging’s plant in Hamlet that included the purchase of a…

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Constantia Flexibles Group continues to strengthen its position in the Southeast Asia labels market by acquiring the Australian company Pemara Labels Group. The parties agreed not to disclose any financial details and the transaction is expected to close in the next few months. Melbourne-based Pemara was founded in 1966 and…