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Heateflex Corporation, a global leader in high-purity industrial heating systems, today introduced a new product, Gambrinus, designed to reduce Total Package Oxygen (TPO) in beer-bottling lines. The initial Gambrinus unit has been installed and tested in a high-volume commercial brewery and bottling plant in the Southeast region of the United…

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Mondi Group has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 95% of the outstanding share capital in KSP, Co. and related interests (“KSP”). Established in 1973, KSP is a flexible packaging company specialised in the production of high-quality spouted and retort stand-up pouches for the food, pet food and beverage…

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Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery of recyclable products and manufacturing green packaging products and tissue paper, announces today it is investing $26 .4 million at its Norampac corrugated board conversion plant in Drummondville , to install a new corrugator, thus increasing its production capacity. This investment, which will…

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Thirty jobs have been created at a floristry, party and wedding firm. Apac Packaging, of Rothley, opened a 56,000 sq ft warehouse last week after revealing plans to build it in 2013. The warehouse has been built on land privately owned by the family who run Apac Packaging, and has…

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Cosmo Films Limited, a manufacturer of bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), today said it plans to invest Rs 220 crore to expand capacity at its Gujarat and Maharashtra facilities. "We are installing a new BOPP line with 60,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) capacity by early 2017 at our Vadodara facility in…

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Billionaire Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group has postponed an IPO for its metal packaging subsidiary Oressa Limited, citing “challenging” market conditions. The group said it had “virtually completed its preparations for the IPO of Oressa, but the current IPO market conditions in the US are challenging and, as a result, it…

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Solegear Bioplastic Technologies and r-pac International, a leading global supplier of retail packaging, have collaborated with a major US-based consumer electronics retailer to produce smartphone case packaging in support of the most recent phone release from a market share leader. This commitment represents a forecast of 750,000 units with delivery…

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VPK Packaging Group has recently closed a significant purchase order with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe (MHIE). The deal includes a new corrugator and converting equipment. The new 2.8m corrugator, with a maximum speed of 450m per min, will be able to produce B, C and O flute board, as well…

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At Pack/Pharma Expo Las Vegas September 28-30, DIR Technologies, a provider of quality and process control solutions for pharmaceutical primary packaging, along with machine manufacturer Shemesh Automation, used four little words to stop show attendees in their tracks. “With in-line quality control…” The reason for the phrase’s halting effectiveness was…

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An international food packaging operation that is one of Pulaski County’s biggest employers claims the firm it hired to broker its self-insured health care benefits caused the plant $2.5 million in damages. Phoenix Packaging, which employs approximately 450 people at its Dublin plant, has taken a lawsuit that was previously…