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Smurfit Kappa has once again been recognised for its innovative design-led approach through seven highly prestigious WorldStar Awards - a celebration shared with valued customers including Mars, PepsiCo, O. Kavli and Unilever.    The seven awards, won by Smurfit Kappa designers in Austria, Germany, Sweden and the UK, demonstrate the…

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The government today approved mandatory use of jute packaging material for foodgrains and sugar, a move which will provide relief to 3.7 lakh jute mill workers. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in its meeting today dcided that at least 90 per cent of foodgrain output and 20 per cent…

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TCL’s new technically advanced ovenable packaging films have been selected for a new range of bake-in-store, hot sandwiches and snacks available in Tesco. The printed films were chosen because of their innovative design and rigorous testing process with Smithers PIRA. Managing Director Mike Golding explains “What look like simple ovenable…

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Four of the world's biggest tobacco firms are to begin a legal challenge to the government's new packaging rules. The regulations will ban companies from using any logos or branding on packets of tobacco products from May 2016. Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International…

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Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, has decided to make an investment to increase the flexibility of its Binzhou wallcoverings products line in China. Following the modification, the production line will be capable of producing filtration products in addition to wallcovering materials. The annual capacity of the line…

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The management of Eurobusiness Group placed an order for a large-format Rapida 164 with six printing units, coater and extended delivery from KBA-Sheetfed Solutions in November. Romania’s first super-sized Rapida is scheduled to be installed in the printing company situated on the edge of Bucharest in June 2016. Eurobusiness Group…

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The MARTIN 618 production line in the Model Obaly plant in Nymburk is now equipped with a new Drucker ROBOFEED III pre-feeder. Further extension of the MARTIN 618 line is planned for the first week of March next year, when a new Drucker robot palletizer will be installed, making the…

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Jindal Films Europe, a leading manufacturer of specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, today announced the initiation of a broad reinvestment strategy.  JFE will increase Metallizing & Extrusion capabilities at its Brindisi site. A world-class 10.5m orientation line will be installed by Q4, 2016, increasing capacity by more than 50,000…

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Petainer Innopac Packaging, a joint venture between Petainer UK Holdings and Innopac Containers, today opened its new facility near the city to manufacture plastic packaging solutions. The plant has been designed to provide customers with PET/plastics packaging solutions using Petainer's advanced polymer engineering technology. Among others, the plant houses world-class…

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The Dow Chemical Company’s DOW Packaging and Specialty Plastics business recently entered into a collaboration with Sustainable Packaging Coalition (“SPC”) and Accredo Packaging for making Seventh Generation’s first recyclable Dishwasher Pods packaging. This packaging features SPC’s How2Recycle label. Dow designed the resins for the recyclable polyethylene stand-up pouch that imparts…