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U.S.-based can maker Ball Corporation is in discussions with multinational packaging corporation Rexam PLC concerning a possible takeover of Rexam. The proposed transaction includes a combination of cash and equity. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange Rexam said “discussions on other matters are continuing and there can be…

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This versatile machine can print on to media sizes from A6 to SRA3, banner lengths of up to 1.3m and transparent media, enabling it to easily produce high quality marketing, packaging and POS items. It also comes with a high capacity production feeder that can hold up to 700 sheets,…

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Manama Packaging Industry (MPI), one of the Gulf’s prominent manufacturers of flexible food-grade packaging, expects to expand its production capacity by one third by early next year. Current capacity is 1,500 tonnes per month but new machinery ordered by MPI will increase capacity to 2,000 tonnes by Q1 2016, a…

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Sanner GmbH, a manufacturer of high-quality plastic packaging for pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products, will showcase all three products launched in 2014 at Pharmapack 2015 in Paris to be held on February 11-12, 2015. The novelties include the Brilliance Tube for effervescent tablets and solid pharmaceuticals with IML technology, as…

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Bosch Packaging Technology is planning to reinforce its presence in the liquid food industry with the acquisition of Osgood Industries. Oldsmar, Florida-headquartered Osgood Industries produces fill- and seal equipment, including rotary and linear machinery lines for pre-formed containers in liquid food industry. The company generated revenues of $26m in 2014…

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The global marking and coding specialist’s well-proven Hitachi system, chosen primarily for its instant drying feature, is applying batch codes to HDPE, PP and PET plastic bottles, glass jars and aluminium tins. Excel (GS) Ltd is a private label and contract manufacturing company supplying a wide range of hair care…

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Thermal Packaging Products, a unit of MP Global Products, has introduced an eco-smart foam-free thermal and protective packaging for shipment of mail-order temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products. The insulated protective mailers and box liners have been designed for temperature control as well as protection of mail order shipments of temperature sensitive…

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The Mak-2 machine will operate at 8,500 b.p.h. applying body and back labels in both self adhesive and wet glue formats. The modular machine is being fitted with an electronic cam and the label station trolleys will be interchangeable. Apart from Campbell Meyer’s own products the company also blend and…

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Started as part of JPL Group, a well-known French company with a long history in this industry started in the late Seventies, Stickem-SNEIC is now an independent company that today represents one of the most important converters in the French market of Labels & Packaging. With about 45 employees and…

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Western Concord’s President & CEO, Peter Tyszewicz, was very pleased to announce the improvements and investment at Western Concord within the packaging industry. “Western Concord has a legacy spanning more than 30 years of being the best flexo printer on the West Coast. The Argus Turbo allows Western Concord to…