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The announcement of the European Commission’s (EC) circular economy package in December 2015 has sparked a wave of debate across the packaging industry and beyond. Catapulting sustainability, recycling and the entire culture of how Europe uses its natural resources into focus, it is widely expected to be a catalyst for…

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A leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage and other consumer products companies, Graphic Packaging International, Inc. will invest $20 million to expand its operations campus in Staunton, Virginia. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company will create 43 new jobs in the region. The Company is one…

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Mexico’s packaging group Grupo Gondi has awarded a contract to Koenig & Bauer (KBA) to supply KBA Rapida 164 (sheet size 1,205x1,640/47.2 x 64.5in). The contract comes on heels of the previously awarded contract for the supply of large-format KBA Rapida 145 (sheet size 1,060 x 1,450mm /41.7 x 57in)…

Ball to Consolidate North American Food & Household Products Packaging Production Services

Ball Corporation announced that it will cease production at the company's Weirton, West Virginia, flat sheet production and end-making plant by the first quarter of 2017. The plant's capacity will be supplied by other Ball facilities. Ball expects to record a total after-tax charge of approximately $21 million, primarily for…

Refresco Gerber Drives Co-Packing Activities with Acquisition of PepsiCo Bottling Facility in Germany

Refresco Gerber N.V., the leading European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and A-brand owners, announces today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the PepsiCo bottling facility in Hamburg, Germany. PepsiCo is one of Europe’s leading food and beverage companies, offering many market-leading brands,…

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Ikea plans to use packaging made with mushrooms as an eco-friendly replacement for polystyrene, the Swedish retail giant has revealed. The flat-pack furniture retailer is looking at using the biodegradable "fungi packaging" as part of its efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling, Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability for Ikea…

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For the fifth year in a row, leading processing and packaging equipment manufacturer, tna, will exhibit at this year’s CFIA Rennes, the premier food processing expo in France. tna brings a complete line of solutions via the all new tna Innovation Station, a fully interactive experience where visitors can explore…

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Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has partnered with Colex Industries -- the U.S. distributor for Fotoba International S.R.L, the leading manufacturer of automatic X/Y Cutters. Under the terms of the agreement, Canon Solutions America will begin offering the Fotoba…

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Peli BioThermal will officially unveil its new Service Centre at it’s Leighton Buzzard base on Thursday. The facility allows clients to deploy re-usable thermal protection packaging systems for the pharmaceutical industry. This helps reduce supply chain costs, reduce packaging waste going to land fill sites and reduce the overall environmental…

Kush Bottles to Launch New Packaging Innovations at CannaCon

Kush Bottles, a premier supplier of packaging solutions and accessories for the legal cannabis industry, plans to exhibit at CannaCon – the nation's largest cannabis business marketplace, grow expo, and education series. The event takes place on February 18-20, at Pier 91 in Seattle. Kush Bottles will be exhibiting a…