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Swedish firm iFoodbag has received a €1.7m grant from the European Commission (EC) to develop the next generation carrier bag for grocery industry. The grant, which was provided under Horizon 2020 SME instrument programme, will be used to develop the second generation carrier bag. iFoodbag will now work with a…

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Færch Plast, a manufacturer of plastics packaging for food industry will unveil Modular Packaging range of lightweight, stackable containers at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo scheduled to be held from 5-7 April 2016 in Germany. The food containers are designed specially for in-flight tray sets and are…

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The Sherwood Group has recently invested £200,000 in a new Heiber & Schroder WP 1100-2 Master window patching and carton lining machine to boost their capacity and continue their commitment to the packaging industry. The machine will be installed in their Nottingham plant in April 2016 and will replace The…

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"There is a lot of misinformation about plastics in our country," said Vimal Kedia, Chairman of Indian Institute of Packaging - Bangalore Centre. He was talking at the National Conference on Packaging Waste - Challenges and Opportunities, held here on Tuesday. This conference is a part of a series of…

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a leading global provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage and consumer products companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., has completed the previously announced acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity of Walter G. Anderson, Inc. ("WG Anderson") from its…

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
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US based packaging machinery company Pro Mach has acquired Stork-Texwrap for undisclosed sum, expanding its secondary packaging product portfolio. Based in the US, Stork-Texwrap manufactures fully automatic shrink wrapping systems for food, bakery, industrial, pharmaceutical, and printing industries across the world. Texwrap's product portfolio includes a complete range of shrink…

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FTSE 100 paper group Mondi has upgraded profit forecasts for 2015, after a strong performance across all of its packaging divisions. The group said underlying operating profit for the year to December 31 will be higher than the €767m (£593.7m) recorded in 2014, while earnings per share will rise by…

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Irish plastic packaging company Quinn Packaging has announced plans to invest over €3 million in a new PET sheet extrusion line. The investment is part of the company’s strategy to become a major player in the rigid food packaging market and will provide additional capacity to further develop its PET…

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The arrangement enables Ardagh to offer its customers smart interactive print technology that will take their brands into whole new areas of consumer engagement as well as protect them against the threat of counterfeiting. The technology involves the embedding of an invisible unique watermark code in print ready artwork, onto…

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The SAF was launched late last year and joins existing products such as Marlon FS and Marlon FSX Longlife, used for high-end engineering and heavy fabrication projects. With its high-level adhesion and mechanical protective properties, the new film allows the sheets to take fabrication, reducing scratches and abrasions, according to…