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Al Khat Packaging’s subsidiary, Gulf Printing and Packaging, has started work on its new factory in Abu Dhabi’s Kizad free zone area. The company is the only approved provider of packaging materials for McDonalds and other leading brands in the Middle East and this will be Khat’s first production plant…

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FKuR Kunststoff, Oerlemans Plastics and BK Pac have collaborated to promote the use of bio-based plastics in sustainable foodstuffs film packaging. The trio introduced a product line based on Green PE, manufactured by biopolymer producer Braskem. Braskem's Green PE is a sugar cane-based polyethylene that is 100% recyclable. Use of…

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Tennent's lager is to become the first alcohol product in the UK to display calorie information on its packaging. Cans and bottles will carry the information from March in a move to "educate drinkers and promote the responsible consumption of alcohol". Drip mats in pubs and clubs will also display…

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Foodex, the UK's premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, has sold out more than two months ahead of kick-off. The biennial show at the NEC, Birmingham from 18-20 April, will represent eight sectors of the industry, comprising bakery, beverage, dairy, fresh, ingredients,…

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UK's natural spring water company Montgomery Waters has invested in second PET bottling line from liquid packaging solutions provider Sidel. Sidel's complete line includes compact blow-fill-cap Combi solution featuring a Sidel Matrix blower SBO14 and a Sidel Matrix filler SF300 FM, along with a Sidel Matrix rollfed labeller SL70 and…

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The global food service packaging manufacturer, Sabert Corporation,  headquartered in New Jersey, just concluded negotiations to acquire a North Carolina- based company, Kalman Packaging Inc. The latter is a producer of thermo-formed plastic hinged food containers, catering to the confectionary/supermarket sector. Under the vast umbrella of the ever-burgeoning food industry,…

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Germany-based Rotocontrol will supply two new label finishing machines to Adhesivos Ezquerro and Etiquetas Adhesivas Rever in Spain. Packaging and labels specialist Adhesivos Ezquerro will procure a RSC slitter rewinder, which is designed to maximize operator efficiency. The RSC slitter rewinder comes with 100% servo motor control, 440mm web width,…

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Custom packaging specialist Ultimate Paper Box has installed a new seven-color, 57″ KBA Rapida 145 press in a bid to expand its pressroom capacities. The latest equipment with an array of automated KBA technology including full UV is the third large-format press purchased by the company from KBA. The new…

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Allied Glass Containers, the Leeds based premium glass packaging specialist, has appointed Nolan Kane to the role of New Business Development Manager to support the company’s growth. A role with a broad and challenging remit, Nolan has been tasked with building new business relationships within the booming UK craft sector…

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Tetra Pak announced that the company expects to deliver more than 100 million packs of Tetra Rex® Bio-based to customers during 2016, reflecting strong demand for the package since its launch in January 2015. The world’s first package made entirely from plant based materials has gained popularity among consumers across…