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Self-adhesive laminates producer Frimpeks is planning to invest in new equipment for its Saxmundham site in the UK over the next three years. The plans for the expansion come one year after the company launched its UK presence by opening the Saxmundham site, which manufactures or distributes self-adhesive laminates, inks…

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Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has started up a new folding boxboard production line at its Husum mill in Sweden. The company is aiming the 400,000 t/a volume of the production line at the Americas, as well as at food service end-uses such as cups, plates and trays globally.…

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SRF Limited is reportedly investing close to $58m in building a new biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film production plant in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Of the total investment, around $40m will be provided in financing by World Bank Group member International Finance (IFC). The proposed greenfield BOPET film…

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Bosch Packaging Technology is reportedly planning to transfer tablet presses and coaters production from its Knowsley factory in the UK to Germany over competitive concerns. The move could result in the reduction of nearly 100 jobs at Knowsley Business Park site, according to media sources. The decision follows a thorough…

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Multivac will be presenting at IFFA 2016 (Hall 11.1, Stand C11) a new model of thermoforming packaging machine, the 235, which has been specially developed for packing sliced products. The machine, which is in the medium-output range, is particularly economical and offers a practically based selection of equipment options. The…

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Crown Exports Company has begun implementation of a sorting and packaging plant for fruits and vegetables through investments worth EGP 8-10m. It is intended to expand the company’s export capacity and reach markets  requiring a specific standard of quality for the products that enter their countries. Member of the Board…

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Delta Beverages is reportedly investing close to $26m in the expansion of Masvingo and Kwekwe breweries in Zimbabwe, a move that will increase the production of sorghum beer under Chibuku Super brand. The proposed investment will see the establishment of PET packaging plants, media sources reported. The company has already…

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Injection moulded packaging specialist RPC Superfos has developed a new injection moulded polypropylene pot for Orkla Foods Norway’s chocolate spread Nugatti. Available in new 350g pack along with the earlier version of 500g, the customized packaging solution offers a clear brand display, the company said. Both the pack formats featuring…

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Constantia Flexibles is investing in new capacity at its manufacturing site in Burgos, Spain. The total investment is approximately four million euro. The installation of a new narrow web printer and narrow web adhesive lamination machine will be completed by the middle of 2017. The investment will serve growing demand…

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Oliver-Tolas® Healthcare Packaging recently celebrated the expansion of its adhesive coating operation in Hamilton, OH with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The additional capacity will support increasing demand for the company’s heat-seal healthcare packaging materials. The expansion includes an additional high-speed coating line to manufacture the company’s SealScience® heat-seal coatings for…