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Finland-based global supplier of pressure sensitive label materials UPM Raflatac has launched a selection of label stock products for wet wipes applications in Europe. The company has released adhesives combined with Clear and White PP label faces in different thicknesses to meet resealable labelling needs in personal care, home care…

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Following a meeting with Dan Rogerson, Minister of the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), members of the U.K.’s plastic packaging industry and supply chain have reaffirmed their commitment to recycling. The meeting between the different parties highlighted successes to date, including exceeding recycling targets, increasing…

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
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Switzerland-based manufacturers of injection molding machinery and system solutions, Netstal, will be launching its new PET-LINE 5000 in the US market at NPE. The equipment has been designed for markets with high output and for molds with 96 to 144 cavities. The PET-LINE 5000 is also capable of decreasing the…

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Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, announced the inauguration of a new manufacturing facility, acquired through their recent acquisition of healthcare packaging company VitaPac. The Dongguan plant, located in Guangdong province in southeast China, will enhance Clariant's existing portfolio of controlled atmosphere packaging solutions. Under Clariant Business Unit Masterbatches,…

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New Zealand’s Rockit apple has gained a state-of-the-art food packaging facility in Hawke’s Bay Havelock North Fruit Company has opened its NZ$17m (US$12.98m) state-of-the-art packaging facility for the New Zealand grown Rockit apple. New Zealand’s minister for economic development Steven Joyce was on hand to officially open the food facility…

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Japanese Mitsui signs deal with Sarten Ambalaj on Wednesday, acquiring 15 percent of the Turkish metal packaging firm. “We seek to increase quality, produce faster and for lower costs, and to be competitive in the developing and globalizing world," said Sarten’s CEO Zeki Sar?bekir, speaking at the signing of the…

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Empac, European Metal Packaging, the association bringing together European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain partners, has announced that Jamestrong Packaging Australia & New Zealand has become its first international associate member. With its head office in Melbourne, Australia, Jamestrong Packaging has recently been formed following the…

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Bengaluru-based Pyramid Packaging, a part of corrugation major Horizon Packs Group headed by Kirit Modi has invested in Esko’s Kongsberg XP 24 digital sample maker and ArtiosCAD software. Sachin Modi, director, Pyramid Packaging said, “The USP of this investment is that it processes a wide array of materials with short…

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Automated Packaging Systems introduces the Autobag® 850S™ mail-order fulfillment bagger, an easy-to-use, inherently safe system with a small footprint. The Autobag 850S runs mail bags up to 22 in. wide. Innovative bag opening technology grabs and securely grips the bag in load-ready position, creating a pass-through up to 11 x…

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Founded in 2005, JinHong is a well-known local packaging printer who pro-vides premium packaging printing services for consumer products. Currently annual sales revenue is around RMB 200 million. “Our 5 year growth plan will enable us to be a major player in China's packaging print market” said Ms. Hou Hong,…