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The National Green Tribunal is of the view that curbs should be imposed on plastic packaging and will begin hearings in less than a month on a matter that could determine how consumer goods companies do business in India. At stake is their ability to use "multi-layered/plastic packaging" and PET…

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Takween in December agreed to buy the packaging unit of the region's largest food firm Savola Group for SAR910 million. Saudi Arabia’s Takween Industries signed a SAR1.3 billion ($346.6 million) Islamic loan with a group of local banks to fund the acquisition of Savola Packaging Co, it said on Wednesday.…

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Styrofoam has got to go at restaurants and businesses that serve food in Minneapolis. Starting next month, all food must be served in environmentally friendly packaging. Enrique Salazar was among 250 business owners trying to learn more about the new rules at a Packaging Fair that showcased environmentally friendly containers…

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Customers of Woolworths and Coles have a simple message for the supermarket giants – stop wrapping small portions of your produce in plastic. More than 50,000 people have backed a West Australian shopper who has set up a petition to curb the retailer’s excessive use of plastic and styrofoam packaging…

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A public consultation on the standardised packaging of tobacco products - plain boxes with graphic health warnings - will be carried out at the end of 2015, said Parliamentary Secretary Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Thursday. If implemented, tobacco products will get the same plain packaging and have any promotional aspects…

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Gadsden's Back Forty Beer Co. won the 2014 World Beer Championship Packaging Competition for its Naked Pig Pale Ale product. Back Forty won the gold medal in the form category, as well as functional innovation. The company also took recognition in overall best case. The competition was sponsored by the…

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
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Smurfit Kappa Group is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire Grupo CYBSA, a non-integrated corrugated, folding cartons and flexible packaging manufacturer with operations in El Salvador and Costa Rica. CYBSA is a private company with approximately 1,000 employees and net assets at 31 December 2014 of approximately…

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Two senior figures from Sealed Air, the global leader in protective packaging, are to present at the 5th ISTA European Packaging Symposium. Organised by ISTA and ITENE - Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center, the event will be held in Valencia, Spain from the 10th to the 12th of March…

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UPM Raflatac supplies a wide range of label stock with adhesives especially formulated for food safety and tested to comply with regulatory permissions and limits. These materials support compliance with regulations such as EU 10/2011, which requires that direct food labels with a plastic layer and all labels applied to…

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The Schumacher Packaging Group has put a new multifunction corrugator into operation at its Greven plant. The official start date for production at this newly-constructed, ultra-modern plant near Münster-Osnabrück airport was in June 2014. Since then, the plant has been producing corrugated cardboard on its new 2.5m-wide, state-of-the-art equipment and…