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Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Graffo Paranaense de Embalagens S/A (Graffo), a closely held flexible packaging business located in Pinhais, Curitiba, Brazil. Terms were not disclosed, and the transaction is expected to…

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A&B Packing Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce that the product lines of Lakewood Process Machinery are now part of the A&B line of equipment effective March 6, 2015. This acquisition represents a pooling of the expertise of two major fruit and vegetable equipment manufacturers, and will produce a superior…

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The Packaging Innovations event closed its doors last week boasting record numbers. Some 6,585 visitors made straight for the stands of 350 exhibitors, trumping last year’s event in size and scope. Packaging Innovations, incorporating Contract Pack and Ecopack, as well as Empack and Label&Print, included product launches and more than…

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Global Packaging will expand its Richmond County manufacturing plant, hiring 33 new workers and investing more than $13 million in the facility over the next five years, state and local officials said Friday. The Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of packaging material for food and consumer goods plans to construct a new building…

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Pactiv LLC, the food packaging company with six plant locations in North Carolina, has reached a deal with the state to expand its operations in Kinston creating 59 new jobs in Lenoir County. In return, the state has offered the Illinois-based company a One NC Fund grant – its second…

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Food packaging manufacturer Holfeld Plastics will spend €3.5 million on expanding the business over the next two years following its acquisition by US player Waddington. Wicklow-based Holfeld is currently recruiting seven people to work at its Arklow plant, which produces plastic packaging for food processors in Ireland and Europe. According…

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Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of beverage filling and packaging technology, has acquired 100 % of the shares in Schaefer Förderanlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH, Unterföhring, Germany. Schaefer has since 2014 been focusing on engineering and after sales services in the field of pallet handling solutions…

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At the beginning of the year 2015 S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH of Schönberg, Bavaria, one of the world's leading suppliers of machines and systems for product inspection and for the sorting of material flows, acquired 100 percent of the Italian special machine manu-facturer ASM Advanced Sorting Machines s.r.l..…

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Enercon Industries “took cap sealing to the max” when it visited the UK’s largest trade fair for the packaging industry The global leader in induction cap sealing was exhibiting at the Empack show in February, co-located with Packaging Innovations, for the fifth consecutive year. Visitors were able to see some…

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HP and KBA have announced plans to develop the HP T1000 Simplex Color Inkjet Web Press, a high speed, high volume, 110-inch -wide (2.8 metre wide) simplex inkjet web press for pre-printing of corrugated top liner. This will enable corrugators to combine many individual jobs together on a roll or…