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Amid the recent awakening worldwide related to the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in packaging, Campbell Soup Company CPB announced that it will transition to BPA-free cans for its packaged soups and other products by mid-2017. Not only Campbell, this wave of abandoning BPA in their products has also hit…

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Agr International, Inc. has expanded its Service Center offerings with the recent opening of a service office in Bangkok, Thailand.   The Bangkok service center is co-located with the Agr’s regional sales office, Agr Bangkok ltd.    The opening of this Service Center in the Pan Pacific region is one more…

KBA-Flexotecnica Delivers Second EVO XD Press to Signature Flexible Packaging

This spring, KBA-Flexotecnica is set to deliver its second EVO XD 10-color press at Signature Flexible Packaging, Inc., a leading Southern California manufacturer of sophisticated flexible packaging since 1954.The additional press has become necessary, says Adrian Backer, Signature’s president, due to the firm’s extraordinary growth and much-needed extra capacity. “Our…

LINPAC St Helens to Underpin its Market Leading EPS Foam Position with £1.2m Investment

A £1.2m investment in machinery will enable leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, to produce a further 200 million expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays each year at its St Helens manufacturing site in the North West of England. The investment will see existing extruders and thermoformers upgraded to further enhance the…

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Bell's Brewery is making changes to its packaging and logo. Bell's officials offered a sneak peek of the changes Tuesday, noting that the new logo and packaging will roll out later this year. The new packaging will display more prominently fan favorites like the Two Hearted Brook Trout and the…

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A leading supplier of labelling and packaging solutions to some of the biggest retailers and fashion brands has turned to iomart for managed hosting and cloud services. Britannia Garment Packaging is headquartered in Leicester and has a worldwide network of production facilities spanning eight countries. Britannia approached iomart to provide…

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The family owners of Portuguese plastics packaging firm Logoplaste are studying ways to finance its expansion, founder and Chief Executive Filipe de Botton told Reuters on Tuesday. Five sources told Reuters that Logoplaste's owners have tapped Credit Suisse to explore options including a possible sale of the business, which has…

Graphic Packaging Agrees to Acquire Metro Packaging & Imaging, Inc.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a leading global provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage and other consumer products companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., has agreed to acquire the converting assets of Wayne, New Jersey based Metro Packaging & Imaging, Inc. ("Metro Packaging"), a…

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Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, will be showcasingits Fusion Technology at drupa 2016, Messe Düsseldorf, May 31 to June 10 in Hall8a, stand B20. Following its highly successful launch at Labelexpo,Xeikon is delighted to present its new Fusion Technology concept to a widerprint production market. It brings…

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that Gerber is voluntarily recalling two batches of its Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches due to a defect in packaging which could result in spoilage. In some cases consumers may notice the pouches are bloated and has an off-taste or odor. The…