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Premium Brands Holdings Corp. says it will acquire Montreal-based C&C Packing Inc. and affiliate Premium Meat Packers in a cash-and-share deal worth up to $146 million. Vancouver-based Premium said the purchase price includes $102 million in cash and almost 515,000 shares. An additional $20 million is also part of the…

Ardagh Group Manufacturing Facility Achieves ISO 14001:2004 Certification

Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a division of Ardagh Group and a leading producer of glass containers for the food and beverage industries in the United States, announced that its Bridgeton, NJ., facility achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification. ISO 14001 is the internationally recognized standard for the environmental management of…

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Segezha Packaging Ltd. (subsidiary of Sistema JFSC) has launched paper bag production line in Salsk, Rostov region, Russia, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The mill in Salsk has been built on the platform of a former press-forging plant in less than a year.…

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More than 30 jobs are at risk at packaging producer Jamestrong Packaging's Hamilton factory after plans to move the operation to Hastings. Staff were told about the proposal to close the factory on Monday. Jamestrong Packaging's Foreman Rd operation produces the ends of tin cans. Its Hastings plant makes cans…

Tekni-Plex to Acquire Sancap Liner Technology

Tekni-Plex, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Sancap Liner Technology, Inc., Alliance, Ohio. Sancap is a leading producer of heat-seal, pressure-sensitive and gasket-sealing liners for pharmaceutical and food applications.  The transaction is expected to close in April. "Sancap's heat-seal liner production capability makes this an ideal strategic acquisition for…

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Crown Beverage Packaging Mexico has introduced two new beverage can sizes to better serve beverage companies in the Latin American region. Two additional beverage can sizes, including 9.1 oz. sleek style and 11 oz. standard format, have been launched. Euromonitor latest reports said that the retail distribution and consumption patterns…

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Flexible packaging major Uflex looks to target 30 per cent of its packaging segment's revenue from export markets in the next three years. At present, exports account for 18-20 per cent of total revenue of its packaging business, Uflex Group President (Corporate Finance and Accounts) R K Jain told PTI.…

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An Assocham trade delegation showcasing its packaging and printing products at the three- day South African Propak expo here has been well received with many participants expressing interest in the Indian products. Assocham Assistant Director Kaushal Lal Gupta said that despite severe competition from many participant countries at the Propak…

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The Swiss wood-based panel manufacturer Swiss Krono commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply a state-of-the-art particle board plant, Dieffenbacher announced. Planned as a replacement investment, the plant is designed to provide an annual capacity of around 400,000 cubic meter. It is used to manufacture conventional particle boards in thicknesses ranging from 6…

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Kulicke & Soffa Industries has launched new FCC Hub Blades, extending the successful AccuPlus series. The new FCC Hub Blades offer a customizable solution for flip chip, wafer level packaging (WLP) and thick wafer dicing with improved efficiency and cost of ownership. The advanced packaging market, flip chip and WLP…