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Linpac Plans to Strengthen Food Packaging Manufacturing Capacity in Spain

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac is planning to invest €8m in new extrusion and thermoforming capacity in Pravia, Spain, to meet growing demand for PET and rPET. In order to deliver a greater range of lighter, more cost-effective and sustainable products, the firm plans to install a fourth extruder at…

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BCI (Buckeye Corrugated Inc.), Akron, Ohio has acquired Drake Alliance Corporation (known as Drake Container) located in Houston, Texas, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Drake, started in 1969, was previously owned by John Carrico and Dave Gaidousek. Since its inception, Drake has been…

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India based global flexible packaging company Uflex, in partnership with foreign technology partner, has developed the Flexfresh equilibrium modified atmospheric packaging (EMAP) which can extend the shelf life of fresh produce. Uflex said that the EMAP can maintain consistent oxygen and CO2 inside the bag in order to extend the…

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Macfarlane Packaging, the Glasgow-based packaging business, has invested £300,000 in a new ‘packaging innovation lab’ in Milton Keynes. The company said the facility used technology including interactive touchscreens and latest packaging design software to help customers develop packaging solutions that reduce costs, maximise efficiency and minimise returns. Part of Macfarlane…

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Malaysia’s government says it wants to emulate Australia -- the only country in the world that so far requires plain, generic packaging for cigarettes. The industry, some business groups and intellectual property advocates warn that the proposal could backfire, and lead to a spike in counterfeit smokes. Malaysia already bans…

Packaging Firm Diamondpak Set for Expansion

UK-based corrugated packaging specialist Diamondpak is setting course for further expansion with plans to recruit around 20 new staff across its two sites in Pontypool and Bristol. The company will be recruiting apprentices, factory and office workers. Managing director Russell Davies explained that increasing demand for internet postal packaging and…

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The winner of the UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards 2016 is Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business of The Dow Chemical Company. The UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards recognize strong performance in responsible sourcing from the company's suppliers. The awards are dedicated to suppliers who develop sustainable business practices…

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Evergreen Packaging Inc., a leading manufacturer of milk and juice cartons, is seeking a PILOT tax break in Memphis as it considers whether to make Memphis its headquarters for a consolidated $5 billion company. At stake is whether 70 jobs with an annual average wage of more than $176,000 are…

Essentra Extends Pharma Packaging Footprint into India

UK-headquartered Essentra, a leading global provider of specialist packaging and authentication solutions, has expanded its footprint and capabilities with the recent acquisition of the pharmaceutical assets of Kamsri Printing & Packaging in India. PT Sreekumar, Managing Director – Asia for Essentra, said: “With its highly complementary product range, Kamsri provides…

International Paper to Sell Chinese Packaging Business for $150 Million

International Paper Co. said Monday it had agreed to sell its corrugated-packaging business in China and Southeast Asia for about $150 million, furthering the company’s plans to pivot its manufacturing operations away from the region. International Paper sells coated paper for items such as cigarette packages and coated board for…