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Klöckner Pentaplast, a provider of packaging, printing, and specialty solutions for markets including pharmaceutical, medical device, food and beverage, has introduced new pet-based technology, clikPET, for yogurt packaging. Designed to increase shelf-life up to 10 days, the clikPET features polystyrene functionality, gas and water vapor barrier properties to offer transport…

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV has developed new ultra barrier films for the flexible encapsulation of organic electronics (OEs). Currently, the facility for coating films by atomic layer deposition (ALD) is being constructed at the institute. The plant will allow the institute to further reduce the…

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Michael Doss, a 25-year veteran of Graphic Packaging, recently stepped in as chief executive of the Atlanta maker of consumer packaging. He replaced David Scheible, who headed the company for 17 years. Scheible will remain chairman of the company through its May 25 annual shareholder meeting. “David and I have…

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Sonoco, one of the global diversified packaging companies, has expanded its fiber certification program into Brazil and Mexico, as of mid-February 2016. Although most of the raw material used in our mills is 100 percent recycled fiber, this certification also requires that Sonoco select suppliers of virgin fiber and virgin…

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KHS is offering a multistage preform inspection under the name of Innocheck PPI (PET Preform Inspection) program. This recognizes faulty preforms, finds foreign objects in preforms and detects the tiniest damage. The Innocheck PPI therefore assists operators with their quality assurance and helps to ensure a trouble-free, efficient stretch blow…

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Combi Packaging System, a US based manufacturer of end-of-line packaging equipment, has developed a packaging machine designed specifically for the craft brewery industry. The new machine, BrewPack, is expected to allow brewers to maintain hand craftsmanship. The firm said that the machine will also reduce labor costs while increasing throughput…

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CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Powerpress Rotulos & Etiquetas Adesivas LTDA ("Powerpress"), Brazil's leading producer of expanded content labels for agricultural chemical and pharmaceutical customers. Based in…

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A Packaging firm has moved to alleviate fears that none of its 170 new Newport jobs are aimed at local workers. The Argus revealed this week that Essentra were looking to fill for the positions following its expansion into a neighbouring building at its Celtic Way site. The employment boost…

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Matrox Imaging has introduced Matrox SureDotOCR, an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology designed to address the challenges of using inkjet-printed, dot-matrix text in vision inspection applications. The OCR technology will be used particularly on packaging lines in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Planned to be made available first…

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Quad-C Management, a leading middle market private equity firm, today announced that it has closed an investment in Inmark Packaging, a leading distributor of rigid container and life sciences packaging. While specific terms have not been disclosed, the deal was structured as an owner-operator recapitalization, allowing the company’s management to…