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Graham Packaging Co. plans to move its headquarters from Springettsbury Township to Lancaster County. ROCK Commercial Real Estate manages the company's corporate office at 2401 Pleasant Valley Road, Springettsbury Township, and has put the 86,000-square-foot space up for lease on its website. Graham Packaging will move out of the space…

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The idea is to ditch a plastic that takes thousands of years to decompose Ikea's sustainability campaign marches on. After launching the vegan edition of its famous meatballs and transitioning to using only sustainably grown cotton, the Swedish furniture retailer recently revealed that it's planning to introduce eco-friendly packaging.  Speaking…

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U.S.-based Sonoco Products Co. is aiming to expand the output capacity of its production facility in Kutno, in Poland’s central part. The company will invest about 97 million zloty ($24 million) at the factory and increase its workforce by about 40 new employees, reports local newspaper Dziennik ?ódzki. As part…

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The food packaging business in India has registered good rate of growth during the last few years and haspotential to grow further, according to Bosch Packaging TechnologyPresident Friedbert Klefenz. Mr Klefenz, who was addressing press conference on the occasionof Bosch Packaging Technology completing 20 years in India yesterdayat Majorda, around…

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Packsize International, a leading provider of on-demand packaging systems designed for businesses with complex corrugated packaging needs, has announced the availability of its Professional Services program. Backed by a team of sustainable packaging specialists, the new program includes an expansion of the company’s accessories and consumables offerings. Packsize now also…

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A GLASS bottle manufacturing plant in Gawler is investing $42 million to expand production, creating 25 new permanent jobs and 85 jobs during construction. Orora Ltd, a multinational packing business, wants to increase output to meet growing demand by the wine and beverage industry. The Gawler expansion will cost $42…

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Graphic Packaging International, Inc., the wholly-owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, will invest $20 million to expand its operation in the City of Staunton, VA..The company is a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. The project will create 43 new jobs.  …

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Canadian label and packaging maker CCL Industries Inc (CCLb.TO) is buying U.S.-based Checkpoint Systems Inc (CKP.N), which makes anti-theft tags used by retailers, for about $422 million. CCL's offer of $10.15 per share in cash represents a premium of about 29 percent to Checkpoint's Tuesday closing. Checkpoint also makes surveillance…

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Targeted at the Japanese market, the as-yet unnamed 54cm (21in) wide press can print CMYK+W at 50m/min. It features Fujifilm's Samba inkjet printheads. It also uses the company’s new proprietary image forming technology, EUCON (enhanced undercoating and nitrogen purging). This is based on a newly developed UV ink, undercoating technology…

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The packaging conglomerate controlled by Irish billionaire Paul Coulson, is preparing a binding offer for the assets being divested by drinks can makers Ball Corp (BLL.N) and Rexam Plc (REX.L), according to people familiar with the matter. Ardagh Group is competing against three private equity firms for the packaging plants…