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The introduction of a 5p charge for plastic bags in England has been blamed for a packaging firm going into administration. Forty workers have been made redundant at Nelson Packaging's factory in Lancashire. Managing director Michael Flynn said it was mainly due to "the English bag legislation and corresponding impact…

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Plastic packaging manufacturer PFF Packaging Group has strengthened its capabilities and product offering with the acquisitions of UK-based Intelligent Packaging Solutions (IPS) and Thermopak. The acquisitions will enable PFF Packaging to increase production to in excess of 60m units per month. As part of the deals, the company will benefit…

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Graham Packaging Co. plans to close a manufacturing plant in Baltimore and lay off 79 workers there by June 17, the company said Monday in a notice filed with Maryland's labor department. Eighteen workers at the company's facility at 210 Kane St. in Baltimore will be laid off April 1-…

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A Newport firm providing packaging for pharmaceutical and health products is to almost double its workforce with the creation of 170 new jobs. It will take the number of employees at Celtic Way-based Essentra to 330. The new roles, supported by £400,000 of Welsh government cash, come following the creation…

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A Weirton, W.Va., packaging company with about 300 employees will close early next year. Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL) confirmed that its flat sheet production and end-making plant in Weirton will close in the first quarter of 2017 as part of a consolidation of the company's North American Food and Household…

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Essentra is expanding its Newport operation sixfold as it announces its second expansion in months Specialist packaging firm Essentra, whose clients include pharmaceutical firms, is creating a further 170 jobs at its flagship Newport facility. The additional employment follows the announcement in November last year that Essentra was investing in…

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Did you ever think the words “mushroom” and “fungus”  would be found in the same sentence as “furniture packaging”? Well, you’re about to see it at Ikea.  In an effort to reduce waste and increase recycling, furniture retailer Ikea is making waves with plans to use “mushroom packaging” for its…