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Schott announced that it will continue to invest in its pharmaceutical packaging plant in Itupeva, Brazil on the occasion of its 80th manufacturing anniversary in the country. The company said that it will supply locally-produced high-quality pharma packaging to support the growing domestic pharmaceutical companies. Schott's facility near São Paulo…

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Smurfit Kappa will part with its Solidboard and Graphicboard operations in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. Investment company Aurelius will acquire eight of SKG's sites. Smurfit Kappa has signed an agreement to sell its Solidboard and Graphicboard operations in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK to the Aurelius Group,…

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Ball Corporation announced plans to build a two-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico. This location, which complements Ball's North American metal beverage packaging footprint, will start up in the first half of 2016 and produce multiple can sizes. The majority of the capacity is contracted under a long-term…

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Germany-based label printer Etibana Haftetiketten has joined UPM Raflatac’s recycling concept RafCycle that involves the reuse of self-adhesive label stock to create new materials. As a part of the programme, the company has used labelling by-products that would otherwise have been sent to incinerators or landfills. These products are then…

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MPS has announced another EF flexo press sale to Etpa Packaging in Athens, Greece. Ordered was an EF 430 with the APC advanced package, which provides higher automation on the print sleeve settings with the use of servo positioning technology, in addition to automatic print control on the print gap…

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Global can maker Rexam, in collaboration with Heineken Russia, has designed a new can for Feilong’s new, traditionally-inspired rice beer. Rexam has used a selection of ink combinations in the new design to incorporate Feilong's Chinese cultural influence. Two different shades of white have been used to recreate a traditional…

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The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) and the Packaging Consortium (PAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore how printable and organic electronics can help Canada’s packaging industry. The MOU is a non-financial commitment between the two organizations to work together on various initiatives over the next…

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Advanced digital printing technology of Xeikon will allow Uruguayan packaging specialist to increase productivity and provide current and new clients with higher quality and versatility. Xeikon announces that Imprimex, a market leader in the Uruguayan packaging industry, has expanded its printing capacity with a Xeikon 3050 digital color press. The…

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The Freedom Food logo found on products and menus from the UK-based assurance and food labelling scheme Freedom Food will be replaced with a new RSPCA Assured certification mark. The new label will be available to members for download from 7 May and will be subject to licence fee, scheme…

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Printing and packaging specialist Priory Press is set to quadruple the size of its operations. The company will also create five new jobs, when it relocates to a new factory in Conlig, following an investment of £500,000. Part of the investment was funded by Danske Bank. Originally based in Holywood,…