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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has cleared the proposed merger between US companies MeadWestvaco Corp and Rock-Tenn Company after finding that the deal is not likely to adversely impact competition in the Indian market. Rock-Tenn is into packaging solutions as well as manufactures container board and paperboard. MeadWestvaco provides…

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In a bid to tap into growing consumer interest in berries as an on-the-go snack food, Special Fruit has launched a new resealable packaging design and shakers.  The Belgian fruit importer has introduced new labels, topseals, shakers and punnets to its BerryFresh range including strawberries and blueberries. The company says…

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Thai Film Industries (pub) Ltd has proposed to set up a packing film factory in Bangladesh with an investment of US$ 40 million, a high official at Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) said. A team comprising three members of the Thai company visited Dhaka last month and made the…

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The Munich-based WACKER Group is introducing a novel binder for coated paperboard and packaging applications at this year’s PaperCon: VINNAPAS® EF 104 is vinyl acetate-ethylene-copolymer (VAE) dispersion that has been developed specifically for the coating of paperboard surfaces. The binder is easy to process and provides good print quality on…

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The upgrade of the design of the 4 side seal packaging solution done by ARANOW offers an easy and fast changeover, a free access to the main components, a flexible and compact design and it is manufactured with long durability and high resistance materials with long life lubrication, therefore, reducing…

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Faerch Plast to target Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, USA, Canada, South Africa & Israel as part of long-term growth strategy.   In line with a long-term growth strategy, Færch Plast A/S  has announced International expansion plans. One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of high performance plastic packaging for the food…

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Krones has announced the purchase of German labelling machinery maker Gernep Group in order to strengthen its activities in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals markets. Specialising in customised machines, which it builds in a factory in Barbing, Germany, Gernep has more than 95 employees and will continue to operate autonomously…

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Mosca  has launched a strapping machine specially developed to meet the needs of the corrugated cardboard industry. Designed to strap large-format products for secure transportation, the new Mosca EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 combines the company’s proven SoniXs ultrasonic sealing technology with a compact design and easy access for cleaning and maintenance,…

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Packaging company Ardagh is almost said to have completed its €3bn acquisition of the glass packaging unit of Saint Gobain. Saint Gobain has been considering the sale of Verallia to focus on higher-margin home and construction products. Verallia makes containers for brands including Nutella and Dom Perignon Champagne. The Independent…

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Pratt Industries broke ground yesterday on its new $52 million corrugated box factory in Beloit, Wisconsin. The 350,000 sq. ft. facility, due for start-up in early 2016, will sit on a 56-acre site and produce 600 tons of recycled boxes a day at capacity. It will also eventually provide 140…