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Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, announces the Model 333 Vanguard Wrap-Around Packer, which produces a tight, square, cost-saving wrap-around tray or full case shipper. Depending upon the product and the case, the Vanguard offers speeds of up to 30 cycles per minute. With its…

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Medtec Europe is Europe's largest trade exhibition for medical equipment design and technology. Some 800 international exhibitors are expected to attend the event this year from 21 to 23 April at the Stuttgart exhibition grounds. Packaging for medical products plays an important role, and there are theme-based pavilions for medical…

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Lubrizol Corporation's performance coatings business has expanded capacity and increased manufacturing efficiencies at its solvent acrylics production facility in Sant Cugat (Barcelona), Spain. Solvent acrylic resin technology for topcoats and primers is important for specialty packaging related to vacuum metallization, hot stamp foil and holographic printing applications, each of which…

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Tri-Star Packaging has launched a range of stylish rPET Retro Wedges that hark back to that golden decade when it was cool to be colourful – the 1980s. Available in blue, yellow, red and green, the new packs are made from recycled materials and are recyclable after use – a…

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Irish paper packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa is alleged to have been approached by International Paper for a potential takeover International Paper is said to be working on a potential £6bn-plus takeover bid for Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa. The US rival is believed to have held talks with Deutsche Bank…

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Exhibitors at Gulf Print & Pack are optimistic about the growth opportunities in the Middle East as the region is expected to outpace global growth. According to the latest industry forecast, the regional package and printing industry is poised to register a compound annual growth rate of five per cent…

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Sealed Air, the global leader in protective packaging, has officially launched its latest revolutionary packaging solution, Korrvu® Lok™. Korrvu® Lok™ secures products safely in the centre of the packaging by utilising the latest in compression design technology, keeping them locked safely in place with Korrvu® high performance film. The packaging…

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Sonoco is building a nearly $12 million research and development facility for consumer packaging products in Hartsville. Construction of the Innovative Packaging Solutions (IPS) Studio is already underway at the company’s old Packaging Development Center, a portion of which was demolished to make way for the new facility. Company officials…

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Portland businesses, officials, and residents are gearing up for two anti-waste initiatives that start next week. Beginning April 15, there will be a city-wide ban on foam packaging and a 5-cent fee on disposable shopping bags. The Natural Resources Council of Maine's Sarah Lakeman says disposable bags may seem free,…

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Budelpack Poortvliet BV has invested 500,000 Euros in maintenance to and the modernisation of its offices, production and outdoor areas. In 2012, a large-scale maintenance and renovation project was started that focuses on tackling periodic maintenance and future-proofing the company's facilities future-proof in a structured manner. All with a view…