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Brazilian dairy group Quatá Alimentos has invested in six filling machines from SIG Combibloc to expand its production capacity. SIG and Quatá have been working together since 2012 when two SIG Combibloc filling machines, a CFA 512 and a CFA 712, were installed at Quatá's Campo Belo facility. Following the…

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Turkey’s packaging industry posted over $366 million trade surplus in 2014, keeping making a positive contribution to decreasing current account gap of the country, said head of Packaging Industrialists Association (ASD) and Petkim CEO Saadettin Korkut. “Our sector continues to decrease the share of imported goods gradually and focus on…

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Ravenwood Packaging, based in Eastern Way, Bury St Edmunds, staged the event at the town’s Abbeygate Picturehouse cinema, bringing together 40 experts from around the world including Europe, the United States and Australia. The event followed on from the Pro2Pac 2015 exhibition at Excel in London at which the company…

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Cantel Medical Corp., a Little Falls-based medical equipment producer and seller, announced Wednesday it has sold its specialty packaging business to Inmark LLC, a global packaging and service company. "The sale of our Saf-T-Pak business enables Cantel Medical to better focus on our core markets and strategic opportunities. Specialty packaging…

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Australia’s packaging company Amcor will be acquiring the internal tobacco packaging operations of Souza Cruz in Brazil for $30m (BRL96m). Majority-owned by British American Tobacco, Souza Cruz is considered to be one of the biggest players in the Brazilian cigarette market. The current acquisition comes two weeks after Amcor agreed…

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Reliance Packaging will invest $3.5 million to expand its operations in Aberdeen, N.C., and create 48 new jobs over the next three years in Moore County. Part of the Sigma Plastics Group, the company manufactures and supplies printed bags and rollstock to a variety of companies including the lawn and…

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Altera and TSMC have produced an UBM-free (under-bump metallization-free) WLCSP (wafer-level chip scale package) technology for Altera's MAX 10 FPGA products, according to the companies. This approach results in a thin package height of less than 0.5mm (including solder ball) that is ideal for applications where space is at a…

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A packaging machinery manufacturer is experiencing strong demand for equipment that provides fresh-cut processors overwrap packaging. ATW Manufacturing Co. Inc. has upgraded the overwrap machines it sells to fresh-cut operations that process watermelon and cantaloupe quarters and slices as well as pineapples, said Tom Drew, president. Demand is increasing for…

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The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County could increase their recycling capacity and lower overall solid waste disposal costs if they collaborate to set up a new, privately-operated recycling center – called a material recovery facility (MRF), according to a presentation at Monday’s Wilmington City Council agenda briefing session.…

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DIR Technologies, a provider of quality and process control solutions for pharmaceutical primary packaging, will showcase its pioneering application of thermal imaging solutions for induction and heat sealing integrity assurance during the ACHEMA World Forum, June 15-19 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  DIR Technologies’ Induction Integrity Verification System (I2VS) provides…