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US-based Atlas Holdings has acquired the North American Foam Trays and Absorbent Pads (TAP) businesses of Sealed Air Corporation for an undisclosed amount and launched its new operating company Novipax. Novipax will be operating five manufacturing facilities serving food processors, supermarkets and food packaging distributors. Atlas Holdings claimed that with…

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The West Bengal government will soon introduce branded liquor in tetra packs in a bid to stop sale of adulterated liquor and its duplication.  A well-placed source in the secretariat told PTI that the introduction of tetra packs of 180ml and 90ml for branded liquor would be done anytime.  "Duplication…

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Bosch Packaging Technology has launched the new capsule filling machine GKF 2600. This high-performance machine doses powders, pellet, tablets and liquids, as well as combinations precisely and reliably. An output of up to 2,600 capsules per minute can be achieved. Due to its extended machine platform and very good accessibility,…

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Gulf Print & Pack exhibitors are optimistic about their future prospects in the region, as the Middle East package printing industry is poised to register a compound aggregate growth of 5 percent until 2019, valued at $52 billion. The data is based on the latest industry estimates, which also show…

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A Spartanburg packaging company is consolidating operations at an old textile plant that will create 50 new jobs. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reported that Concept Packaging Group said Thursday is has purchased an old plant near Interstate 85 and U.S. 221. The company says it will spend $2.5 million to renovate…

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Klockner Pentaplast, a leading manufacturer of plastic blister packs for medications, announced Tuesday that it’s opening a high-tech facility in the University of Virginia Research Park for drug makers and packaging engineers to work on proper packaging while medications are being readied for the marketplace. The company’s i.center will allow…

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Keighley based PFF Packaging Group Limited, independent manufacturing group of packaging products for the food industry, continues its planned expansion with the acquisition of Intelligent Packaging Solutions Limited. Following PFF’s acquisition of Thermopak in December 2014, the Group has further enhanced its overall capabilities and product offering through the acquisition…

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Smurfit Kappa has installed a Jetmaster-inkjet single-pass digital printer in its Alcalá plant in Madrid, Spain, generating more value for customers by helping them to differentiate and increase sales. This investment is another example of Smurfit Kappa’s commitment to creating value for its customers by building brand awareness through packaging…

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Mauritius-based OC Holding Ltd has sold off its 70 percent stake in Oriental Containers Ltd (OCL) to its JV partner Oricon Enterprises Ltd (OEL) for a consideration of Rs 105 crore. As a result of this transaction, OCL has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of OEL. Oriental Containers manufactures a wide…

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U.S. trade officials will look into whether imports of clear plastic resin, used in bottles and packaging, from China and other countries are being sold too cheaply in the United States, a move that could lead to import duties. The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Tuesday it would investigate…