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Custom-designed for fresh produce and production of block bottom gable top packs for gourmet sandwich ranges and confectionery & biscuit multipacks. Paramount Packaging – exclusive distributor of Fuji Machinery Company’s horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal equipment in the UK and Ireland – will be showing bespoke versions of its Alpha VII…

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Genpak LLC, a manufacturer of food and beverage containers for restaurants and retailers, will move its headquarters from Glens Falls, New York, to Charlotte, North Carolina. The company employs 2,000 people in the United States and Canada and operates 22 manufacturing plants in North America. Over the past 30 years,…

Tetra Pak Delivers 200 billion FSC™ Labelled Packages

Tetra Pak will have delivered 200 billion packages labelled with the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) logo by the end of April 2016. Since 2007, the number of Tetra Pak cartons bearing the FSC logo has increased steadily each year to reach 54 billion in 2015.  And the company expects that…

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Packaging manufacturer Parkside has unveiled a protective packaging solution, Rockpocket, designed for the transport of high value, delicate items in a compact format. Developed by the Advanced Packaging Expert (APEX) innovation team at Parkside, the flexible laminated bag comprises polystyrene beads between its outer layers, requiring no additional packaging for…

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Overheads for materials and the price of energy are among the biggest cost drivers in production. Mineral water bottlers Teinach GmbH have thus charged the KHS Group with the modernization of their PET bottle filling line. In the course of the process the systems supplier greatly improved the level of…

Bemis Company to Acquire Packaging Operations of SteriPack

Bemis Company, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the medical device packaging operations and related value-added services of SteriPack Group, a global manufacturer of sterile packaging solutions for medical device and pharmaceutical applications. This acquisition includes a facility in Ireland as well as packaging production…

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Sonoco has expanded its products suite with the launch of three solutions at the Spring Adhesives and Sealant Council (ASC) Expo, in New Orleans, North America. Sonoco will present the RiteSize Caulk Cartridge, RainGuard™ weather-resistant fiber cartridge and SealMax 2-ply label to industry leaders. For caulk users or DIYers who…

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Smart packaging company Magic Add has collaborated with food and drink packaging firm Huhtamaki on digitalized applications for foodservice packaging. Magic Add has pooled about $250,000 in angel funding for product development and creation of an international network of suppliers and customers. The company has also signed cooperative agreements with…

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Rengo Co., Ltd. announces that all of its corrugated plants, folding carton plants, as well as its paperboard mills have acquired Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Certification. FSC certification is a well-known international system for certifying both appropriately managed forests and the appropriate processing and distribution of lumber harvested from these…

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Smurfit Kappa has been praised for its creativity and expertise in print and design, winning 13 times, more than any other entrant, at the recently held 2016 European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Awards. Smurfit Kappa took home four Golds for its solutions for valued brands Jack Daniels, Huggies, Le Rouge…