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Ireland-based AB Group Packaging, a paper bag and flexible packaging producer, opened its first U.S. plant in Newark, Delaware. The company plans to hire 87 full-time associates by 2017. At the Newark facility, workers will be manufacturing next generation, naturally-renewable paper shopping bags and industrial packaging products — using smart,…

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Amcor announces an agreement to acquire Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America. The purchase price of US$435 million represents 8.5 times PBITDA. Alusa – which includes Alusa (Chile), Peruplast (Peru), Aluflex (Argentina) and Flexa (Colombia) – is owned by Techpack S.A. and Nexus Private Equity. The business…

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Metsä Board, part of the Metsä Group has commissioned new folding boxboard machine at Husum in Sweden. Among others, project partners, as well as local authorities and businesses, were also invited to the inauguration ceremony. After considerable structural changes Husum mill is now an integrated site concentrating on paperboard and…

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Germany’s Bosch Packaging Technology has launched new pure steam generators and distillation units to produce sterile and pyrogen-free pure steam or WFI (water for injection). WFI is required for the production of infusion and injection solutions, while pure steam is used to sterilize equipment components such as preparation vessels, piping…

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Avery Products, a manufacturer of printable labels and cards, has introduced new AveryPRO collection of pressure-sensitive label stock for HP Indigo presses. With the new expanded AveryPRO line of pre die-cut and full-sheet label stock, the firm is offering professional printers and graphic designers with new unique pressure-sensitive substrates such…

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Comexi, specialist in solutions of machines to the flexible packaging conversion industry, shows its L20000 laminating machine in HP Spain’s Graphic Arts Experience Center in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona). The new Comexi’s laminator water­based is specially designed to complement the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press. “Our goal is to…

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Excelsior Technologies  Limited has two sites manufacturing flexible packaging – Deeside and Nelson.   At Nelson the company extrudes cast polypropylene film and makes pouches for fresh produce, ingredients and sauces. At Deeside Excelsior prints, laminates and slits films to make form and fill packaging for household name food companies.…

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Ambassador of Ireland Anne Anderson, Gov. Jack Markell, Sen. Chris Coons, Congressman John Carney and Delaware Economic Development Office Director Bernice Whaley will join CEO Dermot Brady and other executives and staff from AB Group Packaging to celebrate the company’s official grand opening of its first U.S. plant in Delaware.…

TricorBraun Acquires The Packaging Design Group

TricorBraun and The Packaging Design Group announce TricorBraun's acquisition of The Packaging Design Group, a Maryland-based distributor of rigid packaging. PDG was founded in 1995 by Kenneth Gillman and Peter Kallman, who have more than 70 years of combined experience in the field. Prior to forming PDG, Ken and Peter…

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Encirc Glass, is preparing for an increase in customer demand with an extensive furnace equipment investment programme. This year more than £650,000 has been invested in refurbishing the two Derrylin furnaces to increase their longevity and ensure they continue to offer optimum performance to maximise productivity and efficiency. Initial works…