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The decision by the Food and Drug Administration that it will consider withdrawing its approval of the ubiquitous toxic chemicals known as ortho-phthalates from use in food packaging and processing equipment is welcome news. The announcement is in response to a food additive petition filed by ten organizations, including the…

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Pepsi Bottling Ventures began operating its newly constructed, 200,000 square-foot sales and distribution facility located on 32 acres off highway 49 in the Charlotte metro-area in the Town of Harrisburg, North Carolina. North Carolina–based Pepsi Bottling Ventures is the largest privately held bottler of Pepsi–Cola products in North America, operating…

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Klöckner Pentaplast will highlight the company’s newest high performing label films, Pentalabel® ClearFloat™ and Pentalabel® LV PETG with Y460 Coating, at Label Summit Latin America, April 26-27, 2016, in Cartagena, Colombia. Visit the kp team at booth #61 at the show. Pentalabel® ClearFloat™ Pentalabel® ClearFloat™ films meet the Design for…

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The Economic Development Authority voted Tuesday to approve a 10-year, $22.8 million Grow New Jersey award for Quality Packaging Specialists International, a product and retail packaging services provider, to expand its operations in New Jersey. Quality is seeking to construct a 377,440-square-foot facility in Florence Township that would house 170…

Oracle Packaging Launches New Extrusion Line in North Carolina

Oracle Packaging, a leading innovator in packaging solutions in the flexible packaging market, has completed a capital investment in their Winston-Salem, NC facility.  The investment expands their industry leading extrusion technology and will bring new capabilities and capacity to their customers.   Technology disruptor Designed and developed in conjunction with…

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Ilapak and Teknoweb will exhibit jointly at IDEA 2016 (2-6 May 2016, Boston, MA, USA) for the first time ever, introducing the non-woven industry to new integrated converting and flow wrapping  solutions that have been conceived through the partnership. The centrepiece of the shared booth (no 1400) will be a…

tna Helps Snack Manufacturer Achieve New Production Heights

Algerian snack manufacturer Maravilla increased production capacity by 25 per cent by installing high performance customised solutions from tna, the leading provider of start-to-finish single source solutions for the snack industry. The replacement of an outdated manual process with optimised and automated conveying systems enabled Maravilla to achieve its primary…

Smurfit Kappa Successfully Completes Two Major Rebuilds

Smurfit Kappa has announced that two of its European operations have restarted following extended shut downs during the first quarter of 2016. The company's PM4 machine, at its Sangüesa mill in Northern Spain, will now produce 30,000 tonnes per annum of high value Machine Glazed (MG) papers following its conversion…

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Tekni-Plex, Inc. has acquired Sancap Liner Technology, Inc., Alliance, Ohio. Sancap is a leading producer of heat-seal, pressure-sensitive and gasket-sealing liners for pharmaceutical and food applications. In addition to liners, Sancap also produces higher-barrier, Saran® laminations and coated pouch/bag structures for food, liquor, confection and chemical applications. "Sancap's heat-seal liner…

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Contemporary coffee roaster, Purssells London, has used flexible packaging group, UNI Packaging, to supply them with pouches for their speciality blends. Launched last year, Purssells aims to represent the very best coffee available with respect to quality, provenance and taste. Alongside six distinct roasts that make up their off-the-shelf range,…