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Equipment maker Duravant has purchased packaging machinery manufacturer Hamer to boost its capability in bag management systems. Known for its specialization in automated bagging systems, fillers, sealers and robotic palletizers, Hamer was previously owned by Hanover Partners and Tuckerman Capital. Hamer offers dosing, filling, bag closing, form fill seal automation,…

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Stora Enso and NXP Semiconductors have entered into joint development of intelligent packaging solutions. The development will focus on integrating RFID (Radio frequency identification) into packages for consumer engagement and supply chain purposes. The collaboration would also focus on brand protection and the development of tamper evidence applications, as the…

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Specialty chemicals and sustainable technologies company Johnson Matthey has acquired StePac Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) business from DS Smith for £18m. The transaction encompasses all assets of StePac, including Xtend packaging. Johnson Matthey aims to expand its atmosphere control (AC)technologies business with the acquisition. The AC technologies extend shelf life…

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Hellaby Holdings, the NZX-listed diversified investment company, has sold its packaging division to Coveris, one of the world's largest plastic packaging and coatings companies. Hellaby's packaging division comprises Elldex Packaging and Elldex Packaging Australia and employs 125 people who are all expected to retain their jobs under the deal. The…

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For the first time, Schmersal is extending its comprehensive range of command and alarm devices for the food industry by adding devices with a blue sealing membrane. This new blue sealing membrane means the N-range not only fulfils the requirements in terms of sealing and hygiene-compliance, it also meets the…

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Missouri-based Anchor Packaging has unveiled ‘Wave' series, a productline of containers marked with a reduction of petroleum-based materials. Available in 16, 24, and 32oz sizes, the containers are being marketed under the company's MicroRaves trademark. Natural mineral additive in the products is said to cut the use of petroleum-based resin…

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Bosch has introduced a packaging machine SVE 2520 DZ that produces up to 100 Doy Zip bags a minute. The vertical bagger allows for the production of seven styles of bags, and gives them a glossy finish. Manufacturers have bag style options including pillow, gusseted, block bottom, corner seal, full…

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Delta Packaging Ltd., the Belfast-based independent printed folding carton packaging manufacturer, has won a Global Connectivity award at the most recent KFC Supplier event, having successfully switched KFC material to Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified board. Delta Packaging won the award in recognition of the company’s…

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Johnson Matthey has acquired the StePac modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) business from DS Smith for Pound 18 million. The transaction, which includes all assets of StePac, is an important step in the development of Johnson Matthey’s atmosphere control technologies business, which is part of the new businesses division. StePac, which…

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Canada-based GN Thermoforming Equipment has forayed into the form/cut/stack thermoforming market with the launch of GN800 machine. The GN800 has been developed in collaboration with Italy-based industrial equipment supplier Agripak that manufactured and sold such machines until 2003. GN has purchased the rights of Agripak's original machine design and added…