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Stone Industry is a well-established manufacturer of bottling machines since 1951 and has a strong international reputation for its state-of-the-art, reliable, ergonomic automatic lines. One of P.E. Labellers' long-standing partners, in 2014 it proved to be an exceptional one: by consolidating its collaboration to sell and install mobile bottling lines,…

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Coatings firm PPG Industries will showcase its new range of beverage can interior spray coatings at the Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific to be held in June in Guangzhou, China. PPG will introduce Innovel HPE polyester coatings for coil coaters and can makers. The coatings are Bisphenol A non-intent (BPA-NI),…

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H.B. Fuller has introduced two new flexible packaging adhesives, promising manufacturers savings in time and cost. The adhesives, Flextra Fast and Flextra Reseal, were launched at ICE Europe in Munich, Germany. The Flextra Fast SFA 8700 + XR 1100 / XR 1200 adhesive system is suitable to a range of…

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Sales decline 4.28% to Rs 9.62 crore Net profit of B & A Packaging India reported to Rs 0.09 crore in the quarter ended March 2015 as against net loss of Rs 0.03 crore during the previous quarter ended March 2014. Sales declined 4.28% to Rs 9.62 crore in the…

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German eco-business firms Zelfo Technology and Upgrading have teamed up to introduce an up-cycled packaging material based on wheat straw for the food industry. The Micro and Nano Fibrillated Cellulose (M/NFC) packaging solution requires cellulosic fiber alone, without the need for any additional binder. It also nullifies the need for…

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Global packaging and paper group Mondi has agreed to acquire two extrusion coating facilities from Walki Group for EUR60m. The transaction includes Walki's industrial packaging facilities in Pietarsaari, Finland and Wroclaw, Poland. The facilities generated revenues of €113m in 2014, and have about 245 employees. The deal does not include…

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BillerudKorsnas has signed an agreement with AS Graanul Invest (“Graanul”) concerning the sale of its shares in SIA Latgran (“Latgran” or the “Company”). Latgran is a leading Latvian based pellets producer with annual volumes of 497 thousand tonnes and sales of EUR 73 million in 2014. BillerudKorsnäs’ ownership in Latgran…

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Screen Srl, based in Mazzo di Rho near Milan, is the first company in Italy to invest in a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital press, confirming their role as pioneers when it comes to adopting new technology for printing both packaging and labels. Present on the Italian market since 1987,…

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How long and how can the world's agro-alimentary system be sustained? Currently, the situation is alarming:   800 million malnourished and 1,6 billion obese people; 40% of the wheat produced in the world becomes fuel and animal fodder; 1,2 billion tonnes of food are simply lost; the cultivated area of the…

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CMB Engineering, a leading worldwide provider of canmaking machinery, is set to launch its new 3200 Reformat™ Lacquer Spray Machine, the first in its Reformat™ Range, to meet the evolving demands of the canmaking industry. Developed by CMB’s world-leading engineers, this is an industry-changing lacquer machine that offers dramatic improvements…