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Switzerland-based PET products developer Sidel has launched a range of new packaging services to beverage manufacturers. The services include package and preform design, packaging optimization, liquid-package interaction analysis and packaging qualification. Sidel vice-president for packaging Vincent Le Guen said: "Studies in purchasing behavior suggest that it takes a consumer just…

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SunOpta, Inc., a Canada-based manufacturer of flexible pouches for healthy snacking and baby food, will expand its existing manufacturing facility in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The project is expected to create at least 53 jobs and retain 52 jobs over the next three years. A global manufacturer of…

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Weedon Corrugated Products, one of the country’s leading independent manufacturers of corrugated packaging, has invested in a Bobst high-speed flatbed die-cutter. The new die-cutter cuts and creases to a very high quality to meet the growing demand from customers requiring Retail Ready Packaging (RRP) that can be machine-erected. With high…

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Global Closure Systems (GCS) has upgraded Jeroboam snap-hinge standard dispensing closure for French multinational retailer Carrefour’s range of coolant and windscreen washer products. According to GCS, the new design of Jeraboam helps in avoiding glugging, spills, and splashes while pouring from automotive product containers. Developed by GCS' French plant Astra…

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Trascar, a company headquartered in Bomporto, Modena, specialized in the design, production and marketing of  logistics, end of line automation and palletization systems, is introducing an innovative solution for the packaging of trays for cold cuts at the Ipack-Ima fair in Milan. Paired with an integrated vision system and featuring…

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FibreForm Packaging has introduced a 3D formable paper that can be stretched and moulded to fit various packaging requirements. Riding high on its potential for creative packaging, the paper is being billed as an alternative to conventional plastic. It is made from 100% primary fibers. FibreForm Packaging is a joint…

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DS Smith boxes off competition to receive Nestlé Supplier of the Year award for the second time. Nestlé, the multinational food and beverage company, has awarded DS Smith with the coveted Supplier of the Year award out of more than 500 of its UK suppliers.   The awards run in…

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Customer demand for faster, more-versatile bulk bagging has inspired Pacepacker Services to launch a new high-speed bagging line called FastPac. The company has chosen this year’s PPMA exhibition to unveil the first of the machines in the FastPac range – an upgraded sack placer that can help boost the number…

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Austrian energy company OMV on Tuesday named Peter Oswald, head of packaging group Mondi's Europe and International business , as the new chairman of its supervisory board. The 52-year-old, a member of the presiding committee of Austria's industrials body and former board member at Telekom Austria, replaces Rudolf Kemler. Former…

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Plasdene Glass-Pak, a privately-owned, leading supplier of glass and plastic bottles, jars, containers and closures today announced the acquisition of West Australian-based Silverlock Packaging in a transaction that expands the national company’s geographic coverage, product offering and team of packaging-solution salesforce. The merged entity will increase the size of Plasdene…