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Buyout group Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has started preparations for a potential stock market listing of Mauser just a year after acquiring the German packaging group for around 1.25 billion euros ($1.42 billion), two sources familiar with the matter said. The investor has asked banks to shortly pitch for…

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Quad/Graphics Inc. plans to add roughly 60,000 square feet for printing, packaging and warehousing at a building that previously housed Proteus Packaging, according to a site plan filed with the Franklin Community Development Authority. Quad, based in Sussex, prints magazines, books and promotional materials around the world and generated $4.68…

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BSW MACHINERY, subsidiary of Windmöller & Hölscher, has successfully installed and commissioned another high-speed woven bag conversion machine converTex SLC in Vietnam. This converTex is the fastest PP block bottom valve bag conversion machine available in the market. It allows production rates of 120 AD proTex bags per minute. Sadico,…

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Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is in the process of formulating a set of uniform standards for packaging pharma products for Indian companies. This is expected to bring about cost-effectiveness, uniformity in pricing of packaging and help boost exports. Once finalized, the standards would be submitted to the commerce ministry…

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As part of Danaher’s product identification council, Esko along with Videojet and X-Rite has invited brand owners to the packaging supply chain summit at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Gurgaon on 22 May 2015. The half-day customer driven council includes presentations by multi-location packaging specialists Trigon Digital Solutions and Meghdoot Packaging.…

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Cromwell Polythene has launched a new packaging division, and announced changes in its sales force in the UK. The packaging arm of Cromwell will supply general purpose bags, including food grade polythene bags and liners, and a range of grip-seal bags in clear polythene and in virgin food grade material.…

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US-based Sentry Equipment has launched a new cap design to protect workers from exposure to poisonous gases and fluids in the petrochemical, chemical and nuclear industries. The new Sentry No-e's cap-on-cap design provides an additional level of safety ensuring that contents do not spill on to the handler. The additional…

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FANUC UK has expanded its M-710iC series of industrial robots with the introduction of the M-710iC/45M, a mid-sized, high speed robot with a long reach. With a 45kg payload and reach of over 2.6 metres, the M-710iC/45M presents a smaller and more cost effective alternative to many large palletising robots…

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AR Packaging announces the plan to invest 3 MEUR in the newly acquired plants in Krakow and Graz Following the newly completed acquisition of the European tobacco, chocolate confectionery and general packaging operations from MeadWestvaco Corporation, AR Packaging announces its plan to expand the plant in Krakow, Poland and invest…

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A packaging manufacturing operation in Evansville has announced plans to shut down the plant and move operations to North Carolina. Officials with Essentra announced Wednesday they will close their offices by October, eliminating 150 jobs, the Evansville Courier & Press reported. The company's production of health care packaging will move…