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Bobst Group and the owner of Nuova Gidue Srl, an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid-web printing presses, signed an agreement on 13th May 2015 by which Bobst Group acquires 65% of Nuova Gidue Srl, with the option to purchase the remaining shares. The owner of Nuova Gidue Srl will…

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Cromwell Polythene has restructured its field sales operation, with responsibilities being shared geographically, as well as by market sector. The move coincides with the appointment of Niall McClintock as business development manager, with extensive experience supplying polythene bags to the packaging trade. At Cromwell he will head up sales of…

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Owens-Illinois Inc, which makes bottles for Corona and Pepsi, is to buy Mexico's Vitro SAB's glass container business for about $2.15 billion to strengthen its operations in a country that houses numerous distilleries and bottlers. Shares of O-I, the world's largest glass container maker, jumped as much as 10.7 percent,…

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Buyout firm Advent International said Tuesday it plans to buy Dutch conveyor belt company Ammeraal Beltech BV. Advent will pay between 450 million euros ($502.3 million) and €500 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. The private-equity firm is buying Ammeraal Beltech from a holding company owned by…

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After almost a year of intense activity at nine sites in seven countries across Europe, Flint Group becomes the number one supplier of inks to Van Genechten Packaging. As Europe’s leading independent folding carton packaging print company, Belgium HQ based Van Genechten Packaging is committed to innovation, cooperation and teamwork;…

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GIDUE is proud to announce that, thanks to the cooperation of its certified Romanian distributor Printman, the second GIDUE M5 Digital Flexo™ printing machine has been installed in the Headquarters of the Romanian converter Romprix. Founded in 1994, Romprix is a big company based in Bucharest that is specialized in…

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BoxSizer, the UK based subsidiary of Linkx Packaging, unveiled its newest packaging and bagging innovation at this year’s IntraLogistex show, where visitors witnessed the machine’s unique capabilities firsthand. The new random bagger, for which a patent is still pending, was designed with the needs of e-commerce retailers in mind. It…

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Germany-based Optima Packaging Group has developed a new modular carton cans line that provides benefits in logistics. The new Inline Cans can be made, filled and closed in a single process, avoiding the transport of empty cartons to the place of processing. Inline cans are transported in the form of…

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A Columbus food packaging manufacturer is expanding. Columbus City Council will consider incentives for Genpak LLC and affiliate company Jim Pattison Developments Inc. at Monday night’s meeting. There will be a first reading of a 10-year, 75-percent tax abatement projected to save GenPak $1.27 million over its term or about…

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Indian carton packaging firm Parksons Packaging has installed a new KBA Rapida 106 printing press. The company is testing the inline cold foiling technology at its Pantnagar plant in Uttarakhand province of North India. The Mumbai-headquartered print packaging firm has already installed three new presses, a highly configured Heidelberg, a…