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UK’s packaging and labelling company Plasfilms, have introduced APET and rPET rigid films to their packaging films portfolio. Currently, Plasfilms is supplying both APET and rPET film to the UK and Irish markets for thermoforming applications, in collaboration with Polish films manufacturer, Eurocast. The rigid film's thermo laminated inline provides…

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Tekni?Plex Europe NV has completed the acquisition of Gallazzi’s Italian?based pharmaceutical blister film and adhesive tape substrate film businesses. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Tekni-Plex will operate the acquired businesses through its subsidiary, Tekni-Plex Gallazzi Srl and will continue to utilize the same plants, equipment, formulations, procedures and certifications…

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As it completes 50 years on May 14, the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), an autonomous body under the commerce and industry ministry, sees the next phase of growth for the $25 billion (Rs.1.5 trillion) industry coming from e-commerce, as more traditional retailers also take to online selling. In the…

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San Miguel Brewery Incorporated (SMB), a joint venture between San Miguel Corporation and Japan’s Kirin Holding Company, is acquiring the non-alcoholic beverage assets of Ginebra San Miguel Incorporated (GSMI) for nearly P400 million ($8.96 million). SMB’s acquisition of Ginebra’s non-alcoholic beverage business is aligned with the company’s diversification strategy to…

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Ahmedabad-based corrugation and label specialist, Astron Packaging, will become the first in South Asia to install the highly configured six-colour FFG 1228 NT RS flexo folder-gluer line. With this heavy-duty investment, which is estimated to be close to Rs 26-crore, Astron’s senior vice president, Niraj Darji is ready for what…

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Packaging group Smurfit Kappa has appointed Tony Smurfit as chief executive-designate to take over in August when Gary McGann retires after 13 years as CEO. Smurfit, whose father, Michael, was chief executive of the company before McGann, has been chief operations officer since 2002 and has worked in various parts…

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US-based Thermal Packaging Products has developed a temperature control shipping carton to retain the chillness of wine. Made with eco preferable insulated padding and materials, the carton dubbed, 'Chilled Wine Shipper,' is designed to allay quality concerns of consumers about the product during warm summers. The shipper is available in…

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Colbert Packaging, a leading manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes and paperboard specialty products, announced that a brand new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 printing press is now fully operational in its Elkhart, IN, manufacturing facility. The 40″ offset press can print six-color processes and coat paperboard in a single…

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Global Closure Systems (GCS) has announced the signing of a new licensing agreement with Duplas Al Sharq LLC, a leading FMCG plastic packaging manufacturing company located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Duplas, which specializes in high quality HDPE, PET, PP and PC bottles and closures, has a long…

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Cosmetics packaging company Quadpack has launched a new dropper that offers dosage of the perfect amount and is controlled by a Yonwoo 15ml dropper tube. The tube has been developed in a way to allow just a single drop to fall on the customer's fingertip, which helps in application to…