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Leonhard Kurz, a manufacturer of Digital Metal creative metal transfer process, is planning to showcase its new DM-Liner UV Ink transfer unit at Drupa 2016 scheduled to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany from 31 May to 10 June. The new machine has been designed to transfer Digital Metal foil onto…

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Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) has finalised a Letter of Intent with Officine Meccaniche G. Cerutti S.p.A. (OMGC) in Casale Monferrato, near Alessandria, Italy for the 100 per cent takeover of its Spanish subsidiary Iberica AG S.A. in Barcelona. Iberica with some 60 staff produces medium and large-format flatbed die-cutters…

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Combining its unique range of expertise in design, mechanisation, performance packaging and shopper marketing, Smurfit Kappa is launching the SKMF 146, a mandrel case former. The SKMF 146 is the next generation of mandrel case formers, providing customers with the most effective and optimised packaging machine solution to date combined…

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Pasupati Acrylon, one of the leading manufacturers of acrylic fibre in the country, is planning to foray into flexible packaging market. For this, the company will set up a 5000 tonne per annum (TPA) integrated cast polypropylene (CPP) film plant. “The board approved a proposal to diversify into a flexible…

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A Family firm that specialises in high quality packaging for the whisky industry is targeting sales of £20m by 2020 after investing £1.5m in the business over the last two years. Port Glasgow-based McLaren Packaging was set up in 1979 by James John McLaren – a 20-year veteran of the…

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KBA Sheetfed Solutions, a business unit of the Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA), and Xerox today announced a partnership to develop an industrial digital sheetfed press for the folding carton market. Wide format cartons, for items like cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical products, until now has relied on traditional analog offset…

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Smurfit Kappa’s recycling operations in the UK, one of the largest recyclers of paper and cardboard in the country, has completed a programme of investment in its national depot network, designed to save energy, increase the efficiency of its operations, improve worker safety and enhance customer experience. The work has…

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A large player in the Brazilian market, Algar Agro worked with Sidel to reduce the total weight of its finished bottle from 18 to 14 grams - a reduction of 22%. The bottle was redesigned without any obvious changes to the customer in its well-established external appearance. However, by using…

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FDA modernizes nutrition facts label for packaged foods. New nutrition facts label will include updated design to highlight "calories" and "servings," two important elements for informed food choices. New nutrition facts label will include requirements for serving sizes that more closely reflect amounts of food that people currently eat. New…

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Bemis Company, Inc. has been selected for a 2016 DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation, receiving a Diamond Finalist Award for the Doril Enxaqueca medicine package, exhibiting excellence in Technological Advancement, Responsible Packaging, and Enhanced User Experience. “We are honored to be recognized, along with our customer, for this innovative new…