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Ilim Group is expanding its presence on the Russian corrugated packaging market. In May 2016, the company became the main owner of OOO Gofra Dmitrov, which boasts a Moscow Region production facility. Ilim Group already owns Ilim Gofra in the Leningrad Region, and the acquisition of another asset doubles Ilim's…

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DS Smith has reinforced its setup in the metropolitan region of Hamburg in the promotion and display sector. In May, the new location in the GLINNKAMP commercial park duly opened. The new plant offers the customers of the company a real highlight: the first PackRight Centre in the Germany &…

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Huhtamaki has acquired Delta Print and Packaging Limited ("Delta"), a privately held folding carton packaging manufacturer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and its affiliated Polish unit European Packaging Solutions Poland Sp. Z o.o. with a new manufacturing unit in Gliwice, Poland. With the acquisition Huhtamaki continues to implement its growth…

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Domino Printing Sciences is set to introduce a new K600i B2 cut sheet-fed ink jet digital printing solution at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf of Germany, which is being held from 31 May to 10 June. The K600i is a modular and scalable system, which is available with seven print width…

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UK based conceptual design and packaging manufacturer Cullen Packaging has installed Mosca strapping technology at its facility in Glasgow. As part of an automated production line, the firm has installed a Mosca-developed MCB-2 in-line squarer-bundler to strap bundles of finished boxes upon manufacture in a casemaker. Designed for corrugated board…

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Stora Enso will invest a total of approximately EUR 70 million in a new polyethylene (PE) extrusion coating plant and an automated roll warehouse (ARW) at Imatra mills in Finland. Extrusion coating is a process used to enhance the functionality of paperboard packaging by creating barrier properties for demanding applications…

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Toray Advanced Film, a sister company of Toray Plastics (America), has developed a new high-barrier, transparent, aluminum oxide-coated polyester film for retort pouches. The Barrialox SBR2 film has been designed to offer enhanced thermal stability and improved mechanical properties, including high-strength and stability. Torayfan Division sales and marketing senior director…

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Flint Group announces the acquisition of American Inks and Coatings (AIC) based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This investment is an important part of Flint Group’s long-range strategy to grow in key segments around the world. This strategic acquisition combines two well-established suppliers of inks and coatings to the North American…

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Ball Corporation, one of the largest food, aerosol and beverage can manufacturers in North America, will invest about $15 million to add 80,000 square feet to its existing food and household products packaging facility in Columbus, Ohio. The firm plans to add 50 new associates as a result of the…

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YPB Group has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Orora to provide YPB’s full range of products, tools, processes, data platforms and services to Orora. As a result of this agreement YPB and Orora will partner to take YPB's product authentication and customer engagement solutions to Orora's customers. Orora,…