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Graphic Packaging International Inc. will close its paper converting plant at 160 Washington St. by the end of the year, laying off 228 employees. Workers were told Monday that layoffs will be done in phases starting in a little more than 60 days. “We made the decision to close the…

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As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) released 'Vision 2024', setting out its future objectives, at a function here last night. It also launched Asia's first International Journal of Packaging Technology and Research on the occasion. The 2024 Vision document and the International Research…

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CCL Industries Inc.completed the acquisition of Checkpoint Systems, Inc.for an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $532.3 million, including estimated net cash of $43.4 million, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Geoffrey T. Martin, President and CEO of CCL, said, "We are pleased with the…

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House of Jane announces the first fully compliant packaging for bottled beverages in the medical cannabis market. The fastest growing cannabis coffee and tea company in California is setting the standard for responsible packaging and dosing -- an important benchmark in the growth of the California's medical cannabis market. The…

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Kadant Johnson Inc., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., successfully started up its ThermoMax® steam system at Norampac's corrugated packaging plant in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. The new corrugator line was part of a $26 million modernization project that doubled the production capacity of the plant, as the company said in the…

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Clondalkin Flexible Packaging has invested in a new high speed flexo printing press at its Orlando Florida facility. Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Orlando is a leading die cut manufacturer and converter in the North American flexible packaging industry for the bakery, beverage, dairy and coffee markets. The Comexi 8 colour press…

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Mondi Ltd., a manufacturer of packaging for products from cement to pasta sauce, said first-quarter earnings rose 14 percent on strong contributions from the consumer business and domestic South African market. Underlying operating profit increased to 269 million euros ($307 million), the Johannesburg-based company said in a statement on Thursday.…

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Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has invested in new technology for SMARTembossing on aluminium lids. The innovative system – SMARTembosser™ – developed by Berhalter is a unique and innovative embossing system that enhances print quality and increases branding opportunities on foil lids. Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury is currently the only pre-cut…

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Mangar Medical Packaging has been acquired by Oliver-Tolas® Healthcare Packaging parent company, Oliver Products, effective May 10, 2016. “Over the past 30 years, Mangar Medical Packaging has grown to become one of the most admired companies in the Healthcare Packaging industry. With best-in-class converting capabilities, a long tenured, experienced team,…

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The owners of AR Packaging are working on a sale that could value the Swedish business at more than 500 million euros ($569 million), two sources familiar with the matter said. Finnish investor Ahlstrom Capital and Swedish private equity firm Accent have mandated Swedish bank SEB for a sale or…