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Leading global packaging manufacturer Coveris today announces the investment in two new flexographic printing presses to support sustained growth within the UK flexibles sector as well as expansion into new markets. Following the recent expansion of Coveris’ UK flexible plastics division with the acquisition of Burnley based Learoyd Packaging, the…

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German drugs packaging firm Gerresheimer said on Tuesday it aimed to sell its tubing glass business to U.S. glass manufacturer Corning for 196 million euros ($219.42 million), in an effort to streamline its business. Gerresheimer and Corning also plan to set up a joint venture to speed innovation in the…

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Tetra Evero® Aseptic, the world’s first aseptic carton bottle, is now available to pack products with oxygen sensitive enrichments, thanks to a new barrier material made of high density polyethylene in the package top. It can now be used for drink categories that are growing in popularity such as enriched…

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Color inkjet technology firm Memjet will open new global headquarters in San Diego, California. The headquarters will feature laboratories and corporate offices for accommodating its growing staff headcount. Sprawled over 25,000ft2, the new global headquarters will combine Memjet's two previous facilities in San Diego. The global headquarters will also include…

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A Louisville-based manufacturer and distributor of corrugated boxes and other packing supplies is spending $6.75 million to create an operations center in Indianapolis that would employ nearly 50 people by 2016. Premier Packaging LLC has purchased a 160,000-square-foot plant in the Park 100 business park on the city’s northwest side…

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With Grupo Água de S. Martinho (Aguarela), Portugal’s leading supplier of packaged drinking water, SIG Combibloc has won another customer in Portugal. For Aguarela, the decision to choose filling technology from SIG Combibloc represents an entry into business with beverages in carton packs, and at the same time entry into…

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Recycled packaging maker DS Smith Plc agreed to buy Spanish company Grupo Lantero's corrugated boxes business to expand its market share in Spain. With the 190-million-euro ($213 million) deal, about 5 percent of DS Smith's revenue would come from Spain compared with less than 1 percent at the end of…

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Wool Packaging Company will open its new packaging unit at Stone in Staffordshire, UK, next month. Woolcool claims to extend an eco-friendly alternative to polymers for the food and pharmaceutical industries by using wool for packaging. It utilizes clean, coarse wool unfit for textiles. The pure wool is felt and…

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Ardagh announced today that Oressa Limited (“Oressa”), its new wholly-owned subsidiary, formed to acquire its metal can packaging business, has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its Class A common shares. The number…

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Governor Pat McCrory broke ground today on Sealed Air’s new global headquarters in Charlotte. Sealed Air is a Fortune 500 company and global manufacturer of protective and specialty packaging for food and consumer goods. “With plans to create more than 1,200 jobs for North Carolinians by 2017, Sealed Air will…