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Anheuser-Busch will invest more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018. Expansion projects are currently underway in four cities and five production sites in; St. Louis, Fort Collins, Los Angeles, Columbus. In 2015 expansion projects include: • $150 million expansion project at the St.…

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The European Commission said on Wednesday it had found eight manufacturers and two distributors of retail food packaging trays guilty of participating in cartels and set fines of a total of 115.9 million euros ($129.90 million). The Commission said it had discovered five separate cartels of polystyrene foam polypropylene rigid…

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In a ground-breaking first for the beverage carton industry, Tetra Pak® launched a filling machine that uses electron beams, not hydrogen peroxide, to sterilize packaging material, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.  The Tetra Pak® E3, on display at the Fispal Technologia International Trade…

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ROTOCONTROL, a manufacturer of leading-edge finishing machines today announced the sale of two finishing machines to Italian converter Italgrafica. Ordered was a ROTOCONTROL RSC-series slitter/rewinder and a custom-built C-series high-quality slitting machine, for slitting non-adhesive material and finishing a range of blank and printed self-adhesive labels, serving a variety of…

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Packaging company Ardagh has filed to list its metal can packaging business on the New York Stock Exchange, the company said in a statement on Tuesday, targeting an overall windfall of 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion). Ardagh said the canning business would be separated off into a new wholly owned…

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A 30-year-old Irish manufacturer of paper and plastic bags will create 87 full-time jobs when it opens its first U.S. plant in Delaware next month. AB Group Packaging is expected to open its new manufacturing facility in the Newark area, according to Pete Bothum, a spokesman for the Delaware Economic…

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BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated material handling systems, has finished the handover of a complete material handling and sortation system for a new logistics center in Shanghai for JD.com, China's largest e-tailer. JD.com's industry-leading self-operated logistics network has been central to the company's growth, by enabling timely…

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Fast food restaurant chain McDonald's has introduced a new packaging called McBike that could perch on the handlebars of a cycle and unfold into a tray. Made of cardboard, the box is capable of carrying burger, fries and drink. The sides of the bag can be entwined together to form…

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Branding and packaging design firm Parker Williams has given a Rachel's yogurts a makeover with 'Bright ID' technology. In the maiden redesign during the past five years of Rachel, Parker Williams has worked towards matching the appearance of the packaging with its taste. With its 'Bright ID' optimizing the visual…

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Sidel, a global provider of liquid packaging solutions, today announced its debut participation at Drinktech Africa, one of South Africa's leading beverage industry events, which is being held under the umbrella of Africas Big Seven in Midrand, South Africa on the 23rd of June 2015. The one-day event focuses on…