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Lineage Logistics is installing additional high pressure processing (HPP) machines and packaging equipment at its Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Mira Loma, California, units. The company estimates that the installation of the machines, bought from Hiperbaric USA, is expected to be completed October. Bay Grove, the parent company of Lineage, is investing…

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Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate Siam Cement PCL (SCC) said on Friday sales from its paper and packaging business should rise 5-10 percent this year as higher demand from Southeast Asia countries helps offset slow growth at home. Siam Cement, Southeast Asia's biggest packaging paper maker, expects domestic demand to rise…

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Latin American bottler Coca-Cola Femsa has invested more than $250m in the construction of a new bottling plant in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais – the company’s ninth facility in the South American country. It has invested $258m in the plant in Itabirito, 25 miles south of the city…

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Luxembourg-based printing and packaging supplier Flint Group has floated a joint venture with Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems in South Africa to achieve synergies in supply of ink and coatings. The new entity, Flint Group Africa, will cater to the packaging and print media markets in South Africa…

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Britannia Garment Packaging is immensely proud to be certified by the Soil Association for its compliance with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) – becoming the first global packaging company to receive this level of recognition. The certification highlights Britannia's continuing dedication to producing green and responsible woven and printed…

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VPK Packaging Group's newest brand - has started its distrubution activities in Courcelles, Belgium, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Production start is planned in the second half of 2015. VPK Packaging Group a leading Western European packaging group, developing and producing innovative, protective…

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SternMaid has commissioned a new, fully automatic can filling line for powdered and granulated products at its facility in Wittenburg. A tray and wrap-around packer and a buckling-arm palletizer have also been installed. The equipment enables the contract manufacturer and co-packing specialist to handle up to 90 cans per minute,…

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Demand for labels in the US is projected to increase 3.8 percent annually to $19.7 billion in 2019.  Since labels serve a breadth of applications, gains will be fueled by overall economic expansion, population increases, and a healthy outlook for consumer spending. Solid growth in the dominant pressure sensitive segment…

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US private investment firm Apollo Global Management has clinched the bid for Saint-Gobain's glass bottles arm Verallia, at €2.95bn (around $3.3bn). Simultaneously, Apollo had discussions with French state-owned investment fund Banque Publique d'Investissement (Bpifrance), under which the latter has agreed to buy a 10% stake in Veralia, reported Reuters. Exclusive…

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Swiss glass packaging firm Vetropack has acquired glassworks in Trezzano sul Naviglio from Italy-based Bormioli Rocco with a view to expanding product range and increasing its footprint in the Italian market. The company, which has its arms in Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Ukraine, clocked more than…