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Regulators are close to fining a group of 13 companies, which includes Finnish packager Huhtamaki, charged with taking part in a cartel nearly three years ago, the European Union's antitrust chief said on Monday. The European Commission sent charge sheets to 13 companies in September 2012, saying they may have…

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SYMACH,  a  part  of  Thiele Technologies, Inc. , will proudly introduce a brand new,  versatile bag filling machine – the FillStar – at Victam 2015 held June 9-11 in Cologne, Germany. The  FillStar  is  a  part  of  Thiele’s  Star  Series  bagger  line  which  features machines  designed  for  bagging  all  types …

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UK-based custom printed labels firm Mercian Labels has notched up ‘A’ grade BRC (British Retail Consortium) accreditation for its two manufacturing units in Staffordshire and Derbyshire in recognition of hygiene. The BRC Global Standard for Packaging & Packaging Materials certification marks the standards for quality, safety and legality, as identified…

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Irish Distillers has announced a €17m expansion at its Fox and Geese bottling site in Clondalkin, Dublin, which will mean 30 new jobs and a doubling of exports over the next five years. The Enterprise Ireland supported investment will increase bottling capacity at the site from 5 million 9-litre cases…

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Canada and Mexico will move World Trade Organization (WTO) for authorization to slap $3bn in tariffs against the US, as a retaliatory trade measure over meat packaging. The bone of contention is the 2009 laws, which, according to Canada and Mexico, have made their products expensive in the US. Such…

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Irish Distillers, the world’s largest distiller of Irish Whiskey and a subsidiary of French drinks conglomerate Pernod-Ricard S.A., has teamed up with Lorax Compliance to assist the company to meet its packaging waste fee-paying obligations. The Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 2007 require Irish Distillers to pay fees on the amount…

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Equipment maker Butler Automatic has launched SP3HSL Series Automatic Film Splicer for line efficiency in consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical shrink sleeve packaging operations. The new automatic web splicing system for printed sleeve films, claims to offer improved line efficiency in sleeved packaging operations with the elimination of film roll…

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3i Group plc (“3i”), the international investment manager, has agreed to invest approximately €250 million (c. £183million) in Weener Plastic Packaging Group (“the Company” or “WPPG”), a leading manufacturer of innovative plastic packaging systems for the world’s leading FMCG companies and private label manufacturers. The former shareholder Lindsay Goldberg Vogel…

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Nut, chocolate and confectionery manufacturers can refresh their brands and increase shelf appeal without sacrificing production efficiency with Bosch Packaging Technology’s new SVE 2520 DZ – the fastest vertical bagger with Doy Zip functionality currently on the market. The compact continuous motion machine produces up to 100 high quality Doy…

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Xeikon today announced that Telrol Group, one of Europe's largest producers of labels, is the fourth label printing operation worldwide to invest in the breakthrough Xeikon Cheetah technology. With production sites spread over nine countries in Europe, the Telrol - Schades Group produces close to a billion square metres per…