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Specialist UK-based carton and leaflet manufacturer and contract packer Chester Medical Solutions has installed the first digital carton printer for Braille in the UK. The £150,000 investment allows the printing of Braille dots onto a carton without the need for special tooling, which makes it suitable for short runs and…

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This year marks 25 years at the forefront of global inkjet technology for Xaar, the world-leader in industrial inkjet ?printheads. Xaar began life in 1990 as four people in a small office on Cambridge Science Park. Their goal was to develop and commercialise the digital inkjet print technology arising out…

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ROTOCON, a provider of consulting and service to South Africa label converters in the narrow web industry today announced the sale of AVT's newly-developed Helios S inspection solution with workflow links to Rotolabel for their Cape Town manufacturing facility. The order was led by Pascal Aengenvoort, sales director of ROTOCON.…

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Finland-based packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki will appeal against the European Commission's decision to slap €15.6m fine for its alleged anticompetitive activities. Last month, the European Commission charged ten firms, including Huhtamäki, Coopbox, Linpac, Magic Pack, Nespak, Silver Plastics, Sirap-Gema and Vitembal, and two distributors Ovarpack and Propack - with resorting to…

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India has ruled out any change in its labelling or packaging requirements for imports of American food items, which mandate printing of the maximum retail price (MRP) and category of food item on the packet rather than putting on a sticker at the port as requested by the US. In…

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AUER Packaging has achieved the best result of their 30 year existence with a turnover of 76 million Euros in 2014. With a plus of 31%, the Bavarian packaging specialist significantly surpassed their results of the previous year (58 million Euros). But with the positive results for five consecutive years…

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As the company prepares for the brand launch of its innovative new Big Box Vodka, the Aristocrat Group Corp. (OTCBB: ASCC) announced today that it has initiated production on the groundbreaking packaging for the bag-in-box spirit. Big Box Vodka was conceived with an eye toward sharp design to make the…

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Procter & Gamble (P&G) Fabric Care has declared a green drive deploying recycled packaging via Post Consumer Recyclate (PCR) and making 230 million bottles out of it for flagship brands, such as Ariel, Dash, Lenor and Unstoppables. In its mission towards achieving a greater environmental sustainability, the first lot of…

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NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies will sponsor a half-day educational conference, "Printed Packaging: Present and Future in Brazil," on August 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senai School José Mindlin Ephim in Barueri, Brazil, a not-for-profit professional secondary school. The conference…

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is undertaking a Near-Zero Waste initiative in Turkey, by funding recycling setups, green initiatives and technologies that cut down on packaging waste. The program, which also supports biomass and biogas projects, will finance 12 investments with up to $125m. Clean Technology Fund,…