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Employees of the Crown Metal Packaging factory in Toronto have ratified a new collective agreement, ending a 22-month strike. Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9176 voted today to accept a six-year collective agreement with Crown. The return to work process will begin Aug. 10. A tentative agreement was negotiated…

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Manufacturing firm Encore Envelopes has seen sales growth of 4% to £28.35m despite operating in a competitive market. The Washington-based business, which was named as the North East Business Awards 2015 manufacturer of the year in Durham and Wearside, is the UK’s largest independently-owned printed envelope maker. Together with its…

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Vogue International, which owns OGX hair care products, has selected Avery Dennison's Global MDO film labels to cut down environmental fallouts of pressure-sensitive labels. With the adoption of the Global MDO film labels, the hair care brand is expected to decrease environmental impacts by 26% to 34%, through reduction in…

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Flint Group Narrow Web launches a UV varnish range for HP digital printed media. Mr. Guillaume Clement, Vice President Global Narrow Web of Flint Group states, “We are extremely pleased to globally launch the DigiCoat HP UV varnish range. We know from discussions with our converter base that UV varnishes…

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Pregis LLC, a North American leader in protective packaging solutions, has expanded operations in Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico to serve a wide variety of industries including automotive, consumer electronics, agriculture, aerospace and fulfillment. The facility features state-of-the-art equipment for the manufacture of Astro-Foam® polyethylene sheet foam and PolyPlank® closed-cell polyethylene plank…

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Specialty chemical manufacturer Chempace has added 15,000ft2 space to its facility in Toledo, Ohio, to foray into contract packaging services. Aiming to offer end-to-end services, the company's contract manufacturing division plans to be a one-stop destination to manufacturers by offering mixing, bottling, labeling and distribution. According to Chemspace, its dedicated…

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced an upgraded checkweigher product line to improve accuracy and reliability and decrease maintenance for food, pharmaceutical, and personal care companies that package products in pouches, bags, and cartons. The newest models of the Thermo Scientific Versa checkweigher line offer more than 10 engineering and functionality…

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Bunge Ltd. plans to close an oil-packaging plant in Illinois, a move that would leave 150 workers without a job. Bunge, based in White Plains, N.Y., is one of the world’s largest traders and processors of agricultural commodities. Bunge North America, Bunge’s operating arm in North America, said an additional…

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Vogue International, the makers of OGX hair care products collaborated with WS Packaging Group, Inc. and Avery Dennison (AVY) to reduce the environmental impacts of pressure-sensitive labels on packaging. “Vogue International is committed to reducing our environmental impact and increasing transparency while maintaining our commitment to sustainable practices,” said Jamie…

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Flexible packaging firm ConservaCube will introduce its cube-shaped standup pouches, ConservaCube and FlexiPAIL, at Pack Expo Las Vegas in September. Having a zipper closure option, the two packages are said to maximize pallet loads, saving freight and warehousing costs. With built-in carry handles and cubic palletization, they aim to substitute…