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Boxes and Packaging ltd is expanding its presence in the region with the lease of a new logistics centre at Thorne Park, Doncaster. The firm which has been based at its current Doncaster site for 40 years has leased a 52,160 sq ft unit on a 10 year lease. The…

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A facility of global packaging company Sonoco plans to expand its manufacturing plant in Waco, Texas. The company will invest $13.5 million to upgrade its facility with a new rotary die-cut machine, slitter and rotogravure printing press, with plans to add an estimated 15 associates. Sonoco produces a variety of…

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Seda North America is planning a $24.5 million expansion of its packaging operation in the Racine County community of Mount Pleasant. Seda is proposing a 125,902-square-foot addition to its 323,610-square-foot warehouse and manufacturing facility at 12501 Globe Drive in the Park 94 business park, according to a village report. The…

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Focused on the latest innovations and trends in flexible packaging solutions, the BOBST & Partners roadshow held on in Mexico City on July 14, brought together over 100 high-level representatives of the Mexican flexible packaging industry which provides evidence for BOBST’s strong leadership position on the Mexican market for CI…

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Sanitary ware maker Hindustan Sanitaryware and Industries (HSIL) will invest $17.2m for setting up a caps and closures plant in India. Developed as an to the company's packaging product lineup, the facility will produce security caps and closures that prevent counterfeiting. The firm has applied for patents for such products,…

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Jiffy Packaging Europe announces today that it will divest its Systems Division. The division, which focuses on Air Cushion Technology and Foam-in-Place Systems, will be acquired by Ripac GmbH from Grevenbroich, Germany as of August 15, 2015. Since 2008, Jiffy Packaging and Ripac have been closely co-operating on the supply…

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ASTM International has devised a new test for measuring oxygen transmission rate through plastic packaging for food, pharmaceuticals and other products. The 'F3136 Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Dynamic Accumulation Method', is applicable for film, sheeting, laminates, coextrusions and coated or…

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At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 and co-located Pharma EXPO 2015, Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of complete solutions for processing and packaging, will present several technologies from its extensive portfolio catering to the needs of confectionery, liquid food, food and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Bosch will showcase new and existing…

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Eddyline Brewery just completed the installation of a CFT canning system that provides a tremendous increase in quality while tripling canning speeds. There are currently less than two dozen in the country. When researching canning lines, Italy based CFT Packaging USA Inc. offered a solution that would minimize oxidation, loss…

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Packaging manufacturer Flexico Group has received CRC (child resistant closure) certificate for dangerous and toxic products packaging. The firm has obtained the CRC certificate in the US and EU for its Sensogrip Kids bag range. Flexico manager Karine Schaefer said: "There is no such thing as child-proof packaging, if an…