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Greatview Aseptic Packaging, the world’s second largest supplier of roll-fed aseptic carton packaging material has today announced the development of individually traceable milk cartons with unique Quick Reflex (QR) codes printed on its aseptic packages. In a rare display of joint supply chain collaboration, the company has teamed up with…

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Rethink Robotics and Sonoco Alloyd, a unit of global packaging leader Sonoco, have entered into a strategic alliance to deliver complete, innovative manufacturing solutions to Sonoco Alloyd’s packaging customers. Sonoco Alloyd, a leader in medical and retail package design solutions based in DeKalb, Ill., will incorporate Rethink Robotics’ collaborative robots…

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Sonoco, a global packaging corporation, has been fined $230,000 for operating an unapproved coal ash dump near its headquarters in eastern South Carolina. The State of Columbia (http://bit.ly/1DFaoEI ) reports that the state fine is one of the heaviest issued by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control during…

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Rexam is proud to announce the first commercial use of the Metal Recycles Forever logo in the UK market, printed on cans produced for micro-brewing customer Concrete Cow. The logo, endorsed by all members of Metal Packaging Europe, provides a definitive symbol for the metal packaging industry. Its creation is…

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SRF Ltd, a manufacturer of chemical-based industrial intermediates, will spend Rs 394 crore on three projects involving expansion of its packaging film capacity, setting up of a new pharma grade manufacturing & filling facility and modification of its refrigerant facility. SRF will set up a new greenfield packaging film line…

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The global demand for pharmaceutical packaging will increase 6.5 percent annually to reach $101 billion in 2019 from $ 74 billion in 2014, according to a new Freedonia report. Because of advanced and diverse drug-producing industries, almost 60 percent of global demand will come from the developed economies of Canada,…

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Digital-printing technology firm Xeikon has established a new technology center in Tokyo, Japan, as part of its efforts to expand presence in the Asia Pacific region. The new technology center, which is the company's second such unit in the region, deploys Xeikon's technology for producing labels and packaging applications. It…

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Mondi has signed an agreement with POLIFILM Extrusion GmbH, to sell Mondi’s film manufacturing site in Osterburken, Germany; subject to competition clearance, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The sale will enable Mondi to refine its product portfolio and move away from supplying films…

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Film manufacturing and coating firm Perlen Packaging is injecting over CHF20m ($20.3m) for expanding its PVdC coating line capacity in Perlen, Switzerland. The company, a unit of of industrial group CPH Chemie + Papier Holding, manufactures high barrier PVdC films for blister packaging. Perlen Packaging sales and marketing director Johannes…

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The EBRD is providing finance for a new soft drinks bottling plant in Tajikistan with an investment that will help reduce imports, increase domestic production and raise standards in the country’s agribusiness sector. A €44.7 million loan to Coca-Cola Beverages Tajikistan (CCBT) will help establish the company’s  presence in the…