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In order to meet the growing packaging requirements from the beverages industry, Uflex Ltd, India's largest flexible packaging company, will invest Rs 550 crores to set up an aseptic packaging at Sanand, Gujarat. “Conforming to Government of India’s mission of ‘Make in India’, Uflex Limited is in the process of…

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Gerhard Schubert will showcase a prototype of its TLM packaging machine sans an electrical cabinet, at the FachPack 2015 trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, to be held between September 29 and October 1. The absence of an electrical cabinet is expected to cut the maintenance costs of Schubert's robot-supported packaging…

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Macfarlane Group has made another move to develop its packaging distribution business by buying a Nottingham-based firm in a deal worth up to £2.75m. The Glasgow firm will pay an initial £2m in cash for One Packaging Ltd. A further consideration of up to £750,000 will be paid in the…

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Scientex Bhd has acquired Mondi Ipoh Sdn Bhd (MISB) from Mondi Consumer Packaging International GmbH for RM58 million to expand its consumer packaging division. In a statement today, the industrial packaging and property company said the acquisition was made via wholly-owned unit, Scientex Packaging Film Sdn Bhd. Mondi Consumers Packaging…

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Coatings, printing and packaging firm Michelman will display its DigiPrime printing primers, designed to suit the requirements of HP Indigo presses, at LabelExpo 2015. The HP-certified DigiPrime water-based primers are claimed to enhance ink receptivity, rub resistance and image quality on paper, plastic, metallic and film substrates. Michelman will introduce…

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Italian major IMA Spa, which was acquired by German conglomerate Oystar Group, seeks to increase its exports to more than half its total sales in the next two years from Hassia Packaging India. "We are looking at 20 per cent growth every year, with a key focus on becoming an…

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According to a new report by Canadean, an estimated 786,095 million units of flexible packaging will be consumed within global retail food markets in 2018. This means flexible packaging is set to expand its share in the food packaging market even further, reaching 53.1% in the next three years. While…

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DS Smith Plc, the leading provider of recycled corrugated packaging in Europe, is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of the corrugated activities of Grupo Lantero (“the acquisition”) on Friday 31 July, for approximately €190m (c.£135m), following receipt of competition authority clearance. The business is a well-invested Iberian…

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Bubble Wrap maker Sealed Air said Monday it has purchased a French company called B+ Equipment, which designs, manufactures and services automated packaging equipment for product order fulfillment. In a statement, Sealed Air said the acquisition includes B+’s proprietary I-Pack system and the newly introduced e-Cube system, which will be…

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Phoenix Group, a producer of speciality food oils and packaging services provider, has made a five-figure investment into a suite of bespoke apps to boost its efficiency. The Nottingham company, which counts Aldi and Vita Coco among its clients, spent £25,000 on new technology to allow its teams to access…