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The UAE consumer paper and board packaging market is valued at $500 million comprising approximately 0.5% of global demand and this percentage is expected to increase as the UAE economy further develops according to speakers at a press conference held Sunday to unveil details of the 8th edition of Paper…

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Primary fresh food packaging company Linpac has partnered with Saudi Arabia-based Zultec Group to build a new PET thermoforming facility in Jeddah. The proposed facility will supply Linpac branded rigid and flexible packaging materials for food processors and retailers in fresh meat and poultry in Saudi Arabia, the GCC and…

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Kite Packaging is pleased to announce today the completion of a transaction with the Administrators of Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists, in which Kite has acquired the business, its goodwill and certain assets of Golden Valley. As part of the deal Kite Packaging will not assume any of the liabilities…

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Aran Packaging, a leading company in the liquid packaging industry, is establishing its first United States operations in Greer, South Carolina. The company is investing $5.2 million in the facility, creating an expected 63 new jobs in Greenville County, South Carolina, over the next five years. Established in 1983 in…

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Pro Mach, Inc. announced today it has acquired Greydon, Inc., a leading manufacturer of inline printing and coding solutions for flexible packaging. The addition of Greydon expands Pro Mach’s extensive labeling and coding product offering and complements existing capabilities in flexible packaging. Pro Mach is known worldwide for developing innovative…

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Fonterra, a global leader in dairy nutrition, has today officially opened its Rp 340 billion (approx. NZD $37 million) blending and packing plant in Indonesia – its first manufacturing facility in the country. Fonterra Chairman John Wilson said the plant is Fonterra’s largest investment in ASEAN in the last decade…

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Ishida Europe is launching a revolutionary new leak detector to help food manufacturers minimise spoilage in pre-packed retail products. Designed for use with a wide variety of foods including fresh, cooked and cured meat, poultry, seafood, fruit, salads, vegetables, cheese and ready meals, the Ishida AirScan uses advanced laser technology…

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US-based labeling and packaging firm Avery Dennison is to launch new AeroDress technology for aluminium and tinplate cans at Labelexpo 2015. The new full-body self-adhesive labeling option has been designed for low-volume production runs. It allows both late-stage differentiation and the relabeling of obsolete printed cans. Avery's AeroDress technology can…

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Sonoco Alloyd, part of Sonoco Display and Packaging, a unit of global packaging company Sonoco (NYSE:SON), has developed an innovative new package that allows easy dispensing of product and convenient storage of unused portions. The patent-pending packaging design is the first of its kind to combine thermoformed technology with a…

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A Huddersfield-based metal packaging manufacturer is set for international growth following a £300k investment by Finance Yorkshire. Macbey Metal Packaging is an independent manufacturer of pressed metal packaging for a wide range of everyday products including cosmetic and pharmaceutical goods, shoe polish, and whisky tube bases and closures. The company’s…