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In the first half of September, Ostermöller Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG, which has its head office in Bünde, Germany, commissioned the world's first VISIONCUT 106 LER. BOBST had previously presented this completely new, 3B-format flat-bed die-cutter at the COMPETENCE 15 open house held at its headquarters in Mex, Switzerland…

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Ball Corporation completed its acquisition of the remaining 39.9 percent minority interest in Latapack-Ball Embalagens Ltda., which supplies beverage cans and ends to the local Brazilian market.    Latapack-Ball was founded in 1995 and was one of the most successful joint ventures in Ball's history. Approximately 5.7 million Ball common…

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Finland-based consumer and specialty packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki is expanding manufacturing capacity at its molded fiber packaging plant in Lurgan, Northern Ireland to better serve the growing egg market in the UK and Ireland. Work under the £5m expansion includes installation of new machinery which is expected to be completed early…

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Precoat Metals has acquired the metal coil coating and processing assets of Consolidated Metal Products, a business unit of Consolidated Systems. The assets located in Columbia, South Carolina, will be operated as a toll processing facility in the Precoat Metals Southern Region, offering the application of paints and other coatings…

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Ball Corporation announced plans to expand its impact extruded aerosol can manufacturing plant in Velim, Czech Republic. To meet ongoing customer and European market demand, the company will add a new line that will begin production during the fourth quarter of 2016. "To remain a leader in the metal aerosol…

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South African brewery Kruger Brau has installed a semi-automatic canning system machine from Cask Brewing Systems to package its beers in aluminum cans. The new micro-canning equipment will be capable of producing more than 40 cases per hour. Cask's compact machines are claimed to provide an extremely low level of…

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Sealed Air Corporation announced it has acquired Dry Lube Ltd. (DL) and its subsidiary Dry Lube Inc., a specialized, water-free conveyor lubrication technology and service provider for the food and beverage industry. Dry Lube’s technology enables brewing, beverage and dairy companies to perform critical conveyor belts lubrication without the use…

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The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) on Friday said it wants to enhance the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises in the northeast by creating awareness about the importance of proper packaging. The institute has organized a seminar in the city on Saturday to help micro, small and medium…

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Menasha has added new equipment to its Canadian operations in order to maximize production efficiencies, increase capacity and support its integrated merchandising solutions across North America. The new equipment includes a large-format flatbed die cutter and litho labeler/laminator, which are both used for packaging and merchandising orders. “This capital investment…

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A Singapore-based court has refused a challenge by Philip Morris to Australia's landmark plain packaging legislation passed in 2011, which the tobacco giant had brought under a bi-lateral trade treaty with Hong Kong, the company said. The Permanent Court of Arbitration declined on jurisdictional grounds to allow the case to…