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World trade in perishable foods turns a page as Maersk Container Industry (MCI), an independent business unit in the Maersk Group conglomerate, today announced that it has begun production of the first refrigerated containers and Star Cool refrigeration machines built in South America at its new MCI facility in San…

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The rlc packaging group is investing in its third PHARMACENTER near Zurich, Switzerland. This represents a further step by the family-managed enterprise to follow its strategy aimed at continuously tailoring production to the specific needs of customers and to achieve sustainable growth in target industries. In addition to the planned…

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The Middle East region’s printing industry is forecasted to touch $20 billion by 2016, while the packaging market is growing at the rate of 5 to 15 per cent year-on-year, according to organisers of a major printing and packaging event. There is a huge market potential for growth especially in…

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Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announces the Latin American debut of the Xeikon CX3 at Andina-Pack, the important Latin American packaging exhibition which takes place November 10 to 13 in Bogotá, Colombia. At the show, Xeikon will be exhibiting with its Distribution Partner Graphic Solutions International (GSI)…

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Richmond Community College has partnered with Global Packaging to provide more than $36,000 in customized training for the company’s employees. Developed by RCC’s Director of Customized Training Lee Eller, the program coincides with a recent $9.8 million upgrade at Global Packaging’s plant in Hamlet that included the purchase of a…

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Constantia Flexibles Group continues to strengthen its position in the Southeast Asia labels market by acquiring the Australian company Pemara Labels Group. The parties agreed not to disclose any financial details and the transaction is expected to close in the next few months. Melbourne-based Pemara was founded in 1966 and…

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Clondalkin Flexible Packaging has announced the investment in new die cutting equipment at its facility in Kirchberg, Switzerland. The new Swiss manufactured die cutting machine, which was installed and commissioned last month, will increase the die cutting capacity of Clondalkin Kirchberg. Commenting on the new equipment Sander Kool, Commercial Manager…

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Packaging films producer Vacmet India is to invest close to Rs15.8bn ($238.8m) in a new production plant in Dhar district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, a move that will create over 8,000 jobs. The company laid foundation stone of the facility, which is spread over an area of around…

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Food packaging and processing equipment firm tna has acquired labeling equipment provider Unique Solutions for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is in line with the company's strategy to support food manufacturers with a full range of packaging and processing solutions from a single source. Based in Chicago, the US, Unique…

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CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, announced today that it has acquired privately owned Worldmark Ltd., a leading supplier of functional labels manufactured from proprietary pressure sensitive materials for world leading designers and brand owners in the…