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RM Machinery Inc. (RMM) is pleased to announce that Ultimate Paper Box Co., a City of Industry, California, packaging manufacturer, has taken delivery of a new six-color RMGT 1050LX sheetfed press with aqueous coater. RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. recently launched the new RMGT brand and advanced styling for its…

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Coatings and chemicals producer AkzoNobel has commissioned a new production facility for packaging inks in Songjiang, China. The new facility, located at the firm's biggest site used for developing packaging coatings worldwide, will produce inks that are used for beverage and can packaging. AkzoNobel Asia metal coatings director Chen Bin…

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Pollard Boxes will showcase a range of products at Packaging Innovations 2016. The company will display a range of solutions that enable products to be revealed gradually, helping to create a sense of excitement and anticipation among the recipient and in this way contribute to the overall brand image. Pollard…

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Private equity firm TPG Capital Management has sold Chinese company HCP Packaging to Baring Asia, returning $1.55 billion in total to investors in 2015, an annual letter to its limited partners reviewed by Reuters showed. The deal, signed in December, is one of 14 TPG was able to close across…

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President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has commissioned Kasapreko's new beverage bottling plant in a bid to meet demands in domestic and international beverage markets. Alcoholic drinks producer Kasapreko's new facility is valued at around $70m, GhanaWeb reported. The high speed spirit production lines at the plant will be able…

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SPECIALIST packaging manufacturer Holmes Mann has put its base of 85 years up for sale as it looks to move into modern premises to further boost production. Barny Holmes, managing director, wants to move from the historic firm's old mill building in Harris Street, Little Germany, where it has operated…

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Inline Label Company is to install a new flexographic press from Mark Andy in a bid to enhance its digital printing capability in the US. The Mark Andy Performance Series P4 flexo press is capable of accepting plate roll tooling from traditional flexo presses, thus allowing Inline Label to easily…

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LC Packaging, leading worldwide expert in packaging for industry and agriculture, has acquired Geerings Horticultural Products with immediate effect. Geerings Horticultural Products has been one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of floristry, plant and horticultural packaging since 1903 and was purchased by LC Packaging to expand its range and the…

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Georgia-based WestRock Co. is planning to pump more than $5 million into new equipment at its Plymouth facility. The city council has approved tax abatement for the project, which is expected to help retain more than 100 jobs in Marshall County. WestRock Co. was formed earlier this year with the…

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UK-based pharmaceutical and biologics company AstraZeneca is set to invest £75m to build a new packing and warehouse facility at its base in Macclesfield site in Cheshire, England. The latest investment comes on the heels of the investments made by the company earlier in a new sterile production facility in…