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RPC Group Plc (RPC.L) said it would buy French bottle-top maker Global Closure Systems (GCS Group) for an enterprise value of 650 million euros (468.7 million pounds) to strengthen its position in Europe's plastic packaging market. The deal marks an exit for private-equity firm PAI Partners whose funds bought GCS…

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OIA Global, a leading global logistics, packaging and material sourcing solutions provider, today announced an expanded global presence with its first branch office in Italy. OIA Global has traditionally had a strong base in the northern, western and central areas of the region. The opening of the Milan office represents…

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The World Packaging Organization (WPO) has selected four Amcor packaging solutions as winners of the WorldStar Awards 2016. From extending shelf life to reducing environmental footprint, all four of the winning Amcor solutions use technical advancements to improve packaging for both Amcor's customers and end consumers. Amcor's WorldStar Award winners…

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Last year the leading fresh food packaging supplier, Linpac, won the most improved factory award for its St. Helen’s site in the prestigious Britain's Best Factory Awards. A major part of the work at St Helens - and throughout the group - is the company's continuous focus on improving the…

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Global Closure Systems (GCS) has developed a new bi-injected plastic jar packaging, which can be used as an alternative to glass packs. The double-walled jar, with an inner opaque layer and a translucent outer layer, has been created using cube technology, which enables shorter cycle times as individual steps in…

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China’s state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. plans to spend more than $2 billion to buy stakes in two Taiwanese chip-packaging companies, in a growing sign of its ambition to build a globally competitive chip maker. The planned investments in Taiwan’s Silicon Precision Industries Co. and ChipMOS Technologies Inc. cap a year…

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WestRock will buy folded carton and litho-laminated display packaging company Cenveo Packaging for $105 million. The deal is expected to close in early 2016, Norcross, Ga.-based WestRock said. The sale involves six facilities in the United States, Canada and Dominican Republic, plus strategic sourcing partnerships in Asia and the Caribbean…

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Big Tobacco took the British government to court on Thursday, arguing that the UK's "plain packaging" law, which will take effect next May, unlawfully takes away its intellectual property. Companies including Philip Morris International (PM.N), British American Tobacco (BATS.L), Japan Tobacco International (2914.T) and Imperial Tobacco Group (IMT.L) are challenging…

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Simpson Packaging has completed a deal with Gregory Property Group to purchase a new 32,300 sq. ft industrial unit at Ossett 40, near Wakefield. The family owned, local business is to relocate from premises at Shaw Cross near Dewsbury to facilitate expansion plans. Ossett 40 on Milner Way is located…

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Self-adhesive and in-mold labels producer Grafpol B.M. Meszkes has procured a new digital label press from Trojanlabel, represented by HKM in Poland. The new TrojanTwo digital label press will complement Grafpol's existing flexo and offset printing presses. This user-friendly mini digital label press is capable of running at speeds of…