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British American Tobacco (BAT), Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris International (PMI) and Japan Tobacco International have geared up to fight together against the UK government in the court over plain packaging for cigarettes. In their lawsuits filed in May this year, BAT and PMI claimed that the new regulation directly impacts…

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Egypt's Pioneers will offer to buy 100 percent of its subsidiary Universal Co for Packaging Materials and Paper for 7.5 pounds per share on Sunday, a Pioneers official told Reuters. "We will submit today an offer to buy 100 percent of Universal Co at the price of 7.5 pounds per…

Monday, Dec 07, 2015
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Velcro Companies has introduced its series of PRESS-LOK bags featuring VELCRO brand's exclusive PRESS-LOK closure system found on consumer goods and food packaging around the globe. As a durable alternative to traditional, re-sealable zipper bags, PRESS-LOK Bags open and close with an ease and reliability that is characteristic of VELCRO…

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Indorama Ventures has made its foray into Indian polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market with the acquisition of Micro Polypet (MicroPet) for an undisclosed amount. The company's wholly-owned subsidiary Indorama Ventures Global Services has reached a share purchase agreement to this effect. Under the agreed terms, Indorama will acquire 100% of MicroPet…

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DS Smith has reached an agreement to acquire the Milas packaging business of Dasa Milas Ambalaj. Milas is a leading producer of specialist corrugated packaging and displays in Turkey. The business is focused on international FMCG customers, and is well positioned for the large Istanbul market as well as European…

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HP Inc. revealed the first HP PageWide Web Press T1100S, co-developed with KBA, which reinvents corrugated packaging printing for high-volume, digital pre-print applications. Digital printing is the fastest growing segment in packaging with a projected annual growth rate of 17 percent in a market expected to be worth $19 billion…

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Sacmi Packaging has launched flex packs as the demand for such packs is growing at a rate of nearly 10% a year. Capable of compatibility with a broad range of technologies - vacuum, gripper, side load, etc. - to ensure optimal handling of such packs, Sacmi's plant engineering solutions range…

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The Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business collaborated with industry leaders Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Accredo Packaging to produce Seventh Generation’s first recyclable Dishwasher Pods packaging. The new packaging features SPC’s How2Recycle label. Dow developed the resins for the recyclable polyethylene stand-up pouch to help ensure the…

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Wellpak, a leading supplier of fresh produce from around the world, has launched a new product line: the resealable Ezo Punnet for berries. No other product like the Ezo Punnet is being used to pack berries in the UK, making today's launch a milestone in fresh produce packaging. As well…

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Dairy product exporter Ornua has opened a new packing factory in Lagos, Nigeria where it will pack powdered milk under the Kerrygold brand. This investment is said to be the latest in a series of major global investments by Ornua, which is seeking to expand routes to market for Irish…