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Wisconsin packaging products company Bemis Co. Inc. said Tuesday that it has purchased the rigid plastic packaging operations of Brazilian manufacturer Emplal Participacoes SA for an undisclosed price. Emplal, based in Barueri near Sao Paolo, produces plastic packaging used in the food, beverage, confections and hygiene markets. The company has…

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Austrian plastic packaging firm Alpla Holding is to expand its market position in Africa by acquiring a production site in Egypt from Argo. The acquisition is scheduled to take place at the end of this year whose financial terms are not disclosed. Located 30km north-east of central Cairo, the site…

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Boussaa Emballages has invested in a new five-colour press with coater that will go into operation next March in the Tunisian capital Tunis. Mohamed Boussaa was 18 years old when he founded his company in 1958 thus making it one of Tunisia's oldest printing firms. Until now Boussaa was nearly…

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As part of its  growth strategy, Huhtamaki will make a sizable investment to develop   and expand its foodservice packaging manufacturing unit in Gosport, UK. The total investment for extending both manufacturing and warehouse areas is approximately GBP 7 million. The expansion next to existing facilities is expected to be completed…

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Swiss specialty chemicals major Clariant will invest about CHF 10 million (about Rs 64 crore) in a healthcare packaging manufacturing plant at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu. The plant will manufacture Clariant’s moisture control products to support the growing pharmaceutical packaging market in India. “This new manufacturing facility is in alignment…

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Stora Enso will officially open its Innovation Centre for packaging located at the Group’s head office in Helsinki. The purpose of the centre is to create a venue for innovation and R&D work, where Stora Enso together with customers and other stakeholders can develop innovative and sustainable packaging concepts. The…

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Israel has said it is suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be labelled. On Sunday, the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, ordered the foreign ministry to carry out “a…

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Landen Strapping Corp. is recognized around the world as a global company, but the small niche firm isn’t well-known in central Virginia. “People here think of us as a mom-and-pop operation. It’s like we don’t have street credibility,” said Carl Carden Jr., who owns the Hopewell-based company with his brother,…

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U.S. drinks can maker Ball Corp is ready to sell 11 European plants to get EU antitrust regulators to approve its 4.43 billion pound ($6.69 billion) acquisition of Britain's Rexam Plc, people familiar with the matter said. The world's two largest beverage can makers by volume want to merge to…

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Bosch Packaging Technology is enhancing its ability to fill and process pre-sterilized syringes to ensure a seamless, fully integrated and efficient packaging process. In order to achieve line competence, the process and packaging technology company should be able to insert RIL rod and inspect the pre-filled syringes, in addition to…