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UNITED CAPS unveils and officially inaugurates its new manufacturing facility in Schwerin, northern Germany. The new plant puts the company in an ideal position to fulfil its aim of becoming the industry reference for plastic caps and closures for customers globally. The facility is currently equipped to produce closures for…

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ORBIS Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and a leader in supply chain optimization, has introduced PlastiCorr, the first-ever plastic, reusable corrugated box to work seamlessly with existing automated packaging lines. PlastiCorr features the first-of-its-kind, patented Enfold technology. This joint design ensures the box’s flaps return to a…

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Cigarettes will have to be sold in plain packaging in France from next year after the French parliament narrowly voted through a proposal which has drawn the ire of tobacconists. The measure narrowly made it through parliament late Wednesday after an amendment which drew the support of 17 lawmakers from…

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Rexam, a leading global can maker, proudly announces the completed construction and inauguration of its new wall-to-wall manufacturing plant in Widnau, Switzerland. The hi-tech plant will produce a range of Slim and Sleek™ cans to meet global growth in energy drinks and marks the culmination of collaborative working and innovative…

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Rotocon, a provider of consulting and service to South Africa label converters in the narrow web industry has confirmed the signing of a two-fold contract with Zimbabwean printer LabelCo for both MPS and Rotocontrol machines. Led by Patrick Aengenvoort, sales director of ROTOCON, the extensive order marks the first MPS…

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British packaging firm Wilkins Group UK, which supplies Marks & Spencer, has opened a new 40,000 square foot factory in Sri Lanka with an investment of three million US dollars, to provide labels and packaging to the apparel industry. The factory at Mawaramandiya, which provides employment for over 100 workers…

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British carton board packaging firm Glossop Cartons has acquired Contact Print and Packaging for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1992, Contact Print and Packaging employs 54 people at the Stockport site, which boasts three purpose-built production and warehouse units with an artwork studio that uses digital workflow technologies. Contact Print…

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Emerald Packaging, a privately held flexible packaging company based in Union City, Calif., has invested in the EFI™  Packaging Productivity Suite, including business intelligence and inventory-tracking components to optimize day-to-day operations and provide greater accuracy in pricing. With EFI Radius® ERP software at its core, the Packaging Suite offers the…

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Colbert Packaging Corp. recently installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press for pressure-sensitive roll label applications. The P5 features a 13-inch web width and utilizes a four-color print process, and its servo-based platform delivers superior print quality and high productivity through simple operation, rapid changeovers and reduced spoilage. "This…

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Packaging machinery firm Rotoflex has expanded its product range with the introduction of a new HSI slitter rewinder. Designed for high volume label slitting, inspection and rewinding, the horizontal slitter rewinder is claimed to offer label converters an operator-friendly horizontal configuration. The new HSI with 330 and 440mm web widths,…