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Sonoco will invest $20 million in the development of a new packaging center to support Duracell’s new North America battery packaging operation, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Sonoco’s Display and Packaging unit will be located in Duracell’s new leased facility in the Atlanta…

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Easyfairs today announces its acquisition of Pentawards, the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively dedicated to packaging design in all its forms. Created in January 2007, Pentawards’ primary mission is to increase awareness of packaging design and those who create it. Its 55 categories are open to all those across the…

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Coca-Cola Co. and its Palestinian franchise operator have opened a $20 million bottling factory in the conflict-ravaged Gaza Strip, investing in a market where half the population receives international aid assistance. National Beverage Co., Coke’s Palestinian partner, transports cans and plastic bottles of the drink firms’ products on trucks from…

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Vonco Products, a leading producer of high-performance flexible packaging products, announced today that it is expanding the capabilities and capacity of its LiquaLoc Flexibles division with investments in equipment and facilities. In addition to a state-of-the-art laminating system purchased and installed in the summer of 2015, Vonco Products has constructed…

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Nestlé Waters North America has opened a fully restored bottling facility in Hawkins, Woody County, US. The bottling plant, which was affected by tornado, has been reopened following a seven-month rebuilding process. In April this year, an EF2 tornado damaged Ozarka’s bottling facility, including warehouse roof, offices, electrical room, air…

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DS Smith Plc, is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Gopaca. The business is a well-invested corrugated producer, located near Porto, Portugal and employs c.135 people. The acquisition strengthens our operations in Iberia, an important and growing market for corrugated packaging, building on our recent acquisitions of…

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Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) announced that it has completed its acquisition of Columbus Container, Inc., an independent corrugated products producer in a cash-free, debt-free transaction. Funding for the $100 million acquisition came from available cash on hand. PCA Chairman and CEO Mark Kowlzan said, “Completing the acquisition of Columbus…

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US-based pressure sensitive label supplier Label Solutions has installed a Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid press at its facility in Marshfield, Missouri, US, to strengthen its digital printing capabilities. The fully configurable Mark Andy press, which is in full production for more than 6 months, was installed to replace an…

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Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced that McBattas Packaging and Printing is the first company in the state of Nebraska to install the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Color Digital Press. With this pivotal installation, McBattas is positioned to highlight its short-run, thick stock capabilities…

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Norway's Tomra Sorting Food has introduced two new sorting machines, Tomra 5A and Tomra 5B, designed to provide reduced product waste and maximum uptime. The Tomra 5A is designed to sort whole unpeeled and peeled process potatoes while the Tomra 5B can sort processed potatoes, such as French fries and…