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API Group hascompleted the acquisition of the manufacturing assets and business of Amsterdam Metallized Products (AMP). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1966 and based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, AMP is a leader in brand enhancement packaging substrate technologies, pioneering transfer metalizing paper, board and filmic materials. “The…

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Switzerland based packaging firm Tetra Pak has introduced new version of aseptic carton, Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30, marking a significant step in achieving fully renewable packaging goal. The new aseptic carton package is developed as part of the company’s efforts to produce all of its…

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Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI ) announced that one of its subsidiaries has acquired all outstanding shares of The UBEECO Group Pty. Ltd., a manufacturer of wood packaging based in Erskine Park, Australia, a suburb of Sydney. Founded in 1970, UBEECO™ manufactures and distributes a variety of wood packaging and…

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UK-based Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has expanded its flexible packaging product portfolio with the launch of new stand up pouches. The range includes retortable, microwaveable and non-retortable stand up pouch packaging. Being manufactured at the company’s sister site in Grootegast in the Netherlands, the pouches are available in different shapes…

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Smart packaging – which encompasses both active and intelligent packaging – is seeing rapid technological advancement on a global scale. The global market for smart packaging is currently estimated at $5.3 billion and growing at CAGR of 8% for a projected value of $7.8 billion by 2021, according to market…

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Jade Photech and LINDAR announce a joint venture with a new, specifically designed extrusion line for Optica material as its focus. Operating under the brand name Optica, the joint venture produces micro-optical material in a way not previously available. The process sets a standard to which all other lenticular material…

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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…