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VPK's parent company in Oudegem, Belgium, has a new, ultra-modern machine. The case maker Martin 924 produces American boxes with 6-colour printing in a single pass. This means an increase in the total corrugated packaging capacity of 5 million m². Equipped for standard and coated paper The Martin 924 is…

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In an extension of their long standing product development relationship, Flint Group Sheetfed and KBA-Sheetfed today signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement that will see Flint Group products used in the commissioning of new KBA presses, printing conventional sheetfed offset, across the globe. “Our strategy is to work alongside industry leading…

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US-based flexible packaging firm Vonco Products has lunched new division which will focus on the liquid-tight packaging market. The new division, known as LiquaLoc Flexibles, is intend to bring Vonco’s liquid-tight packaging experience, proprietary processes and manufacturing expertise to a broader customers. Vonco Products partner and sales and marketing vice-president…

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Amcor announces today an expansion of its flexible packaging platform in the strategically important Northern China region, with the RMB 185 million (US$28 million) acquisition of Hebei Qite Packing Co. Ltd. (Qite). Qite has one plant located in Hebei, North China and the business generates sales of over RMB 180…

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Berlin Packaging today announced it has completed its acquisition of Bruni Glass, an Italy-based supplier of premium glass packaging with locations in Italy, France, Spain, China, Canada, and the United States. Bruni Glass has $150+ million in annual sales, 3,000+ custom-designed and patented packaging shapes, and 7000+ customers located around…

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US based packaging firm Sealed Air has introduced cartoning solution designed to protect package cartons during transit while eliminating the use of outer boxes or additional packaging materials. StealthWrap claims to provide security and protection as well as shrink and adhere to the dimensions of the product when applied. The…

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Multi Packaging Solutions, a global leader in value-added print and packaging solutions for the healthcare, branded consumer, and multi-media markets, has completed two strategic acquisitions that complement other operations within MPS and further extend the range of products the group offers its customers. In Europe, MPS has acquired AJS Labels…

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Brazilian dairy cooperative Cooperoeste has begun packing its Terra Viva UHT milk into 1 litre carton packs from SIG Combibloc, following its investment in a filling machine from the European packaging equipment manufacturer. Cooperoeste will use the CFA 512 machine to fill UHT milk products of its Terra Viva brand…

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A new ovenable packaging film has been introduced by TCL Packaging. The film, HD225 is high-definition (HD) printed and suitable for ultra-high cooking temperatures. It is the first to be successfully tested by Smithers Pira for ovenable food safety performance up to 225°C 435°F. New inks and print techniques have…

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Klöckner Pentaplast has introduced LiquiGuard, expanding its Pentapharm line of pharmaceutical blister films. The Pentapharm LiquiGuard is designed to allow hot- and cold-fill liquids and semi-solids to be packaged directly in a crystal-clear, thermostable laminate film. This protects sensitive products from package leaching and moisture gain or loss, the company…