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Klöckner Pentaplast has expanded its shrink film product portfolio with the introduction of new light blocking shrink label film. The new Pentalabel eklipse label can be used in new or redesigning packaging of food, health and beauty, home and garden, and household products. The new product will inject maximum light…

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Buyout group SVPGlobal has put UK food packaging group Linpac up for sale in a potential 500 million euro ($556 million) deal led by investment bank Rothschild, several people close to the matter said. Bidders have until the middle of next week to submit first-round offers for the maker of…

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Smurfit Kappa UK, an integrated manufacturer of paper-based packaging products with operations throughout the UK, announces the acquisition of Saxon Packaging. Saxon Packaging, based in Lowestoft, Norfolk is an independent converter of board into corrugated boxes and fitments.  The company has invested over the past three years in latest technology…

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UK based Paramount Labels has purchased PicoColour UV inkjet digital label press from Dantex Digital to strengthen its business. The firm also invested in a newly built in-house digital printing department as part of its £1m expansion plan. The PicoColour press is designed to effortlessly print high definition graphics on…

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Berlin Packaging, a full-service supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures, is tripling the size of its Pittsburgh operations through the opening of a new, integrated warehouse and assembly facility at 2300 Sweeney Drive, Clinton, Pennsylvania. According to company officials the Class-A structure, located in the Clinton Commerce…

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Pro Mach subsidiary Edson Packaging Machinery has developed Raptor top-load case packer designed for production of pouches, bags, and flow wrapped products. The new solution is designed to help co-packers and specialty product manufacturers to boost their end-of-line productivity. Planned to be showcased at the Pack Expo 2016 scheduled to…

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Klöckner Pentaplast has strengthened its position as a global leader in rigid plastic film and packaging solutions by acquiring Farmamak. The new subsidiary is a leading rigid film solution provider in Turkey and the surrounding regions. Farmamak, with sales of TRY 155 million (~EUR 47 million), employs approximately 230 people.…

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On October 13th and 14th the live printing demo of the mid-web 8-colors central drum ONYX 810 was held at Uteco headquarters in Colognola ai Colli. This machine is the first fully equipped with energy high saving UV-LED lamps worldwide, for a more responsible production towards the environment, thanks to…

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Print and marketing services provider Quad/Graphics has expanded the operations of its Dallas facility in the US. The company has announced a multi-million-dollar investment at the facility to expand its services to the next generation marketers and brand owners. Quad/Graphics’ investment is used to purchase two new digital presses to…

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At drupa 2016, Esko launched the CorruSpeed tool, a brand-new tool for its Kongsberg family of cutting tables designed for high-speed cutting of corrugated board without oscillating. The result is cleaner, more accurate cuts comparable to conventional die cutting, bringing the highest quality of digital finishing to the corrugated market.…