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Menasha will consolidate its Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, corrugated sheet plant into the company’s Lakeville, Minnesota, plant by the end of March 2017. The consolidation will optimize efficiencies and centralize the company’s Minnesota manufacturing operations in support of growth of its retail display services. The Brooklyn Park plant employs 84 and…

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US-based Warren Group (TWG) has purchased an Electronics For Imaging (EFI) VUTEk LX3 Pro hybrid roll/flatbed LED inkjet printer. TWG has installed the 3.2m VUTEk printer to take advantage of growing opportunities in corrugated packaging and permanent display production. TWG president Jim Warren Watts Jr said: “What impressed me about…

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Machinery manufacturer and supplier Diecut UK has installed its manual diecutting machine, the Goldline 1900, at SMP Group. It SMP's second investment in a Goldline manual die-cutter to further increase its safety and productivity. SMP Group finishing director Rick Bleek said: “One of our old Viking clamshell platens is nearing…

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A £220,000 investment in new equipment – including the latest in 3D printing technology – will enable RPC Design to further enhance its new pack development services. The new Connex 3 Objet 500 liquid polymer printer can print items – including a container with a label – in up to…

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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…