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Germany-based Hubergroup has introduced a new sheet-fed printing ink series, Mga Natura, to meet the growing printing demands of the food packaging industry. The Mga Natura printing ink, which will ensure safety to the brand owners and printers, has been signed as replacement to the company’s existing Natura Ga series,…

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US-based temperature-controlled packaging solutions provider Pelican BioThermal has opened the expanded manufacturing facilities at its headquarters in Plymouth, Minnesota The firm has invested in new machinery and equipment to boost manufacturing capabilities for production of single-use temperature-controlled shippers, including CoolPall Vertos, Chronos Advance, and Chronos Express shippers. It will also…

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Less than 2 years after the launch of the Frimpeks® UK site in Suffolk the global label stock supplier has added a 35,000 sq.ft. bespoke slitting and finishing facility in Market Harborough. This facility will become the hub for all Western European distribution with a maximum 3 day delivery guaranteed…

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Unilever committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate progress towards the circular economy. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), just 14% of the plastic packaging used globally…

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AstroNova, Inc. (ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies, announced the signing by its wholly owned Danish subsidiary, ANI ApS, of a definitive agreement to acquire Trojanlabel ApS, a European manufacturer of products including digital color label presses and specialty printing systems for a broad range of end markets.…

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The European Union (EU) has awarded the international NanoPack consortium €7.7 million to develop and demonstrate a solution for extending food shelf life by using novel antimicrobial surfaces. The three-year project is aimed at demonstrating, validating and testing food-packaging products with antimicrobial surfaces based upon natural materials. NanoPack will address…

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Sonoco announced it is implementing a $60 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the US and Canada. Sonoco previously announced a URB price increase of $40 to $60 per ton in October 2016, and the Company is revising the increase for all grades…

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WestRock Company unveiled a connected packaging solution for smart products that combines Digimarc’s enabled barcode technology, with EVRYTHNG’s IoT Smart Products Platform to bring embedded, real time, connected digital intelligence to billons of WestRock packages, in-store signs and displays produced annually. WestRock’s Connected Packaging Solutions, developed through a collaboration between…

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Crown Holdings has introduced new metal closures, which can be used for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers. Food manufacturers can use the new metal closures for different products such as jams, tomato sauce, salsa and pickles.   The new closures, which are designed for use on different PET container sizes, can…

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Food packaging manufacturer Linpac, in partnership with food processing material supplier Progressive Packaging, is planning to showcase complete tray pack solutions at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) 2017. The partners will launch two complementary tray and film innovations for meat and poultry packers and processers at the IPPE…