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Marbach has invested in Kiefel’s new KMD85 thermoforming machine, in a bid to improve the productivity and quality of the products. The company has installed the new machine at its Heilbronn facility in Germany, which also houses die-cutting technology equipment. Kiefel’s KMD85 machine is used to produce products made of…

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UPM Raflatac is expanding its range of high-performance shrink sleeve labeling films on the European market with the introduction of RafShrink PETG TDO 45 HS. RafShrink films can wrap any shape of container, increasing the design possibilities for labeling without compromising productivity. RafShrink PETG TDO 45 HS has a maximum…

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UK-based packaging company DS Smith is once again depending on KBA-Sheetfed's highly automated large-format Rapidas for its new facility in Erlensee. After installing KBA Rapida 145, additional large format Rapidas were relocated to Erlensee from the old print centre in Hanau.The whole relocation and overhaul process was completed in the…

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GE Ventures has entered into a multi-year and global microelectronics packaging patent agreement with Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEMCO). As part of the deal, SEMCO will license GE microelectronics packaging patent portfolio, enabling to cover fabricating substrates embedded with electronic circuits. The patent portfolio is mostly suitable for high performance communication and…

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Leading retort packaging specialist Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Grootegast has developed an innovative stand up pouch with extended shelf life properties for a new premium snack brand. The Minigustos label from Bayer, is the world’s first premium brand for tasty, crunchy, and attractive snack vegetables with a longer shelf life.  The…

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Digital inkjet technology developer Xaar has unveiled a new Midas ink supply system for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).The new compact ink and fluid supply system can be used in a range of applications. The Midas system, which can be easily integrated, is ideal for full production and prototype systems.Produced in…

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Sonoco has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Peninsula Packaging Company for approximately $230 million in cash. Peninsula, which is owned by a fund managed by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, is a leading manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables found in the fast-growing perimeter of retail supermarkets.…

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Vienna-based Eberle Druck has installed a KBA Rapida 75 Pro for the printing of pharmaceuticals packaging in short runs. The new Rapida 75 Pro is claimed to be a six-colour coater press with extended delivery. Some of its features include 225mm raised foundations to enable higher piles, an enlarged sheet…

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?Tetra Pak is to build a new plant at its Rayong site in Thailand, dedicated to producing closures for carton packaging.??? The €24 million investment, which will create around 60 jobs when it opens early in 2018, will be capable of producing more than 3 billion closures every year. With…

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Austria-based SML is set to exhibit its new FlexPack co-extrusion coating and laminating line at an ICE Europe 2017 event. Due to the modular construction, the new line can be designed as per specific customer requirements and for the extrusion of various raw materials such as PP, LDPE, EVA and…