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Procap opens €9m production and storage facility in Belgium

Procap plastic caps and closures has opened a €9m production and storage facility in Hoboken, Belgium and expects a €3m growth in turnover over the next three years.

Technovaa plans $68m packaging plant in Kizad

UAE packaging firm Technovaa has broken ground on a US$68m factory in Abu Dhabi’s Kizad free zone, boosting the firm’s regional exports.

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EPAL overcomes “Düsseldorfer” problems with half pallet

The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has introduced a 800 x 600 mm half pallet with three skid boards which it claims is more robust and longer lasting than the current...

South Africa furnace opening part of much bigger picture: Nampak

Packaging company Nampak has opened an additional glass furnace at its manufacturing plant in Roodekop, South Africa, while eyeing up growth across the rest of the continent as well.

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BASF & Smart Planet Technologies unite in EarthCoating discussions

BASF and Smart Planet Technologies are negotiating a possible strategic partnership for the mineralized coating technology, EarthCoating, for paper packaging applications.

Amcor launches five platforms to grow its flexibles packaging business

Amcor wants to simplify its packaging supply chain for customers and streamline its flexibles business by introducing five platforms; N-Gage; AmFlow; AmPET; AmLock and VisualCan.

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ILIP to expand in Spain

ILIP, thermoformed plastic packaging for fresh produce has increased its presence in Spain with a sales strategy focusing on the Iberian Peninsula's fresh produce market.

Radio Ga Ga: EPAL to launch debut radio show

The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has partnered with European transport internet radio station ET-RADIO.de to launch a broadcast show with the first pallet programme live on air on Monday (October...

APR looks to solve full wrap shrink sleeve label issues

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), a trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, has released the Final Report of its Sleeve Label Working Group with...

Smurfit Kappa to acquire US Bates Container for $150m

Smurfit Kappa has agreed to acquire Bates Container, a non-integrated corrugated packaging manufacturer in the US.

Steady growth for North American folding carton market

PPC: It’s important to keep an open dialogue with Europe to anticipate domestic challenges

The total value of US carton shipments is expected to reach $9.5bn by 2018 but one of the biggest concerns is increasing boxboard prices, according to the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).

India

Research: India’s eco-confidence higher than US, Canada and China

Indian consumers have greater confidence in green products being better than the environment than those in Canada, the United States and China, and also believe that bio-based ingredients enhance the...

Nestlé Mexico makes strategic $53m investment to ensure milk supply

Nestlé Mexico will invest 700m pesos ($53m) over the next six years to increase milk production in the country. 

PLANS INCLUDE REGIONAL COFFEE HUB

Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment

Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

DuPont invests $100m in Texas packaging resin facilities

DuPont plans to invest $100m at two Texas facilities to support growing demand for its speciality high performance food packaging resins.

PET packaging pounces on traditional glass territory: Sidel eyes up edible oils

Sidel sees growth in the edible oils market as a ‘huge opportunity’ for its PET packaging business and believes it can take a chunk of the sector away from traditional...

Convenience food spurs Asia-Pacific sales growth in packaging technology

Asia-Pacific is driving global growth in food packaging technology due to the rising popularity of convenience foods and branded products, according to research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets.

Cambridge Engineered Solutions expands operations to five countries

Conveyor belt company jumps on opportunities in Russia and Middle East

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts, has expanded its operations in Russia and the Middle East. 

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Tomra Sorting rolls out website translations

Tomra Sorting Solutions has launched the German language version of its website, where users can read information and conduct searches. 

MENA packaging market to grow to $52.4bn by 2019

The packaging market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is valued at approximately $41.1bn in 2014 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% to $52.4bn...

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Tetra Pak: 5 Global Emerging Trends

Tetra Pak analysts Anna Larsson, Bettina Scatamachia and Kristina de Verdier look at five global emerging trends – and what this means for food packaging. 

Huhtamäki Oyj acquires Interpac Packaging for $9m

Huhtamäki Oyj has acquired folded carton packaging manufacturer, Interpac Packaging in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tetra Pak to close packaging factory in Sweden axing 250 jobs

Tetra Pak will close a packaging factory in Lund, Sweden, due to come into effect in February 2015, axing 250 jobs.

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Storopack acquires CleanPak Products

Storopack protective packaging has acquired CleanPak Products in Tampa, Florida.