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European Commission clears Verallia glass acquisition by Apollo

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Verallia by Apollo Management of the US. Verallia is formed by a group of companies that manufactures...

H.B. Fuller to open hot melt and water-based adhesives factory in Indonesia in 2016

H.B. Fuller will open a hot melt and water-based adhesives manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia, with operations starting in the second quarter of 2016.

Aluminum foil imported from Russia to the EU faces provisional anti-dumping tax

Aluminum foil, imported from Russia to countries in the EU, will be subject to a provisional anti-dumping duty, according to the Official Journal of the European Union.

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APEAL to host second steel packaging summit

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, will host a second steel packaging summit focusing on Central Europe.

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Iggesund Paperboard to open sheeting and warehousing facility in Taiwan

Iggesund Paperboard will open a sheeting and warehousing facility in Taiwan at the end of July 2015.

Ball’s bid for Rexam hits EU competition hurdle

Ball Corporation’s $6.6bn (£4.3bn) proposed deal for Rexam is to be investigated by the European Commission after the agency said it had concerns it may reduce competition in the beverage...

Pension changes prompt ballot for strike action at Ardagh

More than 400 workers at a UK Ardagh Glass site are being balloted for strike action over changes to a pension scheme.

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Bericap sees lightweight closure growth

Bericap has said the trend for lightweight closures is on the rise especially in the edible oil market.

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Nestlé pledges to hire 1,000 paid interns and trainees by 2017

Nestlé has launched ‘Project Opportunity’ in the US, a career acceleration programme to help people of all ages gain work experience and strengthen their skills in food and beverage manufacturing.

SIG Combibloc: ‘Growing importance of aseptic carton packs in North America’

Steuben Foods has installed a CFA1224-36 filling machine from SIG Combibloc, which can aseptically fill 24,000 small-format carton packs combiblocXSlim per hour.

Amcor completes acquisition of Nampak Flexible

‘African market is moving towards flexible packaging and single serve portions that offer higher barrier properties’

Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East and Africa (AFEMEA) has completed the acquisition of Nampak Flexible , in South Africa, with total net sales in the region of approximately €250m (US$280m).

Nestlé to open $120m food processing plant in Dubai, creating 400 jobs

Nestlé is investing $120m in a 175,000m² manufacturing facility in Dubai to produce Nescafé coffee and Maggi products, creating 400 jobs.

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Young engineers from CMB Engineering win WorldSkills UK competition

A team of young engineers from CMB Engineering has excelled in this year’s Manufacturing Team Challenge category at the national WorldSkills UK competition, winning first prize for the design and...

SIG Combibloc confirms $70m investment to expand carton packaging capacity by 40% in Brazil

SIG Combibloc has confirmed it will spend $70m to expand its carton packaging capacity by 40% in Brazil.

SIT Group to build plant and targets growth

SIT Group is to build a flexographic plant in Italy which it hopes will be up and running by this time next year.

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Hilton Head Brewing Company raises a can with Novelis

Hilton Head Brewing Company has chosen Novelis’ evercan to package its beer.

I.DEA PACK launches tray sealing machine at IPACK-IMA

I.DEA PACK has launched a tray-sealing machine to address the needs of factories that want a system where trays are moved with arms to sustain higher productivity rates.

Flexible packagers ‘suffering’ from uncertain raw material supply

A spate of force majeure declarations by EU polymer manufacturers is putting industry under severe pressure, according to Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE).

Some cartels referred to illegal contacts as "the Club" or "Mafia" - EU

EU hits packaging firms with €115m antitrust fine

Eight manufacturers and two distributors of retail food packaging have been fined more than €115m for fixing prices and allocating customers of polystyrene foam or polypropylene rigid trays.

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Coveris enters Latin American market with Olefinas acquisition

Coveris Holdings has acquired Olefinas, now known as Coveris-Olefinas, an agricultural plastics company with operations in Guatemala and Mexico. 

Poland outperforms European average for flexible packaging

Poland achieved 5% growth for flexible packaging in 2014, compared with 1.4% for Europe as a whole, according to PCI Films Consulting. 

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Nestlé to provide 20,000 jobs and training for young people under 30 in Europe by 2016

Nestlé has joined the Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN), a coalition of companies, employers’ federations and associations that addresses the global youth unemployment crisis and the need for business to ensure...

‘Normally it goes slow before it takes off...not this time’ – Ilapak

Ilapak has lauded market reaction to its continuous motion bagger which it launched at Interpack last year.

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Nestlé and Heinz to speak at AMI’s BOPP 2015 conference

Constantia Flexibles, Nestlé, Heinz and Cosmo Films will talk about the latest developments in raw materials and film technology for BOPP film manufacturers at the AMI BOPP conference from June...

Redesign on PET bottle blowers to be rolled out to 10 sites in 2015

Coca-Cola to invest in improved energy-efficient equipment as part of its 2020 Sustainability Plan

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) has released its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, providing an update on its Sustainability Plan and replacing CCE’s 2013/2014 CRS Report.

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