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Triple partnership to boost biomass steam boiler installation in F&B industry

AvantiRenewables, a division of AvantiGas, has partnered with Byworth Boilers and Janfire UK to offer industrial biomass steam boilers to the F&B industry with no upfront capital.

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Chinese-based, packaging equipment manufacturer in $5m US expansion

Tech-Long USA has announced a $5m expansion in Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, creating 130 jobs over 10 years.

Friday feature: Videojet

‘We’re living in an era of product proliferation – where manufacturers are producing broader products to address a certain segment’

As part of Food Production Daily’s on-going series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers in the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Richard Nemesi, global vertical...

Multivac planning massive investments in Bulgaria, Germany, US, UK & Japan

Multivac says it is planning massive investments in Germany, US, UK and Japan with the first announcement being a €15m plant for machine parts in Bulgaria.

Crown Metal Packaging to reportedly close Canada plant

Crown Metal Packaging Canada will reportedly close a factory in Chatham, Ontario, in October this year, according to the Chatham Daily News.

Dow brings PacXpert to China and South Africa

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has revealed it will bring PacXpert flexible packaging technology to China and South Africa.

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SPI to launch MRO Expo

The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) is launching MRO Expo, (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations products and services) next year.

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Cosmo Films completes production line installation in India

Cosmo Films’ Export Oriented Unit (EOU) has entered into its second expansion phase.

Asia-Pacific forms the largest market followed by Europe

Insulated packaging market to reach $14.2bn by 2020

The global insulated packaging market saw a rapid growth from 2013, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.12% from 2015 to 2020, to $14.2bn by 2020, according...

Chennai, India, plant will be up and running by the end of next year

Rexam refuses to stop investment activities despite Ball Commission concerns

Rexam says its Q2 2015 financial results are in line with expectations, and claims ‘although the Ball offer is taking some of our time, we continue to manage the business...

Will relocate employees and equipment from Des Plaines to Itasca, Illinois

Amcor Rigid Plastics to consolidate two US factories over next 12 months

Amcor Rigid Plastics will consolidate its Des Plaines manufacturing facility into its Itasca, factory, both in Illinois, over the next 12 months.

New CEO looks to generate 'aggressive, run-rate cost savings of $1.5bn by the end of 2017'

Heinz has slashed almost a quarter of its workforce since April 2013, SEC filings reveal

Heinz has slashed just under one quarter (23.8%*) of its workforce since April 2013 as part of a ‘restructuring and productivity’ drive at the ketchup giant, which was acquired by...

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Efacec to expand in South East Asia with three partnerships

Efacec has signed three contracts with PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology TBK (PT Smart TBK) in Surabaya, Indonesia, Lian Hock Hardware (Lian Hock) and a print and supply...

Silgan: ‘The can is able to deliver soup at a much lower cost than any other package’

‘Soup is a great healthy product that is being somewhat ignored on the shelf. And with the right champion on it and the right investment made to get that story...

Silgan Holdings Q2 2015 financial results

Silgan taking ‘precautionary measures' around the perceived and real risk that resides in Greece

Silgan Holdings has spoken out about Greece, Russia and the Middle East in its Second Quarter 2015 earnings results.

‘Small format packs expected to grow more than 50% until 2020’

SIG Combibloc launches smallest carton for first time in Indonesia

SIG Combibloc has launched its smallest carton pack 80ml into Indonesia for the first time.

Ball Corporation 2015 Second Quarter Earnings

Ball keen to get metal beer packaging line up and running in Mexico

Progress continues on capital projects to serve an increased demand for specialty containers and metal beer packaging in Northern Mexico as well as cost optimization initiatives in China and US...

Acquisitions & investments roundup: Sealed Air; CCI; Goss International and Sonoco

CC Industries (CCI) has acquired Selig Sealing Products (Selig) which designs and manufactures closure liners for the food and beverage industry, among others.

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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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