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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.

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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Weener Plastic Packaging Group to expand into emerging markets

3i Group (3i) has agreed to invest approximately €250m (£183m) in Weener Plastic Packaging Group (WPPG), after former shareholder, private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg Vogel sold its stake.

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Ukrplastic signs MoI with Dow Chemical Company

Ukrplastic and Dow Chemical have signed a Memorandum of Intent to strengthen their long-term partnership to increase the supply of products to the flexible packaging material market.

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Want to take your US business global?

The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) in New York will host a “Taking your Small Business Global” free export workshop on Thursday (June 11) from 9am-12pm at the Innovation...

Sustainable Foods Summit: Top 20 Meaningful Brands 2015

'74% of brands could disappear and most consumers would not care'

Most people in Europe want a brand to improve their lives and only one third of people think companies are delivering, according to Sara de Dios, global head, Meaningful Brands.

Menasha Corporation expands packaging operations in Canada

‘CPG firms that do business in both the US and Canada prefer to work with one vendor’

Menasha Corporation has expanded its packaging operations in Canada by acquiring Portable Packaging Systems, in Ontario.

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Ecolean expands in Asia

Ecolean has opened a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, following increased production capacity in China.

Pack Expo 2015 celebrates 20th anniversary

The ‘Internet of Things’ and OEE for assessing and improving efficiency skyrockets

Interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) for assessing and improving efficiency has skyrocketed in the past year, according to PMMI.

SUN Automation: 'We are experiencing change in EU corrugated industry'

SUN Automation has installed its AccuPrint chambered ink system in Italy and the UK building on US-based fits.

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PET preform production boosted by APPE

APPE has invested £10m in its UK preform manufacturing plant due to ‘market confidence’ in the firm.

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Rigid Containers to start up corrugator by July

Rigid Containers will start up a 1.8m corrugator in the next few months to increase service levels to a growing customer base.

dispatches from IpackIma 2015, Milan

Pizza, Pasta and Packaging: Ipack-Ima 2015

FoodProductionDaily travelled to Milan to see the latest processing and packaging news from the Italian market at IPACK-IMA, Meat-Tech, Fruit Innovation, Dairytech, Converflex and Intralogistica Italia. We also went armed with...

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Mondi to buy 2 extrusion coating plants for €60m

Mondi Group has signed an agreement with Walki to acquire two extrusion coatings plants in Pietarsaari, Finland and Wroclaw, Poland.

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AB InBev opens Vietnam brewery to embrace beer potential of Southeast Asia

Anheuser-Busch InBev says Vietnam is the ‘next turning point’ for growth in Southeast Asia, as it officially opened its first brewery in the country yesterday.

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