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DataLase aims to help brands hit CSR targets with new coating

Packaging News - Wed, 23/01/2019 - 15:47

DataLase has launched a new functional coating for corrugate packaging to further help brands achieve their CSR packaging goals.

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RPC agrees £3.3bn sale to US private equity firm

Packaging News - Wed, 23/01/2019 - 10:36

RPC Group is set to be acquired by US private equity firm Apollo for £3.3bn, following its recommendation by the boards of directors.

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Wasdell Group appoints new CEO

Packaging News - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 17:29

Pharmaceutical contract packer The Wasdell Group has appointed Vincent Dunne as its new chief executive.

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Start-ups wanted for free event | Packaging Innovations 2019

Packaging News - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 15:48

Packaging Innovations is on the hunt for innovative start-ups to attend a free to enter event – but time is running out to apply for places.

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RPC in advanced talks with Apollo for £3bn sale – reports

Packaging News - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 15:41

RPC is reportedly in advanced talks for the sale of the group to a US private equity firm for almost £3bn, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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‘Minimalist pack trend’ influences speciality papers demand – report

Packaging News - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 15:32

Worldwide demand for speciality papers surpassed 25,354 tons in 2018, with a veritable proliferation anticipated over the upcoming years, according to a Fact.MR study.

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New laminate tubes, new factory & fast lead times at Elpes

Packaging News - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 13:16

Polish laminate tube manufacturer Elpes has moved into a new custom built factory and is now supplying the UK market.

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KM Packaging invests in ProSeal’s ProTest

Packaging News - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 12:00

KM Packaging has enhanced its material testing capabilities by investing in a ProTest machine from specialist food industry machinery provider ProSeal.

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New Packaging Automation (PA) appointments to support growth

Packaging News - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 11:53

To support the company’s future ambitious growth plans PA has announced structural changes with 6 employees promoted to management positions within the business.

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Macpac designs ‘all-in-one’ Pancake Day special

Packaging News - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 10:57

Macpac were approached with an ingenious idea to deliver an ‘all-in-one’ pancake day ‘special’ to drive sales on this special occasion.

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Lush opens UK’s first plastic-free cosmetics store

Packaging News - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 17:23

Lush has opened the UK’s first plastic packaging-free cosmetics shop on Market Street, Manchester.

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Fabcon Food Systems enters Australian market with Snack Lovers deal

Packaging News - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 15:34

Fabcon Food Systems has provided a full seasoning system for Australian snack maker Snack Lovers.

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DuPont Teijn Films unveils 50% rPET films

Packaging News - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 15:05

DuPont Teijn Films has launched a new range of heat sealable polyester films with up to 50% post-consumer recycled PET.

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Packaging Innovations 2019 | Royston to showcase quality labels

Packaging News - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 14:08

Royston Labels will be exhibiting at the Packaging Innovations show again, displaying its quality label offering and speaking to visitors about new services. The Hertfordshire-based company has worked with a number of gin manufacturers lately, creating modern labels for Bishop’s Gin, East London and Griffiths Brothers. A recent relocation to a new facility including new ...

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Highland Spring to roll out 100% recycled plastic eco bottle

Packaging News - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 14:02

Highland Spring is to launch its eco bottle, made from 100% recycled plastic.

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HP digital corrugated press packs verified for standard recycling

Packaging News - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 11:24

HP has had its water-based corrugated packaging printing on HP PageWide digital presses verified as easily recyclable.

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Chilango replaces plastic with Sherwood Group’s Puracoat

Packaging News - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 11:07

Chilango, a UK based Mexican restaurant chain, has worked closely with the Sherwood Group and Yates Supplies to find a replacement for its bagasse trays and plastic lids.

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Metsä Board strengthens its packaging design services

Packaging News - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 11:01

Metsä Board has announced that its Packaging Service teams will be further strengthened with new design expertise following two new appointments.

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StePac steps up to demand for automation with less waste

Packaging News - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:58

Growing demand for functional packaging of fresh produce that is suited for automation has prompted StePac to tailor its Xtend range.

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