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Graphic Packaging to close US Paperboard Mill, axing 120 jobs

Graphic Packaging will close its coated recycled paperboard mill in Santa Clara, California, at the end of 2017.

The Navigator Group to acquire Sapal from Bosch Packaging

The Navigator Group has signed a contract to acquire Sapal from Bosch's Packaging Technology division.

BillerudKorsnäs expands into alternative polystyrene packaging

BillerudKorsnäs has acquired a minority holding in Vericool in California.

Arkema evacuation zone lifted after hurricane disaster

The US fire department has lifted a 1.5 mile evacuation zone around Arkema, Crosby plant in Texas.

Treofan to expand in the Americas and Turkey

Treofan is expanding its biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging in the Americas and Turkey.

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How to ensure tastes and flavors “remain absolutely pure”

The beverage industry is faced with major challenges as far as filling and packaging is concerned, according to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.

UPDATE: Two explosions at Arkema plastic resin facility

Arkema suffered two explosions at its Crosby, Texas, plant today warning there was a risk of further explosions at the site.

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Linx Printing Technologies meets challenge of coding on oily packaging

Linx Printing Technologies has expanded its range of specialist inks with the introduction of a formula that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces, such as butter packaging. 

CTI launches heat-activated ‘Tamper Alert’ for dairy

Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has developed a ‘Tamper Alert’ with irreversible, heat-activated ink technology

Multivac invests $2.9m to expand production capacity in Germany

Multivac Marking & Inspection has invested €2.5m ($2.9m) to expand its production capacity at its factory in Enger, Germany.

Amcor Rigid Plastics expands extrusion blow molded PP bottle capacity

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its extrusion blow molded PP bottle capacity in the Midwest, Southwest, and Canada in response to strong market demand for packaging for food and nutritional supplements.

Elopak partners with Arla Foods on its first Naturally Pure-Pak carton

Elopak has partnered with Arla Foods in Sweden launching several organic EKO products using Naturally Pure-Pak cartons made of natural brown paperboard.

Greiner Packaging acquires remaining share of Turkish dairy packaging firm

Greiner Packaging has acquired the remaining shares of Istanbul-based Teknik Plastik Greiner Ambalaj from the Özata Group.

McDonald's turns cup holder into limited edition Boombox

McDonald's Canada, the University of Waterloo's Audio Research Group and Stacklab have created McBoombox, which doubles up as a drinks tray and amplifier/speaker for a smartphone.

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Smurfit Kappa expands in Russia acquiring Soyuz

Smurfit Kappa has acquired the Russian corrugated packaging company Soyuz, in Moscow.

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Former Nestlé packaging expert joins PTI

Former rigid packaging specialist for Nestlé’s Nestec Product Technology Center, Thierry Fabozzi has been named president of Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI).

‘Smart label’ could tackle fraud, bolster food safety

Scientists have developed what they describe as a “low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor” that could be used produce “smart labels” that detect food spoilage and contamination.

FrieslandCampina agrees to sell Riedel to Standard Investment

FrieslandCampina has agreed to sell Riedel to Dutch investment company Standard Investment, with the deal to be completed before the end of the year.

ACE UK looks back at 10 year recycling milestone

From uniting big name packaging manufacturers to setting up standardized collection regimes and opening a reprocessing plant in 2013, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) is celebrating 10 years of recycling beverage cartons.

Pretium Packaging launches PET container with integrated handle

Pretium Packaging has launched the SureHandle, a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container with an integrated handle. 

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