TITAN Slitter Rewinders Celebrate Successful 50th Anniversary Open House

Atlas Converting Equipment is very pleased to report that the Open House event held on 17 September in Kempston, Bedford, UK, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Titan Slitter Rewinders was a great success. More than 80 guests, as well as representa…

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 5:53 am

Powerflute to acquire coreboard producer Corenso for €81m

Finnish paper and packaging firm Powerflute has agreed to acquire coreboard producer Corenso from Stora Enso for €81m.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

ÅR Packaging and SADA Packaging enter manufacturing partnership

Sweden-based ÅR Packaging and Italy-based SADA Packaging have entered into a manufacturing, sales and marketing partnership.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

Dantex Engineering Liaison Officer & Administrator Vacancy

Dantex is seeking a new Engineering Liaison Officer & Administrator for its Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK location.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 5:15 am

Smurfit Kappa to acquire Bates Container for $150m

Irish paper-based packaging producer Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has agreed to acquire US-based non-integrated corrugated packaging manufacturer Bates Container, in a $150m deal.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

Pasaban introduces new foil stamping and laser window aperture machinery range

Spanish paper and cardboard processing technology manufacturer Pasaban has introduced new lines in foil stamping and laser window aperture machinery.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

Ehcolo at UPAKOVKA / UPAK ITALIA Packaging Trade Fair

Fully automatic packing lines specialist Ehcolo has announced it will be exhibiting its latest products and services at next year's leading packaging trade fair in Russia, UPAKOVKA / UPAK ITALIA, 27 - 30 January 2015.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 5:02 am

Ehcolo Showcasing Products and Services at IDMA

Denmark-based automatic packing lines specialist Ehcolo will be at the IDMA trade fair in Istanbul, Turkey to showcase its latest packaging products and services, 23 - 26 April 2015.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 4:58 am

Ehcolo at PPMA Birmingham NEC Packaging Trade Fair

Fully automatic packing lines specialist Ehcolo will be at the PPMA trade fair, the UK's largest processing and packaging machivery exhibition, 30 September - 2 October.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 4:33 am

Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging firm VitaPac

US-based chemicals company Clariant has agreed to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging firm VitaPac for an undisclosed amount.

Posted by on 28 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

Fowler introduces inspection/rejection system for capping applications

Capping machinery specialist Fowler Products has introduced a new inspection/rejection system for capping applications.

Posted by on 28 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

BERICAP Exhibiting at Brau Beviale Packaging Trade Fair

BERICAP will be participating once more as an exhibitor at this year's Brau Beviale packaging trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany. The drinks containers closure manufacturer and worldwide operator will present its tried-and-tested closure systems and ne…

Posted by on 26 September 2014 | 11:02 am

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Awarded Three Prizes at the ProCarton / ECMA Awards

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) Austria was awarded three prizes at the international ProCarton / ECMA Award 2014 with the product solution Artelac Splash Dispense claiming wins in both the "Most Innovative" folding carton and the "Pharmaceuticals" cate…

Posted by on 26 September 2014 | 6:55 am

France considers adoption of plain packaging law for cigarettes

France is contemplating a proposal to adopt plain packaging for cigarettes in order to tackle increasing rates of smoking in the country.

Posted by on 25 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

Indorama completes Polish PET facility upgrade

Global PET producer Indorama has completed the upgrade and expansion of its bottle and packaging grade PET production plant in Włocławek, Poland.

Posted by on 25 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

Ehcolo Exhibiting at World-Leading POWTECH Trade Fair

Fully automatic packing lines specialist Ehcolo will be exhibiting at this year's POWTECH trade fair for processing, analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids, 30 September - 2 October.

Posted by on 25 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

Child-Resistant Packaging for Pharmaceutical Products

Every year, toddlers and young children are hospitalised or die through the ingestion of pharmaceutical products.

Posted by on 25 September 2014 | 10:35 am

Scientex to invest $92.5m to expand packaging film production

Malaysian packaging producer Scientex Berhad will invest around RM300m ($92.5m) to expand polyethylene (PE) and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production capacity, as well as enter the new business of cast polypropylene (CPP) film produ…

Posted by on 24 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

Gulf Capital acquires minority stake in Egyptian PET producer

Private equity firm Gulf Capital has acquired a strategic minority stake in Egypt-based Middle East Glass Manufacturing (MEG) for an undisclosed amount.

Posted by on 24 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

CME forms new unit to offer custom-made packaging solutions

Packaging machinery developer Colin Mear Engineering (CME) has introduced a new division under a partnership with specialist consultancy ThePackHub, to create bespoke packaging solutions from the concept to consumer stage.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 6:00 pm