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Spectra Packaging launches Illuminate invisible print to tackle fraud

Spectra Packaging has developed a print technique to tackle brand counterfeiting, according to the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA).

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Origo Glass launches a range of bottles for the craft beer industry

Origo Glass, part of Ardagh Group, has launched a product range for the craft beer industry.

European Commission approves RPC Global Closure Systems acquisition

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Global Closure Systems (GCS) by RPC Group for €650m ($714.6m).

Clondalkin Kirchberg breakthrough in ultra-thin shrink sleeves

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, Kirchberg, has reached a breakthrough in thinner sleeves after a two year R&D investment.

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Sakatama packages beverages in combiblocXSlim carton packs

Sarana Karya Utama, (Sakatama) in Indonesia, has installed a CFA1224-36 high-speed filling machine from SIG Combibloc for beverages.

BASF and Avantium to produce FDCA and PEF to improve food packaging films and plastic bottles

BASF and Avantium have signed a letter of intent to establish a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and polyethylenefuranoate (PEF).

‘We must ensure 'force majeure' tensions are not repeated’

The plastic packaging industry must close ranks to avoid the ‘force majeure’ tensions in 2015 says Roland Roth, president, German Plastics Packaging Association (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen).

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Kiefel to acquire Mould & Matic

Kiefel, part of the Brückner Group, will acquire Mould & Matic Solutions, part of Haidlmair Group.

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Coveris’s Imagenet acquires Rivendell Europe

Imagenet, the graphics services division of Coveris, has acquired Rivendell Europe for an undisclosed sum.

Futuristic HologramCap expected to be a big hit with F&B manufacturers

KISICO has partnered with Morphotonix to develop a hologram topped cap called the HologramCap.

Oval Eco Street Bowl and Coconut LOVO vodka scoop Innovation Challenge Gold

Tri-Star Packaging's Oval Eco Street Bowl, which is made from unbleached bagasse – compostable sugar cane pulp – has won Gold in the Casual Dining Show Innovation Challenge 2016.

Graphic Packaging to invest $20m in US folding carton plant

Graphic Packaging International will invest $20m to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Staunton, Virginia, US, creating 43 jobs.  

OCME launches ‘Advance range’ palletisers and shrink wrapping machines

OCME, which works with Heineken and Coca-Cola, has launched the Advance range - faster palletizers and shrink wrapping machines.

Scholle IPN launches first pre-made spouted pouch for aseptically-processed products

Scholle IPN, which makes bag-in-box, pouches and filling equipment, claims it has launched the world's first pre-made, sterilized spouted pouch system for aseptically-processed products.

Dow and Nordmeccanica to launch several packaging technologies in 2016

Dow Chemical Company has partnered with Nordmeccanica to bring several technologies to market in 2016, for faster commercialization of adhesive systems.

EU throws out Coca-Cola request to protect bottle design trademark

The General Court of the European Union has dismissed a request by The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) to register a contour bottle without fluting as a Community trademark.

Thinfilm to install NFC security tags on Barbadillo rare sherry

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has partnered with Barbadillo to install NFC (Near Field Communication) OpenSense flexible tags on its rare sherry in ‘smart bottles’.

‘Pact will face competitive constraint from other manufacturers’

ACCC will not oppose Pact’s acquisition of Power Plastics

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Power Plastics by a subsidiary of Pact Group Holdings.

The Barton Group files a patent on its Stand Up SqueezyStraw Pouch

The Barton Group of New York has partnered with Multivac to create a Stand Up SqueezyStraw Pouch.

Thinfilm and Constantia Flexibles to launch pressure sensitive labels on beverages

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has partnered with Constantia Flexibles to deliver pressure sensitive labels using Thinfilm’s NFC (Near Field Communication) OpenSense technology.

Non-alcoholic Mocktail plans for expansion after initial success

Mocktail Beverages will soon see its brand expand, having inked a deal with United Natural Foods, Inc., according to the company’s founder.

Coke's failed white can due to the color red being associated with sweetness

‘The characteristics of packaging is crucial in consumers liking a product or not’

‘There are two reasons why businesses change their packaging: as a strategy to increase sales or to try and cut costs. 

Nestlé to join AIPIA Advisory Board

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and its new president Dick de Koning of PACKZ, has made changes to its Advisory Board.

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TricorBraun packaging consultant wins IoPP Lifetime CPP Certification

IoPP (the Institute of Packaging Professionals) has recognized TricorBraun packaging consultant Mary Slaga with a Lifetime CPP (Certified Packaging Professional) Certification. 

Ardagh enters digital age with smart interactive print on its metal packaging

Ardagh Group has partnered with Dutch watermark company FiliGrade to enter the digital age, offering smart interactive print on its metal packaging.

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