New News information at Packaging Gateway New and updated information from News listed on www.packaging-gateway.com http://www.packaging-gateway.com/ en-us http://www.packaging-gateway.com/ New News information at Packaging Gateway http://www.packaging-gateway.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Sonoco to develop new packaging centre to support Duracell's North American operations http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newssonoco-to-develop-new-packaging-centre-to-support-duracells-north-american-operations-5688730 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newssonoco-to-develop-new-packaging-centre-to-support-duracells-north-american-operations-5688730 Sonoco has announced plans to invest $20m in a new centre to support battery manufacturer Duracell’s packaging operations in North America. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Packaging Automation forms new tray sealing machinery partnership in Australia http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newspackaging-automation-forms-new-tray-sealing-machinery-partnership-in-australia-5688750 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newspackaging-automation-forms-new-tray-sealing-machinery-partnership-in-australia-5688750 Packaging Automation (PA) and Perfect Automation have signed an exclusive agreement to make the former's tray sealing machinery available in the Australian market. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Coca-Cola Europe launches aluminium bottles with high-resolution images http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newscoca-cola-europe-launches-aluminium-bottles-with-100-high-resolution-images-5688406 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newscoca-cola-europe-launches-aluminium-bottles-with-100-high-resolution-images-5688406 Coca-Cola Europe is introducing 25cl aluminium bottles featuring 100 different high-resolution photographs, as part of its 'Taste The Feeling' marketing campaign. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT RPC Superfos provides SuperLock pot for baby food brand http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsrpc-superfos-provides-superlock-pot-for-readymade-baby-food-brand-lovemade-5687587 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsrpc-superfos-provides-superlock-pot-for-readymade-baby-food-brand-lovemade-5687587 Denmark-based RPC Superfos has provided its SuperLock polypropylene pot for a new ready-made organic baby food brand, Lovemade. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT UK’s API Group acquires Amsterdam Metallized Products http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuks-api-group-acquires-amsterdam-metallized-products-5687503 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuks-api-group-acquires-amsterdam-metallized-products-5687503 UK-based foils, laminates and holographic materials provider API Group has acquired the manufacturing assets and business of Amsterdam Metallized Products (AMP), for an undisclosed sum. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT New report finds ACE members achieve commitment to source 100% wood fibre http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsnew-report-finds-ace-members-achieve-commitment-to-source-100-wood-fibre-5687520 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsnew-report-finds-ace-members-achieve-commitment-to-source-100-wood-fibre-5687520 A new report on the Chain of Custody (CoC) commitment made by members of Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has found that 100% of wood fibre purchased globally in 2015 was either certified or controlled by the Forest Stewardship… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Belgium’s Easyfairs buys packaging event company Pentawards http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsbelgiums-easyfairs-buys-packaging-event-company-pentawards-5686375 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsbelgiums-easyfairs-buys-packaging-event-company-pentawards-5686375 Easyfairs, a part of Belgium-based exhibition company Artexis Easyfairs Group, has purchased Pentawards, which organises global packaging design competitions. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Packaging Corporation of America acquires Columbus Container for $100m http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newspackaging-corporation-of-america-acquires-columbus-container-for-100m-5686362 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newspackaging-corporation-of-america-acquires-columbus-container-for-100m-5686362 Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) has acquired Columbus Container, a US-based independent corrugated products manufacturer. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT UK court rejects tobacco industry’s appeal against plain packaging http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuk-court-rejects-tobacco-industrys-appeal-against-plain-packaging-5686391 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuk-court-rejects-tobacco-industrys-appeal-against-plain-packaging-5686391 The UK Appeal Court has rejected the latest attempt made by major tobacco companies to prevent the introduction of mandatory standardised packaging for cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco across the country. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Supremex, Carlyle Group http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmas-this-week-supremex-inc-carlyle-group-lp-5685944 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmas-this-week-supremex-inc-carlyle-group-lp-5685944 Canadian corrugated paper box maker, Durabox Paper’s assets have been acquired by Supremex. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT US’ AgroFresh invests in RipeLocker system for low-pressure vacuum containers http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsus-agrofresh-invests-in-ripelocker-system-for-low-pressure-vacuum-containers-5685067 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsus-agrofresh-invests-in-ripelocker-system-for-low-pressure-vacuum-containers-5685067 US-based AgroFresh Solutions has made an undisclosed minority investment in RipeLocker and its proprietary system for low-pressure vacuum containers. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Amcor and Selinko unveil new anti-counterfeit capsule for wines and spirits http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsamcor-selinko-unveil-new-anti-counterfeit-capsule-for-wines-and-spirits-5685030 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsamcor-selinko-unveil-new-anti-counterfeit-capsule-for-wines-and-spirits-5685030 Australia-based Amcor Capsules and Belgian object identification company Selinko have launched a new connected overcap solution, InTact, for the wine and spirit markets. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Nestlé Waters North America reopens Hawkins bottling plant http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsnestl-waters-north-america-reopens-hawkins-bottling-plant-5685052 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsnestl-waters-north-america-reopens-hawkins-bottling-plant-5685052 Nestlé Waters North America has reopened its bottling plant in Hawkins, US, after completing a seven-month long rebuilding project. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fidia Pharma USA unveils new packaging for Hyalo Gyn gel http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsfidia-pharma-usa-unveils-new-packaging-for-hyalo-gyn-gel-5683643 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsfidia-pharma-usa-unveils-new-packaging-for-hyalo-gyn-gel-5683643 Fidia Pharma USA, a subsidiary of Italian pharmaceutical manufacturer Fidia Farmaceutici, has introduced new packaging for its Hyalo Gyn vaginal hydration gel. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Starbucks introduces new paper cup recycling bin to reduce waste http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsstarbucks-introduces-new-paper-cup-recycling-bin-to-reduce-waste-5683506 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsstarbucks-introduces-new-paper-cup-recycling-bin-to-reduce-waste-5683506 US-based coffee company Starbucks has unveiled a new paper cup recycling bin to help reduce waste. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Canada’s Supremex acquires corrugated paper box maker Durabox Paper http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newscanadas-supremex-acquires-corrugated-paper-box-maker-durabox-paper-5683511 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newscanadas-supremex-acquires-corrugated-paper-box-maker-durabox-paper-5683511 Canada-based packaging and specialty products provider Supremex has purchased specialty corrugated paper boxes manufacturer Durabox Paper for an undisclosed sum. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT UPM Raflatac to unveil new flexible film for containers http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsupm-raflatac-to-unveil-new-flexible-film-for-containers-5682501 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsupm-raflatac-to-unveil-new-flexible-film-for-containers-5682501 Finland’s UPM Raflatac is set to launch a new flexible film, Raflex PRO, for contoured and shaped containers. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Esko updates Cape Pack 16 palletisation software http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsesko-updates-cape-pack-16-palletisation-software-5682491 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsesko-updates-cape-pack-16-palletisation-software-5682491 Belgium-based packaging solution provider Esko has redesigned its palletisation software, Cape Pack 16, in order to provide cloud-based functionality in software as a service (SaaS) or a subscription model. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT France’s Claranor develops new chemical-free ultra-clean line process http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsfrances-claranor-develops-new-chemical-free-ultra-clean-line-process-5682512 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsfrances-claranor-develops-new-chemical-free-ultra-clean-line-process-5682512 France-based Claranor, in collaboration with blow-moulding machine manufacturer 1Blow, has developed a method to achieve a chemical-free production line through polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preform sterilisation. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Germany’s MBR selects RPC’s Slidissime Quarz jar for new face cream product http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsgermanys-mbr-selects-rpcs-slidissime-quarz-jar-5681168 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsgermanys-mbr-selects-rpcs-slidissime-quarz-jar-5681168 Germany-based Medical Beauty Research (MBR) has selected RPC Bramlage Barcelona’s Slidissime Quarz jar for its new face cream, BioChange CEA. 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