New News information at Packaging Gateway New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Packaging Gateway Sonoco to develop new packaging centre to support Duracell's North American operations 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Germany-based Medical Beauty Research (MBR) has selected RPC Bramlage Barcelona’s Slidissime Quarz jar for its new face cream, BioChange CEA. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT