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 Deals this week: Xiamen Jihong Package & Technology, Valmet, Ultratech http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-xiamen-jihong-package-technology-valmet-ultratech-5824742 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-xiamen-jihong-package-technology-valmet-ultratech-5824742 Xiamen Jihong Package & Technology (XJPT) has announced plans to form a digital advertising joint venture (JV) with an undisclosed partner in China. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Jindal Films Americas to expand product offerings with polyester films http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsjindal-films-americas-to-expand-polyester-capabilities-5825709 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsjindal-films-americas-to-expand-polyester-capabilities-5825709 Flexible packaging and labelling manufacturer Jindal Films Americas (JFA) has announced a plan to expand its product offerings to include polyester films. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT EFSA expands food-contact approvals for Addivant’s Weston 705 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsefsa-expands-food-contact-approvals-for-addivants-weston-705-5825769 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsefsa-expands-food-contact-approvals-for-addivants-weston-705-5825769 The European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) has expanded the approval for the use of Addivant’s nonylphenol-free stabiliser, Weston 705, to a wider range of food contact applications. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Impak develops certified explosion-proof sealers http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsimpak-develops-certified-explosion-proof-sealers-5825782 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsimpak-develops-certified-explosion-proof-sealers-5825782 US-based Impak has developed certified explosion-proof heat sealers to enable safer operations in hazardous locations. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT RPC Bebo Plastik to improve packaging of Kremgo range cream cheeses http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsrpc-bebo-plastik-to-improve-packaging-of-kremgo-range-cream-cheeses-5825734 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsrpc-bebo-plastik-to-improve-packaging-of-kremgo-range-cream-cheeses-5825734 RPC Bebo Plastik has used its advanced in-mould label thermoforming (IML-T) and in-house Bebo Print lid printing technology to redesign to packaging of Tine's Kremgo cream cheese range. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Saint-Gobain Group, IPL, Pro Mach http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmas-this-week-saint-gobain-group-ipl-pro-mach-5824748 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmas-this-week-saint-gobain-group-ipl-pro-mach-5824748 Saint-Gobain Group has entered a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the equity capital of the Germany-based company, Biolink Gesellschaft fur Verbindungstechnologien (Biolink). Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT API to improve manufacturing capabilities at Livingston facility in Scotland http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsapi-to-improve-manufacturing-capabilities-at-livingston-facility-scotland-5824518 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsapi-to-improve-manufacturing-capabilities-at-livingston-facility-scotland-5824518 Steel Partners Holdings’ indirect subsidiary API has invested £0.5m to increase holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities at its Livingston facility in Scotland. Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Gualapackgroup and Aptar to launch new ‘No-Spill’ Spouted Pouch http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsgualapackgroup-aptar-food-beverage-to-launch-new-spouted-pouch-solution-5824536 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsgualapackgroup-aptar-food-beverage-to-launch-new-spouted-pouch-solution-5824536 GualapackGroup and Aptar have signed a strategic agreement to launch the premade ‘No-Spill’ Spouted Pouch solution for the beverage sector. Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Valmet to provide off-machine coater rebuild for South Korea’s Hansol Paper http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsvalmet-to-provide-off-machine-coater-rebuild-for-south-koreas-hansol-paper-5823175 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsvalmet-to-provide-off-machine-coater-rebuild-for-south-koreas-hansol-paper-5823175 Finland-based Valmet has secured a deal to supply a 5,300mm-wide (reel) off-machine coater rebuild for Hansol Paper’s site in Shintanjin, South Korea. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Budweiser to extend patriotic packaging lineup http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsbudweiser-to-extend-patriotic-packaging-lineup-5823409 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsbudweiser-to-extend-patriotic-packaging-lineup-5823409 Pale lager producer Budweiser is set to extend its lineup of patriotic packaging this summer with the introduction of military-inspired aluminium bottles and cans dedicated to the US Armed Forces. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tekni-Plex acquires foam closure liners producer BrunaSeals http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newstekni-plex-acquires-foam-closure-liners-producer-brunaseals-5823160 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newstekni-plex-acquires-foam-closure-liners-producer-brunaseals-5823160 US-based Tekni-Plex has purchased BrunaSeals, an induction seals and foam closure liners manufacturer, for an undisclosed sum. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT One51 to acquire Macro Plastics for $150m http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsone51-to-acquire-macro-plastics-for-150m-5821569 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsone51-to-acquire-macro-plastics-for-150m-5821569 Ireland-based rigid plastics manufacturer One Fifty One (One51), through its subsidiary IPL, has agreed to purchase rigid plastic bulk bins producer Macro Plastics for $150m. Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Germany’s Gerresheimer to unveil three packaging solutions for pharma sector http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsgermanys-gerresheimer-to-unveilthree-packaging-solutions-for-pharma-sector-5821720 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsgermanys-gerresheimer-to-unveilthree-packaging-solutions-for-pharma-sector-5821720 Germany-based glass and plastic packaging specialist Gerresheimer is set to unveil three of its solutions at this year's FCE Pharma event to be held in São Paulo, Brazil, between 23-25 May. Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK implements new plain cigarette packaging http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuk-implements-new-plain-cigarette-packaging-5821764 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuk-implements-new-plain-cigarette-packaging-5821764 The UK has implemented a new regulation directing the sale of cigarettes in standardised green packets with graphic health warnings. Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Germany’s Feldmuehle to present VivaCard packaging board next month http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsgermanys-feldmuehle-to-present-vivacard-packaging-board-next-month-5820573 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsgermanys-feldmuehle-to-present-vivacard-packaging-board-next-month-5820573 Germany-based Feldmuehle is set to present its matt, high-white solid bleached sulphate (SBS) board, VivaCard, which can be used in various packaging applications. Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Coloredge buys package prototyping and design company Color By Number http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newscoloredge-buys-package-prototyping-and-design-company-color-by-number-5820660 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newscoloredge-buys-package-prototyping-and-design-company-color-by-number-5820660 US-based visual marketing solutions provider Coloredge has purchased Color By Number, a supplier of package prototyping and design services, for an undisclosed sum. Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Pro Mach acquires Italy’s P.E. Labellers http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newspro-mach-acquires-italys-pe-labellers-5820565 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newspro-mach-acquires-italys-pe-labellers-5820565 US-based integrated packaging specialist Pro Mach has purchased Italian high-speed rotary and linear labelling solution provider P.E. Labellers for an undisclosed sum. Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK’s Recycling Association condemns Pringles and Lucozade packaging http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuks-recycling-association-condemns-pringles-and-lucozade-packaging-5819174 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuks-recycling-association-condemns-pringles-and-lucozade-packaging-5819174 UK-based Recycling Association has reportedly criticised snack brand Pringles and energy drinks company Lucozade among others for using multiple materials in their packaging. Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Seiko, Rotocontrol http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmas-this-week-seiko-corporation-rotocontrol-5817838 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmas-this-week-seiko-corporation-rotocontrol-5817838 Bottling and packaging machinery manufacturer Seiko has announced plans to acquire an additional 690 shares in Nippon Kikai Shoji, increasing its total share in the target company to 82%. Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Hippo Packaging and Randall Huft to launch four new brands http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newshippo-packaging-adds-randall-huft-to-help-launch-four-new-brands-5819145 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newshippo-packaging-adds-randall-huft-to-help-launch-four-new-brands-5819145 Cannabis-focused custom packaging and branding agency Hippo Premium Packaging has formed a strategic collaboration with Randall Huft to offer a more comprehensive range of services to its clients. Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT