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Prasanth K

Smurfit Kappa and HP launch digital post-print corrugated press

Irish corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa and US-based technology firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) have brought the first digital post-print corrugated press to Europe.

March’s top news stories

DS Smith has pledged to recycle up to 2.5 billion cups a year using its paper mill in Kent, Henkel has teamed up with Waste Free Oceans to manufacture over a million bottles sourced from plastic waste removed from oceans that will be used for the Lovables laundry brand. Packaging-gateway.com wraps up key headlines from March 2018.

ProMach to showcase automated bagging and labelling solutions

US-based packaging machinery company ProMach is set to showcase its most flexible and highest speed integrated bagging and labelling solution, Morpheus with Flex-Pac labeller, at the SNAXPO18 event that will take place between 12 and 14 March in Atlanta, Georgia.

Prep U Products to unveil new products and brand design at Expo West

US-based Prep U Products will exhibit its new product line and new brand design at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California, taking place on 8 March.

Liqui-Box invests in new production line technology

US-based flexible liquid packaging solutions provider Liqui-Box has installed a Maverick Dream Machine development bag line at its Global Technology Centre in Ashland, Ohio, in a bid to invest in research, development and innovation. 

UK’s Biome Bioplastics welcomes EU’s stance on bioplastics

UK-based Biome Bioplastics has welcomed a decision by the European Union (EU) to change legislation in recognising bioplastics’ role in reducing waste and achieving recycling goals.

Tomra to buy New Zealand’s BBC Technologies for $48.6m

Norwegian multinational Tomra Group has signed an agreement to acquire New Zealand-based fruit packing solutions provider BBC Technologies for NZD66.9m ($48.6m).

Weener Plastics completes acquisition of Russia’s Artpack

Dutch packaging supplier Weener Plastics (WP) Group has completed the acquisition of Russia-based bottle manufacturer Artpack for an undisclosed amount.

Harrogate Water to be produce rPET bottles

UK bottled water brand Harrogate Water has successfully secured sufficient availability of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to ensure all its product packaging will contain 50% recycled content from April this year.

Scientex to buy film solutions provider KHPI

Malaysian packaging manufacturer Scientex Berhad’s wholly owned subsidiary Scientex Packaging Film has signed a sales and purchase agreement to fully acquire Klang Hock Plastic Industries (KHPI) for MYR190m ($48.5m).