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Users of B&R’s Aprol process control system can now get more of the benefits provided by OPC UA. An OPC UA server and OPC UA client are now availa

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For SP Ultraflex, Plastindia 2015 was a success and to capitalize on the event, the company has decided to have an Open House at its plant in Mumbai i

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A new Canadean report predicts that packaged water will overtake global carbonates consumption, reaching over 233 billion litres in 2015, while carbon

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On 20 April 2015, Ess Dee Aluminium and Jadavpur University (JU) hosted a one day National Seminar on innovative application of printing in packaging

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In April 2015, Gidue has announced the opening and expansion of the Gidue North American operations. Lance Shumaker, president of Gidue North America,

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MPS has appointed on 9 April 2015 Anoop Plastic Products Trading Establishments as its representative for flexo and offset printing presses in the UAE

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In India, Tetra Pak grew by 19%. “The company’s India packaging solutions (including exports) reported net sales of Euro 204 million (Rs 1,865 crore),

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7 April 2015, Munich – Clariant, a world leader in speciality chemicals, has today announced the opening of a new desiccant manufacturing plant at its

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Iggesund Paperboard’s Swedish pulp and paperboard production facility, Iggesund Mill, reduced its fossil carbon dioxide emissions by 86% from 2013 to

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The buzz has already started building up for Pamex 2015, as the event gears up for its next edition in Mumbai. The Core Group committee is now taking

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Constantia Parikh, a joint venture between one of Europe’s largest packaging firm and Gujarat-based Parikh Packaging, which recently expanded its Mora

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The new product series Oxyspot from Witt makes it possible to determine the oxygen content in packaging quickly and precisely merely using light. Usin

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Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced on 31 March 2015 that it has acquired the black pigment preparations portfolio of Lanxess,

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PackPlus South, the packaging, processing and supply chain event, is just a week away and will be held at BIEC in Bengaluru from 1 to 4 April 2015. Th

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A recent IppStar survey of global brand owners in India who receive the monthly B2B magazine Packaging South Asia, revealed that an increasing num

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Effective 31 December 2014, Toyo Ink SC Holdings has merged two wholly-owned subsidiaries Toyo Ink Chemicals Taiwan and Toyo Ink Taiwan into a single

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Zünd Systemtechnik will present its latest innovative, fully automated cutting systems for screen, digital, and textile print professionals at Fespa 2

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On 18 February the Tata Strategic Management Group published the report ‘Liquid Bulk Handling and Storage – Paving the Way for India’s Chemical and En

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New solutions for cooperation between humans and robots in the food and beverage industry will be the focal point of B&R’s exhibit at Hall 7 Stand

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With the installation of a Bobst CL 850D multi-technology laminator in the fall of 2014, the German converting company, allflex-Folienveredelung, base

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On 4 March 2015 HP and KBA jointly announced plans to develop a high-speed, high-volume, 2.8 metre wide (110-inches) simplex inkjet web press for pre-

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“At Printpack we are displaying almost all our products related to the printing – both sheetfed and webfed – and packaging industries. We are also dis

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On 16 March 2015, Esko, one of the leading global companies in packaging production and supply chain solutions headquartered in Ghent Belgium, announc

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PM Raflatac has appointed Praveen Gupta as general manager and business development director in South Asia. Gupta brings with him a decade of project

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The India central government budget 2015-16 has reduced the basic customs duty on isoprene and liquefied butane from 5% to 2.5%, while the basic custo

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Maaza will soon be available in sachet strips, hung up alongside shampoo and chip pouches at kirana stores. The beverage maker Coca-Cola and packaging

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The starter’s flag for the German Packaging Award in 2015 has fallen. Until the end of June, companies, organizations and individuals from home and ab

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Avery Dennison has joined hands with X-Rite and Prati to showcase the latest trends and innovations in the printing industry through its knowledge cen

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Best known as the founder and chairman of Pragati Offset, Paruchuri Hanumantha Rao passed away peacefully at his home in Hyderabad on 2 March 2015 at

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The G7 Show in Delhi, a color management discussion of brand owners and converters took place at the Crowne Plaza hotel on 14 February 2015. T

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The Indian retail industry is one of the most vibrant industries in the country. It is currently ranked at the 20th position among the top 30 developi

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The second Save Food Congress, a joint initiative of the FAO, UNEP and Messe Düsseldorf, was held alongside interpack in May last year and is now char

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Etirama has appointed Chennai-based M-Tech Print Solutions as the exclusive and authorized distributor for its narrow web flexo presses and other prod

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EFI has promoted Samir Gulve to vice president and managing director of EFI India. Gulve, who assumed his new position in February, is directing EFI’s

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Sidel Japan has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary supporting beverage producers in the country and surrounding regions, providing a strong loca

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UK-based Rexam, one of the leading global beverage can manufacturers, has bought land in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh in southern India, as well as in Mah

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Bobst India and Esko India have set up a one year partnership to demonstrate the packaging converting workflow to the Indian market and to utilize Esk

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Essel Propack, the largest global manufacturer of laminated tubes for FMCG and pharma sectors, recently expanded its manufacturing capabilities in

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On 18 February the Tata Strategic Management Group published the report ‘Liquid Bulk Handling and Storage – Paving the Way for India’s Chemical and En

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Heidelberg India and Organic Coatings have signed a long-term sales and distribution agreement. This move aims at expanding Heidelberg India’s market

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MeadWestvaco (MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, has appointed Naveen Ganzu as managing director for the company’s operations

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For the second year in a row, Polytype was the recipient of the North American Tube Council’s Tube of the Year Award in the category 'Best innovat

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In the last five years, Bieffebi, which produces ancillary machines for the flexographic printing industry, has developed three amongst the most impor

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Heidelberg India and Organic Coatings have signed a long-term sales and distribution agreement.  This move aims at expanding Heidelberg India’s m

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Shilp Gravures recently installed Esko’s Full HD Flexo solution – a combination of in-line UV2 technology on its CDI 4260 digital flexo imager and spe

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Michelman has acquired its long-time sales and service partner, Supack International, making it an integral part of Michelman India, which is focussed

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In the  year 2014 at Bobst Group consolidated sales decreased by CHF 54 million to CHF 1.3 billion. Sales in the second half of 2014 reached CHF

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On the afternoon of 11 February 2015, the MSD6 committee of the Bureau of Indian Standards had an opportunity to meet and interact with several member

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Packaging is an exciting area to be actively engaged in today in India. On the one hand it is glamourous and powerful as new retail infrastructu

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UPM permanently closed down paper machine 2 at UPM Kaukas and paper machine 5 at UPM Jämsänkoski in Finland, along with paper machine 1 at the UPM Sho

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TetraPak has completed the acquisition of Polish company Obram SA, a leading provider of cheese technology solutions and equipment in Poland, Russia,

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IDEAlliance India and the Bombay Master Printers Association (BMPA) are conducting two half day events in the coming days to discuss best practices, t

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Despite the trend towards even smaller sack formats, there is still a need for a bottomer, that ‘can do all.’ Therefore, designers at W&H have dev

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MeadWestvaco, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, has appointed Naveen Ganzu as managing director for the company’s operations in In

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TCPL Packaging, one of the largest exporters of printed cartons, operates out of its six manufacturing units in different cities of India. All the pla

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Major consumer products companies in India have been resorting to a new kind of cyber crime – reverse internet-based auctions where packaging vendors

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The Printpack exhibition in February 2015 will be an unprecedented event not only because of the quality of the products on the exhibition floor b

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Whether you’re a printer or a brand manager, color consistency is non-negotiable. You need to be sure your prints are depicted accurately across multi

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Seiko Epson Corporation acquired Somerset, Wisconsin-based K-Sun Corporation, a supplier of award-winning portable and desktop electronic label printe

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In keeping with its continuous endeavours to upgrade its technology, SP Ultraflex has recently upped the production speed of its Ultraslit OHP (Over H

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It is always a time consuming, high labour job to collect laminated board manually and then place it  top side and bottom side repeatedly to redu

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In February 2015, NPES will head back to India for its third annual conference, which this year will combine with a trade show stand at Printpack Indi

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The leading solutions provider for printing and packaging industry, Vinsak has announce its strategic alliance with DG press of The Netherlands. “This

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Diadeis has acquired Graphic Systems Group (GSG), an independent American graphic production agency. For more than 30 years, GSG has been the partner

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Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) has joined hands with Vibes Academy, Chennai to organize one-of-its

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Earlier this year, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its 2014 safety assessment for the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) citing that it is

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The international IMA Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. (IMA Group), headquartered in Bologna, Italy, has acquired the operating business of Oysta

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At the Arabplast exhibition to be held in Dubai, UAE, from 10 to 13 January 2015, Bobst at Stand 8Z120 will display the range of innovative technology

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The leading solutions provider for printing and packaging industry, Vinsak has announce its strategic alliance with DG press of The Netherlands. “This

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Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, was at CPhI India 2014 to demonstrate how its commitment to collaborating closely with customers in t

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Extensively automated print production including substrate logistics is currently somewhat of a novelty in Chinese printshops. Therefore, when packagi

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Processing and packaging specialist Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls signed agreements on 28 November 2014 to commence

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Pringraf in Italy, is in the process of installing the world’s first Highcon Euclid II digital cutting and creasing machine. Giuseppe and Roberto Prio

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Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, presented the special version of a Cleaning in Place (CIP) system

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Offering 60-plus years of technical expertise, Valco Melton at Hall W2 Stand A328, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of adhesive dispensing equi

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In its first-time participation in VNM TV’s Environmental Excellence Awards competition, Schott Glass India won the Environmental Excellence Award 201

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B&R Industrial Automation India participated for the first time at the International PackTech India 2014. B&R is among the leading automation

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Bericap India exhibited at the International PackTech India 2014 after a long period of inactivity. “We were not very active in exhibitions and events

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Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase the new Sigpack HCUL horizontal flow wrapper at Pack Expo International 2014. Packaging up to 300 single blow

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With expansion in mind, growth of the USA operation, opening of the sales and service office in Chile, Bossar added sales, service and production capa

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Valco Melton, a leading supplier of adhesive dispensing equipment and quality assurance systems to the converting industries, has acquired the assets

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The trade fair duo International PackTech India and drink technology India were extremely successful with a visitor increase of 37%. From 25 to 27 Sep

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The 3rd Specialty Films and Flexible Packaging – Global Conference 2014 was held at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai from 25 to 26 September 2014. It was org

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Rossini, the Italian manufacturer of rubber rollers, sleeves and mandrels for flexography and gravure presses inaugurated its new 8,000 square metres

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Parksons Packaging places great importance on the high quality of its print products and relies on innovation and cutting-edge technology at its produ

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Maxcess India will exhibit the Fife VEO 600, a low cost, compact and easy-to-install and -use video-assisted moving-web monitoring inspection system,

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Finding innovative and space-saving ways to store equipment within the school environment can be a challenge; making the storage fun and safe at the s

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The future looks bright for the Chilean economy which in recent years has benefited from rising exports and foreign investments. This new optimism has

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In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Laetus is on the search for the oldest operational device still in production use. Laetus, in Alsbach-Haehnlei

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The Indian Institute of Packaging is an apex body of the packaging industries in India. It has been working since 1966 with the active support of pack

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The Toyo Ink Group continues to expand its manufacturing foothold in India, one of the fastest growing economies in the region. Just last month, the c

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Atlas Converting Equipment is celebrating 50 years of excellence in slitting and rewinding technology for its range of Titan slitter rewinders with an

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To meet the growing demand for bottled water in the Saudi Arabian market, Health Water Bottling Company (HWB) has recently installed a complete PET li

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Monotech Inkjet Systems, a division of Monotech Systems specialized in manufacturing and supplying of high speed single pass industrial inkjet systems

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More than 100 machinery manufacturers, end users and partners from mainland China and Taiwan participated in the B&R User Meeting in Shanghai. The

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In recent years Bobst has made major investments to infuse new strength and resources dedicated to the development of coating equipment, achieving suc

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An investment group formed by PJ Desai, Mark Andy’s former chief executive officer, and the current management team has purchased Mark Andy, from Amer

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Creative Graphics, one of India’s biggest and fastest growing flexo prepress and trade platemaking businesses based in Noida in the Delhi National Cap

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The Toyo Ink Group continues to expand its manufacturing foothold in India, one of the fastest growing economies in the region. Just last month, the c

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Henkel is opening a demo centre and professional training academy in Mumbai for starting the first professional training academy and demo centre for f

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The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation’s (GCMMF) brand Amul won the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2014 for its ‘Eat milk with every meal’

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At PackPlus 2014, Esko was present with a firm focus on getting proper exposure for its own brand as well as meeting the brand owners. Pradeep Ram, ma

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“We are quite new in the Indian market. But Signature is a very well-known brand in the US and Europe,” says Kevin Choi — deputy general manager, mark

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Ess Dee Aluminium, one of India’s leading manufacturers of aluminium-based primary packaging materials for use in the pharmaceutical, food and FMCG se

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Nampak Flexible not only has extensive operations in South Africa but also in ten other countries as well as nine production sites in the UK supplying

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With reACTION technology, B&R is able to reduce response times in industrial automation applications down to 1 microsecond. This new approach allo

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OPP Film SA of Peru is part of the Oben Holding Group and is a rapidly expanding company which first commenced operations in BOPP film production in 1

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The president of Sakata Inx Kotaro Morita has come to India to commemorate the inauguration of the Panoli ink manufacturing plant of Sakata in Gujarat

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The ColorLogic file format necessary to print the widely used Process Metallic Color System is now supported by Esko visualization software. As a resu

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As of 1 May, Lucia Lamonarca, research and development director at Ipack-Ima Spa, was appointed COO reporting directly to the CEO Guido Corbella. “I a

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Ball Corporation, a provider of metal packaging for beverages, foods, household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to comm

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manroland sheetfed has established its own subsidiary in India based in New Delhi and with offices in Mumbai and Chennai. Neeraj Dargan has been appoi

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The second and third biggest flexible packaging companies in India will soon be combined with the acquisition of Mumbai-based Positive Packaging by th

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Bobst will premiere the Novacut 106 ER – its brand new diecutter for inline diecutting with blank separation – at ExpoPrint 2014 in July, as well as s

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Amcor Flexibles Asia-Pacific will partner with Atlas Converting Equipment for the supply of Titan slitter rewinders. In a move designed to support Amc

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mall-herlan machinery-line produces the official beer bottle for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of the 2014 FIFA

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UBIFRANCE and the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in India, in association with key French partners and Indian stakeholders, will be organizing the

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Roland DG Corporation has announced three leadership changes to strengthen its global management team and take advantage of the growing opportunities

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Xeikon and its Aura Partners are hosting a Xeikon Cafe on packaging innovations to demonstrate how digital production could drive and improve the busi

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Diadeis has acquired Alia, the premedia packaging agency in India. This expansion cements Diadeis's position as one of the top 5 international players

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Tata Elxsi, India’s leading design company, has announced the launch of its new design studio in central London.  The London design studio will h

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Modules from B&R’s X20 controller system are now certified for ATEX Zone 2 and HazLoc Division 2 environments. These modules can now be used in lo

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On 1 July 2014, eltromat will be 100% owned by BST International, a subsidiary of elexis. By means of this merger two leading suppliers of quality ass

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Esko the global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and publishing industries, announced

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Esko Suite 14 is a comprehensive collection of new and updated software designed to give brand owners, premedia houses, converters, sign and display p

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Bangalore-based Valco Melton, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cincinnati-based corporation, is expanding its business operations with new offices to

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Urban Decay selected Fusion Packaging to create a custom package for their popular Naked Skin line. Fusion Design Studio, the in-house design and engi

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European packaging software provider Raynet has launched its new packaging solution, RayPack, which consists of an editor for packages in native and R

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In 2002, Flint Group introduced CombiWhite to the narrow web market. This first-ever, easy overprintable, technology has been a leading product for co

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Tetra Pak’s new packaging material plant in Chakan, Pune, has been awarded Platinum certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). This is

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Following five years of losses, Heidelberg has started making a profit again. According to preliminary calculations, the net profit for financial year

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Nampak Flexible not only has extensive operations in South Africa but also in ten other countries  as well as nine production sites in the UK sup

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Fujifilm has launched a brand new UV-cured inkjet ink, Uvijet KV, aimed at light industrial applications such as printing on thermo formed plastic she

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EcoAxis, a part of the ATE group, has reached a milestone with the supply of the 100th Alygn  Register Control System (RCS). Alygn RCS, with its

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Essentra is bringing a new type of speciality tapes supplier to India, following its recent investment in a new 70,000 square feet state-of-the-art si

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The Save Food platform brings together many strands of this crusade in the developed countries although the subtext is that somehow the poorer countri

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Tetra Pak’s new world-class packaging material plant in Chakan, Pune, has been awarded Platinum certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IG

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Following five years of losses, Heidelberg has started making a profit again. According to preliminary calculations, the net profit for financia

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Vinsak, a solutions provider in the printing and packaging industry, has started manufacturing label finishing equipment under the license agreement w

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Oystar Hassia has expanded its product portfolio in the lower-to-mid-level output range with an ergonomic FFS machine for mini-portions and cups. User

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Windmöller & Hölscher will showcase its new Topas SL high output form fill and seal line for the first time to visitors at interpack 2014. Garant

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For the first time several companies belonging to the Koenig & Bauer Group will exhibit on the KBA-Metronic in Hall 12 Stand C36 at this year’s in

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Urban Decay selected Fusion Packaging to create a custom package for their popular Naked Skin line. Fusion Design Studio, the in-house design and engi

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As the packaging industry gathered in the Düsseldorf and Essen area for Metpack and interpack earlier this week, we went off to the first day of Metpa

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The submission phase for the German Packaging Award has been underway since 1 May 2014. Companies, organizations and individuals from home and abroad

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Forty-five percent of the fruits and vegetables produced worldwide are not consumed but lost. With the exception of roots and tubers there is no other

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Five months from its debut, East Afripack – the packaging and processing exhibition for the East Africa market – boosts its organizational machine and

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Industry associations recognized the high quality production capabilities of Esko Full HD Flexo by presenting adoptees with a number of prestigious aw

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Datamax-O’Neil, a global provider of label and receipt printing solutions, recently presented a collection of awards to selected channel partners acro

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