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Metsä Board to start live foam forming testing

Metsä Board to start live foam forming testing

Metsä Board is to start live testing of foam forming on a production scale at its Kyro mill in Finland.

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Pulse Flexible Packaging exceed expectations a year after MBO

Pulse Flexible Packaging exceed expectations a year after MBO

Pulse Flexible Packaging has announced the completion of a successful first year as an independent business following a management buyout.

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James Jones in bullish mood amidst forest sector growth

James Jones in bullish mood amidst forest sector growth

James Jones & Sons, the timber processing giant, is planning to acquire more pallet businesses with strong growth forecast of the UK forests sector.

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Qualvis hosts ‘World of Packaging’ factory tour

Qualvis hosts ‘World of Packaging’ factory tour

Qualvis Print and Packaging has organised a school trip to its Thurmaston site for local students

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Johnson Matthey buys StePac MAP business from DS Smith

Johnson Matthey buys StePac MAP business from DS Smith

Johnson Matthey has acquired the StePac Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) business from DS Smith for £18m.

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APPE announces £10m investment as takeover nears completion

APPE announces £10m investment as takeover nears completion

PET packaging company APPE has announced a £10m investment in its UK preform manufacturing platform.

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Paper artist Peter Dahmen joins Highcon Advisory Board (video)

Paper artist Peter Dahmen joins Highcon Advisory Board (video)

Peter Dahmen, designer and paper artist, has agreed to join Benny Landa, Zev Weiss and Mike Ferrari on Highcon's Advisory Board.

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Delta Packaging wins KFC award following switch to PEFC material

Delta Packaging wins KFC award following switch to PEFC material

Delta Packaging has won a KFC supplier award after switching to Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified board.

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Features

A market open for opportunity | Supplier Analysis

A market open for opportunity | Supplier Analysis

Specialists in the closures market are enjoying a second year of buoyant trade with more clients wishing to use a wider range of technologies to ensure quality.

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Sweet success for brands | Category Focus – Confectionery

Sweet success for brands | Category Focus – Confectionery

The confectionery sector is a crowded market but Tony Corbin finds that there might still be space for brands of all sizes

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Tipping point for recyclers

Tipping point for recyclers

There is a growing feeling that the UK plastic recycling sector is fundamentally flawed. Simon Creasey investigates the factors impacting on recyclers

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European paper firms bank on investment | Analysis

European paper firms bank on investment | Analysis

Moody’s says Euro paper market capital expenditure is to rise and many will want to strengthen their packaging sector presence, writes Waqas Qureshi

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Comment

Richard Nemesi | Best practices in coding innovative pharmaceutical packaging

Richard Nemesi | Best practices in coding innovative pharmaceutical packaging

Richard Nemesi, says pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers must invest in a printing solution capable of addressing today and tomorrow’s regulatory demands, as well as specific local needs

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Michael Stephen | How can oxo-biodegradable plastics most effectively be used?

Michael Stephen | How can oxo-biodegradable plastics most effectively be used?

Michael Stephen, chairman of the Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association and deputy chairman of Symphony Environmental Technologies, discusses how this material biodegrades in the outdoor environment.

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Paul Foot | Innovative design patent for hot drinks packaging

Paul Foot | Innovative design patent for hot drinks packaging

Paul Foot, from intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers, looks at a new patent for the design of a hot drinks cup featuring a capsule containing the milk for on-the-go...

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Adin Heller: Brands’ sticky situation with sugar

Adin Heller: Brands’ sticky situation with sugar

Adin Heller, The Big Picture, New York looks at how brands are dealing with the increasingly prominent issue of sugar content.

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International

ELSA aims to strengthen mission with new corporate image

ELSA aims to strengthen mission with new corporate image

Mexican industrial packaging company Envases y Laminados has created a new corporate image inspired by...

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