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BPI records 25% hike in UK profits

BPI records 25% hike in UK profits

August 29, 2014 No Comments »

British Polythene Industries (BPI) has recorded a 25% surge in UK profits for the first half of Read More »

OPA supports move for plastic bags in California

August 29, 2014 No Comments »

The Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA) has supported the rejection of a proposal to ban plastic bags in California this week Read More »

New AirCap E 200m bubble wrap launched

New AirCap E 200m bubble wrap launched

August 28, 2014 No Comments »

Ambassador Antalis, the supplier of protective packaging, has launched the new AirCap E 200m barrier-sealed bubble packaging Read More »

Surgichem snapped up by US firm Omnicell

Surgichem snapped up by US firm Omnicell

August 27, 2014 No Comments »

Omnicell, the US medication and supply management firm, has completed the acquisition of medical packaging company Surgichem for an undisclosed fee Read More »

Beck machines help OCS wrap blankets for planes

Beck machines help OCS wrap blankets for planes

August 27, 2014 No Comments »

Facilities management company the OCS Group is preparing in-flight passenger blankets for re-use on major airlines using Beck Serienpacker wrapping machines Read More »

Faerch Plast investment to double production

Faerch Plast investment to double production

August 22, 2014 No Comments »

Faerch Plast has announced plans to invest in its Durham-based plant and double production capacity as it looks into expanding its range of food containers to target the meat industry Read More »

Johnsen & Jorgensen relaunches as Pont Packaging

August 22, 2014 No Comments »

Johnsen & Jorgensen, the UK-based division of Pont Europe, has been relaunched as Pont Packaging Read More »

BPF Recycling Group launches manifesto

BPF Recycling Group launches manifesto

August 21, 2014 No Comments »

The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has launched its new manifesto for 2014 with a strong message for PRN/PERN system reform for plastics Read More »

Robinson Packaging profits fall in first half of 2014

Robinson Packaging profits fall in first half of 2014

August 21, 2014 No Comments »

Robinson Packaging has posted flat revenue and a sharp drop in profits for the first half of this year Read More »

Duo UK to produce sugarcane mailing bags

Duo UK to produce sugarcane mailing bags

August 20, 2014 No Comments »

Polythene bag manufacturer Duo UK has become the first UK-based manufacturer to produce mailing bags using Green PE, a thermoplastic resin made entirely from sugarcane ethanol Read More »

KernPack and Preferred Packaging in distribution deal

KernPack and Preferred Packaging in distribution deal

August 15, 2014 No Comments »

KernPack, the distributor of packaging machinery and solutions, has become the UK’s sole distributor for packaging equipment manufacturer Preferred Packaging Read More »

Huhtamaki launches Food-to-Go Boxes

Huhtamaki launches Food-to-Go Boxes

August 15, 2014 No Comments »

Huhtamaki has launched Food-to-Go Boxes for the food service sector catering for a variety of hot and cold snacks and meals Read More »

Americk Primopost fined over forklift truck injury

August 14, 2014 No Comments »

Americk Primopost, the supplier of flexible packaging, has been fined after an employee suffered injuries when he was struck by a forklift truck Read More »

Gordian delivers stretch wrapper to Sam Mouldings

Gordian delivers stretch wrapper to Sam Mouldings

August 13, 2014 No Comments »

Gordian Strapping has supplied a TE400S fully automated horizontal stretch wrapper to SAM Mouldings in Antrim, manufacturer of MDF architectural mouldings Read More »

FSA: Non-leak packaging could help reduce food poisoning

FSA: Non-leak packaging could help reduce food poisoning

August 6, 2014 No Comments »

Leak-proof packaging could help reduce the risk of Campylobacter – the common cause of food poisoning – which is found on fresh shop-bought chickens Read More »