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Universal Flexible Packaging invests £11m in new factory

Universal Flexible Packaging invests £11m in new factory

September 22, 2014 No Comments »

Universal Flexible Packaging has announced an £11m investment in a new factory and equipment in Leicester, creating more than 56 new jobs Read More »

Sirane launches odour-absorbent meat pads

Sirane launches odour-absorbent meat pads

September 19, 2014 No Comments »

Sirane claims trials for its Fresh-Hold Odour Absorbent (OA) meat pads have proven to reduce returns in vacuum-packed meat and poultry Read More »

TCL achieves A rating from British Retail Consortium

TCL achieves A rating from British Retail Consortium

September 16, 2014 No Comments »

TCL Packaging has been awarded a top A BRC rating by Lloyds register for its food safety systems and processes at its new 21,300m² factory at Stafford Park, Telford Read More »

New £2m packaging factory opened in Hull

September 12, 2014 No Comments »

Japanese plastic wrapping packaging company Krehalon has opened a £2m factory in Hull Read More »

DS Smith buys Croatian injection moulding company

DS Smith buys Croatian injection moulding company

September 11, 2014 No Comments »

DS Smith Plastics Division has acquired the Croatian injection moulding company Kaplast, for an undisclosed fee Read More »

Clondalkin Group appoints new vice president of sales and marketing

Clondalkin Group appoints new vice president of sales and marketing

September 11, 2014 No Comments »

Clondalkin Group has appointed Roy McAdoo as vice president of sales and marketing of its flexible packaging division Read More »

Tyler provides premium pet food packaging

Tyler provides premium pet food packaging

September 10, 2014 No Comments »

Tyler Packaging has produced packaging for the launch of a brand of high-end pet food with luxury appeal Read More »

‘Pledge 4 Plastics’ recycling initiative launched

‘Pledge 4 Plastics’ recycling initiative launched

September 8, 2014 1 Comment »

A new recycling industry partnership pledge has been launched today to encourage more collection of plastic packaging for recycling Read More »

API Group’s Foils Americas unit expecting losses

API Group’s Foils Americas unit expecting losses

September 3, 2014 No Comments »

Specialist foils manufacturer API Group’s Foils Americas business unit has been hit by a drop in demand and expects to post a small loss for the year Read More »

Tulip to move away from PVC packaging

Tulip to move away from PVC packaging

September 2, 2014 No Comments »

Consumer food producer Tulip has signed up to WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 3 and is to stop using PVC in all of its packaging by next spring Read More »

Huhtamaki acquires New Zealand carton packaging firm

September 2, 2014 No Comments »

Huhtamaki has acquired New Zealand based Interpac Packaging in a £5.5m deal Read More »

BPI records 25% increase in UK profits

BPI records 25% increase 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 this year 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 »