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APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has appointed Tony Waite, Sales Director Packaging at Tata Steel Europe, as the association’s new President. Read more

Emsur, the flexible plastic packaging division of Grupo Lantero, has acquired the majority of Eximpack since it was partially acquired more than two years ago. Read more

The new year brings a number of changes to environmental compliance reporting schemes across the EU, potentially leaving unaware firms at risk of fines and incurring financial penalties as high as €200,000, says Lorax Compliance. Read more

AR Packaging Group AB has acquired all outstanding shares in Istragrafika, d.d., a producer of high quality folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer goods segments. Read more

Opening on 31st January 2019 at Coveris’ Rivendell site in Leeds, the new Pack Positive® Centre is an industry-first facility and academic partnership with Leeds Beckett University’s Retail Institute. Read more

Smithers Pira and Packaging Europe, both leaders in their markets, have pooled their shared industry knowledge and insight to produce The European Packaging Competitive Landscape: Strategic Forecasts to 2023. Read more

BASF has notified Avantium of its exit from their Synvina joint venture, effective 15 January 2019. Avantium continues to disagree with BASF’s interpretation of the joint venture agreement. Read more

The Edelmann Group, a leading global manufacturer of paper and board packaging solutions for the beauty care, health care and consumer brands markets, has announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Elanders Beijing Printing Read more

Last Friday MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection inaugurated a new production and office building during a celebratory opening ceremony - and at the same time it celebrated 25 years as part of the MULTIVAC Group. Read more

Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, announces the start-up of its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. Read more

With a ceremonial laying of the foundation stone together with 60 invited guests, the construction of the new assembly hall, measuring 3.300 m², has started. Read more

Member of Parliament for North Swindon, Justin Tomlinson, and Adrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies, today opened Recycling Technologies’ new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Stirling Court, Swindon. Read more

Velox, a leading developer of the world's only mass production direct-to-shape (DTS) digital printing technology, completed a $32 million funding round. Read more

To achieve further global growth of the company, the Dutch-based manufacturer of flexo, offset, and hybrid printing presses appointed Atze Bosma as their new CEO. Read more

According to current trend assessments, the German Plastics Packaging Industry Association (IK) is expecting a 5.1 percent increase in sales for German plastic packaging production in the current year and a 3.9% increase in volume. Read more

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA invests in the Israeli industrial digital printing company Velox Ltd., expanding its technology and investment portfolio in this area. The parties have agreed not to disclose the investment amount. Read more

Stora Enso has increased its ownership up to 100% in the Sweden-based company Cellutech AB. Read more

On October 24th 2018 B.C. Jindal group has completed the acquisition of 100% share of Treofan Holdings GmbH, Germany (“Treofan Europe”). Read more

Because they facilitate self-medication for many users, the demand for packaging solutions such as solutions such as pens, auto-injectors and safety devices is continuously increasing Read more

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The UK Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. The plan is subject to a consultation launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Read more

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