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Ball Corporation to expand UK manufacturing capacity

    Ball Corporation to expand UK manufacturing capacity

Ball Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of infinitely recyclable aluminium beverage packaging, is planning to significantly increase its manufacturing capacity, with new cutting-edge facilities in the UK and

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Ballygowan Mineral Water bottles move to 100% recycled plastic

    Ballygowan Mineral Water bottles move to 100% recycled plastic

Britvic-owned Irish water brand, Ballygowan Mineral Water, is moving to 100% recycled plastic bottles after the company invested €2 million in operations at Ballygowan’s Newcastle West source in Limerick. The

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Zeus announces €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue quadrupling capacity

    Zeus announces €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue quadrupling capacity

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, Europe’s leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has today announced a €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue, the Dublin-based tissue manufacturer. Zeus acquired Aldar Tissue in 2019,

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Domino Helps Customers Reduce Risk and Optimise Production With New Vision Inspection Systems

    Domino Helps Customers Reduce Risk and Optimise Production With New Vision Inspection Systems

Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) has launched the R-Series, a new range of smart vision systems for automatic inspection and validation of product codes, including date codes, batch numbers, barcodes, and 2D-printed

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Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification

    Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification

Smurfit Kappa’s innovative three litre Bag-in-Box packaging design has received Amazon’s “Frustration-Free Packaging” (FFP) certification. This is a world first for a generic packaging design, applicable for a wide range

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The most sustainable glass Scotch whisky bottles ever

    The most sustainable glass Scotch whisky bottles ever

Leading distiller Diageo has collaborated in a successful pilot project to pioneer the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles ever produced for a Scotch whisky brand. The collaboration with glass manufacturer

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Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

    Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

Danone is producing Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format  at the French food group’s formula milk production facility in Wexford, through a manufacturing partnership with Japanese

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Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

    Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

Vision can be deployed in a number of different ways on a food processing line to tell if food is safe to eat and meets the quality standards demanded by

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Hanbury Autogil builds fastest PPE machine during covid-19 fight

    Hanbury Autogil builds fastest PPE machine during covid-19 fight

Top engineering firm Hanbury-Autogil has joined forces with packaging giants PFF to create protective equipment on a mammoth scale. With huge production targets to meet PFF turned to the Devon-based

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Greencore unveils a range of sustainability pledges

    Greencore unveils a range of sustainability pledges

Greencore, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has outlined a new sustainability strategy which includes a range of pledges across the areas of sourcing, manufacturing, and community

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Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

    Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, the leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has announced the acquisition of Austrian-based food packaging solutions business, Petruzalek, which was part of Sirap-Gema Group. The acquisition further

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Tennent’s to remove 100m+ plastic rings from packaging in shift from plastic to card

    Tennent’s to remove 100m+ plastic rings from packaging in shift from plastic to card

A £7 million investment in packaging equipment at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow sees Tennent’s, Scotland’s favourite beer brand, well on its way to eradicating single use plastic from consumer packaging.

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Donegal Gaeltacht company acquired by American-based manufacturer

    Donegal Gaeltacht company acquired by American-based manufacturer

A Donegal Gaeltacht company that makes food packaging for a broad range of customers – including multiples like Tesco, Asda and Pret a Manger – has been acquired by an

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Foresight makes £4 million investment into MR Machine Knives to boost growth plans

    Foresight makes £4 million investment into MR Machine Knives to boost growth plans

MR Machine Knives, a Sheffield-based manufacturer of machine knives has secured a £4 million investment from private equity firm Foresight Group. M.R Machine Knives supplies a range of knives for

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Saica Flex Enniskillen invests over £1 million in a state-of-the-art equipment

    Saica Flex Enniskillen invests over £1 million in a state-of-the-art equipment

Leading flexible packaging experts Saica Flex Enniskillen has invested in a Bobst CL850 lamination machine, transforming its offer while supporting the ongoing growth in its lamination and cold seal categories.

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Irish companies unite to ramp up production of Covid-19 testing kits and PPE

    Irish companies unite to ramp up production of Covid-19 testing kits and PPE

Two Irish companies — SL Controls and SteriPack — are working together to bring swab testing kits for Covid-19 to the US and global market. The companies are also supporting

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JENTON APPOINTED AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR PRONOVA ‘JOKER®’ BAGGING EQUIPMENT AND SUPREME PLASTICS BAGS AND POUCHES

    JENTON APPOINTED AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR PRONOVA ‘JOKER®’ BAGGING EQUIPMENT AND SUPREME PLASTICS BAGS AND POUCHES

Complete packaging solution specially developed to offer a cost effective alternative to form-fill-seal for food, medical and DIY markets   Jenton International Ltd – part of The Jenton Group (www.jenton.co.uk)

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MSO to grow Belfast factory with £5 million investment and 35 new jobs

    MSO to grow Belfast factory with £5 million investment and 35 new jobs

East Belfast-based packaging company MSO Cleland Ltd is to tap further into growing demand for sustainable packaging by making a £5 million investment in its business and creating 35 jobs.

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Quinn Rebrands to Mannok as 2019 results show company in strongest position since acquisition

    Quinn Rebrands to Mannok as 2019 results show company in strongest position since acquisition

‘Mannok’ is the new identity for Quinn Industrial Holdings, a name which the company’s familiar brands ‘Quinn Building Products’ and ‘Quinn Packaging’ will now transition to. The rebrand coincides with

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UK drinks manufacturer invests in new canning line

    UK drinks manufacturer invests in new canning line

UK-based soft drinks manufacturer, Clearly Drinks, has announced plans to invest in a new canning facility at its headquarters in the north-east of England, which is expected to be operational from March

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MANUFACTURING FIRM TO INVEST £2M WITH INVEST NI SUPPORT

    MANUFACTURING FIRM TO INVEST £2M WITH INVEST NI SUPPORT

A packaging manufacturing company is to invest more than £2m in skills development at its West Belfast and Antrim facilities, with the firm having been backed by Invest NI. Huhtamaki

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Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

    Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

This summer, despite major operational obstructions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heineken UK is rolling out its innovative 100% plastic-free cardboard topper across thousands of UK retailers. The topper

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Welsh manufacturer leading the ‘new normal’ in tamper evidence packaging

    Welsh manufacturer leading the ‘new normal’ in tamper evidence packaging

Viscose Closures, a Swansea-based manufacturer of caps, closures and security seals, is leading the emerging ‘new normal’ in tamper evidence packaging. The company, based at Swansea Enterprise Park, provides environmentally

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Jenton Ariana’s new high speed pack turner capable of increasing production capacity by 150%

    Jenton Ariana’s new high speed pack turner capable of increasing production capacity by 150%

In line, fully automatic system is capable of rotating trays for top sealing and many other applications from narrow edge

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New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers

    New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers
The European Commission has adopted the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan. It is one of the main building blocks
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Schur®Star Packs GMP Approved Medicinal Cannabis in White Room Conditions

    Schur®Star Packs GMP Approved Medicinal Cannabis in White Room Conditions
Pre-made bags in combination with flexibility, simplicity and white room compatibility of the Schur®Star Packaging Machine convinced one of Europe’s
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Huhtamaki Opens a Paper Straw Manufacturing Facility in Northern Ireland

    Huhtamaki Opens a Paper Straw Manufacturing Facility in Northern Ireland

Huhtamaki, a global specialist in packaging for food and drink, has opened a new, state-of-the-art foodservice packaging manufacturing facility in Northern

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Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic

    Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic

Plastics Action Alliance, the recently formed group that comprises of 11 leading agricultural processing and food businesses in Ireland, has

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Zeus Expands as It Opens New Dublin Premises

    Zeus Expands as It Opens New Dublin Premises

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has officially opened its state-of-the-art €15 million Dublin premises with the announcement of its

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New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

    New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

Nine of Ireland’s leading agricultural processing and food businesses have come together to make the plastic packaging in their respective

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EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

    EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU. These

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Irish Global Packaging Solutions Company Announces €27 Million Investment

    Irish Global Packaging Solutions Company Announces €27 Million Investment

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has announced a €27 million investment in new premises in Dublin and the UK.

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European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

    European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, has been adopted. It is a part of the transition towards a more circular

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Mintel Announces Five Global Packaging Trends For 2018

    Mintel Announces Five Global Packaging Trends For 2018

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming

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