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UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

    UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Trail, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The features

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Amcor to expand healthcare packaging capabilities

    Amcor to expand healthcare packaging capabilities

Amcor, a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions, has announced an investment to establish new thermoforming capabilities for medical packaging in its healthcare packaging facility at Sligo

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i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

    i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been awarded with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time for innovation. The company, who previously won their first

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Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

    Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

Sustainability, the packaging industry’s most contentious topic, is set to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, with the event organiser, Easyfairs, announcing the launch of ‘The Sustainability Trail’.

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Canon Group acquires Edale to strengthen label and packaging business

    Canon Group acquires Edale to strengthen label and packaging business

Canon Group has acquired UK-based packaging converting equipment manufacturer Edale, with the aim of strengthening Canon’s label and packaging business, and creating opportunities for future developments. Through this acquisition, Canon

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AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

    AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

AM Labels Limited, an award-winning supplier of complete labelling solutions including manufacturing and warehouse automation, barcoding and RFID systems, has relocated to a larger premises to expand its business operations.

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€12 million investment by EirGen Pharma

    €12 million investment by EirGen Pharma

EirGen Pharma has acquired a new building in the IDA Industrial Estate in Waterford which will facilitate an expansion of its Oral Solid Dose manufacturing and packaging capabilities. The new

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Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

    Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

Diageo is making a £40.5 million investment to expand capacity at its packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Runcorn, England, which is set to support the growth of Guinness

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New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

    New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

A major new report, ‘ReShaping Plastics – Pathways to a Circular, Climate Neutral Plastics System in Europe’, finds that a fully circular, net zero carbon emissions plastics system in Europe

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Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

    Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

Bord Bia has developed a new Food Processor Standard (FPS), which combines and replaces the Meat Processor Quality Assurance Standard* (MPQAS) and the Prepared Fruit and Vegetable Standard (PFVS). The Standard is designed to

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

    Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship packaging event, will reunite the industry when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The show will feature suppliers

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Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

    Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

Intel has announced the first phase of its plans to invest as much as 80 billion euros in the European Union over the next decade along the entire semiconductor value

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New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

    New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

One of the UK’s leading label manufacturers is disrupting the packaging market with the launch of its new service to provide SMEs with greater flexibility and more affordable packaging solutions.

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Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

    Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge has announced £30 million in funding for 18 groundbreaking collaborative projects. These projects support the achievement of the UK Plastics Pact and have

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CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

    CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging) has announced a major collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to co-fund investigations into how flexible packaging can be best designed to be

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Sirane Group invests in board innovation and sustainable packaging

    Sirane Group invests in board innovation and sustainable packaging

Innovative English packaging manufacturer Sirane Group has made a multi-million-pound investment in a new site for its innovative board division. The new site, just a few miles away from its

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Pure Roast Coffee secures first GB supermarket deal worth £1 million

    Pure Roast Coffee secures first GB supermarket deal worth £1 million

Lisburn-based coffee roasting, packaging and distribution specialist, Pure Roast Coffee, has secured its first contract with a major retailer in Great Britain. The £1 million deal will see the company

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Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

    Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been funded by Innovate UK to develop additives and processing methods that will drastically increase the recycled content of plastic bottles. This will help manufacturers meet

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Ardagh Group to acquire Consol for $1 billion

    Ardagh Group to acquire Consol for $1 billion

Ardagh Group, the international packaging business which traces its origins back to glass manufacturing in Dublin in the 1930’s, has agreed to acquire Consol Holdings Proprietary Limited, the leading producer

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Zeus founder Brian O’Sullivan named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021

    Zeus founder Brian O’Sullivan named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021

Brian O’Sullivan (pictured), Chairman and founder of Irish-owned global packaging company Zeus, has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021. Brian O’Sullivan founded Zeus in 1998 and has built

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Ardagh Metal Packaging to invest $200 million in Northern Ireland

    Ardagh Metal Packaging to invest $200 million in Northern Ireland

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) plans to build a new state-of-the-art $200 million beverage can plant in Northern Ireland. The plant will be located near Belfast and will service the growing

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Schütz acquires GEM Plastics in Ireland

    Schütz acquires GEM Plastics in Ireland

Schütz GmbH & Co KGaA, a leading manufacturer of high-quality transport packaging, has signed a purchase agreement for 100% of the shares in GEM Plastics Ltd of Ireland. The Irish

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

    Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 16 & 17 February 2022 to kick-start the year for the whole packaging journey, from design and development through to packing, filling

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Zeus acquires Limerick Packaging

    Zeus acquires Limerick Packaging

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has announced the acquisition of Limerick Packaging, a leading supplier to the Irish

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Robinsons ready to drink, Lipton Ice Tea and drench move to 100% recycled plastic bottles following Britvic’s £5 million investment support in Esterform Packaging Ltd

    Robinsons ready to drink, Lipton Ice Tea and drench move to 100% recycled plastic bottles following Britvic’s £5 million investment support in Esterform Packaging Ltd

Britvic, which is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of

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TriMas Packaging’s Affaba & Ferrari™ to introduce tethered cap solutions

    TriMas Packaging’s Affaba & Ferrari™ to introduce tethered cap solutions

A few years ago, images of dead seagulls with their bellies full of plastic particles traveled around the world. The

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Countdown to first UK live event for the processing and packaging industry

    Countdown to first UK live event for the processing and packaging industry

In a few weeks’ time, PPMA Show 2021 will return to the NEC Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, from September 28th-

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – MULTIVAC

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – MULTIVAC

MULTIVAC is one of the leading suppliers of integrated packaging & automation solutions. With innovative cutting-edge technology and a comprehensive

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Durham Box continues rapid expansion

    Durham Box continues rapid expansion

A significant period of growth for leading corrugated packaging manufacturer, Durham Box, has seen the firm expanding its factory and

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Mondelēz UK moves to recyclable packaging for Dairylea and Philadelphia brands

    Mondelēz UK moves to recyclable packaging for Dairylea and Philadelphia brands

Mondelēz UK has announced a move to recyclable packaging for its cheese brands, Dairylea, the number one[1] processed cheese brand in

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Schubert UK takes on leadership role in the UK’s largest industry association for process and packaging machine automation

    Schubert UK takes on leadership role in the UK’s largest industry association for process and packaging machine automation

The Processing and Packaging Machine Association (PPMA) is an umbrella organisation representing over 550 member companies.  Since its foundation in

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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  

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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%

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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

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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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