Constantia Flexibles Invests in Printing Technology at Belgium Manufacturing Site

Flexible packaging and labels provider Constantia Flexibles Group has purchased a new printing technology for installation at its manufacturing site in Louvain, Belgium, in a bid to boost its pharmaceutical packaging business. The firm invested in new 4 color UV flexo press, which supports customers with small- to medium-sized batches, is scheduled to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2017. Constantia Flexibles Group Pharma Division executive vice-president Pierre-Henrread more

28.03.2017 read more

GAA Global Summit Re-cap

We welcomed a truly international crowd to the "B" Resort in Orlando on March 8-9 for the 2017 Global Summit. Everyone is focused on opportunity through capability and efficiency. Gravure is on the move - for too long we have wrestled with all that is wrong with Gravure. Well at last, the industry has owned its legacy, identified its value proposition and has a plan for the future. Breakthrough thinking along with breakthrough technology has contributed to a businesread more

22.03.2017 read more

5 major trends that dairy brands should capitalise on in 2017

With the most important event of the 2017 dairy calendar – the World Dairy Innovation Awards – just around the corner, we take a look at the five major trends that are shaping the global dairy industry today. No nasties As reducing salt, fat and sugar continues to be a priority for consumers today, naturally healthy dairy products will up the ante even further with a ‘less is more’ approach. The challenges of reformulation without compromise in taste and texture will drive inread more

15.03.2017 read more

Tobacco packaging in Singapore to be standardised to “reduce appeal”

To prevent the young from being tempted by tobacco products and take up smoking before 21 years of age, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has revealed that it will look to standardise tobacco packaging. This is along with proposing legislative changes to Parliament within a year to raise the minimum legal age for sale of tobacco products to minors, from 18 to 21 years, a change which will be phased in over a few years. According to senior minister of state for health, Amy read more

13.03.2017 read more

Constantia Flexibles acquires Italy’s leading dairy lidding company

Constantia Flexibles Group has agreed to acquire Italy’s leading dairy lidding company, TR Alucap S.r.l., for an undisclosed amount. The transaction has been completed with immediate effect. TR Alucap is located in Borgo Valsugana, near Trento, the area with the highest yoghurt production in Italy. Alucap was owned by two private equity companies and has annual sales of close to 20 million euros. It employs more than 50 employees at its plant, supplying aluminum die-cut lids read more

06.03.2017 read more

AR Packaging signs partnership for growth with Pakistan firm

Swedish packaging company AR Packaging has signed a strategic partnership to grow its cardboard carton business in Pakistan in collaboration with Packages Limited, which is based in the capital Lahore. A&R Carton, which is part of the AR Packaging group, has agreed to cooperate with Packages Limited on the manufacture, sale and marketing of cardboard packaging. AR Packaging’s CEO said that the agreement would help it to expand its presence outside Europe, while his counteread more

02.03.2017 read more


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