Siegwerk launches new UV offset series for non-food packaging applications

GERMANY – Global provider of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, Siegwerk has launched a new SICURA Litho Pack series for non-food packaging applications made of paper, board and plastic substrates. The latest series is said to be versatile, low-odour UV offset inks and varnishes for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) markets. According to Siegwerk,…

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Plastic recycling in South Africa increased by 10% in 2021, reveals Plastics SA

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa recycled 344,527 tonnes of plastics during 2021 – representing a 10% increase over the previous year, reveals Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom. According to Hanekom much is still needed to be done to support local recyclers and develop the industry to its full potential, despite the increase. “In order for recycling to be effective,…

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CCBA invests US$14M in new PET plastic bottle production line to boost production in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Mozambique) has invested US$14 million in a new polyethylene phthalate (PET) plastic bottle production line at its Nampula factory. The new line will create employment opportunities and contribute to economic development in the region. Before the new plant was built, the Northern region relied on products manufactured in the Central region, over 1 000km away.…

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Coveris invests US$1.86M in linerless label manufacturing capabilities

UK – Sustainable packaging company has invested more than US$1.86 million (£1.5m) in its linerless label manufacturing capabilities. Coveris Spalding, the group’s linerless labels facility in Lincolnshire, has bought two MPS flexographic wide web presses and made further site infrastructure improvements. Already manufacturing over one billion linerless labels each year for UK and European FMCG sectors, the company said this…

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Aptar reveals plans to realign business segments to streamline operations

US – US-based material science solutions provider Aptar has unveiled its plans to realign two of its business reporting segments to streamline its operations. Aptar claims that from 1 January 2023, it will rebrand the two segments as Aptar Closures and Aptar Beauty, while its Pharma segment will remain unchanged. The company said the new segment structure will also increase…

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MCC bolsters portfolio with acquisition of LUX Global Label

US – US-based supplier of premium label solutions, Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has completed the acquisition of Philadelphia-based label solutions company, LUX Global Label. The acquisition, which closed on December 9, enhances MCC’s portfolio and capabilities in the home and personal care and pharmaceuticals market segments. Kevin Kwilinski, CEO of MCC said: “This is a truly positive and strategic step forward…

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