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Filmic upgrade in Gotha by Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison has expanded its coating and laminated capabilities for self-adhesive label and packaging films at its plant in Gotha, Germany, at a cost of €7 million (US$8.6m).

APR unveils final sleeve recommendations

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), a trade organisation representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, has released the final report of the Sleeve Label Working Group detailing recommendations the packaging industry can use to mitigate the impact of sleeve labels on the recycling of PET bottles.

Label maker plans $18m expansion

Reel-fed label manufacturer Americk Webtech has announced an £11 million ($17.8m) expansion plan at its Enniskillen, Northern Ireland factory that will see it install two new printing presses and create 35 jobs.

Sleeves join the party

Glow-in-the-dark sleeves from CCL Decorative Sleeves are helping to convey the day and night image of a new water brand that is ‘Ibiza personified’.

Americk rolls out new branding

Americk Packaging has unveiled its new branding livery to be adopted across all five of sites, following a series of acquisitions that spread the company's operations across labelling, cartons and flexibles.

Gizeh growth expected with Canada plant

Germany-based plastics packaging producer, Gizeh, is establishing a production unit in Canada to supply its customers in North America and expand its business there.

SATO secures share of RFID business

SATO, a provider of barcode printing, labelling and EPC/RFID solutions, has completed a strategic investment in Nexgen Packaging, a supplier of apparel brand identification and packaging products.

Synchronised thinking from German label maker

Germany's Bizerba has introduced a label management service in order to synchronise production, warehousing and delivery of labels with the needs and production plans of its customers on a long-term basis. This has been made possible by the completion of its logistics centre in Bochum, which has printers and storage capacity for more than 3.2 billion labels.

Constantia spears label maker

Austria's Constantia Flexibles Group has continued on the acquisition trail by agreeing to buy label manufacturer Spear Group.

Nominal cost to change, claims printing company

A UK-based printer of packaging films has claimed that the introduction of new front-of-pack labelling makes "virtually no difference" to flexible packaging costs and manufacturers should embrace this "consumer-positive change".