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Erema expands its global trial centres

Recycling systems supplier Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen (Erema) has announced the expansion of its global trial centres and technical support network.

Thermoformer expands with new equipment

US-based packaging converter Lacerta has taken the number of thermoformers installed at its Mansfield, Massachussetts, plant over the past two years to five, with the addition of two Sencorp Ultra machines, as it aims to keep up with growing demand.

Kortec to join Milacron family

A year on from its acquisition of hot runner manufacturer, Mold-Masters, Milacron LLC has agreed to acquire Kortec, a supplier of co-injection technology solutions to the packaging industry.

Deal covers South Korean pelletisers across Europe

South Korean firm Han Jin has signed an agreement with ips Intelligent Pelletizing Solutions GmbH for the latter to take over the exclusive sales and service of its strand pelletising systems across Europe. Russia is excluded from the agreement.

Krones spins-off valve technology business

Beverage filling and packaging technology manufacturer, Krones, has founded Evoguard GmbH to operate its valve technology business on a stand-alone basis.

Eagle lands in new facility

US-based manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, Eagle Systems, has completed the acquisition of an 18,000sqft building in Ocean, New Jersey, which is four times larger than its previous operation nearby.

Middle East and Africa hungry for growth

Flexible packaging demand in the Middle East and Africa will grow by around 5 per cent a year over the next five years, as confidence in the region's growing economy encourages inward investment and greater emphasis on mass food processing, reports PCI Films Consulting.

Pro Mach to acquire capping machinery maker

Packaging systems supplier Pro Mach has signed an agreement to acquire Ets. André Zalkin & Cier, a capping machinery manufacturer based in France.

Edale expands into Asia Pacific Region

Packaging machinery supplier Edale has opened a sales office in Lamlukka, Thailand to cover its Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Dynamic growth by static supplier

Electrostatic control systems supplier Meech International has expanded and reorganised its premises in Witney, Oxfordshire, UK following a consistent increase in sales in recent years.