Flexographic print firm Learoyd Packaging, based in Burnley, UK, has been acquired by US powerhouse Coveris, claimed to be the sixth-largest plastics packaging company in the world, with 64 plants across North America, Europe, the Middle East and China.
Packaging buyers are being asked to pay too much for treated and printed lidding films, with some currently expected to pay as much as 20 per cent more than they should be, claims UK-based converter TCL Packaging of Telford.
Atlas Converting Equipment has won the C2 European Converting Innovation Award for 2013 at the ICE Europe exhibition in Munich, Germany, for the advanced design of its 'next generation' Titan SR9 Series slitter rewinders.
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".
UK-based Domino Printing Sciences continues to invest heavily in research and development despite the tough economic environment causing its annual financial results to drop slightly below the 2011 figures.
Flint Group Print Media Europe's operation in Sweden and Denmark has appointed Heidelberg as its exclusive distributor for brands including K+E sheetfed offset inks, Varn Press Room Chemicals and dayGraphica blankets.
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