FMN | December 10th, 2018

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company aims to add capacity in the self-adhesive market and insource production of yoghurt lids and in-mould labels. Advanced Labels purchased its first Nilpeter FB-2500 seven years ago and has since added another two of the same model. This was its first FA flexo press. Reflex Label Plus acquired a new 14-color FA flexo press from Nilpeter , with 10 flexo printing units, two hot foil/embossing units, cold foil, and two fully inde- pendent RSI screen, for its Keighley site in England. Transcontinental Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Coveris Amer- icas , a business held by Coveris Holdings S.A., a port- folio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. The purchase price was $1.32 billion. DowDuPont planned to make a series of invest- ments totaling approximately $100 million over the next two years to expand manufacturing capacity and to modernize facilities at the Sabine River Works (SRW) plant in Orange County,Texas. Nestlé announced plans to make 100 percent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, would end up in landfill. DuPont Cyrel EASY Plates have been approved for use with Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS), according to UK-based prepress company Hamillroad Software . Bellissima DMS is distributed by Apex International , a global anilox and meter- ing solutions provider. Danish packaging company, Primoreels A/S, ac- quired a new FA flexo press from Nilpeter to in- crease printing quality, capacity, and efficiency in their production of dairy, water, and juice lids among others, and to meet growing demands from cus- tomers such as Arla Foods and Danone. Uteco Group announced the commercial availability of the Sapphire EVO digital press.The press is said to ad- dress a full range of low and high-volume applications that produce up to 20 million square meters per year. Uteco announced a strong start to 2018 with several press installations across North America. Colorado Label , located in Littleton, Colorado, installed an Onyx XS; Amerifilm , based in Kearny, New Jersey, recently installed an Onyx 808; and LPS Industries , located in Moonachie, New Jersey, also installed an Onyx XS. Ennis, Inc. , through one of its subsidiaries, acquired Allen-Bailey Tag & Label of Caledonia, New York, in a purchase of assets and assumption of trade payables. MPS Group was acquired by ABN AMRO Partici- paties , an independently managed private equity

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