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          facility in Pleasant Prairie is designed to “expand Nosco’s   Mcompany Amcor  has
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          healthcare industry. Audits of the facility are due to   technology to produce
          start later this month, with its full opening scheduled   high-performance flexible
          for later this year. Nosco president Craig Curran said:   packaging. The company has
          “Nosco continues to lead as a premier provider of printed   installed the Bobst Master
          packaging. Our decision to consolidate our workforce   D 1000 S multi-technology
          into this new world-class facility is a true testament to   laminator at its Sustainability
          our people and our customers. “Through this critical   Centre of Excellence (CoE)
          expansion effort, we will continue our commitment      in Ghent, Belgium.  Amcor
          to quality and service, supporting customer orders in   technical director Kris Buysens said: “The technical
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          headquarters building will become home to the majority
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          also work at the site. This consolidation is intended to   machine where multiple adhesive technologies can
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          provide supplementary training and development among   the challenging demands from our customers and
          continue to work from its existing facilities in Illinois,   the result of ‘close collaboration’ between Bobst and
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                                                                 Amcor’s requirements. Amcor will use the technology
                                                                 to develop and test multi-layer product solutions while
                                                                 reducing the company’s carbon footprint. The CoE in
                                                                 Ghent was opened in 2019 as part of Amcor’s endeavour
                                                                 to enhance its position in packaging innovation, as well
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                                                                 products recyclable or reusable by 2025. Mr Buysens
                                                                 said: “Innovative packaging design, improved recycling
                                                                 infrastructure and consumers playing their part is all
                                                                 key to protect the environment. “For converters, this
                                                                 means starting [with] traditional laminated products
                                                                 but reaching right across the entire converting
          recently began production, printing pharmaceutical     SURFHVV ´:H ZHUH WKH ÀUVW SDFNDJLQJ SURGXFHU LQ WKH
          folding cartons on our Bobst Expertfold 110. This week,
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                                                                 all our products recyclable or reusable by 2025.“This
          Label machines. “Moving forward, the Pleasant Prairie   pledge is driving all our research and development and
          facility will be home to production for all label and carton
          orders placed hereafter that were historically produced at   to succeed, we need to have the most advanced and
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