Flexible packaging set for solid growth in Middle East and Africa: PCI Films Consulting

Flexible packaging set for solid growth in Middle East and Africa: PCI Films Consulting

A new report from PCI Films Consulting forecasts that flexible packaging demand in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) will expand at 5% per year over the next five years.

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Nichrome India looks to Africa and Middle East

Nichrome India looks to Africa and Middle East

Nichrome India Limited, which supplies vertical form fill sealing (VFFS) machines, is aiming for 30% growth in Africa markets.

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Heidelberg debuts Dymatrix XL 145 CSB die-cutter

Heidelberg debuts Dymatrix XL 145 CSB die-cutter

A peak-performance format 6 die-cutting machine from Heidelberg has been unveiled for industrial-scale carton manufacturers.

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Omar Farid to head PepsiCo in MEA

Omar Farid to head PepsiCo in MEA

Omar Farid, previously SVP and business unit GM for GCC Beverages at PepsiCo, has moved from Saudi Arabia to PepsiCo’s Dubai headquarters to take on the role of president for the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

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Sharjah expo gives insights on halal trade

Sharjah expo gives insights on halal trade

OIC Halal Middle East is about to host 125 firms specialised in the halal trade at the Expo Centre Sharjah in the UAE.

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Flint launches nyloflex dryer and light finisher

Flint launches nyloflex dryer and light finisher

Flint Group Flexographic Products has extended its portfolio with the nyloflex Dryer FIII and nyloflex Light Finisher FIII.

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UAE launches packaging overhaul to fight obesity

UAE launches packaging overhaul to fight obesity

Large drinks cups could be banned across the UAE under an initiative to tackle unhealthy lifestyles.

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Manipal merger creates packaging giant targeted at Africa, Asia and Middle East

Manipal merger creates packaging giant targeted at Africa, Asia and Middle East

A merger of the packaging businesses of Manipal Technologies (MTL) and Utility Printpack has created an India-based packaging group with Africa and the Middle East firmly in its sights.

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Dubai’s Express Group is sold to Saudi firm

Dubai’s Express Group is sold to Saudi firm

Alkhabeer Capital, a Saudi Arabia-based investment bank, has taken a majority stake in Express Group, a Dubai-based packaging company.

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Study spotlights health risks from plastic packaging

Study spotlights health risks from plastic packaging

Bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic microwave trays, bottles and office water coolers could be triggering migraines, finds a University of Kansas study.

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