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Huhtamaki Oyj, Finland, reports that it will set up three new manufacturing units to boost growth in its Flexible Packaging business segment. The largest of the new units will be located in the greater Cairo area in Egypt and the other two in North East India. In addition, one label manufacturing unit in the Mumbai area will be relocated and modernized.
Berry Plastics Group, Evansville, Ind., USA, this week announced that it has appointed Jean-Marc Galvez president of its Consumer Packaging Division. Galvez currently serves as president for Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa for the Berry Plastics Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division.
The launch of erdbär’s (Germany) Freche Freunde´s new eco-friendly pouch demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustainability, achieving a unique position in the German snack market for kids. The premade multi-layer laminated pouch, with spout and cap, is mainly made of bio-based polyethylene obtained from renewable sources, such as sugar cane—and is a major achievement to reduce the company's environmental footprint.
Packsize International, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, a provider of On Demand Packaging® for businesses with corrugated packaging needs, yesterday (March 6) announced that it has opened a subsidiary operation in Australia.
Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, has added the Flexible Packaging Market - Forecasts from 2017 to 2022 report to its offering.
Macfarlane Packaging, the U.K.'s largest distributor of protective packaging materials, has launched the "Macfarlane Packaging Innovation Lab," designed to create solutions for even the most demanding packaging challenges.
Bobst Group SA, Switzerland, and WIFAG-Polytype Group, Switzerland, have entered into exclusive negotiations regarding a potential acquisition of WIFAG-Polytype's coating technology business, as part of the Bobst strategy to successfully drive and continuously expand its existing product portfolio.
Liqui-Box, Richmond, Va., USA, a flexible liquid packaging producer, announced this week that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire both the engineering and flexible operations of Maverick, based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Amcor, Australia, has now completed the acquisition of Alusa, which is the largest flexible packaging business in South America.
Lindsay Goldberg, New York, N.Y., USA, this week announced that it has agreed to acquire the Schur Flexibles Group, a manufacturer of flexible packaging products in Europe across a range of end markets including meat and cheese, confectionary, pharmaceutical specialties, and tobacco.
Earlier this week Amcor (Melbourne, Australia) announced the addition of a new press in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, allowing flexographic printing, gravure coating, and slitting to occur in a single pass.
Pritzker Group Private Capital, Chicago, Ill., USA, this week announced it will acquire ProAmpac, Cincinnati, Ohio, a leading global flexible packaging company, from Wellspring Capital Management, New York, N.Y.
Ampac, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, a division of ProAmpac, has engineered an improved anti-fog technology for film used in fresh produce packaging.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, this week announced that it has officially transferred ownership to the Dutch based private equity firm, Egeria. This follows the announcement in September that Egeria had signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus.
Mondi Group, South Africa, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding share capital of ZAO Uralplastic-N, Russia, from Joint Stock Company Rusnano and a private investor. The transaction is expected to complete in July 2016.
Sonoco Products Co., Hartsville, S.C., USA, reports that it has made a significant investment in the high performance film core production equipment in its Hartsville facility. This investment will enable the company to provide better quality cores for film markets.
Catalyst Paper, Richmond, B.C., Canada, has launched a complete line of new lightweight flexible food packaging papers, branded LEAP, from its FDA-compliant Biron mill in Wisconsin, USA.
Mondi Group , South Africa, has acquired 100% of the outstanding share capital of Excelsior Technologies Ltd., U.K., from funds managed by Endless LLP and certain other minority shareholders, for a total consideration of £33 million (EUR 38 million), on a debt and cash-free basis.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has introduced standup pouches to its flexible packaging product portfolio.
Vonco Products, Lake Villa, Ill., USA, a producer of high-performance flexible packaging products, this week announced that it is expanding the capabilities and capacity of its LiquaLoc Flexibles division with investments in equipment and facilities.