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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.
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.
Mondi Group, South Africa, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 90% of the outstanding share capital in Kalenobel (Kale Nobel Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi), Turkey, from ARGUS Capital, a CEE focused private equity group, and M. Olcay Hephiz, one of the company's founders, for about EUR 90 million on a debt-and-cash-free basis (consideration for 90% of the business).
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.
Amcor, Australia, has now completed the acquisition of Alusa, which is the largest flexible packaging business in South America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smurfit Kappa, Ireland, has developed a new Pouch-Up® packaging solution for Pressade to help with its goal of making juice a more integral part of the family breakfast routine. The Pressade "La Fabrique à jus" has won an Oscar de L'Emballage award for its convenience and ability to keep the product fresher for longer.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has introduced standup pouches to its flexible packaging product portfolio.
Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, has added the Flexible Packaging Market - Forecasts from 2017 to 2022 report to its offering.
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.
U.S. flexible packaging specialist Sealed Air Corp., Charlotte, N.C., USA, has launched production at a new food packaging plant at Volgograd in southwestern Russia. Group subsidiary CJSC Sealed Air Kaustik opened the facility in a renovated factory on the Volgograd industrial complex of local partner, Russian chemicals company JSC Kaustik.
Ahlstrom, Finland, is strengthening its position in Europe as a supplier of fully compostable infusion materials for single-serve coffee capsules together with two best-in-class coffee houses.
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.
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.
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.