Nestle to sell North American water brands for $4.3 billion
Nestlé SA has a deal to sell its North American bottled water business in the U.S. and Canada to private equity group One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos & Co.
Coca-Cola unveils 100 per cent recycled PET bottles in U.S.
The beverage giant’s rPET innovations span its product portfolio and include multiple brands and packaging sizes.
Viking-era Greenland inspires rPET water bottle concept by Sidel
The NUUK brand takes its name from Greenland’s capital and the fjords that make it famous.
Reusable plastic container maker IFCO signs multi-year supplier deal with Walmart
The deal makes IFCO Walmart’s exclusive RPC packaging provider for select fresh fruits and vegetables distributed in the U.S.
JLS Automation names national sales manager for Canada
The York, Pa.-based robotic automation supplier has appointed industry veteran Paul Swietlinski to the position.
McMaster University Hospital partners with Printex Transparent Packaging for new plastic face shield
The goal was to provide a better face shield with more protection for ultrasound technologists.
European flexible packaging manufacturers “very concerned” about polymer shortage and price development
The Flexible Packaging Europe association blames force majeure declarations, maintenance announcements, and price increases by European polymer manufacturers for creating sudden and significant shortages.
Canada plastic pact launched to improve recycling, composting rate
Made up from more than 40 companies, the pact aims to recycle or compost 50 per cent of Canada’s plastic packaging by 2025.
Graham Packaging unveils new website and brand identity
The redesign is meant to reflect what the company calls its commitment to “smart, sustainable packaging”.
Sudpack acquires LPF Flexible Packaging
Headquartered in Grootegast, the Netherlands, LPF manufactures high-barrier films for sensitive products.
New transparent PVC film capable of inactivating coronavirus
Developed by Braskem and AlpFilm, the film can inactivate 79.9% of the new coronavirus in three minutes and 99.99% in up to 15 minutes.
ProMach acquires flexible packaging supplier Bartelt
The purchase is designed to expand ProMach’s North American base for flexible packaging solutions and further strengthens its portfolio of pouch packaging solutions.
Intertape Polymer Group investing $45 million to expand Virginia facility
The expansion to the plant in Danville will add 30,000 square feet and create 50 new jobs.
Compostable bioplastics supplier Novamont boosts European presence with BioBag acquisition
BioBag is a Norwegian supplier of waste collection and packaging.
Investment firm SK Capital buys packaging thermoformer Lacerta Group
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Mansfield, Mass., Lacerta makes packaging primarily for the food sector.
ProAmpac acquires U.K.-based Rapid Action Packaging
The deal is designed to extend ProAmpac’s flexible packaging capabilities into the fresh prepared and ready-to-eat retail market.
Wine bottle closures made from recycled ocean plastic
The new closures are the result of a partnership between Guala Closures and Oceanworks.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board becomes part owner of TricorBraun
Along with private equity group Ares Management Corp., Ontario Teachers’ will acquire a majority of shares in the St. Louis-based packaging distributor.
Specialized Packaging Group bought by investment firm Altamont Capital Partners
Baldwinsville, N.Y.-based SPG manufactures protective packaging products that operates under two divisions, Ivex and Engineered Packaging.
Selig Group acquires container and packaging solutions provider Performance Systematix
Performance Systematix will operate as a subsidiary of Selig and continue to operate from its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Packaging supplier Plastic Coated Papers installs second Davis-Standard extrusion coating line
The installation comes as the Pensacola, Fla.-based company positions itself for future expansion.
Avery Dennison acquires overlaminate supplier Acpo Ltd.
The deal includes the majority of Acpo’s assets, including coating, finishing and distribution operations at its Oak Harbor, Ohio, headquarters, as well as three finishing and distribution sites in the U.S.
Investment firm Morgan Stanley buys AWT Labels & Packaging
Founded in 1976, Minneapolis, Minn.-based AWT is said to hold a top three market position in the medical device labels and clinical trials labels segments.
Fortis Solutions buys labels and flexible packaging supplier Kala Packaging
Orem, Utah-based packaging supplier Kala Packaging LLC has been…
Coca-Cola Canada Bottling announces expanded operations in Ontario and Quebec
The company will invest more than $35 million to move some of its manufacturing from the U.S. to the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal.
Primary Packaging acquires tamper-evident bag maker Packaging Horizons
Easton, Pa.-based Packaging Horizons prints different security overwrap films, which can be used in pharmaceutical, medical, and food packaging applications.
Berlin Packaging expands in Europe with two acquisitions
The acquisition of packaging suppliers Repli and Pentapackaging are designed to strengthen Berlin Packaging’s product offerings in Spain and Italy.
Sabic, Netstal partner on thin-wall packaging applications
Cooperation between Sabic and Netstal, KM’s injection molding machine brand, will focus on application, material, and processing innovations.
SK Capital agrees to acquire packaging blow molder Ipackchem
The New York City-based private equity firm has entered into exclusive negotiations to buy France-based Ipackchem from French private investment firm Sagard Holdings.
Spartech buys specialty film maker Tufpak
Tufpak produces custom and stock engineered plastic films designed for biohazard bags, medical devices, and biopharma packaging.
Graham Partners buys flexible packaging business from Berry Global
The private investment firm will combine the Berry business with its own Advanced Barrier Extrusions LLC flexible packaging unit, which it acquired in August 2018.
Spectrum Plastics Group buys medical packaging converter PeelMaster
The deal expands Alpharetta, Ga.-based Spectrum’s medical packaging business.