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.
PPC Flexible Packaging buys flexible packaging converter Custom Poly Bag
Headquartered in Alliance, Ohio, Custom Poly Bag serves bakery, medical, and specialty consumer markets with capabilities that include film extrusion, printing, and bag operations.
Fanuc America teams up with Plus One Robotics on AI-enabled logistics solution
The new automated fulfillment solution combines a Fanuc robot with Plus One’s AI-powered PickOne perception system.
ProAmpac acquires Canadian packaging suppliers Rosenbloom Groupe Inc., Hymopack, and Dyne-A-Pak
All three packaging supply brands will continue in Canada and will maintain operations at their current manufacturing facilities.
Packaging supplier Cascades to close its Laval, Quebec plant
The plant, which specializes in the manufacture of napkins for the away-from-home market, will be shuttered on June 30, 2021.
Windmöller & Hölscher names Peter Steinbeck as new CEO
Effective January 2021 Steinbeck succeeds Jürgen Vutz, who has been named to the film extrusion, printing and converting equipment maker’s board of directors.
Altium Packaging buys blow molder SFB Plastics
Founded in 1970 as a provider of thermoformed plastic freezer spacers, SFB Plastics company expanded into rigid packaging in 1976 and has specialized in HDPE blow molding of industrial containers for over 40 years.
Amcor adds face masks to healthcare product portfolio
The face masks meet general purpose-use requirements with a triple layer consisting of a non-woven inner and outer layer, and a melt-blown middle layer.
Nova, Pregis partner to support clean water initiative
Nova is donating film resins to Pregis for the production of its Inspyre brand line of protective packaging, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Uzima Clean Water Mission.
New study shows benefits of chemical recycling to global plastic packaging recycling rates
More investment in the chemical recycling process could see the global plastic packaging recycling rate hit 50 per cent by 2040, market analyst Wood Mackenzie says.
Ontario packaging supplier HT Productions receiving $3.9 million in federal funding
The Hamilton-based company will use the funding to add on to its facility, purchase new advanced manufacturing equipment, and implement a customer-centric online system for customer orders.