Canadian Plastics

Printpack buys U.S. medical flexibles plant from Amcor

The changes keep coming for global packaging manufacturer Amcor Ltd.

October 10, 2010   Canadian Plastics

The changes keep coming for global packaging manufacturer Amcor Ltd.

 

The Melbourne, Australia-based company has sold its medical flexible packaging facility in Marshall, N.C., to Atlanta-based Printpack Inc.  

 

The Marshall facility manufactures films that are converted into header bags and forming films for sterilizable medical devices. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

 

“We have been investigating the medical packaging market for quite some time,” said Printpack President Dennis Love in a news release. “Timing was right to acquire Amcor’s Marshall facility and we are excited to be entering this new market.”

 

Founded in 1956, Printpack is a flexible packaging and specialty rigid container manufacturer.  

 

The sale was required by the U.S. Department of Justice to secure approval of Amcor’s 2009 acquisition of Alcan’s Medical Flexibles business, the news release said.

 

Just two weeks ago, Amcor bought B-Pack Due SpA, a cast polypropylene (PP) film manufacturer based in Campiglia Marittima, Italy, for 43 million euros.  Amcor also purchased Ball Plastics in August for US$280 million.


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