18th Jun 2020
SGS-IPS Testing of Appleton, Wisconsin, has enlarged the scope of its packaging testing lab and services. The company now offers the full suite of International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) packaging tests including ISTA 6-Amazon.com test methods. SGS-IPS Testing has received certification to perform all of the tests specified in ISTA's 7-part...
24th Dec 2019
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has become part of a new industry alliance - 4evergreen. The alliance is working to increase the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy. It aims to increase awareness about the benefits of fibre-based packaging materials, and advocate for EU legislation supporting product design for recyclability.
2nd Dec 2019
Stora Enso, along with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry, have joined hands with companies across the value chain in an initiative called 4evergreen, to drive the recycling of fibre-based packaging and collaboration in circular design and materials to move towards circular economy.
7th Oct 2019
Biaxplen, a subsidiary of Sibur, has taken over 50 per cent stake in the European BOPP film producer Manucor. The two have established a joint venture, and will share their best practices in research and development, sales and marketing, production, and technical support. Manucor's sales team will help give Biaxplen new opportunities in the European...
20th Sep 2019
H B Fuller has unveiled a duo of technologies - Advantra Smart high performance hot melt range for food-safe compliance, and FullVision, a powerful data analytics consultancy service designed to connect packaging manufacturers with continuous performance and quality improvement - in the EIMEA market comprising Europe, India, Middle East and Africa.
2nd Aug 2019
TemperPack, leader in sustainable thermal packaging, has been granted patent for its advanced thermal and protective packaging material made from bonded polysaccharide particles by the US Patent Office. This patent is the first related to ClimaCell, the company's latest and most advanced material, which was introduced to the market late last year.
8th Jul 2019
Berry has completed the acquisition of RPC Group for a purchase price of approximately $6.5 billion, which includes approximately $4.3 billion of cash paid for the equity interest in RPC and $2.2 of net debt and estimated transaction related costs, subject to closing adjustments. Berry is a supplier of innovative rigid, flexible, and non-woven products.
6th Apr 2019
Bag Corp, a pioneer of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) market, has acquired Propex Foreign Holdings, a subsidiary of Propex Global, in its 50th anniversary year. Bag Corp, headquartered in Richardson, TX, US, is a bulk handling and supply chain solutions provider helping businesses manage all their bulk handling needs from one source.
23rd Mar 2019
Bulgarian film manufacturer Plastchim-T will upgrade its 6,6 m line to 5-layer film production which will enlarge its product portfolio with a wide variety of higher value quality films. The production of specialty films at existing, smaller lines with lower output is a suitable alternative to the increased worldwide production capacity of commodity...