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21 juin 18

Tekni-Plex acquires Oracle Packaging

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTekni-Plex, Inc. has acquired the healthcare packaging, performance lidstock, induction seal and specialty lamination businesses of Oracle Packaging, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Oracle Packaging is a portfolio company of Centre Lane Partners, LLC.

20 juin 18

Chemical recycling project for PET : Demeto welcomes The Coca-Cola Company to its Industrial Advisory Board

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfDemeto (Modular, scalable and high-performance DE-polymerization by MicrowavE TechnolOgy) is a European Project financed by the European Community into the framework of the Horizon 2020. The partners of the consortium are working to bring to reality a revolutionary new way to chemically recycle PET, invented by gr3n, which is both sustainable and profitable.
Emballage Digest has interviewed in the last issue (May, 2018) the CEO of Gr3n.

19 juin 18

W&H joins Ceflex to promote circular economy as a common goal

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifGerman machine builder Windmöller & Hölscher joined Ceflex. The European initiative Ceflex aims to improve the contribution of flexible packaging to the circular economy.
The aim is to find better system design solutions by 2025 through cooperation between the many players along the entire value chain.

18 juin 18

Global paper packaging industry disrupted by changes in China’s recovered paper (“RCP”) packaging policy

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfThe implementation of China’s new RCP import restrictions will be tough for US and European RCP exporters and provide opportunities for India and South-East Asia.
Containerboard and boxboard producers outside of China are currently benefiting from lower recycled fibre prices. In China, these producers are facing a growing challenge of rising prices across the chain, according to Rabobank’s latest Supply Chains report “Turning a New Page: The Impact of China’s RCP Policies on Global Paper Packaging”.

15 juin 18

Comexi expanded gamut printing system proven in practice

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfComexi Technological centre has invited two months ago Apex, Esko, Sun Chemical, Dupont, Cauchos Puntes to join together in a successful practical session in the to analyse advantages of expanded gamut versus direct colour printing.
Better changeover times, waste reduction, ink savings, reduced wash- ups, and higher quality printing. These are just some of the main advantages that expanded gamut (EG) offers compared to direct colour printing.

14 juin 18

Packaging producers should convince consumers that sustainable materials are worth the cost

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfMany companies across the globe are scrambling to develop sustainable packaging materials to reduce environmental impact. However, developing new packaging materials is a time-consuming and expensive process, and companies need to build flexibility into their supply chain and regularly update consumers on their progress to remain in the competition, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

13 juin 18

Italian packaging industry continues its world tour with stops in Mexico and Thailand

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfItalian companies are continuing their tour of leading international trade fairs as part of the intense 2018 promotional programme organised by Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association).

12 juin 18

BW Papersystems expands corrugated line with historic acquisition of K&H

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfBW Papersystems, a Barry-Wehmiller company and capital equipment supplier for the paper industry, has acquired Dongguan K&H Machinery Co. Ltd. Partnership marks Barry-Wehmiller’s first acquisition in Asia.

11 juin 18

Automatica : Stäubli Robotics announces a world premiere

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifAt Automatica Exhbition, Stäubli will present the world debut of the new Stäubli SCARA robots.

8 juin 18

European glass industry for cleaner and healthier oceans


Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifEurope’s Friends of Glass community has signed a partnership with marine conservation organisation Surfrider Foundation Europe, in support of activities to protect the ocean for future generations. Partnership will preserve an additional 300,000m² of beach in 2018.

7 juin 18

Thyssenkrupp proposes a Packaging Steel App with interactive functions

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifWith the 2.0 update, the thyssenkrupp Packaging Steel App now has new interactive functions which bring a significant added value to the users. Customers from the packaging steel industry now can receive relevant information even easier, in digital form via their smartphone.

6 juin 18

Smurfit Kappa Group : superior performance and prospects as an independent business

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfSmurfit Kappa Group notes the announcement by International Paper Company that it does not intend to make an offer for Smurfit Kappa and that it is now bound by the restrictions under Rule 2.8 of the Irish Takeover Rules.
And re-affirms strong 2018 EBITDA outlook.

5 juin 18

Perstorp AB and 3D4Makers sign a Joint Venture agreement to form a 3D Printing materials company

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfPerstorp AB, global specialty chemicals company, and 3D4Makers, a high performance 3D printing filament producer, are joining forces with a new Joint Venture: ElogioAM, to bring new material solutions in order to advance the additive manufacturing industry.

4 juin 18

DS Smith Plc to acquire north american corrugated packaging business

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfDS Smith acquires Corrugated Container Corporation (CCC), a high-quality corrugated packaging company in North America. This investment includes four facilities in North America. The acquisition follows DS Smith’s recent purchase of Interstate Resources, building on the company’s paper and packaging capacity in the region.

1 juin 18

Jabil Packaging Solutions joins new Amazon Dash Replenishment Service providers Program

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfJabil Packaging Solutions, a division of Jabil has joined the Amazon Dash Replenishment Service (DRS) Solution Providers program. Program enables brands to streamline smart packaging solution development while building automated ordering and replenishment experiences for customers.

31 mai 18

Sato makes £7M investment in UK site

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfProvider of labelling and auto-identification solutions, Sato UK has invested £7 million in a new state-of-the-art production facility adjacent to its existing site in Harwich, UK.

30 mai 18

Printer manufacturer Leibinger expands in France

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfIn view of offering quick service to its industrial customers in France, German printer manufacturer Leibinger is establishing a service network in the neighboring country. Partnership with French printing specialist Capcod strengthens service in France.

29 mai 18

European Commission and reduction of single use plastics : EuPC’s first comments

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfEuPC regrets that the European Commission has put forward the proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, that mainly targets so-called “single use plastics” and fishing gear, especially in the context of the recent Plastics Strategy Communication.
This proposal represents a symbolic attack on a category of poorly defined products which leads to confusion of end users and causes fragmentation of the Single Market. It contains a definition of single use products, which is misleading and does not reflect industrial classification.

28 mai 18

Maier Packaging becomes part of Optima packaging group

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfMaier Packaging GmbH becomes a fully-owned subsidiary of Optima packaging group GmbH, Schwaebisch Hall. The two companies share a long-standing business relationship.
The company has been set up in 1985 and is now in special solutions for production and packaging lines in dairy industry.

25 mai 18

Desperados Futuredition : entering augmented reality

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifHave you ever stepped through a door leading into another dimension? With the new augmented reality edition Heineken Entreprise enables to do exactly that – directly through the Desperados label. After their first successful promotion with Desperados Augmentée last year they teamed up again with long-term partners 9ème Concept and CCL Label to realise another limited edition.

24 mai 18

SKG acquires Reparenco and strengthens in recycled containerboard in Europe

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfSmurfit Kappa Group acquires Reparenco, a privately owned paper and recycling business in the Netherlands, for a cash consideration of approximately €460 million following a competitive process. SKG’s integrated business accelerates SKG’s strategic objectives under its Medium Term Plan.

23 mai 18

Stora Enso accelerates growth in renewable materials by co-operating with the start-up Sulapac

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfStora Enso and Sulapac have signed a joint development agreement to combat the global problem of plastic waste by accelerating the use of fully renewable, recyclable and biodegradable materials in packaging.

22 mai 18

Achema 2018 : Antares Vision discovers the last breakthrough innovations

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfAntares Vision will be at Achema (11-15 june) with last breakthrough innovations.

18 mai 18

O-I closes a plant in Atlanta

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfOwens-Illinois has finalized plans to cease production at its Atlanta, GA, plant. The closure is expected to occur on or after July 18, 2018. approximately 250 people impacted. Current customers of the plant will be served by other domestic plants in the O-I network.

16 mai 18

Significant new investors to Sulapac

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifThe Finnish Sulapac who proposes a wood and natural binders material that is biodegradable and free of microplastics for packaging, has received new investments in order to accelerate its internationalisation and R&D.

15 mai 18

Tekni-Plex acquires Commodore Plastics/Commodore Technology

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTekni-Plex, Inc. has acquired Commodore Plastics and Commodore Technology under a newly-formed subsidiary, Dolco LLC. Both businesses are based in Bloomfield, New York.

14 mai 18

ProAmpac acquires Gateway Packaging Company

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfProAmpac, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing flexible packaging companies, acquires Gateway Packaging Company (Gateway), a flexible packaging and technical products company headquartered in White House, Tennessee.

4 mai 18

Changes to the KHS Executive Management Board concerning the sales and service division

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfKHS in Dortmund, Germany, international manufacturer of lines and machines for applications in the beverage filling and packaging industry, belongs to the Salzgitter Group’s high-growth technology business unit. As part of its Strategy 2021 program Salzgitter AG plans to further expand its technology business unit.

3 mai 18

Total and Polystyvert join forces on the recycling of household post-consumer polystyrene

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfPolymers Business unit of Total and Polystyvert, a Montreal-based clean technology startup with an innovative method for polystyrene recycling, have signed an agreement to work together on the dissolution and purification of household post-consumer polystyrene.

2 mai 18

Mondi Group signs an agreement to acquire NPP in Egypt

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfMondi has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares in National Company for Paper Products and Import & Export S.A.E for a total consideration of EGP510 million (€23.7 million) on a debt and cash free-basis.