19 février 18

O-I's Containers achieve Cradle to Cradle certification

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifOwens-Illinois is the first food and beverage packaging company to achieve a gold rating in material health on the Cradle to Cradle Product Scorecard. "The certification provides brand owners, consumers, regulators, and shareholders tangible validation of our company's ongoing commitment to sustainability" said the group.

16 février 18

LC Packaging’s Bengali production location SA8000 recertified

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfLC Packaging, an international producer and distributor of flexible packaging, announces that its Bengali FIBC production location, Dutch-Bangla Pack ltd., is SA8000 recertified.
And the second production location will be operational in 2019.

15 février 18

Solvay awards Mondi for its sustainable performance

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfMondi Industrial Bags has been recognised by Solvay, an international chemical group, for being Solvay’s best supplier in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The award is based on research and rankings by EcoVadis in 2017, a company that monitors sustainability in global supply chains. Mondi and Solvay have been business partners for decades.

14 février 18

Schur Flexibles Group acquires three packaging locations from the Clondalkin Group

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfSchur Flexibles Group, Baden/Austria, continues to grow and acquires from Condalkin Group, Utrecht, Netherlands, the following producers of premium packaging : Cats-Hänsel with the two sites Cats Flexibles Packaging B.V., Rotterdam/Netherlands and Hänsel Flexible Packaging GmbH, Freital/Germany, as well as Nimax B.V., Elst/Netherlands. With these acquisitions, turnover is likely to grow to over 400 million euros in 2018. The intended transaction is subject to internal and external approvals including the approval by the relevant competition authorities.

13 février 18

Sulapac begins cooperation with leading Finnish jewellery company Kultakeskus

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifSulapac, creator of ecological packaging materials for cosmetics and luxury products, is to begin collaborating with Finnish jewellery company Kultakeskus.

12 février 18

Surpassing 100 acquisitions, Barry-Wehmiller looks to the future

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfBarry-Wehmiller continues to grow, and has surpassed 100 acquisitions, in January of 2018. Winkler+DünnebierGmbH - a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading provider of integrated system solutions for the mail and hygiene industries - acquired BICMA Hygiene Technologie GmbH, based in Mayen, Germany.Company has grownintoa global $3 billion organizationwith a unique caring culture.

9 février 18

Constellium to sell its Sierre plant’s assets currently leased to Novelis for €200 million

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfConstellium N.V. has signed a binding agreement with Novelis to sell the North Building Assets of its Sierre plant in Switzerland, which have been leased and operated by Novelis since 2005, and to contribute the plant’s shared infrastructure to a 50-50 joint venture with Novelis. Constellium and Novelis agreed on a total purchase price for the transactions of €200 million.

8 février 18

Aurelius completes acquisition of Spanish packaging Abelan

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfAurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA, the listed mid-market pan-European investor, completed the acquisition of Abelan Board Industrial S.L., a producer of core board and solid board packaging products operating out of Southern Europe, as of January 31, 2018. The deal represents Aurelius’ third acquisition in the European packaging sector since 2015.

7 février 18

WestRock signs definitive agreement to acquire KapStone

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfWestRock and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation has signed a definitive agreement, pursuant to which WestRock will acquire all of the outstanding shares of KapStone for $35.00 per share and will assume approximately $1.36 billion in net debt, for a total enterprise value of approximately $4.9 billion.
The transaction is subject to a number of customary closing conditions, including a vote by KapStone’s stockholders, and is expected to close during the quarter ending September 30, 2018. Upon completion of the transaction, KapStone will be integrated into WestRock’s Corrugated Packaging segment.

6 février 18

IK and Elipso welcome Plastic Strategy and recent announcement of brand owners in Davos

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfThe IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. , German Association for Plastics Packagings and Films, and ELIPSO, the French Plastic & Flexible Packaging Association, re-emphasize their support of the recently published Plastic Strategy by the European Commission.

5 février 18

FEFCO/CCB Revision of the Reel Identification and Finishing Guidelines

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfFEFCO together with Cepi ContainerBoard (CCB) have released the second edition of the Reel Identification and Finishing Guidelines, available on their websites.

2 février 18

Leonard Green & Partners to acquire ProMach

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfLeonard Green & Partners, a leading private equity investment firm, have entered into definitive agreement to acquire the company ProMach, in packaging machinery solutions from AEA Investors. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed., ProMach plans continued strong growth in the global packaging machinery marketplace.

1 février 18

Sun Chemical acquires C.T.LAY to expand portfolio for plastic and security

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfSun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have acquired C.T.LAY S.R.L.

31 janvier 18

Domino strengthens its presence in the Baltic region with Lipnus

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfDomino is expanding its presence in the Baltic region through a new partnership with Lipnus, one of the largest printing technology providers in Lithuania.

30 janvier 18

Clariant opens new masterbatch production site in Saudi Arabia

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifClariant strengthens its position in the Middle East and Africa. With a regional product portfolio, strategically located with easy access to raw materials and good logistical connections.

29 janvier 18

Waitrose pledged to not sell black plastic packaging at the end of 2019

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifThe supermarket UK Waitrose has pledged to not sell any own label food in black plastic beyond 2019. And black plastic will not be used for Waitrose meat, fish, fruit and veg by end of this year.

26 janvier 18

Sabic acquires 24.99% stake in Clariant

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfSabic acquires stakes previously held by 40 North and Corvex Management. The acquisition makes Sabic the largest Clariant shareholder.

25 janvier 18

Amcor pledges to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfAmcor wants to be the first global packaging company in making a shared, determined commitment to address the major challenge of plastics in the environment and protect the planet for tomorrow.

24 janvier 18

International Paper on Fortune's list of world's most admired companies

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfInternational Paper has been named again by Fortune magazine as one of the "Worlds Most Admired Companies". International Paper has earned this recognition fifteen times in the last sixteen years based on scores achieved in the following categories : ability to attract and retain talented people ; quality of management ; social responsibility to the community and the environment; innovativeness ; quality of products or services ; wise use of corporate assets; financial soundness ; long-term investment value ; and effectiveness in doing business globally.

23 janvier 18

Sacmi technology to play starring role in India

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfSacmi solutions for the plastics-closures industry will soon be on show at Plastindia 2018. Already a key player in the area with Sacmi Engineering – a one-stop production, sales and assistance reference point serving the entire Indian market – the Sacmi Group will soon head to India (7-12 February 2018, Gandhinagar Ahmedabad, Gujarat State) to illustrate the tried and tested advantages of compression technology in the manufacture of caps and containers.

22 janvier 18

Enocell Mill’s Stora Enso converted entirely to produce around 430,000 tons of dissolving pulp per year

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfThe group Andritz has received an order from Stora Enso to increase the capacity of the evaporation plant of their Enocell Mill in Finland. This mill, part of Stora Enso’s Biomaterials division will be converted entirely to produce around 430,000 tons of dissolving pulp per year.

19 janvier 18

Pro Carton challenges draft eu plastics strategy

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfWe published the comment of Tony Hitchin, General Manager of Pro Carton - European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers, concerning the European Commission’s strategy on Plastic waste.
Pro Carton regret that the strategy has favoured the continued use of plastics when exist more sustainable materials such as cartonboard.

18 janvier 18

Europen welcomes EU Plastics Strategy

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfEuropen welcomes the EU’s Plastics Strategy as an important contribution towards achieving the objectives of a Circular Economy and tackling (marine) littering. Europen will support and actively contribute to additional EU measures that may flow from the Strategy with regard to packaging to leverage the recently strengthened Waste Framework (WFD) and Packaging and Packaging Waste Directives (PPWD).

17 janvier 18

ProAmpac completes acquisition of Bonita Pioneer Packaging Products

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfProAmpac, flexible packaging manufacturer, who wins a Global Award for Innovative Probiotic Pouch by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has acquired Oregon-based Bonita Pioneer Packaging Products (Bonita). Specializing in paper packaging products including custom and stock shopping bags, merchandise bags, foodservice packaging, and folding cartons, Bonita product complements ProAmpac’s existing flexible packaging offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

16 janvier 18

McDonald's sets recycling goals for packaging, restaurants

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfMcDonald’s Corp is responding to customers’ No. 1 request by setting goals for switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials and offering recycling in all of its restaurants.
The world’s biggest restaurant chain will aim to get 100% of its packaging from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council certification, which ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests.

15 janvier 18

EFSA has opened a public consultation: guidance on nanomaterials

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfEFSA has opened a public consultation on its draft guidance for the risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications in the food and feed chain. The guidance covers the relevant areas within EFSA’s remit, such as novel foods, food contact materials, food and feed additives, and pesticides.

11 janvier 18

Contiweb strengthens sales organisation for growth into new markets

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfContiweb announces the enlargement of its EMEA sales team as part of an ongoing strategy of diversification and expansion, from the company’s traditional heat-set web-offset market into digital inkjet and packaging and label segments.

10 janvier 18

Andritz to supply an FRX shredder to Stora Enso, Poland

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfInternational technology Group Andritz has received an order from Stora Enso Narew Sp. z.o.o., Poland, to supply an FRX shredder and a metal separator to the mill in Ostroleka, Poland. The FRX shredder, which is part of the Andritz Franssons product line, will process rejects from the pulping processes of two existing board production lines. Start-up of the new shredder, which will process around 60 tons of rejects per day, is scheduled for January 2018.

9 janvier 18

Mondi Group acquires Powerflute

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfMondi Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares in Powerflute Group Holdings Oy), a division of Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings, for a total consideration of €365 million on an enterprise value basis. The transaction remains subject to competition clearance and customary closing conditions and is expected to complete in the first half of 2018. This acquisition is credit positive for Mondi, said Moody’s.

8 janvier 18

Revised design for recycling guidelines for polyolefin packaging

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfPlastics Recyclers Europe publishes an updated version of Design for Recycling Guidelines. The amended guidelines differentiate between the coloured and non-coloured polyolefin packaging. In addition, the guidelines will soon be integrated into the RecyClass tool.