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Bemis to divest European medical packaging business

The European Commission has approved the flexible packaging merger between Amcor and Bemis, contingent on the latter divesting its medical packaging business in Europe. Amcor...

European PET Bottle Platform endorses perforated sleeves

The European PET Bottle Platform has awarded perforated full body sleeves used on household and personal care PET bottles a three-year temporary endorsement. Petcore Europe’s...

Chroma Color continues on acquisition trail

US-based Chroma Color Corporation has continued to grow its manufacturing footprint with the acquisition of Polymer Concentrates, which is a privately-held manufacturer of colour...

ALPLA to buy out Middle East joint venture

Austrian packaging converter ALPLA (Alpenplastik Lehner Alwin) is to buy Zamil ALPLA, which was founded as a joint venture in 2008. ALPLA expects to complete...

Significant deals shape flexible packaging sector

2018 was a watershed year for mergers and acquisitions in the global flexible packaging sector, with Amcor’s $6.8 billion all-stock purchase of US-based Bemis...

Walki and SABIC ready circular polymers

The first packaging products made using the Walki Group’s circular polymers, which are created from recycled mixed plastics waste, will be delivered to customers...

Mexican packaging wave suits Arburg

The Mexican plastics industry is witnessing a strong trend towards complex equipment and electrical machines, says injection moulding machinery maker Arburg, which is reporting...

Macro reports “unprecedented sales growth”

Canadian film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier, Macro Engineering & Technology, has reported an “unprecedented growth in sales” for the start of the year. The...

Husky embraces digitalisation

Husky Injection Molding Systems has launched a digitalised Next Generation Operating Model (NGOM) moulding solution, which the company says will revolutionise the way it...

Private equity firm to buy Nexeo Plastics

New York private equity firm, One Rock Capital Partners, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the plastics distribution business of Nexeo Solutions. The...

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