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Finnish converter debuts in Africa

Finnish converter Huhtamaki is to add three new manufacturing units, including its first facility in Africa, as part of an investment programme aimed at...

Mondi moves into Europe with spouted pouches

Packaging converter Mondi has upgraded its Solec, Poland plant with machinery that enables the company to produce spouted flexible pouches for the European market,...

Austrian converter expands plant

The Röchling Group is investing €35 million ($38.8m) into its Neuhaus am Rennweg plant in Austria, creating more than 70 new jobs in the process.

Bemis acquires SteriPack

Flexible and rigid packaging converter Bemis has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the medical device packaging operations of SteriPack, a manufacturer of sterile packaging solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical sectors.

Danish converter mixes it up

RPC Promens Consumer Nordics has developed a one-litre milk bottle made entirely from a non oil-based bio polymer produced from sugar cane and mixed with special mineral filler, a feature the Danish company claims is the first on the European market.

Novolex to move into Heritage site

North American packaging converter Novolex has agreed to acquire Heritage Bag Company (HBC), a Dallas, Texas-based manufacturer of plastics can liners and other packaging products. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter.

Imagenet snaps up Rivendell

The graphics division of packaging converter Coveris has acquired Rivendell Europe, which specialises in photographic, digital and catalogue creation services, for an undisclosed sum.

German converter reports improved figures

German pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer boosted revenues by 6.8 per cent to €1.3 billion ($1.5bn) in the financial year ending 2015, increasing by 1.5 per cent on an organic basis.

Weener rebrands and relocates

Packaging converter Weener Plastics has relocated its company headquarters from Germany to The Netherlands and renamed its Plasticum facilities, which became part of the group following the integration of Plasticum in 2013.

Film converter rolls high with Davis-Standard die

Finnish film converter Rani Plast is to install Davis-Standard's largest ever seven-layer blown film die for use in agricultural applications.