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ProMach expands flexible footprint with acquisition

US-based machinery maker ProMach is expanding its flexible packaging product line with the acquisition of FLtècnics, a Spanish manufacturer of horizontal form-fill-seal pouch systems...

Hershey seeks treasure with Pirate Brands acquisition

The Hershey Company is to acquire crisps manufacturer Pirate Brands from B&G Foods for $420 million. The brand portfolio includes Pirate’s Booty, Smart Puffs and Original Tings. Once...

Indian firm debuts flexographic printing

Indian firm Vishal Containers has invested in a flexographic press for the first time by purchasing an F2 MP hybrid machine manufactured by Spain's...

Laser investment taps into reclosable pack trend

A UK-based packaging producer has invested in laser equipment in order to create new business opportunities in areas including flexible packaging and easy-peel vented...

German flexibles converters join forces

Two packaging firms that have worked together for more than two decades have joined forces and established a parent company that bundles the strengths...

Sale of standalone assets drives flexibles sector

As the first half of 2018 continues to see high levels of M&A in the packaging industry, the sale of standalone assets is becoming...

Coveris Rigid rebranded to Paccor after sale

Packaging multinational Coveris Group has continued the realignment of its business portfolio with the sale of its rigid packaging business to Lindsay Goldberg. Coveris Rigid,...

Amcor buys US rival Bemis for $6.8bn

Packaging giant Amcor has agreed to buy US rival Bemis for $6.8 billion in a deal that will strengthen the Australian group’s foothold in...

M&C SpA divests its BOPP films business

Private equity firm M&C SpA has sold Treofan Holdings GmbH to Jindal Films, an Indian film and label manufacturer, and in doing so has...

Secos’ Malaysia plant starts initial production runs

Bioplastics producer Secos Group has started production at its Malaysian resin plant in Kuala Lumpur with trials of the resin fully approved for commercial...