Hans Deamer is to retire on June 6, after 13 years as president and treasurer of Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) Corporation. He will be replaced by current vice president, Andrew Wheeler, who has been with W&H since 1988.
US-based packaging converter Lacerta has taken the number of thermoformers installed at its Mansfield, Massachussetts, plant over the past two years to five, with the addition of two Sencorp Ultra machines, as it aims to keep up with growing demand.
South Korean firm Han Jin has signed an agreement with ips Intelligent Pelletizing Solutions GmbH for the latter to take over the exclusive sales and service of its strand pelletising systems across Europe. Russia is excluded from the agreement.
US-based manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, Eagle Systems, has completed the acquisition of an 18,000sqft building in Ocean, New Jersey, which is four times larger than its previous operation nearby.
Flexible packaging demand in the Middle East and Africa will grow by around 5 per cent a year over the next five years, as confidence in the region's growing economy encourages inward investment and greater emphasis on mass food processing, reports PCI Films Consulting.
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