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Klöckner Pentaplast expands pharma capacity in Brazil

Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Division, known as kp Pharma, has invested €5 million in its facility in Cotia, Brazil. It is understood that kp will expand capacity...

Good closures come in small packages

UK-headquartered packaging converter RPC Zeller Plastik Zell has developed a 19mm polypropylene tube closure that it claims is the first standard push-on flip-top hinge tube...

Marchesini Group buys stake in vision systems maker

Italian pharmaceutical packaging company Marchesini Group has acquired a 48 per cent stake in SEA Vision, a Lombardy-based creator of vision and inspection systems...

Constantia gets interactive with packaging customers

Constantia Flexibles has introduced a solution for interactive packaging in the food and pharmaceutical industries that may open up a multitude of digital communication...

Tekni-Plex celebrates opening of China facility

Tekni-Plex has celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, with an event attended by more than 40 government officials...

Pack Expo Las Vegas: US packaging machinery industry approaches $10bn

The US packaging machinery industry’s market value is approaching $10 billion, said Pack Expo organiser PMMI in a 2018 State of the Packaging Industry...

Pack Expo Las Vegas: Spin-welding technology delivers a dose of karma

A line of shelf-stable, ‘mix-to-drink’ probiotic beverages is hitting US shelves as a result of Emerson’s Branson spin-welding technology, which has created a cap...

Honeywell upgrades films capacity

Honeywell is expanding production capacity for its Aclar business to meet growing worldwide demand from the pharmaceutical industry. The expansion will be completed this year in the form...

Equity firm close to $1.5bn Tekni-Plex

Private equity firm Genstar Capital is close to acquiring US-based medical packaging manufacturer Tekni-Plex for $1.5 billion, according to Reuters. The news agency is reporting...

Growth is a drug for blister packs

Demand for pharmaceutical blister packaging is forecast to expand by 6.5 per cent a year to more than $4.4 billion in 2021, representing 12.9...