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Gerresheimer at Centor of medical business

German pharmaceutical packaging firm Gerresheimer AG has announced the acquisition of US medical container supplier Centor, as the company aims to extend its product portfolio for packaging.

Krones acquires fellow German business

Krones has announced the purchase of German labelling machinery maker Gernep Group in order to strengthen its activities in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals markets.

Film producers form FFS alliance

Berry Plastics and Klöckner Pentaplast Group have entered into a marketing alliance to offer form, fill and seal packaging solutions to the food, consumer, pharmaceutical and medical markets on a global basis.

New company to test time-to-market

A new packaging testing company has been established in California, USA to provide pharmaceutical, medical device and related suppliers with solutions that improve time-to-market and reduce costs.

US demand for pharma packaging to exceed $22bn

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the US will increase by nearly 5 per cent per year to exceed $22 billion in 2018, reports Freedonia Group.

Texas recycling plant contracts signed

CarbonLITE Recycling has signed contracts for the supply of primary process equipment to be installed in its new plastics recycling facility in Abilene, Texas.

Flying the standard in North America

Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare, has become the first pharmaceutical printed packaging company to achieve the PS9000:2011 pharmaceutical quality standard certification in North America and across of its global manufacturing sites.

Solid start for pharma pack producer

Pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging producer, Gerresheimer AG, has reported a solid start to the financial year, as the company announced plans to continue investing in projects in Europe, the Americas and emerging markets to lay the basis for further growth.

Weener Group takes on Indian Empire

Germany's Weener Group has acquired the remaining shares of Indian firm Weener Empire Plastics for an undisclosed amount, having been a minority shareholder in the Mumbai-headquartered company for eight years.

Comar completes recapitalisation

Packaging and liquid dispensing solutions supplier, Comar, has completed its recapitalisation with private investment firm Graham Partners, which will provide access to additional capital and resources to support Comar's global expansion plans and broaden the company's product development and manufacturing capabilities in North America.