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Axium buys local rival

Plastics packaging manufacturer Axium has acquired fellow French business Lapac, as it looks to strengthen its injection moulding footprint. Lapac will now be added to...

Amcor invests $40m in Ohio

Amcor Rigid Plastics is to invest $40 million in the expansion of its Ohio, US facility to meet an increase in demand for its diversified...

German industry full of new year optimism

German manufacturers of plastics packaging are expecting further positive economic growth for 2017, according to a survey from industry association IK. 70 per cent of...

RPC acquires African business

South Africa-based rigid and flexibles manufacturer Astrapak is to be acquired by RPC Group for R1.4 billion ($98.7 million) as part of a plan...

KPG plans to go public

Kleopatra Holdings, the holding company for the Klöckner Pentaplast Group has filed a statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a...

TricorBraun bought by investment firm

Private investment firm AEA Investors LP has acquired packaging supplier TricorBraun Holdings Inc from CHS Capital for an undisclosed sum. US-based TricorBraun is a major...

Manjushree expands rigid business

India-based packaging firm Manjushree Technopack has acquired the rigid business of Varahi as it seeks to strengthen its rigid packaging operations in the country. With...

KHS enters LiquiForm licensing agreement

Filling and packaging equipment producer KHS Group has entered into a technology licensing agreement with The LiquiForm Group to further develop and commercialise the...

Amcor purchases Sonoco blow moulding operations

Sonoco has completed the sale of its rigid plastics blow moulding operations to Amcor for $280 million. Amcor will take over seven manufacturing facilities in...

Linpac up for sale

Rigid packaging manufacturer Linpac has been put up for sale by buyout group SVPGlobal in a potential €500 million ($553m) deal led by investment...