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Gravure in transformation – Ukraine in transformation

ERA’s Packaging and Decorative Gravure Conference this year took place on 3-4 November in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Thus ERA returned to Ukraine, since the ERA Packaging Conference 2005 was held in Kiev, following the Orange Revolution. This year the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, set in force by 1 January 2016 after a long period of negotiations and another uprising on the Maidan square in the winter of 2013/14, was the momentous background for the evread more

29.11.2016 read more

Préstiges Hélio 2016

The French rotogravure association Prohélio awarded mid of November the 28th “Préstiges Hélio” on behalf of the Salon d’Emballage in Paris. A graphical and technical jury had evaluated the winning packagings at the Lycée Gutenberg in Strasburg in October. At the so-called „Nuit des Prestiges“, the annual award ceremony, printers are primarily rewarded for a perfect realization of technically challenging or innovative packaging. Winners are selected from ten categories of diffread more

28.11.2016 read more

Schur International – Acquisition of Burgess Printing and Packaging

Danish packaging specialist Schur International confirmed the acquisition of Australian family owned flexible packaging and labeling manufacturer Burgess Printing and Packaging. Currently, Burgess has an annual revenue of approximately AUS 18 million and employs a 40 people stuff. The acquisition adds Burgess to the 15 companies in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France and the US in which Schur already operates.read more

24.11.2016 read more

Matthews International Corporation signs definitive agreements for the purchase of Ungricht and Dornbusch

Matthews International Corporation today announced that the Company, through its affiliate, has signed definitive agreements for the purchase of A. + E. Ungricht GmbH + Co KG (hereafter "Ungricht") and Dornbusch Engraving GmbH (hereafter "Dornbusch"). Ungricht is a leading European provider of pre-press services and gravure printing forms, located in Moenchengladbach, Germany. The products and services are sold worldwide. Dornbusch has a profound expertiseread more

23.11.2016 read more

Mondi seeking to capture growth in consumer packaging

Mondi Ltd. is seeking to acquire more companies making the type of flexible packaging used for items like pet-food pouches, as the South African manufacturer taps growing demand from the consumer-goods industry. The maker of corrugated boxes and industrial bags has made four “bolt-on” consumer-related purchases in the past two years and has the appetite for more, Chief Executive Officer David Hathorn, 54, said in an interview at the company’s Johannesburg office on Thursday. read more

22.11.2016 read more

Reynolds American rejects BAT's $47 billion takeover offer

U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc (RAI.N) is seeking a higher price from British American Tobacco Plc (BATS.L) after rejecting its $47 billion (37.61 billion pounds) takeover offer, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. Last month, British American Tobacco, which already owns 42 percent of Reynolds American, offered to buy the remaining shares of the maker of Camel and Newport cigarettes to create the world's biggest listed tobacco company. "We thoread more

15.11.2016 read more

Schur Flexibles Group takes majority holding in the Dutch packaging company Zwart

The Schur Flexibles Group, with its headquarter in Baden, Austria, has announced the acquisition of a majority holding in the Dutch company Drukkerij Zwart B.V. The takeover of the majority of the shares, which was agreed on 4 November 2016, is subject to the approval of the cartel authorities. Schur Flexibles produces and distributes high quality flexible packaging solutions for the food, tobacco and pharmaceutical industries. With the acquisition of Zwart, one of the leadinread more

14.11.2016 read more

Amcor buys Chinese food packaging firm

Packaging giant Amcor is acquiring Hebei Qite Packing Co, a flexible packaging products maker based in the Northern China province of Hebei, for $US28 million ($36 million). The business generates sales of over $36m in flexible packaging products to large domestic customers within the dairy and food segments. Amcor currently has a total of eleven flexible packaging plants in China, including two plants in close proximity to Qite in Northern China. Once fully integrated, Amcorread more

09.11.2016 read more

The growing popularity of flexible packaging

Flexible packaging continues to overtake other forms of packaging as both consumers and brand owners often prefer it. Food packaging is designed to preserve and store contents while keeping products fresher, longer. Flexible packaging does even more, as it is great at achieving packaging goals and more eco-friendly than other forms of packaging because it takes less energy to produce — lowering CO2 emissions and their effect on the environment. Flexible packaging is also lessread more

03.11.2016 read more