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The past year in pet food packaging trends

Last December, Petfood Industry reported that the use of pet food packaging was growing faster than overall product sales, according to report published by TechNavio. That report projected pet food packaging sales to increase by a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent globally through 2020. Introductions of new pet food products drive the rising use of pet food packaging, an analyst from TechNavio told Petfood Industry. Product labeling also plays a part. TechNavio believeread more

30.12.2016 read more

CCL Set to Acquire Innovia Group

CCL Industries Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Innovia Group for $810 million ($1.13 billion Canadian) from The Smithfield Group, Innovia’s managing shareholder. The transaction follows a highly successful period for Innovia during which it has substantially enhanced the capabilities and performance of both its film and banknote businesses. Increasing its strategic focus on high value add and differentiated films with world-leading technology, it divested its legacy read more

21.12.2016 read more

Clondalkin has introduced stand up pouches to its product portfolio

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has introduced stand up pouches to its flexible packaging product portfolio. Produced at the company’s sister site in Grootegast in the Netherlands, the range includes retortable, microwaveable and non-retortable stand up pouch packaging suitable for many sectors including food and beverage, dairy, home and personal care.read more

14.12.2016 read more

Sealed Air Kaustik launches flex pack plant in Russia

US flexible packaging specialist Sealed Air Corporation has launched production at a new €9.5m food packaging plant at Volgograd in south western Russia. Group subsidiary CJSC Sealed Air Kaustik opened the facility in a renovated factory on the Volgograd industrial complex of local partner, Russian chemicals company JSC Kaustik. The Sealed Air Kaustik operation is set to produce a range of pack products including multi-layer polypropylene film packaging for the processed meatread more

12.12.2016 read more

Clondalkin takeover announced

A change in ownership has been announced for Clondalkin Flexible Packaging. The move will see the Netherlands-based company pass from possession of the US-headquartered Warburg Pincus to another private equity firm – the Dutch Egeria. Announcing the move , Clondalkin states: ‘Egeria has a proven track record in growing and developing international manufacturing businesses both organically and through acquisitions.’ Paddy Mullaney, CEO of Clondalkin, adds: ‘We are delighted read more

07.12.2016 read more