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European Commission gives go ahead on Amcor and Bemis merger

Australian packaging company Amcor has been given the go-ahead for its $6.8bn merger with U.S. flexible packaging company Bemis following approval by the European Commission. The EC has approved the merger under the EU Merger Regulation, with the approval conditional ‘on the divestment of Bemis’ medical packaging business in Europe.’ This would cover three plants in the UK and Ireland, which are thought to generate around $170 million annual revenues in healthcare packaging.read more

15.02.2019 read more

Test your packaging IQ: Aluminium foil packaging

Aluminium foils are widely sold into the consumer market, as it is used for wrapping food in order to preserve it. According to a report, approximately 75% of aluminium foil is used for the packaging of foods, cosmetics, and chemical products, and 25% is used for industrial usage. Aluminium has the ability to form any shape along with its strong barrier properties. Also, aluminium cans and other aluminium packaging materials can be recycled and reused. In this edition oread more

11.02.2019 read more

Constantia Flexibles strengthens its position in Russia with TT-print acquisition

Vienna, Austria-based flexible-packaging producer, Constantia Flexibles, signs binding agreements to acquire a majority stake in TT-print. At the production site in Voskresensk, Russia, packaging for the pharma and food industry is produced. The acquisition is expected to be closed in Q1 2019. TT-print was established in 1999 and has about 100 current employees. The production focus of the company remains on packaging solutions for the pharma industry. Some of the core produread more

28.01.2019 read more

Emsur acquires majority of Eximpack

Emsur, the flexible plastic packaging division of Grupo Lantero, has acquired the majority of Eximpack since it was partially acquired more than two years ago. The relationships in between the two companies have been very fruitful, integrating expertise from both sides and complementing each other to add value to their clients. This movement is within the strategic framework of the company that aims to grow in new regions and expand its global footprint, increase its productread more

25.01.2019 read more

Amcor’s new Bharuch factory to cater to HUL’s packaging needs

The Australian flexible packaging company Amcor has set up a new flexible packaging plant at Bharuch, Gujarat in order to cater to the packaging requirements of FMCG major Hindustan Unilever’s laundry products in India. This is Amcor’s seventh site in India. The 8,000 sqm plant has three lines that will run 24 hours a day for the production of flexible packages using flexographic printing technology. This plant has boosted Amcor’s presence in India, with more than 1,100 of iread more

14.01.2019 read more

Philip Morris International: How PR works for a tobacco brand that can’t be marketed

Working in an industry such as tobacco with its tight laws and regulations, and in many countries having a complete ban on marketing and advertising, is never easy. In a fireside chat with Deepa Balji, executive director of marketing and communications at Publicis Groupe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, at Marketing’s PR Asia 2018 conference, Richard James, vice-president of corporate affairs, North and Northeast Asia at Philip Morris International (PMI), shared that over the yread more

22.11.2018 read more

2018 Top 25 Converters: Race to the Top

Packaging innovation, investments and mergers and acquisitions continue to define the top 25 converters in North America.read more

16.11.2018 read more

Constantia Flexibles Announces Ecolutions Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Every year a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste is produced.* And waste production will continue to rise: It is predicted that in 2050, 3.40 billion tons of waste will be generated in cities alone.In order to counteract this development, Constantia Flexibles developed a new, more sustainable packaging line called Ecolutions. Besides packaging producers, end consumers are becoming more aware of the need to reduce waste production too. According to a survey commissioned by Conread more

07.11.2018 read more

Business titans commit to elimination of plastic packaging waste by 2025

Almost 300 organizations representing approximately 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally have agreed to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source. Companies including L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever and Amcor signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment today at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali. The commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment. Dubbed the “new normal” for plastic packaging, the pledgeread more

30.10.2018 read more

Mayr-Melnhof Group acquires TANN Group

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has come to an agreement with the owners of TANN Group on the 100% acquisition of the group headquartered in Traun, Austria. TANN Group prints on and finishes externally sourced fine paper to produce tipping paper (cigarette filter paper) and is the global market leader in this area. Annual sales of approximately EUR 230 million are generated by 8 production sites in 7 countries and a worldwide workforce of around 1,100 employees, who are taken over. Tread more

22.10.2018 read more

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