Amcor to acquire Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging

Packaging solution provider Amcor has agreed to acquire Chinese flexible packaging business Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging, in a deal worth RMB211m ($34.04m).

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Jayplas establishes new extrusion plant and packaging division

British plastics recycler Jayplas has completed the installation of a new extrusion and printing plant, in addition to creating a new packaging division.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Menasha Packaging to expand capacity with new flexographic printing press

US-based Menasha Packaging is expanding its capacity by installing a new flexographic press, in a move to cater to increasing consumer demand for its products.

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Constellation Brands acquires Anheuser-Busch's glass container plant for $300m

Constellation Brands has completed the previously announced acquisition of a glass plant and associated warehouse in Nava, Mexico, from Belgian brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev, in a $300m deal.

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Inside Packaging Magazine: Issue 20

The latest issue of Inside Packaging investigates the need for cap and closure innovation, finds out how natural elements are making their way into packaging, profile Germany’s first packaging free store and much more

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 10:23 am

Reducing the Food Waste Mountain: Utilising technology

Technology and packaging have merged in many interesting ways over the years to create innovations that can reduce food waste and keep products fresher for longer. Stephanie Phillips profiles the latest developments

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 4:10 am

Cardia Bioplastics' biohybrid technology chosen by German consumer goods company

Australian renewable packaging products manufacturer Cardia Bioplastics will supply its Cardia Biohybrid technology to a German consumer goods company.

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

BASF and Omya partner to produce coater-ready barrier solutions for cardboard packaging

Chemical company BASF and industrial minerals producer Omya have partnered to jointly develop coater-ready barrier solutions for paper and cardboard packaging, in a move to cater to the increasing demand for water-based barrier solutions.

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Life in 3D: How 3D printing is changing the industry

3D printing is the latest trend that has been exciting tech fans everywhere. Stephanie Phillips takes a look at how 3D printing can be beneficial to the packaging industry

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 4:21 am

Aurelius buys plastic bottle recycler Eco Plastics

Aurelius has acquired UK-based ethical plastic bottle recycler Eco Plastics for an undisclosed amount.

Posted by on 14 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Graphic Packaging to acquire three Canadian folding carton facilities for $39m

Graphic Packaging International has agreed to acquire several folding carton converting and paperboard mill assets from Cascades' Norampac Division in Canada for $39m.

Posted by on 14 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

European food and drinks producers to launch updated labelling

European food and drink manufacturers are updating labelling across their entire product range in response to new European rules that will come into effect from 13 December.

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Pretium Packaging acquires Tri-Delta Plastics

Custom blow-molded packaging solutions supplier Pretium Packaging has acquired rigid packaging firm Tri-Delta Plastics for an undisclosed amount.

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

rlc develops new calculator for measurement of CO2 emissions

The rlc | packaging group has developed a new calculator to enable its customers to measure CO2 gas emissions resulting from the production of their packaging projects.

Posted by on 10 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Smurfit Kappa opens new Experience Centre in UK

Irish packaging producer Smurfit Kappa has opened a new Experience Centre in Mold, north Wales, in a move to provide more accessible solutions and services for customers.

Posted by on 9 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Mercian Labels to merge AC Labels into its main business

Self-adhesive labels producer Mercian Labels will merge its wholly owned subsidiary AC Labels into its main business, effective 31 December 2014.

Posted by on 9 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Saint-Gobain to divest glass packaging specialist Verallia

Saint-Gobain has announced plans to divest glass packaging specialist Verallia, as part of the reorganisation of its business portfolio.

Posted by on 8 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

OMPET to construct PET production plant in Oman

Oman International Petrochemical Industry Company (OMPET) has agreed to build a Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) manufacturing facility in Sohar, Oman.

Posted by on 8 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Biopac introduces compostable containers for food packaging

Environmental packaging specialist Biopac has expanded its product range with the introduction of a new range of compostable containers with clear RPET lids, which are said to be suitable for food packaging.

Posted by on 7 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

November's top stories: Reynolds' €3.75bn deal, Clondalkin's new shrink sleeve

Reynolds Group's €3.75bn sale deal, RPC Group's €386m acquisition of Promens, Clondalkin's launch of a new shrink sleeve and Elopak's new Pure-Pak Sense carton. Packaging-gateway.com wraps-up the key headlines from November 2014.

Posted by on 7 December 2014 | 6:00 pm