CHICAGO-U.S. packaging machinery shipments increased by 6 percent to $7.9 billion, in 2013, reports PMMI. A rise in retail-ready packaging (RRP) is changing the role of secondary packaging. PMMI released the findings of its 2014 State of the Industry: Packaging Machinery Shipments Study (SOTI) and 2014 Secondary Packaging market research study.
PMMI member packaging machinery manufacturers provided data for their 2012 and 2013 shipments for this study; total U.S. packaging machinery shipment estimates also incorporated projected non-member shipments.Read more
RESTON, VA, Nov. 3, 2014 (Press Release) -PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will bring the latest packaging and processing solutions to the East Coast, with the debut of the newest event in its PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, PACK EXPO East (Feb. 16–18, 2015; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia). The new show brings PACK EXPO — and the innovation, educational resources and networking opportunities it’s known for — to the North East in the region’s only event for processing and packaging technologies across industries.Read more
Colbert Packaging Corporation, a leading manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes and paperboard specialty products, today announced the availability of MedLock EZTM, its latest invention in patient compliance packaging solutions. MedLock EZ is a child-resistant, senior-friendly and sustainable unit dose alternative to amber prescription vials.Read more
NEW YORK—Multi Packaging Solutions, a global leader in value-added print and packaging solutions for the branded consumer, healthcare and multi-media markets, and AGI Global Holdings Coöperatief U.A. and AGI-Shorewood Group US Holdings, LLC (together, "ASG") announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of the North American and Asian Print businesses of ASG to MPS.Read more
CHESTERFIELD, UK-inspirepac - part of the Logson Group - has confirmed it is to open a further site to facilitate its ongoing growth and success.
The new 100,000 sq. ft. factory is to be situated at Markham Vale, North Derbyshire. At the heart of the UK motorway network, the industrial park has direct access to the M1 North/South arterial route at Junction 29A, which is ideal to serve inspirepac's growing customer base.Read more
TURNHOUT, Belgium, Nov. 3, 2014 (Press Release) -
Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) has just released its brand-new corporate identity. Classy black, white and gold, the new identity is both modern and timeless and establishes a new, solid foundation for the European independent leader in folding carton packaging to face the many challenges ahead with smart confidence. However, VGP's successful approach - rooted firmly in their customer's needs - will not change. The matching new tagline sums it up nicely: Outstanding packaging. Driving business.Read more
HARTSVILLE, SC-Sonoco today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), Europe's leading provider of composite cans along with composite drums and rigid plastic containers, for EURO286 million, or approximately $360 million, in cash.Read more
GREEN BAY, WI-Green Bay Packaging Inc. acquires Great Lakes Packaging Corp. and Midland Container Corp. from MidCon Holdings, LLC, an Arbor Investment Company. The acquisition is effective October 31, 2014 and terms of the deal were not disclosed.Read more