HARTSVILLE, SC, March 9, 2015 (Globe Newswire) -
Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Graffo Paranaense de Embalagens S/A (Graffo), a closely held flexible packaging business located in Pinhais, Curitiba, Brazil. Terms were not disclosed, and the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.Read more
SWINDON, UK, March 2, 2015 (Press Release) -Corrugated packaging is maintaining its popularity in the UK food industry as the preferred choice for protecting and promoting goods, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI).
The research involved contacting 1,000 senior decision makers in multiple retailers and food and beverage companies in the UK, seeking their views of corrugated and its role in the packaging industry.Read more
BRUSSELS, March 6, 2015 (RISI) - DS Smith continues to strengthen its competitiveness in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. By April, when the group's financial year ends, DS Smith's packaging division will have invested Euro 25 million ($28 million) in the so-called D-A-CH region.
DS Smith said it installed, amongst others, a digital printing press including a high efficiency production plotter in June last year. Moreover, the group installed new dry ends on the corrugators at two sites in the D-A-CH region.
BRUSSELS, March 5, 2015 (RISI) - Italy's corrugated packaging giant Pro-Gest Group has revealed plans to acquire two corrugated packaging plants from the Mauro Benedetti firm.
Pro-Gest said that it is currently at an advanced stage in negotiations with Mauro Benedetti to take over its Modugno plant in the Bari province and the Carnate plant in Lombardy.
Pro-Gest said that the acquisition will allow the firm to strengthen its position in the finished box segment as well as expand its geographical footprint in southern Italy.Read more
All the equipment was manufactured in Bellmer Vaahto´s workshop in Hollola in Finland.Read more
HP and KBA has announced plans to develop the HP T1000 Simplex Color Inkjet Web Press, a high speed, high volume, 110-inch -wide (2.8 meter) web press for pre-printing of corrugated top liner. This will enable corrugators to combine many individual jobs together on a roll or across rolls for short, mid or long runs. Unlike traditional analog pre-print, every box can be different.Read more
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) today signed an agreement with investment company CoBe Capital for Heidelberg to acquire the European Printing Systems Group (PSG) headquartered in the Netherlands. Both parties have agreed that the purchase price will remain confidential. Through this acquisition, Heidelberg is significantly expanding its services and consumables business.Read more