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
MeadWestvaco Corporation, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, today launched Packaging Matters, the company's third annual study of the impact of packaging on product satisfaction and consumer purchasing behavior. This year Packaging Matters examined the attitudes of consumers in five markets (Brazil, China, Germany, France and the United States) across 11 FMCG product categories (food, beverage, personal care, etc.), offering brand managers key insights on how to increase the impact of packaging for their business.Read more
Mondi Containerboard's Fruit Logistica workshop, entitled "Paper based packaging - what's in it for my business?", was a resounding success. The company launched its new quality and sustainability brand aqua protec to a broad audience, while its Corrugated Packaging segment highlighted the customer advantages of paper-based packaging from a converter's point of view. During the event, Mondi's experts also performed a live-lab show demonstrating ProVantage Kraftliner Aqua's excellent water resistance, and unveiled the findings of a recent sustainability survey.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, March 2, 2015 (Press Release) -
Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) Packaging Inc. for the company's Xin Wu site in Taoyuan County in Taiwan. The new production line will produce high-quality fluting grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials. The start-up of the new machine is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.
The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2015 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.Read more