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BillerudKorsnäs Appoints Executive Vice President Commercial

BillerudKorsnäs announces the appointment of Matthew Hirst as new Executive Vice President Commercial. He will take office on 16 August and will be a member of the Executive Management Team. Matthew Hirst currently serves as...

Romania's TeraPlast Gets Antitrust Nod to Buy 70% of Local Packaging Producer Somplast

Romanian plastic construction products manufacturer TeraPlast Group said on Wednesday that its flagship company TeraPlast has received the approval of the country's anti-trust body for the acquisition of a majority stake in local flexible packaging...

Leipa Group Appoints Mike Petersen as Head of Sales Packaging Paper

Leipa Group appoints Mike Petersen as Head of Sales Packaging Paper, effective May 1, 2021. In this capacity, Mr. Petersen will report to Leipa Group’s Chief Sales Officer, Dr. Fabian Gaus. Mr. Petersen joins Leipa...

Former Jostens Plant in Visalia to be Leased to Italian Firm

One of the mainstays of the Visalia economy has been Jostens American Yearbook, which closed its doors about a year ago after 25 years. The big printing plant churned out yearbooks for high school students...

Biden’s EPA Set to Take Up Issue of Dangerous "Forever" Poisons

Hope Grosse grew up across the street from a military airbase just north of Philadelphia where she and her friends would watch firefighters practice putting out fires on old military planes. At night they would...

Hotpack Opens UAE’s Largest Outlet for Disposable Packaging Products

Hotpack Global has announced the opening of its largest retail store for food packaging products in the UAE. The outlet is the biggest of Hotpack’s 32 sales centers, and will offer a versatile range of...

Sphere Group Acquires UK Flexible Packaging Firm Sarpak

European household packaging company The Sphere Group is strengthening its position in the UK, with the acquisition, by its subsidiary Alfaplas, of South Wale sustainable flexible packaging manufacturer Sarpak. Sarpak employs 53 people at its...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Announces Two New Global Roles

MacDermid Graphics Solutions, a leading global supplier of photopolymer plates and platemaking solutions to the package printing industry, announces two new global positions with the promotion of Adrien Bourguignon to Director of Global Applications Support...

FUJIFILM Canada Announces National Distributor Agreement with Spicers Canada

FUJIFILM Canada Inc. has announced a national distributor agreement with Spicers Canada, a fifth generation family-owned leading distribution company of commercial print and business papers, specialty products, graphic solutions, sign & display media, and industrial...

ProAmpac Facilities Secure Safety Awards

ProAmpac, a global leader in flexible packaging, announced that two facilities have received Annual Safety Awards from from The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA).

Kongsberg Digital Finishing Transforms into Standalone Business

Kongsberg, one of the most trusted and established names in the digital finishing industry, enters a new era, transforming into a standalone company, Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (‘Kongsberg PCS’). The transformation follows the acquisition of...

Expansion Step in Italy: Schur Flexibles Group Acquires Packaging Specialist Sidac

The takeover of Sidac SpA enables the Schur Flexibles Group to expand its network on the Italian market by adding a strong centre of excellence for customised and high-quality packaging solutions. With its commitment to...

Dr. Nicolas Wiedmann Takes Over as New Siegwerk CEO

After a three-month transition period with his predecessor Herbert Forker, Dr. Nicolas Wiedmann has assumed full responsibility as Siegwerk's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He joined Siegwerk on January 1, 2021 and has been intensively...

Mica Expands Global Distribution Network to Support Growth Efforts in Pakistan

Mica Corporation finalized an agreement with Unique Trading in March to become Mica’s exclusive distributor in Pakistan. “The flexible packaging market in Pakistan is quickly developing. Establishing a strategic partnership with Unique Trading will be...

Mitsubishi Chemical Merges Selected US Group Companies into Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.

Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. announced that is has merged with seven of its subsidiaries in the United States to form an expanded and integrated company. The core businesses of the merging companies include acrylic monomers,...

Esko Successfully Closes Sale of Kongsberg Business To OpenGate Capital

Esko, a global developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the packaging and label sectors, has confirmed the successful closing of the sale of its Kongsberg digital finishing business to OpenGate Capital on April...

Nobelus has Welcomed Ryan Chai as the Company’s Strategic Solutions Manager

Chai joins Nobelus with over 17 years of experience in printing and eight years in emerging print technologies. In this newly formed role, he will be responsible for new business development and market expansion. His...

Industry Leader Taghleef Industries Celebrates 15 Years

Taghleef Industries Group (Ti) celebrates its 15th anniversary, honoring 15 years of growing, integrating, and creating a culture of its own. In the last 15 years, Ti has expanded through strategic thinking, focused investment, and...

FUJIFILM Holdings Establishes New Organizations for Healthcare, Imaging, and Graphic fields

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation establishes new organizations for Healthcare, Imaging, and Graphic fields to accelerate the generation of further synergies and new businesses in each business field.

Flexible Packaging Leader Fres-co Launches Digital Printing Capabilities

Fres-co System USA, Inc., a leader in flexible packaging, announced it has expanded its packaging printing services with the addition of digital printing capabilities. Digital printing complements Fres-co's traditional flexographic and rotogravure printing services, broadening...

Shore Capital Partners Announces Partnership With Innovative Packaging Company

Shore Capital Partners is pleased to announce it has completed a partnership with Innovative Packaging Company, a custom packaging solutions provider based in Vancouver, Washington. Innovative Packaging Company was founded in 2012 by co-founders Jeremy...

Durst Group Restructures Label & Flexible Packaging Segment

Durst Group, manufacturer of future-oriented digital printing and production technologies, is restructuring its successful Label & Flexible Packaging segment. The current Segment Manager Helmuth Munter will retire at the end of 2021 after more than...

DeAnn Umland Joins Tekni-Plex as Vice President, Market and Strategy Development for Beauty and Home Packaging

DeAnn Umland has joined Tekni-Plex as vice president, market and strategy development for beauty and home packaging. Umland will be responsible for leading and accelerating development of Tekni-Plex’s strategies to support the fast-changing needs of...

Green Bay Packaging New Paper Mill Begins Production

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) announced that the first reel of paper was produced at its new environmentally sustainable paper mill in Green Bay, WI, two and a half years after breaking ground. GBP says...

XOL Automation to Represent Davis-Standard in Middle East and North Africa

Davis-Standard’s German subsidiary, ER-WE-PA GmbH, is pleased to announce that XOL Automation will be Davis-Standard’s registered sales representative for extrusion coating, liquid coating, cast film and slitter/rewinders in the Middle East and North Africa. The...

American Packaging Corp. Garners FPA’s Highest Award

The Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association included 75 packages, with some of them being entered in multiple categories. But there is only one top prize—The Highest Achievement Award. For...

ePac Flexible Packaging Expands into Toronto

ePac Flexible Packaging, the industry leader in fast time to market, short and medium run length pouches and rollstock, has announced plans to open its second Canadian facility in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. ...

ProAmpac Acquires IG Industries and Brayford Plastics to Accelerate its Growth Strategy in the United Kingdom and Europe

ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, announced that it has acquired IG Industries PLC and Brayford Plastics Ltd., private businesses based in the United Kingdom that produce a broad portfolio of recyclable...

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