SIG Combibloc to acquire Visy Cartons in Australia for US$48m

AUSTRALIA – Aseptic carton packaging manufacturer, SIG Combibloc has reached agreement to acquire Visy Cartons from VisyPak Operations, a subsidiary of Pratt Consolidated Holdings, for AU$70 million (US$48.29 million). Pratt Consolidated Holdings is a privately-owned […]

Ball Corp to build US$200m aluminum cups manufacturing site in US

USA – Aluminum packaging solutions provider, Ball Corporation will be investing approximately US$200 million in constructing  its first dedicated aluminum cups manufacturing facility in Georgia, US. Ball Corporation said that the facility will serve the […]

Berlin Packaging acquires Vidrimon further strengthening position in European market

EUROPE – The American supplier of packaging services, Berlin Packaging has acquired glass packaging supplier in Southern Europe, Vidrimon. The acquisition of Vidrimon marks the fourth transaction that the packaging supplier will close this year […]

Packaging firm Emsur inaugurates new Spanish facilities targeting dairy market

SPAIN – Packaging solutions provider, Emsur has opened new facilities in Alcalá de Henares, the global headquarters of the Emsur Division located in central Spain offer more solutions targeting the dairy industry. This investment will […]

Centerbridge acquires packaging firm Solidus Solutions for US$364m

EUROPE – Centerbridge Partners, a New York based private equity firm has completed the acquisition of fibre-based packaging producer Solidus Solution from Aurelius for €330m (US$364.29m) Solidus Solutions was formed after the private equity firm, […]

Crown Beverage opens new graphics studio to optimize packaging design

USA – Crown Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, has opened a new graphics studio in North America to help beverage brands expedite product launches. The 14, 000 square feet facility […]

Nampak Zimbabwe reports growth amid unfavourable investment environment

ZIMBABWE – Paper and packaging giant, Nampak Zimbabwe says its capital expenditure projects remain curtailed after it suspended all credit extensions and capital injection by the major shareholder, reports the Chronicle. In a trading update […]

Ardagh Group adds copper colored range to aluminium cans

IRELAND – Irish metal and glass products producer, Ardagh Group has added copper colour to its range of coloured tabs and shells for cans. The eye-catching copper tone brings a beautiful finish to the can, […]

Huhtamaki’s new facility in Egypt receives highest rating in BRC audit

EGYPT – Huhtamaki’s new flexible packaging unit in Egypt has received the highest rating of AA in a British Retail Consortium (BRC) audit earlier this month. The classification “AA” was introduced by the BRC as […]

UK unveils sustainable packaging fund with an eye on plant materials

UK – The UK government has launched plans to invest into fighting single-use plastics by developing sustainable packaging solutions including use of plant-based materials. As part of the development, businesses are expected to invest up […]