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 […]

Huhtamaki launches new compostable double wall Impresso cup

FINLAND – Finnish food packaging company, Huhtamaki has launched a new compostable double walled Impresso hot cup, expanding its existing Bioware compostable range. The new cup features a unique Impresso bubble emboss which provides enhanced […]

Compostable packaging firm Genera secures US$118m in funding

USA – US-based sustainable packaging firm, Genera has raised US$118 million to expand production of compostable packaging products. The financing round involved backing from WindSail Capital Group, a growth capital investor specialising in sustainability and […]

SIG Group develops aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil

SWITZERLAND – Aseptic packaging solutions provider, SIG Combibloc Group has developed aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil to meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging. The new cartons were developed in partnership with B-Better®, a start-up […]

HelloFresh selects Tetra Pak’s sustainable carton packaging

EUROPE – Meal kit company HelloFresh has selected Tetra Pak’s sustainable carton packaging Tetra Recart® for its products in the European markets. The new packaging will be used across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, […]