Food packaging and safety: Do food containers contain toxic chemicals?

CHINA – To keep food clean and fresh, and reduce the use of plastic bags, consumers are increasingly willing to bring food containers when they go shopping in wet markets and restaurants. As useful as […]

Greif divests its consumer packaging group business for US$85m

USA – Greif, and industrial packaging products and services company, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its consumer packaging group (CPG) business for US$85 million in cash to Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Greif’s […]

Olympus-backed Liquibox closes acquisition of DS Smith’s plastics business

USA – Liquibox, a portfolio company of private equity Olympus Partners, has completed the acquisition of DS Smith’s Plastics Division which includes both rigid and flexible packaging businesses. Following the acquisition, the division’s flexible packaging […]

Flexible packaging supplier ProAmpac to build Collaboration & Innovation Center

USA – ProAmpac, a flexible packaging manufacturer for the food and beverage industry has announced that it will be constructing a Collaboration & Innovation Center at its manufacturing facility near Rochester, New York. The new […]

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, […]