Packhelp, a Warsaw-based startup that allows users to design and order their own custom-branded packaging, has raised $10 million in one of the largest Series A rounds in the CEE region. Read more

Production by all European tube manufacturers totalled 15.5 billion tubes in 2018. 10.9 billion of these tubes and thus around 70 per cent of the total were manufactured from etma members. Read more

WRAP and OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) have announced a strategic partnership which sets out how the two organisations will work together towards meeting the UK’s recycling targets. Read more

Glass packaging production in Europe grew by 1% in volume (tonnes) and by 1% in unit terms in the first half year 2018 compared to the previous half year according to data published by the European Container Glass Federation, FEVE . Read more

The global pharmaceutical packaging market has been predicted to increase at a CAGR of 8.75% to 2026, reaching $149.25bn, according to a report by Research and Markets. Read more

Primera Technology Europe has announced their new company name DTM Print. Read more

Baumer hhs’s 25 employees in Berlin relocated in early January 2019 to a new facility that is contemporary, impressive and designed for optimum functionality. Read more

The Tetra Laval Group Board has appointed Mr Adolfo Orive, President & CEO of Tetra Pak effective April 1, 2019. Read more

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has appointed Tony Waite, Sales Director Packaging at Tata Steel Europe, as the association’s new President. Read more

Emsur, the flexible plastic packaging division of Grupo Lantero, has acquired the majority of Eximpack since it was partially acquired more than two years ago. Read more

The new year brings a number of changes to environmental compliance reporting schemes across the EU, potentially leaving unaware firms at risk of fines and incurring financial penalties as high as €200,000, says Lorax Compliance. Read more

AR Packaging Group AB has acquired all outstanding shares in Istragrafika, d.d., a producer of high quality folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer goods segments. Read more

Opening on 31st January 2019 at Coveris’ Rivendell site in Leeds, the new Pack Positive® Centre is an industry-first facility and academic partnership with Leeds Beckett University’s Retail Institute. Read more

Smithers Pira and Packaging Europe, both leaders in their markets, have pooled their shared industry knowledge and insight to produce The European Packaging Competitive Landscape: Strategic Forecasts to 2023. Read more

BASF has notified Avantium of its exit from their Synvina joint venture, effective 15 January 2019. Avantium continues to disagree with BASF’s interpretation of the joint venture agreement. Read more

The Edelmann Group, a leading global manufacturer of paper and board packaging solutions for the beauty care, health care and consumer brands markets, has announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Elanders Beijing Printing Read more

Last Friday MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection inaugurated a new production and office building during a celebratory opening ceremony - and at the same time it celebrated 25 years as part of the MULTIVAC Group. Read more

Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, announces the start-up of its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. Read more

With a ceremonial laying of the foundation stone together with 60 invited guests, the construction of the new assembly hall, measuring 3.300 m², has started. Read more

Member of Parliament for North Swindon, Justin Tomlinson, and Adrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies, today opened Recycling Technologies’ new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Stirling Court, Swindon. Read more

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