The specialty chemicals group ALTANA invests in the Israeli industrial digital printing company Velox Ltd., expanding its technology and investment portfolio in this area. The parties have agreed not to disclose the investment amount. more

Stora Enso has increased its ownership up to 100% in the Sweden-based company Cellutech AB. more

On October 24th 2018 B.C. Jindal group has completed the acquisition of 100% share of Treofan Holdings GmbH, Germany (“Treofan Europe”). more

Because they facilitate self-medication for many users, the demand for packaging solutions such as solutions such as pens, auto-injectors and safety devices is continuously increasing more



The UK Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. The plan is subject to a consultation launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. more

Novamont has announced the opening of a revamped Mater–Biopolymer plant south of Rome, significantly boosting production capacity from 120,000 tons per year to 150,000. more

Sidel Group has concluded the acquisition of PET Engineering Srl, further expanding the company’s portfolio of packaging solutions. more

In July of this year, ALPLA announced its intention to purchase all the shares in the Greek company Argo S.A. more

Peli BioThermal officially opened its latest service centres in Basel and Berlin serving the global pharmaceuticals sector. more

BWAY, MAUSER Group, National Container Group and Industrial Container Services are pleased to announce the formation of one company—Mauser Packaging Solutions – that combines four packaging industry leaders into a single company. more

Roland Strassburger, Chairman of the Management Board/CEO of SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA, has been elected President of the German industry association IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e. V. more

Comexi, after nearly a decade dedicated to commercialising Gravure printing presses, and with sales around the world, has decided to focus its efforts on the sales and designs of flexo, offset, lamination and slitting equipment's. more

Kolbus Group has acquired all shares in Autobox Machinery Ltd, for an undisclosed price. more

The companies belonging to the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) produced nearly 3.3 billion cans in the first half of 2018. more

As part of an official ceremony, the Directors of MULTIVAC Hans-Joachim Boekstegers (CEO), Guido Spix (CTO and COO) and Christian Traumann (CFO) turned the first spadeful of earth for the construction of a new building complex in Wolfertschwenden. more

FachPack 2018 brought about 45,000 trade visitors (2016: 41,014) to Nuremberg from 25 to 27 September to learn about innovations and trends in the packaging industry. more

Greif has announced the introduction of a new line of speciality steel and stainless steel drum types at its Burton upon Trent plant in the UK. more

Petainer, a leader in plastic packaging innovation, has launched a new regionalised approach to the way in which it goes to market. more

St Albans, 3rd September 2018: Zünd Systemtechnik AG is set to boost its global operations with the appointment of Nicki Kay as Managing Director for Zünd UK Ltd. more

On completion of the acquisition of Treofan Americas, CCL Industries announced that the company would immediately transition to trade under the name of Innovia Films. more

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