A manufacturer of carton board packaging products is addressing the sector’s skills shortage with a series of educational partnerships designed to encourage more young people into the industry. Read more

Walki Group has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of Plastiroll Oy, a Finnish sustainable packaging material producer, from funds managed by Sponsor Capital and key personnel of the company. Read more

Church & Dwight, a major manufacturer of leading household products, has announced the opening of Discovery House, a dedicated Research & Development Centre in Folkestone, Kent. Read more

CorteCros, part of Cortec Corporation Europe, has expanded its warehouse location in Split, Croatia, with new manufacturing facility and laboratory. Read more

Volpak, focused on the design and manufacturing of horizontal form-fill machines for flexible pouches, will inaugurate in May 2019 its “PouchLAB”, a new area inside its premises, to serve as an R&D centre to support its customers Read more

To find new revenue in a saturated market, Europe’s packaging firms will need to innovate and diversify their product portfolios. Smithers Pira’s analysis identifies the following four growth opportunities for the next five years and beyond Read more

At Hannover Messe, Tetra Pak announced the launch of its connected packaging platform, the "factory of the future", harnessing the potential of digital technology, and a collaboration on an energy assessment programme with ABB. Read more

Analysis in the latest strategy document from Smithers Pira identifies key national markets in central and eastern Europe that are set to grow demand for packaging for the next five years. Read more

Durst, manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, a major printing press manufacturer, signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement in Munich on Wednesday, April 10. Read more

HERMA GmbH, a provider of labelling machinery and self-adhesive labels and materials to the global packaging marketplace, has moved its Labelling Machinery Division to a new state-of-the-art facility at its headquarters site in Filderstadt, Germany. Read more

Sealed Air Corporation welcomed visitors on April 4 to the opening of its new customer engagement facility, Packforum EMEA, in Passirana di Rho, Milan. Read more

Stora Enso is investing EUR 5 million to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fibre products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. Read more

Bruce Funnell, head of packaging for global confectionery at Nestlé and Louise Codling, CEO of The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink, discuss the skills shortage within the packaging industry with Libby White. Read more

Inca Digital has announced it has appointed Stephen Tunnicliffe-Wilson as its new CEO, effective immediately. Read more

Paper packaging materials and solutions provider BillerudKorsnäs and plastic packaging solutions provider ALPLA have formed a joint venture in the Danish paper bottle company ecoXpac, which aims to develop a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle Read more

Schur Flexibles Group, a leading international provider of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, has acquired 100 percent of Sweden-based flexible packaging specialist Scandiflex Pac AB. Read more

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

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