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ProAmpac Buys U.K.-Based Manufacturer

ProAmpac has acquired Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), a private, U.K.-based manufacturer of cellulose-based packaging products for fresh prepared and ready-to-eat foods. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. RAP is a designer and manufacturer of sustainable packaging for fresh prepared foods sold at retail, including sandwiches, wraps, chicken tenders, and salads. With this acquisition, ProAmpac […]

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Nelipak Taps Chambliss as CEO

Nelipak Corp. recently named Pat Chambliss as CEO after he served as president and chief operating officer at the company. Chambliss has an extensive track record of senior leadership experience in the packaging industry, including previous roles at Packaging Dynamics Corp. and Novolex, Nelipak said in a news release. Chambliss succeeds Roger Prevot, who will […]

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Sun Chemical Releases Sustainability Report

Sun Chemical recently released its 11th annual Corporate Sustainability Report for the year ending 2019. The report describes Sun Chemical’s emphasis on sustainability in the way it develops, manufactures, and distributes its products, while also showing how it works with customers and suppliers to improve their sustainability goals, the company said in a news release. The […]

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Highlights In Sustainability, Leadership, Company Growth, And More

Highlights In Sustainability, Leadership, Company Growth, And More

Proampac Breaks Ground On Innovation Center ProAmpac recently broke ground on a collaboration and innovation center, a multi-million-dollar investment that will expand the company’s existing facility to house what will become an international hub for packaging design and development. CEO Greg Tucker was joined by Kathleen C. Hochul, New York lieutenant governor, and local dignitaries […]

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FPA Committee Monitors Workplace Regulations

FPA’s Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Committee tracks regulatory developments on federal, environmental, and occupational safety regulations and develops action plans to deal with those that could impact the industry. During the last six months, the committee weighed in on several U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemakings that were deemed to affect members’ facility operations. […]

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Liquibox Opens Factory in Madrid

Liquibox has opened a 140,000-square-foot flexible packaging “super-factory” in Madrid, Spain, which they’ve been working on since February. The new factory will more than triple the bag-making capacity for the company in continental Europe, while also expanding the types and sizes of flexible bags the company can bring to market. This new capacity is well […]

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Graham Partners Buys Converting Operations

Graham Partners has purchased Berry Global Group’s flexible packaging converting business, according to news release from Graham. The acquisition includes six printing and laminating flexible packaging facilities, formerly a part of Berry Global’s North American extrusion, converting and coating business. The business will be combined with Graham Partners’ flexible packaging portfolio company, Advanced Barrier Extrusions […]

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Canadian Supplier to Close Plant

Cascades Inc. has announced that its Laval plant in Canada will be closing on June 30, 2021, because of problems faced during the pandemic, according to a company news release. The plant specializes in the manufacture of napkins for the away-from-home market. The Nov. 25 news release says that the plant, which has 54 workers, […]

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Ship & Shore Expands Into India

Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., based in Long Beach, California, is expanding its overseas operations into India with engineering services specifically designed for the Indian market, as well as with a team that includes sales, marketing, and business development, the company said in a news release. The company, which specializes in air pollution capture and […]

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Duravant to Buy Cloud Packaging Solutions

Duravant LLC has agreed to buy Cloud Packaging Solutions from its parent company, Hearthside Food Solutions LLC. Cloud makes high-speed horizontal flexible packaging equipment. Cloud’s patented rotary soluble pod equipment and ultra-high-speed packet, pouch, and sachet machines will extend Duravant’s reach into new markets, the company said in a news release. Duravant is a global […]

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PAC Worldwide Names New Procurement VP

PAC Worldwide has named Nellie Perry as vice president of global sourcing and procurement. Perry will oversee the procurement of all resins, prints, coatings, tapes, composites, and related materials used in PAC’s flexible and sustainable packaging, the company said in a news release.  The company produces a wide assortment of mailers, pouches, cold chain packaging, and […]

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Polyplex USA to Expand Alabama Facility

Polyplex USA will spend more than $100 million at its Decatur, AL, facility to expand its existing operations by adding a second Thin BOPET film line and increasing capacity for captive resin, the company says in a news release. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2021 and production is expected to […]

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Brook & Whittle Announces New Partnership

Brook & Whittle Holding Corp. is now partnering with Tri Print LLC based in Huntington Beach, California. Tri Print provides packaging solutions to brands and customers in consumer markets, including personal care, health and beauty, natural products, nutraceuticals, and celebrity branding, while Brook & Whittle provides sustainable pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve prime labels, according […]

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Spartech Names New CEO

Spartech has named John Inks CEO after he had been serving as chief operating officer for the manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging solutions that is based in St. Louis, Missouri. “As chief operating officer for the past 18 months, John has demonstrated exceptional leadership while at the same time driving improvements in a […]

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AMB Buys PTS

Italian converter AMB SpA bought German firm PTS (Prime Tray System) Verpackungen, a manufacturer of injection-molded cups, bags, and composite plastics films.

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Comexi Plans New Miami Tech Center

Comexi plans a technology center at its new U.S. headquarters in Miami. The specialist in solutions for the printing and converting industry of flexible packaging said its 15,000-square-foot technology facility would open this fall.

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