CCL Industries to Acquire Innovia Group

TORONTO, ON—CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions for global corporations, government institutions, small businesses and consumers, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Innovia Group of companies for approximately $1.13 billion, debt free and net of cash from a consortium of U.K. based private […]

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At the Center of It All: FLEXO Magazine’s 2016 Year in Review

Robert Moran & Brad Pareso If you considered yourself a practitioner of flexography in 2016, chances are you went to one of the many industry events this year. With Forum & INFO*FLEX coming early in March, followed by drupa in May and June, Labelexpo Americas in September and Fall Conference in October, if you weren’t […]

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Inland Announces Nine Employees Receive FIRST Certification

DOWNINGTON, PA—Inland, a leader in advanced packaging and label printing, announced that nine of its employees have been certified recently by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the world’s leading professional society dedicated to the advancement of flexographic printing processes. The FTA currently offers three Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) Certifications that recognize expert proficiency within […]

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Avery Dennison to Acquire Hanita Coatings

GLENDALE, CA—Avery Dennison Corp. announced it has agreed to acquire Hanita Coatings, a pressure sensitive materials manufacturer of specialty films and laminates from Kibbutz Hanita Coatings and Tene Investment Funds for the purchase price of $75 million, subject to customary adjustments. Headquartered in Israel with sales and distribution facilities in the U.S., Germany, China and […]

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Nilpeter Training Staff Earn FIRST Certification

CINCINNATI, OH—The training staff at Nilpeter’s Technology Center in Cincinnati, OH have earned its FTA FIRST Operator Certifications by completing all three levels of the FIRST Certification training and passing rigorous and comprehensive examinations, designed specifically to test knowledge and advanced competencies in specific areas of expertise. FIRST Certification enables Nilpeter’s Technology Center team to bring increased […]

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Sonoco Acquires Plastic Packaging Inc.

HARTSVILLE, SC—Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has acquired Plastic Packaging Inc. (PPI), a privately held Hickory, NC based flexible packaging company. Founded in 1957, PPI specializes in short run, customized flexible packaging for consumer brands in markets including: Food products (i.e. frozen foods, baked goods, seafood) Pet products (i.e. dry food, […]

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Pritzker Group Private Capital to Acquire ProAmpac

CINCINNATI, OH—Pritzker Group Private Capital announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ProAmpac, a leading global flexible packaging company, from Wellspring Capital Management. Pritzker Group Private Capital and other co investors are investing alongside the ProAmpac management team, which will remain a significant shareholder, continue to lead the company and serve on its […]

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ProAmpac to Acquire Vitex Packaging Group

CINCINNATI, OH—ProAmpac, a leading global flexible packaging company, has announced the acquisition of Vitex Packaging Group. A converter and printer of flexible packaging materials based in Suffolk, VA, Vitex specializes in the printing and converting of paper and laminates. Operating as parent company over the Prolamina, Ampac and Tulsack brands, ProAmpac offers multiple innovative solutions […]

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Menasha Wins 16 Design of the Times Awards, Marketing Director Jill Andersen Named to 2016 Women in Excellence Class

NEENAH, WI—Menasha, one of the industry’s largest independent, retail focused packaging and merchandising solutions provider, was recognized with 16 Design of the Times (DOT) awards by the Path to Purchase Institute (P2PI). And Jill Andersen, its director of marketing, was named to the 2016 class of Women of Excellence by Path to Purchase Institute (P2PI). DOT […]

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Transcontinental Inc. to Acquire Flexstar Packaging Inc.

MONTREAL, Canada—Transcontinental Inc. announced that it has acquired all of the shares of Flexstar Packaging Inc., a flexible packaging supplier based in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond, British Columbia. The company specializes in converting high barrier film, including printing, lamination and pouch making, for the cereal, confectionery, snack, frozen food and coffee markets. With more […]

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