Newamstar, which works with Nestlé, Danone and Coca-Cola, has partnered with ZWCAD Software Company (ZWSOFT) to purchase over 100 sets of ZW3D software to design packaging and blow molding machines for liquid bottles and mechanical parts.
Aluflexpack, which produces flexible packaging for the confectionery and dairy industry among others, has been granted a €20m ($22m) loan from the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development).
Closure affects 265 permanent and temporary employees
Canadian food manufacturer Lassonde has expanded its product range with recloseable carton packs from SIG Combibloc for its Oasis NutriSolution Hydra+ for people with difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).
RPC, which makes rigid plastic packaging for the food, dairy and beverage market among others, is set to acquire British Polythene Industries (BPI) for £261m ($379m), in August, subject to regulatory clearance.
SIG Combibloc has partnered with Zappar to launch its first carton packs with ‘zapcodes’, which use augmented reality (AR) to engage consumers in ‘real time’ with interactive experiences such as games or marketing campaigns.
Investigations have begun after a contract worker suffered a ‘severe trauma’ and died while working on a stationary crane on NOVA Chemicals PE1 (polyethylene) expansion plant in Joffre, Alberta, Canada.
The plastic packaging industry must close ranks to avoid the ‘force majeure’ tensions in 2015 says Roland Roth, president, German Plastics Packaging Association (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen).
The European Plastics Industry represented by EuPC and PlasticsEurope, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), have announced the winners of the first edition of the European Plastics Innovation Awards 2016.
M. Holland Company, a distributor of thermoplastic resins, will acquire Able International Corp. and Tril Export Corp., both headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the transactions expected to close in April.
Tetra Pak’s gable top, which was first introduced in Europe as Tetra Rex Bio-based last year, has been launched in the US and expects to deliver more than 100 million of the renewable packages globally in 2016.