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Denmark-based packaging company Faerch Plast has announced its acquisition of Cambridge, UK-based Anson Packaging which has a turnover of more than DKK 500m (€67m). A figure for the deal has not been released. 24 April 2015
An Asian joint venture planned by the European packaging producer and coffee service company Miko has come a step closer as the firm announced it has acquired a site in Indonesia for a greenfield packaging plant. 24 April 2015
KHS has been pouring a lot of time into solving issues related to direct printing on PET bottles, and after eight years of work, everyone involved in the effort soon could be toasting to their success. 24 April 2015
The four largest national organisations representing the plastics packaging industry in Europe, Elipso (France), IK (Germany), the British Plastics Federation and the Packaging And Films Association have called on polymer producers to invest urgently in European polymer production facilities. The organisations believe that polymer producers are increasingly likely to invest in the faster growing markets of Asia and the Americas. 22 April 2015
Denmark-based Faerch Plast, a food packaging company, has announced it plans to target Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, the US, Canada, South Africa and Israel by building a network of overseas distributors. 16 April 2015
What are the priorities for packaging companies when trying to balance performance, production costs and sustainability? In this feature David Vink reports on a debate involving moulding experts organised by Engel in Austria. 14 April 2015
UK-based Linpac Packaging has announced the appointment of its new CEO Daniel Dayan, who replaces David Meldram. Meldram left the company at the end of 2014. 10 April 2015
Industrial packaging maker Mauser Group is acquiring IBC North America and Clean Tide Container, companies with common ownership. Mauser, of Bruehl, Germany, said the acquisition will increase its presence in North America. 10 April 2015
The German trade association for plastics packaging converters has added its voice to the growing criticism of polymer suppliers declaring force majeure on supplies. The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen trade body said: “In recent weeks, the number of cases of force majeure registered by raw materials producers in Europe has reached ‘epidemic proportions’." 9 April 2015
The chairman of the Packaging and Films Association (Pafa) has issued an industry-wide warning for the UK on the effect sharply rising polymer prices is having on the industry. 7 April 2015
US-based packaging group Coveris has announced its annual full financial results for 2014, reporting net sales of $2.8bn (€2.6bn) up from $2.79bn (€2.58bn) in 2013. Adjusted pro forma EBITDA for 2014 was $322m (€297m) up 17% from the prior year, which was $274m (€253m). 2 April 2015
Germany-based protective packaging company Storopack has announced its annual financial figures for 2014 reporting sales of €353m, up from €316m in 2013. Storopack states it saw 2014 sales of €209m in Europe, €89m in North and South America, and approximately €55m in Asia.   
1 April 2015
Australian packaging giant Amcor has bought South African-based Nampak Holdings’s Nampak Flexibles division. 1 April 2015
Japanese investment and trading conglomerate Mitsui & Co has acquired a 15% stake in Turkey’s packaging maker Sarten Ambajaj. 31 March 2015
Hungarian flexible packaging producer Sipospack is investing nearly €3m in an expansion project at a new site at Sóskút in central Hungary to raise its production capacity. 30 March 2015

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