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Onex buying packaging group SIG Combibloc


November 24, 2014 9:05 am ET

ex Corp. will buy SIG Combibloc Group, the Switzerland-based manufacturer of aseptic carton packaging and plastics closures from New Zealand's Rank Group in a deal announced Nov. 24.

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PET film maker Evertis expanding production in Mexico, Brazil, Portugal


November 20, 2014 2:52 pm ET

Evertis, a PET film maker, is expanding production at plants in Mexico, Brazil and Portugal, the company said.

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Coveris changes culture, eyes IPO


November 20, 2014 1:40 pm ET

CEO Gary Masse has a simple message, and some new math, for everyone at Coveris Holdings Corp. Get on board or get out of the way.

Russian industrial film maker converting to food packaging film


November 19, 2014 9:46 am ET

Tasma, an 80-year-old Russian producer of technical industrial films which supported the USSR war effort during World War II, has assumed a new role as an extruder of barrier food packaging film.

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Film manufacturers pushing, again, for non-resin price increases


November 17, 2014 2:57 pm ET

UPDATED — For the third time this year, major polyethylene film makers are seeking non-resin price increases for their products.For the third time this year, major polyethylene film makers are seeking non-resin price increases for their...

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Silgan Plastics building container plant in Pennsylvania


November 17, 2014 4:47 pm ET

Silgan Plastics LLC will build a 135,000-square-foot site in Erie County, Pa. that will create 30 new jobs during the next three years, according to the governor's office.

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Thermoformer EasyPak expanding to keep up with demand


November 13, 2014 4:11 pm ET

Packaging thermoformer EasyPak LLC plans to expand its Leominster, Mass., operation to the tune of $7.5 million.

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Pack Expo attendance up 6.5 percent


November 12, 2014 4:50 pm ET

RESTON, VA. — More than 48,000 people attended Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo 2014 last week in Chicago, according to Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), the show organizer.

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Report: German packaging firm Weener Plastik in play


November 12, 2014 11:03 am ET

Private equity and packaging firms are both showing an interest in purchasing German packaging company Weener Plastik, according to a Reuters report.

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Essentra buying Clondalkin SPD healthcare packaging group


November 12, 2014 9:35 am ET

Essentra plc, the United Kingdom-based plastic packaging group, has announced that one of its subsidiaries has bought the Specialist Packaging Division (SPD) of the private equity-owned Clondalkin Group, a Netherlands-based packaging firm.

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