Packaging Briefs – Monday, October 4, 2010

David Bellm

January 29, 2014

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Packaging Briefs – Monday, October 4, 2010

Ball names new presidents of packaging operations in growing Brazil, Asia Pacific markets
Ball Corporation announced that Colin Gillis has been named president of Latapack-Ball Embalagens, Ltda., Brazil, and Gihan Atapattu has been named president of Ball Asia Pacific Ltd. (BAPL), Hong Kong. Ball entered the Brazilian market in 1995 through a metal beverage packaging joint venture, Latapack-Ball Embalagens, Ltda. The joint venture company operates metal beverage packaging manufacturing plants in Tres Rios, Jacarei and Salvador, Brazil. Latapack-Ball is expected to have 2010 sales of approximately $360 million.

Packaging Solutions Holdings announces new $20 million green-field packaging plant
Packaging Solutions Holdings, Inc. the new packaging company formed by Wellspring Capital Management and industry veteran Harold Bevis, announced their plans to build a new state-of-the-art, greenfield packaging plant in the Midwest. The plant will design and manufacture cheese packaging, pouch materials, pet food packaging, medical packaging, produce packaging and snack food packaging. The new plant will be equipped with new tandem-head, multi-layer extrusion laminating equipment; quick-change, new 10-color printing press equipment; new high-speed winding equipment; and new laser scoring and laser perforating equipment. The new plant will operate as a new division of Jen-Coat, an operating division of Packaging Solutions Holdings.

Marin’s International, expands longstanding relationship MWV
Marin’s International has announced an expansion of their longstanding global strategic relationship. Marin’s now licenses five nonexclusive converters in the U.S. to manufacture and sell its LAMA displays – all of which will feature MWV’s Custom Kote paperboard. Through Marin’s new North American licensees, customers can now go directly to manufacturers providing the full line of premium LAMA displays.

Ocean Spray selects Ball Corporation for Supplier of the Year sustainability award
Ball Corporation has received Ocean Spray's Supplier of the Year Award for sustainability. Ocean Spray chose Ball for the company's "overall commitment to environmental sustainability, long-running efforts in packaging reduction and lightweighting and the spirit of transparency" regarding Ball's sustainability initiatives. The award is part of Ocean Spray's 2010 Strategic Supplier Partnership Awards. Ball supplies recyclable aluminum cans for a variety of Ocean Spray beverages.


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