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PACKAGING BRIEFS Thursday, July 7

Linda Casey

January 29, 2014

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PACKAGING BRIEFS Thursday, July 7

 

Peeq Media, Toppan create joint packaging printing venture
Toppax is a new joint venture of US-based Peeq Media and Asia's Toppan Printing, provides companies with these cross-border solutions that can drive growth and improve efficiencies. Peeq is a creative production, technology and solutions company, and Toppan Printing is a large printing and communications companies with more than 48,000 employees in 11 countries. Toppax combines Peeq's and Toppan's commercial printing businesses primarily currently serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Peeq Media now becomes a wholly owned and operating subsidiary of Toppax, which is jointly held by Peeq Media Holdings, LLC, and Toppan America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toppan Printing.

 

Unilever opens new factory in Mexico
Unilever opens deodorant factory in Mexico. The new factory has its own solar energy production, water collection and recycling systems, and will be a model of sustainable practices for future Unilever plants built elsewhere.

 

Americhem introduces customer support promise
Americhem Inc., a global provider of custom color and additive solutions for polymer-based products, unveiled its Americhem 3-D Service value promise. The three Ds stand for Design, representing the company's Package design centers, design software and annual Beauty Color Trends forecast as resources for eye-catching packaging designs and exact-match color; Develop, to convey the pledge of its product and process experts to help develop the right color or additive solution; and Deliver, which communicates Americhem's promise to provide exceptional service, exceptional products and total process integration to its customers. 

 

PrintCity Alliance announces two knowledge sharing events in São Paulo
PrintCity, an Alliance of 20 independent companies, which share worldwide expertise in the global printing and packaging industry, expands its activities in the Latin American market with two events: sheetfed printing and packaging workshop August 16, 2011 at the SENAI College of Graphic Technology, and seminars and workshops on web offset at the Associação Brasileira de Empresas com Rotativas Offset (ABRO) annual conference on August 17, 2011 in São Paulo.

 

Edelmann expands leaflet capabilities
The Edelmann Group, a folding cartons, leaflets and system solutions for the health care and beauty care markets at twelve sites in Germany, is expanding its capacity for the production of leaflets. Folding machines have been purchased for three leaflet locations in Germany and Poland. The company notes that the latest EU guidelines on better readability for leaflets have made the production of pharmaceutical leaflets more complex. The implementation of the "Readability Guideline" means 30 percent more space is required for text. This results in leaflet formats growing in size, meaning that they can no longer be made using conventional processes and folding patterns.

 

SIG Combibloc opens first package manufacturing plant in Brazil
After just 12 months' construction time, SIG Combibloc has brought its first packaging plant in Brazil into operation. The new packaging plant is located in Campo Largo, near Curitiba in the Brazilian federal state of Paraná. Ninety million Euros will be invested in the new factory. Key factors in the choice of site were the easy access with very good road and airport connections, and the availability of well qualified specialist staff.

 

Nova Chemicals to construct two new PE lines in North American plants
Nova Chemicals Corp. announced plans for growth of its proprietary PE technology to serve North American markets, which the company is calling "Nova 2020." The company has begun feasibility and engineering work for the construction of two new PE lines for its Sclairtech technology based line and Novapol technology-based linear-low density line at company sites in Canada. NOVA Chemicals also plans complete studies for a further debottleneck of its low-density PE line located at its Mooretown, Ontario, facility.

 

A. Schulman agrees to purchase a majority share of Argentina-based Surplast S.A.

A. Schulman Inc., a supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, has entered into an agreement to become a 51 percent equity holder, through a $1.1 million investment, in Surplast S.A. The other owner of the venture is Alta Plastica S.A., one of the largest distributors of resins in Argentina. With this move, A. Schulman will now have a facility in Argentina, in addition to the three facilities that the Company previously acquired in Brazil through its ICO and Mash acquisitions. A. Schulman's portfolio includes masterbatch, engineered plastics and rotomolded products to meet growing demand in South America.

 

Ampac acquires Elag Verpackungen AG

Ampac Holdings LLC has acquired flexible packaging firm ELAG Verpackungen AG, based in Kirchberg, Switzerland. The acquisition of ELAG in Switzerland broadens and strengthens global availability of Ampac pouches, and it is part of Ampac's global expansion that includes fourteen international centers of manufacturing excellence on three continents with core centers in the U.S. and Europe.

 

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