PACKAGING BRIEFS-Tuesday, Nov. 30

Linda Casey

January 29, 2014

3 Min Read
PACKAGING BRIEFS-Tuesday, Nov. 30

 

BASF and INEOS to establish a new global styrenics company
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and INEOS Industries Holdings Limited (Lyndhurst, UK) have announced their intention to combine their global business activities in styrene monomers (SM), PS, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), styrene-butadiene block copolymers (SBC) and other styrene-based copolymers (SAN, AMSAN, ASA, MABS) as well as copolymer blends into a new joint venture called Styrolution.

 

 

Sealed Air Paper Mills receive sustainable chain of custody certifications
Sealed Air has received the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody certification and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) chain of custody certification, allowing Sealed Air to label its raw paper materials as responsibly sourced according to the leading FSC and SFI standards.
 

Winpak Heat Seal Packaging names new account executive for healthcare
Winpak Heat Seal Packaging brings Sandra Luciano on board as account executive, healthcare. A board member and past vice-chairman of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, Luciano brings more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging industries to the company.

 

IoPP announces first student chapter in the Middle East and North Africa

IoPP announces its first student chapter in the Middle East and North Africa: the American University of Beirut (AUB). The chapter's main objective is to increase knowledge in packaging through teamwork, enthusiasm and determination. Goals include increasing packaging and IoPP awareness in the global marketplace, planning and executing seminars, campaigns, events, tours and field trips.

 

Pacific Packaging Machinery acquires Pack West Machinery
Pacific Packaging Machinery Inc., manufacturer of rotary and inline liquid filling machines, has purchased Pack West Machinery. Pack West, a 40 year manufacturer of rotary and inline filling and capping equipment, will become a division of Pacific Packaging and continue to operate in their 40,000 sq-ft facility in Irwindale, CA.

 

Beckhoff Automation, Fertig Motors enter product development partnership
Beckhoff Automation announces it has joined Fertig Motors GmbH in a joint venture that will co-develop and produce highly dynamic Beckhoff servomotors. The first of these products will be presented at the end of 2011.

 

LMI Packaging Solutions to buy renewable power to offset all of the electricity used for its operations
LMI Packaging Solutions Inc. has committed to purchase renewable electricity from We Energies, Energy for Tomorrow to offset 100 percent of the electricity used for its business operations and has joined the U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership. LMI Packaging Solutions says, it is the first U.S.-based heat-seal die-cut lidding company to make this commitment.

 

GMG launches worldwide network for remote proofing
GMG launches the www.proofr.com Internet platform. The worldwide network of remote proofing locations makes it possible to provide online proofing services in compliance with the GMG quality standards.

 

Pacific Packaging Machinery acquires Pack West Machinery
Pacific Packaging Machinery Inc., manufacturer of rotary and inline liquid filling machines, has purchased Pack West Machinery. Pack West, a 40 year manufacturer of rotary and inline filling and capping equipment, will become a division of Pacific Packaging and continue to operate in their 40,000 sq-foot facility in Irwindale, CA. They utilize state of the art CNC, water jet and laser equipment to machine all of their parts in house, keeping quality at the highest level.

 

 

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