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21.07.2016 0

Saica acquires Centroplast

The Spanish Saica group acquired the Italian flexible packaging producer Centroplast. The company employs 235 people and had a turnover of EUR 67 million in 2015.
According to Saica, this allows them to enter the market of flexible packaging with greater force. They consider Italy as an important market, both now and in the future. 
The Saica group is a large manufacturer of recycled paper for corrugated board, with an annual production of 2.5 million tons of paper. The group employs more than 8000 people.

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RKW invests in Vietnam

RKW is strengthening its position in the Southeast Asian market with multi-million Euro investments in technology and infrastructure. The investments include a new printing line for multipack films, expansion of the total building area and the optimization of building technology at the Site in Vietnam. 

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21.07.2016 0

Borealis acquires German recyclers

Borealis has fully acquired the German plastics recyclers mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH. 

Niedergebra based mtm plastics GmbH recycles mixed post-consumer plastic waste and is one of Europe's largest producers of post-consumer polyolefin recyclates.

Both companies become members of the Borealis Group. Their managing directors will remain in their roles,

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20.07.2016 0

Amcor Flexibles Americas expands capabilities

The American division of the world's largest packaging producer will add a new printing press in Milwaukee, WI. The new press enables Amcor to print flexo and gravure as well as slit in a single pass. The additional capacity from the press and 
slitter will support demand for high-quality coated healthcare grade paper and film. The printing press is slated for delivery in early 2017. 

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Flint appoints new senior manager

Flint Group Flexographic Products appointed Rico Hagedorn as Senior Manager Technical Services Plates.

Since joining Flint Group in 2011, he has been part of the technical service team for printing plates. After his education as a screen printer, Rico Hagedorn studied printing and media technology at the Stuttgart Media University in Stuttgart. Thereafter, he completed his Master of Science in Print and Publishing whilst writing his master thesis at Flint Group Flexographic Products.  

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Acquisition of Synpac Limited

Plastics Capital acquired Synpac Limited for GBP 3.1 million. Synpac is a East Yorkshire, UK based manufacturer of vacuum bags and pouches for the food processing industry.

In the financial year 2015, Synpac generated revenues of GBP 4.4 million and statutory profit before taxation of GBP 0.8 million.  

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14.07.2016 0

Infiana invests approx EUR 20 million

Infiana is strengthening its global strategy to focus on the development and manufacture of specialty films solutions with an investment of around 20 million euros. For its site in Forchheim, Germany, the company has recently completed the purchase of a new thermal coating facility, while for its Malvern, PA site it is investing in new printing and coating technology.  

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Aluflexpack receives EUR 20 million loan

In order to support the expansion of its flexible packaging product range the Aluflexpack Group GmbH has been granted a EUR 20 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The EBRD loan will be extended to 3 Croatian flexible packaging producers consolidated in the group – Aluflexpack Novi, Omial Novi and TOF.

Aluflexpack has four production sites in Croatia, as well as production and logistics sites in France, Poland and Switzerland

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RKW invests over EUR 5 million

The packaging producer RKW invested more than EUR 5 million in the Echte, Germany based plant. By end of this year RKW put a new highly automated 10 colour flexo press into operation, and expanding capacity for the self-venting ProVent plastic bag and other industrial bag solutions. RKW’s investment also includes a colour mixing system and various modernisation measures. The flexo press is equipped with an automatic colour management system.

According to RKW they have sold more than 350 million bags with RKW ProVent.

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