Paper & Packaging Industry News – April 23, 2019

Huhtamaki entered the African flexible packaging market

Huhtamaki, a Finnish converter, has opened its flexible packaging plant in Egypt. Located in the great Cairo area, the new plant is around 37000 square meters and expected to hire 250 employees.

Read the full story

Kodak’s former flexographic packaging division relaunched under new name

Kodak’s previous flexographic packaging division will continue under the new name of Miraclon, after the company finalized the sale of the division to private equity firm Montagu Private Equity in November of last year.

Read the full story

RotoMetrics opens new facility in Brazil

The new plant features technology and capacity to produce enough flexible dies to meet the growing demand in Brazil and South America.  Additionally, RotoMetrics and MLC offer dedicated local sales, service and technical support to help customers transition to flexible die technology or consult on successfully converting demanding applications.  The additional support is also a tremendous help to global customers located in the region.

Read the full story

Two DS Smith packaging businesses acquired by International Paper

DS Smith has agreed the sale of two of its packaging business in north-west France and Portugal to International paper for €63m (£54m).

Read the full story

Herma moves label applicator division to new site

Herma, a provider of labeling machinery and self-adhesive labels and materials, has moved its Labeling Machinery Division to a new state-of-the-art facility at its headquarters site in Filderstadt, Germany.

Read the full story

Ritrama launches Shiny

Ritrama has developed Shiny, a new and innovative film in shiny silver metallic polyethylene, suitable for the creation of labels with high visual impact for flexible containers for the personal care, cosmetic and food sectors.

Read the full story

Armor targets textile industry

Thermal transfer ribbon manufacturer Armor is making strides in the textile market with the launch of a new grade of thermal transfer ribbon dedicated to the printing of textile labels.

Read the full story

Coke explores printed electronics

The technology behind the campaign comes from Berlin-based Inuru, a specialist in Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED).On labels from Inuru applied by Inuru to a limited edition of 700 glass bottles, the iconic Coca-Cola logo lit up when touched.

Read the full story

AWA helps managers in the Specialty Paper, Film and Packaging Industry to make the right decisions by providing industry-specific market intelligence. We are the market-leading specialists along the entire Coating and Converting value chain – since 1971.

Other Industry News


Talk to an expert, for free

Our Market Specialists are industry-leading specialists along the packaging value chain. They have helped hundreds of businesses around the world to find the information they need to make the right decisions for their business. 

When it comes to making important decisions, don’t leave anything to chance. Schedule a free call today.

Want to make the right decisions? Get the latest news.

We’ll keep you posted on industry news and the latest events and intelligence.