CKF snaps up thermoformed rPET firm Packright Manufacturing

CANADA – Scotia Investments Limited (SIL), together with CKF, Inc. (CKF), have reached an agreement to acquire Packright Manufacturing Ltd. (Packright). Packright will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of CKF. Given the recognized legacy of innovation, quality, and customer service that has been built around the Packright brand, the company will continue to operate in the market as “Packright.” Its management…

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Envoy Solutions bolsters portfolio with acquisition of United Packaging

US – US-based specialized distributor and solution provider Envoy Solutions has completed the acquisition of solutions-driven distributor United Packaging. The acquisition has increased Envoy Solutions is increasing its geographic reach in the Northeast, where it already has a significant presence with existing companies, while continuing to improve its packaging capabilities. The deal will help the firm to strengthen its position…

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Ardagh Group partners Absolut Vodka for hydrogen-fired glass furnace

SWEDEN – Luxembourg-based packaging firm Ardagh Group has signed an agreement with Absolut Vodka for a partly hydrogen energy-fired glass furnace for large-scale production. The move is said to be the first-of-its-kind shift in the spirits industry and is intended to minimize the CO2 emissions from making Absolut’s bottles. Ardagh Group said the use of a hydrogen furnace is expected…

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Graphic Packaging unveils new coding methods for anti-counterfeit pharmaceutical packaging

US – Leading fiber-based packaging provider Graphic Packaging International (‘Graphic Packaging’) has announced it will reveal its latest pack serialization solution at this year’s CPHI Frankfurt event. The pack can now accommodate longer and more complex coding requirements to keep up with global anti-counterfeit pharmaceutical legislation changes. Each code on the package complies with the ‘highest print quality and readability…

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Abel & Cole swap compostable packaging for recyclable paper bags amid concerns

US – Organic food delivery company Abel & Cole is swapping its compostable packaging for recyclable paper bags following concerns that the plastic only breaks down under certain conditions. According to the company, compostable plastics can be as harmful as their virgin counterparts if local waste collectors do not possess the right equipment to break them down. This comes following…

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