Amcor bolsters portfolio with acquisition of Chinese medical device packaging firm MDK

CHINA – Global packaging company, Amcor has announced the acquisition of Chinese medical device packaging firm MDK expanding its healthcare platform in the APAC region. Based in Shanghai, MDK supplies paper-based packaging and coating capabilities for companies in China’s medical device sector. The firm generates annual sales of approximately US$50 million and is a leading provider of medical device packaging,…

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Amcor rolls out recyclable forming films for meat and dairy that offer ‘80% carbon footprint reduction’

SWITZERLAND – American-Australian global packaging company, Amcor has announced the European launch of its new PrimeSeal and DairySeal Recycle-Ready Thermoforming Films for meat and dairy, to offer excellent packaging performance and improved circularity of packaging. Suitable for fresh and processed meat and fish, as well as hard cheese, the new packaging is heat resistant up to 90°C and is made…

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Amcor opens new US$100M flexible packaging plant in China

CHINA – American-Australian global packaging company, Amcor has inaugurated its new US$100 million advanced flexible packaging manufacturing plant in Huizhou, China. The 590,000-square-foot plant is claimed to be the largest flexible packaging plant by production capacity in China, further strengthening Amcor’s ability to meet growing customer demand throughout Asia Pacific. The new facility is expected to employ more than 550…

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Amcor partners ExxonMobil to boost recycled material target

AUSTRALIA – American-Australian global packaging company, Amcor has inked a five-year deal with ExxonMobil to purchase certified-circular polyethylene material in support of its target to achieve 30% recycled material across its portfolio by 2030. Amcor says the volume of material will increase incrementally each year and is expected to reach 100,000 metric tonnes annually at the end of the contract…

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Amcor commits to use 30% recycled contents across operations by 2030

SWITZERLAND – Global packaging company, Amcor has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, which has announced a target of achieving 30% recycled content across its portfolio by 2030. The new recycled content target, which is three times its previous target of 10%, comes as Amcor reflects on a landmark year for its efforts on sustainability. In the fiscal year 2022, the company…

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PulPac secures US$31M for the global distribution of PulPac Dry Molded Fiber

SWEDEN – Swedish provider of manufacturing technology for fiber-based packaging and single-use products, Pulpac has closed a US$31.22 million private placement for the global roll-out of PulPac dry molded fiber technology. Aliaxis led the investment through its new impact business builder division Aliaxis Next. The other investors that took part in this private placement included Amcor Ventures, Stora Enso and…

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Amcor introduces new lightweighting technology to combat GHG emission in packaging

US – Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) has developed a two-step, lightweighting technology that reportedly eliminates more than 50% of the material and weight in the finish of the bottle. ARP says its new Quantum technology for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles deliver sustainability benefits, lower costs and an improved packaging appearance. The company says that by removing more than 50% of…

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Amcor launches sustainable packaging line for ready-to-drink dairy market

US – American-Australian global packaging company, Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) has introduced the DairySeal line of packaging that features ClearCor, an advanced polyethylene terephthalate (PET) barrier. With the introduction of DairySeal, the exploding nutritional, dairy alternatives, and ready-to-drink (RTD) market will now have a more sustainable packaging option that can be leveraged across all retail channels. The ClearCor PET barrier…

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Amcor injects additional US$45M investment in ePac Flexible Packaging

SWITZERLAND – Swiss-based global packaging company Amcor has announced a further strategic investment of up to US$45 million in ePac. The investment will increase Amcor’s minority shareholding in ePac Holdings LLC an initial investment of US$15 million in April last year. Amcor’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development, Ian Wilson, said: “This additional investment reflects our confidence in ePac’s…

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