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ACTEGA WIT, ACTEGA Kelstar to Merge, Rebrand as ACTEGA North America

DELRAN, NJ—ACTEGA WIT and ACTEGA Kelstar, leading manufacturers in the innovation of inks, coatings and adhesives for packaging and printing markets, announced the formal merger of the two legal entities to form ACTEGA North America, Inc. This merger aligns itself with the corporate ACTEGA Division goals to reposition the company focus on market segments rather […]

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Sun Chemical to Acquire Colmar Inks Corp.

PARSIPPANY, NJ—Sun Chemical has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets and liabilities of Colmar Inks Corp. based in Ontario, Canada. Colmar’s customer lists, contracts and finished inventory will be included in the acquisition. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter in 2016. The acquisition will allow Sun Chemical to […]

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Alpha Poly, Mikia Printing to Merge

ONTARIO, Canada—Alpha Poly has announced confirmation of a much anticipated merger with Mikia Printing of Acton, Ontario. While specific details of the deal were not published, Mikia leadership, staff and supply chain will join the award winning Alpha Poly team effective February 2016. “This is a perfect fit for Mikia” notes Vaughan Campbell, who will remain […]

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WestRock to Purchase Packaging Business From Cenveo

STAMFORD, CT—Cenveo, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cenveo Corp., and certain of its other subsidiaries have entered into a definitive agreement to sell its packaging business to a division of WestRock Co., a leading provider of paper and packaging solutions in consumer and corrugated markets globally. The sale involves six facilities located in the U.S., […]

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FLEXO Magazine’s Year in Review 2015

Spurred by Rising Demand, Industry Advancements & Complementary Processes, Flexography’s Dominance of Package Printing Continues Robert Moran & Brad Pareso In the 12 months since FLEXO last took a wide lens view of the package printing industry, plenty of things have changed. New machinery became available for purchase. Companies large and small expanded, merged and […]

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DuPont, Dow Chemical to Merge

WILMINGTON, DE & MIDLAND, MI—DuPont and The Dow Chemical Co. announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all stock merger of equals. The combined company will be named DowDuPont. The parties intend to subsequently pursue a separation of DowDuPont into three independent, publicly traded […]

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ProAmpac to Acquire Coating Excellence International (CEI)

NEW YORK, NY & CINCINNATI, OH—Wellspring Capital Management announced that its portfolio company ProAmpac has entered into an agreement to acquire Coating Excellence International (CEI), a flexible packaging and technical products company based in Wrightstown, WI. CEI specializes in wide web extrusion coating and laminating of film, foil, paper, board and nonwovens and will enhance ProAmpac’s […]

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Flint Group to Acquire Xeikon, Form Digital Printing Solutions Division

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg—Flint Group has announced the acquisition of Xeikon, a leading digital solutions provider to the packaging and commercial printing markets. Headquartered in Eede in The Netherlands, with operations in Belgium, Xeikon, designs, develops and delivers high end digital color presses and consumables for the global commercial, document, label and packaging market segments, distributing its […]

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Berry Plastics Reorganizes Company Into 3 Divisions

EVANSVILLE, IN—Berry Plastics Group, Inc. announced a new streamlined business structure which organizes the company into three market focused divisions, designed to allow the company to best serve its customers, drive future growth, and maximize shareholder value. The new divisions are: Health, Hygiene and Specialties Consumer Packaging Engineered Materials “I am extremely excited about the transformation […]

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Daetwyler Celebrates 40 Years in U.S.

HUNTERSVILLE, NC—Daetwyler, one of the world’s most trusted names for precision machinery and innovative manufacturing across such industries as solar energy, printing, micro engineered parts, and more, just celebrated 40 years for its U.S. based operations. Founder Peter Daetwyler and his wife Rosmarie first came to America with the vision of offering Daetwyler doctor blades […]

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