acquisition

Berry Plastics Takes Controlling Interest in Chinese Packaging Firm

EVANSVILLE, IN—Berry Plastics’ acquisition of the controlling interest of Qingdao P&B Co., Ltd. (P&B) has been approved by China’s competent approval authority. Berry Plastics will own 75 percent of P&B, with a minority ownership position retained by Peter Song, who is the original founder of P&B andgeneral manager. Song will remain in place. The company […]

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American Inks and Coatings Buys Color Resolutions International

SHERIDAN, AR—American Inks and Coatings (AIC) is expected to consummate the acquisition of Color Resolutions International by close of Jan. 2014. As a result of the merger, AIC maintains that it will be the largest supplier to the merchant corrugated market in the U.S. The flexographic ink and coating manufacturer has had a presence in […]

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MacDermid Inc. Acquired by PSP

TORTOLA, B.V.I.—Platform Acquisition Holdings Ltd. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MacDermid, Inc.for some $1.8 billion. Platform will be renamed Platform Specialty Products Corp. (PSP) following the close of the transaction. MacDermid has offered its customers innovative, dynamic chemistry solutions and technical services for more than 90 years, establishing leading positions in niche […]

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Cyber Graphics Enters Binding Agreement to Buy Flex Pre-Press

MEMPHIS, TN—Cyber Graphics, LLC, a leading pre-media provider to the flexographic industry has entered a binding agreement to acquire Flex Pre-Press, Inc., a graphic arts and media provider located in Milwaukee,WI. Integration of both companies will take place over the next six months. Flex Pre-Press will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyber Graphics, […]

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Esko Buys Cape Systems

GHENT, Belgium—Esko has announced its intent to purchase CAPE Systems, a provider of software solutions for packaging design, pallet load optimization and supply chain profitability. CAPE is active worldwide through a network of resellers, and is headquartered in Allen, TX with offices in London, U.K. The deal is expected to close by Sept. 30, 2013. […]

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ALTANA Acquires Specialty Coatings Business From Henkel

WESEL, Germany—The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the specialty coatings business of Henkel. Products are sold under the brand names MiraFoil and Miracure and are mainly supplied to the packaging industry in North America. The business generated sales of around $15 million in 2012. Within the ALTANA group the business will be integrated into […]

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The Provident Group Acquires Custom Flex, LLC

BRYAN, OH—The Provident Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., has acquired Custom Flex, a leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry. The acquisition is part of The Provident Group’s ongoing effort to provide continuous improvement in its product offering of doctor blades, end […]

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Atlas Die Acquires Bernal Inc.

ELKHART, IN—Atlas Die LLC acquired Bernal, Inc. of Rochester Hills, MI, on July 3, 2013. Bernal has been a leader in the manufacturing of rotary dies, folding carton systems and die cutting modules for over 40 years. The sale also included Bernal-Yawa, a joint venture in Shanghai, China. The combination of Atlas Die and Bernal […]

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Pamarco to Buy Absolut Engineering

ROSELLE, NJ—Pamarco Technologies LLC expects to finalize the acquisition of Absolute Engineering, Ltd. of West Yorkshire, England and its American subsidiary Absolute Print Engineering, Hiram, GA; by July 31. Absolute Engineering is a manufacturer of carbon fiber doctor blade chambers and the InkSave ink wash–up system, both of which are utilized in flexographic printing. Terry […]

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Anderson & Vreeland Acquires The Provident Group

BRYAN, OH—Anderson & Vreeland announced the acquisition of The Provident Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the flexographic printing industry. The acquisition is part of Anderson & Vreeland’s o-going effort to provide continuous improvement in product offering, service and support for its North American customers. “Provident […]

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