Pactiv Corp. has agreed to sell substantially all of its North American and European protective and flexible packaging businesses to an affiliate of AEA Investors LLC, an international private equity firm, for approximately $530 million and the assumption of certain liabilities.
On September 30, Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) announced that it had served several companies with patent infringement complaints relating to flexible packaging that can be resealed with a slider device.
In mid-December, the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) will randomly select the winning ticket for its Super Bowl XXXVI drawing. Proceeds of the fundraising effort will be used to underwrite packaging scholarship programs at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada.
Leak-proof films, featuring flexo-printed designs, seal both fresh chicken and frozen meat products for two companies at stores nationwide. Pilgrim’s Pride repositions its full line of fresh chicken and Carlson of Albert Lea debuts Crossroad Farms fully cooked frozen meats.
PACK EXPO International 2000 is not only the biggest U.S. packaging show, but this year it also boasts what it calls “the world’s largest conference:” Solutions 2000, planned for Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-8.
Alvey Systems, Inc. (St. Louis, MO): Douglas M. Westerman, dir., Central Region; Bruce Bleikamp, account mgr., Major Account Development; Steven Cohron, account mgr., Major Account Development; Hank Kirk, account mgr., Major Account Development.
Executives from packaged goods manufacturers, logistics companies and packaging suppliers will address the topic "Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers" June 8 and 9 at the Renaissance Stanford Court in San Francisco.
A management team of Van Leer Metallized Products Ltd. (Franklin, MA) has successfully completed negotiations to purchase the co., renaming it Proma Technologies.International Papers Industrial Packaging Business (Memphis, TN) has completed a merger with Ace Packaging (Monroe, MI).Westvaco (New York, NY) has signed a letter of intent to sell its liquid packaging business to Blue Ridge Paper Products Inc.
Congress appears likely to provide at least part of the $6 million needed to get a new 120-day notification program off the ground by Oct. 1. But many manufacturers are concerned with how the FDA will administer the program.
Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
Like it or not--in fact, intentionally or not--virtually all U.S. businesses are already participating in the global marketplace, and the choice is not "whether" but "how well." So said Dana Mead, president of Pactiv, in remarks to The Aluminum Association's annual meeting last fall.
Multisorb Technologies Inc. (Buffalo, NY) and Pactiv Inc. (Greenwich, CT) completed an agreement that names Pactiv as the exclusive food market distributor of FreshPax(TM) and FreshMax®, two of Multisorb's signature products.
New EPA rule simplifies the procedures for gaining a tolerance exemption.Arrival of insect repellent approved for use in food packaging heralds new era of chemical coatings that ward off bugs and germs.
Office furniture maker alters distribution packaging for heavy desktops, increasing protection where it's needed, reducing it where it's not. Savings total nearly $180ꯠ/yr in materials and labor, while repetitive stress injuries are eliminated.