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CompaniesThe Bosch Group plans to acquire Pharmatec gmbh, Dresden, Germany, from Fresenius proserve gmbh. The transaction also includes the acquisition of the Pharmatec subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik gmbh, Ternitz, Austria.
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The Blackstone Group, London, England, acquired Klöckner Pentaplast Group and all its holdings from Cinven, London, England, and jpmorganpartners LLC, New York, NY.

Allpax Products, Inc., a div. Of promach, signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Zintec Ltd., Oxfordshire, England, to become the sole U.S. licensee of the Shaka batch retort process.

Econocorp, Inc. Was appointed stocking distributor for National Starch and Chemical’s “COOL-LOK” adhesive products.

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. Opened a sales and service office in Mexico for all parts, service, and equipment needs in Mexico. José Edmundo Romo was named manager.

Multisorb Technologies acquired Silgel Packaging Ltd., Telford, England, a subsidiary of Amcol Minerals Europe Ltd. And Amcol Intl., Arlington Heights, IL.

Flexlink Systems, Inc.opened an engineering office in Appleton, WI, following the creation of a global business unit to focus on the paper converting industry.

Koch Pac-Systeme gmbh opened its U.S. sales and service office in Towaco, NJ.

MG America was named exclusive North American representative of Schmucker Pouch Filling and Cartoning Machinery in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.


Gary Kedgley was appointed vice president, sales and marketing for Romaco.

Niels Petter Wright was appointed president and CEO of Elopak, Inc.

Exact Packaging Inc. Named Randy Cotteleer general manager.

Dorner Mfg. Corp. Appointed Kim Stoll industrial products marketing manager.

Ray Germonprez was pro-moted to vice president and chief technical officer for Bemis Co.

George Lastra was appointed Western regional sales manager for NJM/CLI.

Trevor Bailey was appointed chairman of datalase.


The 2007 NACD Supplier of the Year Award was presented to Alpha Packaging.

Alcan Inc. Was awarded
The European Aluminum Foil Assn.’s 2007 Alufoil Trophy for its new Formpack® laminate with integrated moisture barrier desiccant.




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