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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.


Pearson Packaging Systems expanded its end-of-line solutions with the acquisition of Moen Industries.

Sato Group established PT. SATO Nagatomi, a new company formed as a joint venture between Sato Group and PT. Indonagatomi, Jakarta, Indonesia.

UPS announced an expansion of its global healthcare distribution facility network in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of three new state-of-the-art facilities in Hangzhou and Shanghai, China, and Sydney, Australia.

Placon unveiled its new corporate rebranding efforts for its medical division. All Placon medical will be marketed under the Barger™ (formerly referred to as Barger Packaging, Inc.) name.

Ilapak Cartoning Systems relocated its carton machinery production to its North American facility, Delta Systems & Automation, Inc., Rogers, AR.

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announced the addition of a pilot-scale, nine-layer blown film line at its application development laboratory in Wilmington, DE.

Edson Packaging Machinery, div. of Pro Mach, celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

Coesia Group signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Oystar North America, Inc. from Oystar Group.

Paragon Films, Inc. announced plans to open a new plant in Union Gap, WA.

Praxis Packaging Solutions announced the expansion of its Grand Rapids, MI, location by adding 45,000 sq ft of cGMP operational space.


Richard Bahr, president and CEO, MGS Machine Corp., received the Minneapolis Aquatennial Honorary Commodore Award.


Adrian Possumato was appointed vice president of healthcare packaging for Multisorb Technologies.

Patrice Calmels joined Bell Inc. as vice president of sales, and Michael Milosch was hired as Midwest regional sales manager.

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