and Aidco Intl. announced a strategic alliance to market their respective cartoning and palletizing equipment with the goal of providing more integrated turn-key packaging systems to customers.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and RJR Packaging LLC. closed the sale of the assets and business of RJR Packaging to five packaging companies: Alcan Packaging Food and Tobacco Inc.; Alcoa Flexible Packaging LLC; Southern Graphic Systems Inc.; Mundet Inc.; and Oracle Flexible Packaging Inc.
Honeywell signed a licensing distribution and development agreement for specialty films with Sigdopack a unit of Chilean holding group Sigdo Koppers.
Schneider Electric has acquired the outstanding shares of Elau AG.
Cognex Corp. acquired DVT Corp.
Owens-Illinois Inc. changed its name to O-I.
Shibuya Kogyo Co. Ltd. acquired Hoppmann Corp.
Milwaukee Bag Intl. joined PAC Machinery Group as its newest member.
Rock-Tenn Co. acquired Gulf States Paper Corp.’s Pulp and Paperboard and Paperboard Packaging business.
Ciba Specialty Chemicals opened a Research & Development Center in Shanghai China.
Orion Packaging Systems Inc. appointed Lion Shipping Group as its Canadian distributor.
Berry Plastics Corp. acquired the injection molding closure assets of Euromex Plastics S.A. de C.V. located in Toluca Mexico.