P&G, DuPont invest in Packtion

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble and DuPont (Wilmington, DE) have agreed to become investors in Packtion™ (Chicago, IL), an online solution provider that matches global buyers, sellers and converters of packaging materials. The investment is a combination of cash (amount undisclosed by the three parties) and certain intellectual property.

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“Packtion’s vision of supply chain collaboration for packaging design and procurement fits very well with our other B2B and Web-enabled supply chain initiatives,” says Steve David, chief information officer at P&G. “By utilizing Packtion’s collaborative capabilities with key supply chain partners, we will be able to provide our consumers with more effective, lower-cost packages.”

Terry Caloghiris, president of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, says that the combination of packaging workflow knowledge from the three companies is expected to expedite on-line commerce. Packtion offers buyers, suppliers and converters of packaging materials a means to integrate the supply chain, from design through manufacturing and procurement.

In October 2000, Packtion licensed content from Packaging World, Packworld.com and Net Sourcing. (PR)

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