Industry Watch

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


Multivac has been appointed the exclusive, authorized sales distributor of Mylar® Cook films from DuPont Teijin Films. The Cooperation and Distribution Agreement includes Europe, the Americas, Oceanic, Africa, and Middle East.

Coesia Group finalized the acquisition of Oystar North America Effective immediately, Oystar North America is renamed R.A Jones & Co.

Mold-Rite Plastics acquired Stull Technologies and Weatherchem Corp.

Sick, Inc. relocated its manufacturing facility and expanded operations in Savage, MN.

Intelligrated® relocated its Midwest operations to expanded facilities in Woodridge, IL.

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group added to its global production capacity with facilities in Suzhou, China; Cotia, Brazil; and Santo Tirso, Portugal.

Praxis Packaging Solutions expanded its Columbus, OH, location by adding 6,400 sq-ft to its existing facility.

Exopack established a manufacturing Center of Excellence for its pet food business in Spartanburg, SC.

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. signed an agreement with Toyota Tsusho Corp., supplier of Bio-PET resin, to become the lead company in North America to launch the renewable bioplastic in its rollstock production line.

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. announced that Yaskawa Electric Corp. signed an agreement between its European subsidiary, Yaskawa Europe GmbH (YEU), Eschborn, Germany, and VIPA Gesellschaft für Visualisierung und Prozessautomatisierung mbH, Herzogenaurach, Germany, whereby YEU will acquire a majority of the shares of VIPA.

tna acquired The Cadalec Group.


Paul Buck was appointed director of the Packaging Systems Group, Glasgow, KY, operations for SpanTech LLC.

All-Fill Inc. announced the following new appointments: Ryan Edginton, executive vice president; Kyle Edginton, vice president, sales; Rick Brennecke, vice president, operations; Joe Brennecke, plant manager; Brian Klughardt, division manager, Avatar Div.; Steve Pentek, regional sales manager, Avatar Div.; Brian Jones, division manager, Alpha C/W’ER Div.

LMI Packaging Solutions, Inc. hired Kevin Meyer, vice president of operations and Fred Rose, director of engineering and business development.

Bosch Packaging Technology announced that Uwe Harbauer assumed the position of senior vice president, Business Unit Pharma, Crailsheim, Germany; and Walter Häcki assumed the position of senior vice president, packaging services, Beringen, Switzerland.

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