Industry Watch—November 2016

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the November 2016 issue of Packaging World.


Pro Mach, Inc. expanded its filling and capping capabilities with the acquisition of Pacific Packaging Machinery, manufacturer of light to viscous rotary and inline filling and capping solutions. Pete Carpino, President of Pacific Packaging, will join Pro Mach as Vice President and General Manager.

Klöckner Pentaplast’s line of SmartCycle® post-consumer recycled content polyester films produced in North America was granted a “Certificate of Verification” by NSF International.

Constantia Flexibles acquired the flexible packaging business of Italy-based Lamp San Prospero SPA.

Pregis acquired UK-based Easypack, a paper-based protective packaging company.

ID Technology, powered by Pro Mach, moved its headquarters to 5051 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, TX.

Independent Can Co. acquired Specialty Tin Co.

Propack Processing and Packaging Systems Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

Amcor acquired Alusa, a flexible packaging business in South America.

Ashland Global Holdings revealed its new “Always Solving™” corporate identity as it continues to differentiate itself since Valvoline and Ashland separated into two independent companies.

tna unveiled a new website,, to make it easier for visitors to access its growing family of brands through one online platform.


Sylvester Giustino was appointed Director of Government and Technical Affairs for the Can Manufacturers Institute.

John Sweeterman was named General Manager of INX Digital’s San Leandro, CA facility.

Martin Merker was appointed Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada, for Harpak-ULMA.

Thomas Salmon was elected President and COO of Berry Plastics Group.

Goro Yumiba was appointed Executive Head of North America for Sato.

Alison Keane was named President and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association.

Justin Larson was promoted to Product Manager, Lumirror® Polyester Film Div., Toray Plastics (America).

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