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Industry Watch—July 2017

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the July 2017 issue of Packaging World.


Serac launched a new logo and four new company goals as a reflection of its continued growth and evolution.

Pro Mach, Inc., acquired P.E. Labellers SpA.

Tekni-Plex, Inc. acquired BrunaSeals.

Dorner Holding Co. acquired Mexico-based Sautem.

Placon is expanding its production capacity to meet growing customer demands.

Arpac acquired Extreme Packaging Machinery Inc.

Sun Chemical entered into a partnership with Document Security Systems, Inc. to cross market and sell one another’s anti-counterfeiting products. Also, Sun Chemical entered a collaboration agreement with HP Indigo to develop cost-effective digital coatings.

PTIS celebrates its 17-year anniversary as an independently owned consultancy.

Wipotec GmbH released a new brand architecture and corporate identity.

Pregis acquired Sharp Packaging Systems.

Merck, in collaboration with Stelis Biopharma, opened a Process Scale-Up Lab in Bengluru, India, to provide end-to-end solutions from process development to scale-up manufacturing for pre-clinical, clinical, and commercial supply.


David Mylrea was named CEO of Engage Technologies Corp.

Megan Gunn was hired as Marketing Manager for World Wide Packaging LLC.

Douglas Haberlein was appointed Regional Sales Manager for PAC Machinery.

Nick Tucci was appointed Vice President and General Manager, Label and Graphic Materials, North America, for Avery Dennison.


Prakolar SATO was awarded a Sindusfarma Quality Award for Suppliers 2017 as a premium producer of labels in the packaging materials category.

Overnight Labels, Inc. was awarded the Gold Leaf for Excellence in Cold Foil Sheet or Rotary on Self/Client Promotion by the Foil & Specialty Effects Assn. for its Strong Arm Stout label.

Independent Can Co. was honored with the Award of Excellence for Specialty and Fancy Cans by the International Metal Decorator’s Assn.

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