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Industry Watch—April 2018

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the April 2018 issue of Packaging World.


Flexible Technologies announced its rebrand to Kala Packaging.

Steel Partners Holdings L.P. acquired the assets of U.S.-based Dunmore Corp., and the share purchase of Germany-based Dunmore Europe GmbH.

Fisher Container Holdings, LLC announced the rebranding of its subsidiaries Fisher Container, LLC, and Packaging Products Corp., LLC to PPC Flexible Packaging.

SIG partnered with ProLeiT to co-create innovative manufacturing solutions for food, beverage, and dairy products.

Pearson Packaging Systems acquired Flexicell, Inc.

Affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners completed the acquisition of ProMach from affiliates of AEA Investors.

Duravant acquired QC Industries.

Transcontinental Inc. acquired Multifilm Packaging Corp.

ePac Flexible Packaging purchased 10 HP Indigo 20000 digital presses from HP Inc. to expand its operations across the U.S.

King Plastics Corp. celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

RKW launched ProVent® BestDesign, a digital design tool for RKW ProVent customers designed to allow them to individually customize their own packaging.

Berlin Packaging, with Bruni Glass, acquired England-based H. Erben Ltd.

Pregis LLC acquired Rex Performance Products.


Allen Dunckelman joined Arpac’s regional sales team covering Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Thomas Ivy was named President of F.R. Drake Co., CVP Systems, and RapidPak.

Christian Traumann, Director and Group CFO of Multivac, was elected President of interpack 2020.

TricorBraun named Becky Giessel Senior Vice President, HR and Chief People Officer and Amy Bonder Executive Vice president, Strategic Markets.

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