Industry Watch—May 2018

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

Companies

Nova Chemicals Inc. announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Austria-based Sunpor Kunststoff GmbH for the promotion, sale, distribution, and technical service by Nova Chemical of Sunpor’s Lambdapor® EPS in North America.

ePac Flexible Packaging acquired Precision Pouches.

Weber Packaging Solutions launched a repair parts website—www.weberserviceparts.com.

Transcontinental Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Coveris Americas, a business held by Coveris Holdings S.A., a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Sonoco signed a definitive agreement to acquire Highland Packaging Solutions.

Constantia Flexibles Group agreed to acquire a majority shareholding in India-based Creative Polypack Ltd.

Orbis Corp., part of Menasha Corp., acquired Response Packaging.

Delkor Systems and Vanguard Packaging launched an online resource guide for retail-ready packaging called The Retail-Ready Guide—https://retailready.guide.

DowDuPont will invest $100 million to expand the manufacturing capacity and modernize the facilities at its Sabine River Works plant in Orange County, TX.

Klöckner Pentaplast Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Div.’s expansion of its Suzhou, China, facility is completed and operational.

The Product Inspection Group of Mettler Toledo moved into a new, 270,000 sq-ft state-of-the-art facility in Pasco County, FL, that will house four business units: Safeline, High-Speed, CI-Vision, and PCE Track & Trace/serialization. The company name will be Mettler Toledo Product Inspection.

People

Masa Tatewaki was named President and CEO of Toppan USA.

Vik Reddy was appointed Vice President of Filmquest Group.

Matt Malott was appointed President/CEO of Multivac, Inc.

David Troeter was named Vice President of Customer Satisfaction for Yaskawa Motoman.

Gary Myer was hired as AVP Global Packaging Engineer for World Wide Packaging.

Juan Manuel Hernandez joined Langguth America Ltd. as Latin America Territory Manager.

BPI Equipment, Inc., hired Kent Kooistra as Sales Manager.

Tod Grizzell joined FlexLink as Sales Engineer for Virginia and North Carolina.

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