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Industry Watch—July 2018

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


AlliedFlex Technologies announces a partnership agreement with Netherlands-based Abarka Packaging Solutions for the sales, marketing, and distribution of its patented Skirt-All™ lidded cup, tray, and convenience container business, which is new to the North American market.

Triangle Package Machinery added a Sanitation page to its website for those in the food processing industry with questions about sanitation as it pertains to packaging machinery.

Markem-Imaje and Cognex collaborated to develop the next generation of Mark & Read applications for global fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies.

Sealed Air Corp. entered into an agreement with Kuraray America Inc. to offer food packaging materials derived from its Plantic™ bio-based resins in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Matrix Packaging celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year.

Meyer Industries and Kofab have teamed up to create Precision Food Innovations (PFI).

Sun Chemical named Cyngient as a strategic distribution partner of its inks, coatings, and other solutions for offset, narrow web tag and label (NWTL), commercial sheet-fed, and folding carton printers.

Maier Packaging GmbH became a fully-owned subsidiary of Optima Packaging Group GmbH.

ProMach announced the formation of ProMach Filling Systems and opened a facility in Statham, GA, called ProMach Atlanta.


Tony Colquittt was hired as Director of Business Development, Latin America for Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems.

Butler Automatic hired Dan Dalessio as Product Development Engineer and Amanda Estey as Marketing Coordinator.

Multivac named Pat Hughes Vice President Sales & Marketing and Bob Koch Northeast Region Sales Director.

Tiffany Silver was promoted to Customer Care Manager for Ossid, a product brand of ProMach.

John Blicha was promoted to Director of Global Marketing and Communications for Eriez.

Deon Strauss was appointed CEO of Robatech USA Inc., and Martin Meier was appointed CEO of Robatech Group.


Glenroy Inc. received four awards for excellence in printing from the Great Lakes Graphics Assn. and Flexographic Technical Assn.

Pretium Packaging won three Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Ameristar packaging awards, including “Best of Show,” for its SureHandle™ PET container.

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