Industry Watch—December 2018

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

Companies
Rollprint Packaging Products, Alliantz Flexible Packaging, and EuroFoil Teo have merged to form one unified company, Paxxus, which is positioned to serve the global healthcare market.
Haver & Boecker and Windmöller & Hölscher launched a new joint venture, Aventus, which will focus on solutions for the packing of free-flowing loose goods up to finished pallets.
Viking Plastic Packaging/Reliable Packaging Systems was named a distributor for Accu-Seal SencorpWhite, Inc.
rPlanet Earth and Krones collaborated to open the first bottle-to-bottle vertically integrated, closed-loop PET recycling system in North America.
Eagle Packaging Machinery LLC changed its name to EndFlex LLC.
BW Papersystems celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Tetra Pak U.S. & Canada published its 2018 Sustainability Report, marking the company’s 20th year tracking its progress toward a more sustainable future.
Bennett Packaging of Kansas City, Inc. installed a second digital press at its Lee’s Summit, MO, headquarters.
Avanti Conveyors announced it is partnering with Inspire Automation’s Material Handling division, Systec Conveyors, to provide corrugated converting customers a complete offering of options for their material handling needs.
Beckhoff Automation opened a 2,000 sq-ft sales office in Carlsbad, CA.
Sealed Air Corp. acquired AFP, Inc.
ProAmpac’s Auburn, WA facility was awarded Level 2 Food Safety Management Certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute.
Sidel Group acquired PET Engineering Srl.

People
Mike Brewster was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Schneider Packaging Equipment.
Bret Larreau was appointed Director of Latin America and Asia sales for Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies.
Mike Farrell was named Executive Vice President, Mills Div. for Graphic Packaging International.
Josh Burns joined Applied Motion Products as Northwest Regional Sales Manager.
Colleen Arnold was appointed to Westrock Co.’s board of directors.

Achievements
Senior TS&D Scientist Alex Knott, Dow Chemical Co., received the R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison, at the 2018 Label Industry Global Awards for his innovative work in pressure-sensitive silicones.

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