Interfilm Holdings (Piedmont, SC) will begin slitting and distributing Cellophane™ films for certain narrow-web customers of UCB Films (Smyrna, GA) located primarily in North America.

Sentrol Industrial (Tualatin, OR) is now operating under the name GE Interlogix Industrial.

Klöckner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) acquired Neoplástica Holding, SGPS, SA (Porto, Portugal). Klöckner is also constructing a 70ꯠ sq’ expansion of its Rural Retreat, VA, facility, to install additional calendered rigid vinyl film capacity.

Multivac (Kansas City, MO) completed a $4 million

expansion of its North American headquarters.

Fres-co System USA (Telford, PA) formed a liquid packaging business unit to complement its current dry packaging film and machinery systems group.

Greif Bros. (Delaware, OH) acquired Van Leer Industrial Packaging (Delaware, OH) and is developing a new

company identity to highlight the new business.

Belcom North America (Belwood, IL) recently celebrated the grand opening of its Technical Center by producing samples and short run packaging without dies or plates.

Menasha Packaigng Co. LLC (Neenah, WI) acquired Triangle Container Corp. (Philadelphia, PA).

Kapak Corp. (Minneapolis, MN) and PPI Technologies (Sarasota, FL) entered into an informal partnership to

facilitate market entry for flexible pouch applications.

Grafco PET Packaging Technologies (Hanover, MD) opened its newest mfg. plant in Dunkirk, NY.

Multi-Color Corp. (Cincinnati, OH) signed a definitive

agreement to purchase the North and South American Decorating Technologies Div. of Avery Dennison Corp. (Fitchburg, MA).

Spectra Technologies (Dallas, TX) signed a systems

integrator project partner agreement with ABB Inc. (Fort Collins, CO).

Cargill Dow (Minnetonka, MN) is a new strategic partner in servicing the European food packaging customers of Amprica S.p.A (Mantova, Italy).

Redlake MASD (San Diego, CA) acquired Duncan Tech (Auburn, CA).

Sealed Air Corp. (Duncan, SC) and Conflex Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) have formed an exclusive global alliance for the distribution of Conflex packaging equipment.

Glennon Corp. (Pewaukee, WI) will become The Glennon Group™.

Flint Ink Corp. (Ann Arbor, MI) and KeyMaster Technologies, Inc. (Kennewick, WA) have agreed to provide “smart” ink and coatings systems to brand named product mfg. throughout the world.

Nigrelli Systems Inc. (Kiel, WI) and Kuka Robotics Corp. (Augsburg, Germany) signed a systems partner agreement enabling Nigrelli Systems to integrate Kuka robots into packaging, food, material handling, and processing systems.

MPI Label Systems (Sebring, OH) expanded its flexographic label div. mfg. base by adding a new RFID div.

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