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September 27 2018

Intertape Polymer Group Completes Acquisition

Canadian protective packaging products and systems company Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) has announced that it has finalized the deal to acquire 100% of the outstanding equity value in Polyair Inter Pack Inc., a North American supplier of protective packaging. The aggregate purchase price of the transaction is approximately $146 million, subject to certain purchase price adjustments.

September 27 2018

Greif ships its one millionth steel drum

Industrial packaging specialist Greif has shipped its one millionth steel drum from its newly opened facility in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Speaking about the milestone, Abdennour EL Mosor, Regional Manager EMEA, said; “Our team is fully engaged and working every day to provide solutions that improve our customers’ operational efficiency and profitability”.

June 06 2018

Perspectives on Packaging from the Industrial Steel Drum Institute

An analysis of recent incident reports show that proper handling of containers could have prevented many events. In fact, damage from forklifts, dropping a package, inadequate blocking and bracing and human error consistently rank as some of the top reasons for transportation incidents with packaging.

May 30 2018

Future of Packaging

Given the senior decision making audience of The Times, the report focuses on the imperative to help major brands/retailers translate the opportunities around sustainability, design and user experience into forward-thinking long term strategies. Capitalising on the colossal interest in packaging, the report unites all key stakeholders across the value chain to move the industry forward

February 28 2018

Protective Packaging Market worth 32.02 Billion USDby 2022

The protective packaging market size is projected to grow from USD 24.31 Billion in 2017 to reach USD 32.02 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.67%. The global protective packaging market is growing steadily owing to the rise in manufacturing activities and growth in demand for conveniently packaged products. The increase in demand from the food & beverage industry also provides an opportunity for market growth, especially in the emerging Asia Pacific and South American regions.

November 18 2017

Global Industrial Packaging Market to Grow at a CAGR of 6.00% to 2021 adds “Global Industrial Packaging Market 2017-2021” new report to its research database. The report spread across 127 pages with table and figures in it.

August 11 2017

The best of the beet transported safely

When it comes to handling food, safety and transparency are particularly important – especially for consumers. This is regularly evident from studies and surveys, including ones by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), the Society for Consumer Research (GfK) and the Federal Ministry for Nutrition and Agriculture (BMEL).

August 10 2017

Conitex Sonoco launches FIBC webshop

Conitex Sonoco, a manufacturer and distributor of flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) bulk bags and innovative packaging products, has announced the launch of BulkSak® On-Demand, a web-enabled inventory program that provides new and existing customers on-demand access to over 70 types of ready-to-ship FIBC bags.

August 1 2017

IBC production facility in Texas planned / Start-up expected in Q2 2018

US industrial packaging producer Greif (Delaware, Ohio; is planning to invest a multi-million dollar sum to build an intermediate bulk container (IBC) manufacturing facility at its site in Baytown, Texas / USA. The new plant is scheduled to start operating during the second quarter of 2018.

July 31 2017

Conitex Sonoco Launches BulkSak® On-Demand

Conitex Sonoco USA, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) bulk bags as well as other innovative packaging products, is pleased to launch BulkSak® On-Demand, a web-enabled inventory program that provides new and existing customers on-demand access to over 70 types of ready-to-ship FIBC bags.

June 20 2017

Mauser to invest $10M in Louisiana industrial packaging project

Mauser will complete a $10 million capital investment in a new Louisiana packaging facility in Geismar, near its major industrial customers in Ascension Parish. Mauser USA LLC – part of the German global industrial packaging company, Mauser Group – will operate a 40,000-square-foot packaging and logistics facility on a 5-acre site in Talon Industrial Park.

June 19 2017

US industrial construction climbs to a 10-year-high

Despite predicting a general slowdown in 2017 construction growth in a late-2016 report, JLL noted that the industrial sector had seen its lowest vacancy rates in 16 years and that 18% of third-quarter 2016 leases were for newly built space.

June 6 2017

Packaging company sends recycled rocket made of protective packaging in to space in world's first fully recycled space program

Kirkcaldy based, family owned and run packaging company Kwikpac, have launched the World’s First Fully Recycled Space Program. Using recycled protective packaging products, a rocket was created to house a small bespoke whisky miniature, before it was launched into space by way of a weather balloon.

May 31 2017

Plastic returnable transit packaging solutions for the retail environment

With over 300 products within the Goplasticpallets carefully selected product range, the company has a solution for every aspect of the retail supply chain.

May 23 2017

Innovative crate packaging guarantees hygiene and shelf-life whilst making transport and storage of produce simpler

EPS is the acronym of Expanded Polystyrene and is the latest frontier in the fresh produce pacakging sector. Its characteristics make the transport and storage of produce simpler in the most prohibitive conditions. It also absorbs shocks and maintains temperature, so it is an exceptionally good product, logistics-wise.

May 18 2017

Putting a cap on product contamination: leading UK flexible packaging manufacturer develop innovative stretch pallet cap

Hereford-based Gelpack, a leading manufacturer of high-performance flexible packaging, has developed a strong and durable stretch pallet cap to avoid the risk of bottom-up product contamination throughout the supply chain.

May 10 2017

Global protective packaging market: APEJ and North America to remain dominant regions during 2016 to 2026

Growing need for inflatable packaging, rising preference for paper-based packaging products and active participation by third-party logistic companies are some factors driving the global protective packaging market.

May 4 2017

Industrial Pack exhibitor Greif, Inc. introduces new branding: Packaging Success Together

Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced a new corporate tag line being featured during the Interpack Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 4 – 10.




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