In numbers


Semi-fabricated speciality aluminium provider Kaiser Aluminum enters the North American aluminium packaging industry, as it agrees to acquire Alcoa Warrick from Alcoa Corporation for $670m.


The Government of Australia has reached a A$16m ($11.7m) funding agreement to boost Tasmania’s recycling infrastructure.


Aseptic carton packaging solution provider SIG Combibloc has agreed to acquire the remaining 50% of shares in its Middle East & Africa joint venture. The taking over of shareholding from its partner Obeikan Investment Group (OIG) will give the company full ownership of SIG Combibloc Obeikan.


Pharmaceutical packaging Company Tjoapack has unveiled a plan to invest more than €10m into its packaging and supply chain facility in Etten-Leur, Netherlands.


Food and beverage company Nestlé India has announced a goal to recycle or reuse 100% of its packaging by 2025.

In brief

ProAmpac acquires three Canadian private-based manufacturers

Flexible packaging company ProAmpac has enhanced its manufacturing capabilities with the acquisitions of three private-based packaging product manufacturers in Canada. The private businesses are Rosenbloom Groupe, Hymopack and Dyne-A-Pak.

Mondi to open a new paper bags facility in Colombia next year

Global packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi is set to expand its presence to South America with the opening of a new paper bags facility in Cartagena, Colombia.

IVL announces plans for a new recycling facility in France

As part of the company’s $1.5bn investment to expand its recycling facilities around the world, Thailand-based Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has announced plans for a new facility in France and expansion of two Polish plants.

BGL divests Riverside to packaging firm SupplyOne

Investment bank and financial advisory firm Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) has divested Riverside Paper to packaging company SupplyOne.

Ardagh boosts manufacturing capacity with a new facility in Ohio

Sustainable packaging solution provider Ardagh Group has increased its manufacturing capacity with the acquisition of a new facility in Huron, Ohio. Initially, the facility will consist of three can production lines along with ends capacity.

In pictures

Atlantic Packaging rolls out recyclable can carrier systeM

Atlantic Packaging has launched a recyclable can carrier system to eliminate single-use plastic from beverage packaging. Dubbed Fishbone, the newly launched beverage carrier will replace plastic ring handles.

M&S Food extends ‘Fill Your Own’ initiative to store

British multinational retailer M&S Food has extended its plastic-free grocery refill concept to a third location, the Two Rivers Shopping Centre in Staines, UK. With this launch, customers can shop a wide range of refillable groceries.

First 100% plastic-free lidless takeaway cup launches in UK

The UK’s first 100% plastic-free lidless takeaway cup has launched at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust centres across the country. The ButterflyCup is recyclable along with cardboard and ordinary paper. It biodegrades naturally and can be composted.

Nivea and Amazon India to introduce sustainable packaging

Skincare brand Nivea, in partnership with online retailer Amazon India, has introduced a new eco-friendly ecommerce packaging solution. The ‘Nivea Care Box’ is a ready-to-ship sustainable box, claimed to be 100% recyclable and made using minimal material.