New generation of coatings

PPG Industries’ packaging coatings business has announced that it will feature new generation of coatings for the protection of monobloc aerosol cans and aluminum and plastic tubes during the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum in Paris, 4-5 February. PPG’s packaging coatings meet new requirements and provide higher application solids and one-component simplification, according to Robyn McMillan, […]


Sonoco acquires Weidenhammer Packaging

Sonoco has completed the acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG) for €286 million (approximately $360 million). WPG produces composite cans, drums, luxury tubes and rigid plastic containers. Mr Jack Sanders, Sonoco president and chief executive officer, said: “We are extremely excited to welcome Weidenhammer’s leadership team and its 1,100 associates into the Sonoco family. The […]

Mall//herlan at Metpack

This year at Metpack in Essen, Germany, mall//herlan presented a range of new products at its stand: For the beverage industry, the firm has launched a machine for the production of aluminium bottles. The machine can produce 500 bottles a minute using standard equipment and up to 3000 a minute when tailored equipment is in […]


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