PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up
Aug. 19, 2009

Amcor $2 Billion Offer for Parts of Alcan Packaging
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Amcor has offered to buy parts of Alcan Packaging from Rio Tinto for $2 billion. The businesses that Amcor has agreed to acquire include Alcan Packaging Global Pharmaceuticals, Alcan Packaging Food Europe, Alcan Packaging Food Asia and Alcan Packaging Global Tobacco. More

Flexible Packaging Papers
from Converting Magazine
Boise Inc. announced the launch of Boise Block, a treated paper used to hold out oil and grease in food packaging applications. This new product family expands Boise's leading portfolio of tailored coated and uncoated products for the flexible packaging industry. More

The Bag Cycle
from PFFC Magazine
Although often overlooked, hard-working bags and pouches entice us to buy, protect our purchase, carry it home and ultimately they can bundle the leftover trash. More

Ag Film Recycling Proving Tough to Sustain
from Plastics News
The challenges of recycling agricultural film continue to thwart efforts to make it a viable business, even in California where roughly 40 million pounds of agricultural film is disposed of annually. More

Thiele Technologies Acquires Hudson-Sharp Machine Co.
from Converting Magazine
Larry Smith, President and CEO of Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-speed integrated packaging equipment solutions headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., has announced the acquisition of The Hudson-Sharp Machine Co. of Green Bay, Wis., and Brussels, Belgium, a world leader in the design and manufacture of plastic bag machinery, pouch making equipment and reclosable packaging solutions. More

Seeing Clearly
from PFFC Magazine
Using Black Clawson Converting Machinery equipment, Commonwealth Laminating drives forward in its goal to be a world-class manufacturer of solar control window film. More

Hartness Intl. and RKW Announce Grab Pack Partnership in Europe
from Packaging World
Hartness International and RKW will introduce Grab Pack at Drinktec 2009 in September. A new film package, Grab Pack offers enhanced customer convenience, quality display characteristics and reduced packaging material. More

What Motivates Consumers to Choose Sustainable Food and Beverages?
from Packaging Digest
Market research firms Packaged Facts and The Hartman Group have joined forces in a collaborative partnership that will result in a series of four reports each deciphering the attitudes and behaviors of sustainable goods consumers in relation to specific consumer products. More