The packaging for ambuja, a natural skin care collection from Legart Forschungsatelier, was the big winner at the 2015 ProCarton ECMA Awards when it was voted Carton of the Year. The winning packaging is made of Invercote G 200 g/m2 from Iggesund Paperboard and has an exciting opening and closure mechanism that makes excellent use of Invercote’s structural properties. “I’m very pleased at their victory and I congratulate them,” comments John Mitchell, who is responsible for Iggesund’s European sales to converters and brand owners. “Their solution is brave and innovative and they’ve succeeded in combining a bold structural design with creating a tactile and high-quality experience for the consumer.” “And of course we are especially pleased when Invercote is used to create packaging that has a really distinctive design and stands out on the retail shelves.”
Amcor announces today the acquisition of Deluxe Packages, a privately owned flexible packaging business for US$45 million. The acquired business will form part of Amcor’s newly-formed Flexibles Americas business group.
Deluxe operates one well-invested manufacturing plant with attractive technologies, capabilities and highly skilled co-workers in Yuba City, in Northern California. The business generates revenues of approximately US$42 million providing high-performance flexible packaging products to customers in the fresh food and snack segments.
Amcor CEO and Managing Director, Ron Delia said: “North America is an attractive region for flexible packaging and this acquisition represents an excellent opportunity to accelerate profitable growth.
With the addition of Deluxe Packages, Amcor’s customer value proposition in the specialty food packaging segment is strengthened with a combined east and west coast footprint. This acquisition will enhance growth in priority segments and generate strong returns.”