NAFTA’s flexible packaging converting industry is dominated by Bemis Inc. with a 20 percent share, according to PCI Films Consulting Ltd’s latest review of the market. This position was consolidated with the purchase of Alcan Packaging Food Americas in 2010. Bemis is now twice as large as the next biggest player, Sealed Air Corporation, and triple the size of the number three supplier, Printpack. Another important recent development has been the emergence of Prolamina Corporation via acquisition and green field investment as a major new force in the converting industry. With current annual turnover of around $300 million in

NAFTA flexible packaging market including the US, Canada and Mexico will reach $22bn by 2015, growing 3.5% annually, according to a market report. Nearly 90% sales of flexible packaging material is concentrated in the US, while Canada and Mexico account...

Top-Rated Company Rock-Tenn's (RKT) business of paper packaging might not be as exciting as high-tech gadgets, robotic surgery systems or the like. But investors apparently are showing enthusiasm for the growing geography of markets it serves. The Norcross, Ga.-based company is a giant in corrugated and consumer packaging products as well as recycling services. Most of Rock-Tenn's sales — $5.4 billion in fiscal 2011 — hails from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Rock-Tenn also serves markets in Chile,

TORONTO— manroland Inc. and B&R Moll will exhibit advanced offset printing technology along with high throughput folding and gluing solutions at Booth #3217 at Graphics Canada 2011 (November 10-12). Among the highlights of the manroland exhibit will be discussion of the new ROLAND 700 HiPrint HS (High Speed) press, the latest addition to manroland’s 40-inch market, printing at 18,000 sheets per hour. The ROLAND 700 HiPrint HS is the ideal press for printers who need to produce medium to long runs at high speeds. In the packaging arena, visitors to the booth can learn about the ROLAND 900 XXL

Procter and Gamble (P&G) has set a new environmental goal to use 100% renewable or recycled materials for all of its packaging by 2020. The new target was set by the FMCG giant in its recently published 2011 sustainability report, called Commitment to everyday life. P&G chief executive Robert A. McDonald said: “We’re confident that with P&G’s size and scale, and with our capabilities and partnerships, we can make the difference in the world to which we’re committed.” He also said that the firm was advancing in research in renewable materials to develop alternatives to petroleum, “which is the

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