The Bobst family is bidding to take the company out of public hands and back into its control, launching a 22 per cent per share loading offer for the CHF1.65bn business.

Opal Group is spending $140m to build a new greenfield site in regional Victoria to manufacture cardboard packaging, which will pump out north of 160 million sqm of corrugated each year. It will house four integrated printing and converting lines.

Global anilox roller developer has just signed a distribution deal with ANZ industry supplier to see its engraved rolls, including GTT rolls, offered to the local market.

The country's biggest flexo platemaking house Kirk Group has installed a ThermoFlexX imager combined with a full Catena+ platemaking line from XSYS, for fully automated, touch-free, plate production.

Packaging solutions developer Bobst has revealed its latest portfolio of products and services, for converters and brand owners “to navigate through a new packaging environment”.

Leading label print business Peacock Bros. has entered the folding carton market, with the acquisition of AMR Hewitts, the specialist pharmaceutical and food print and packaging operation.

Flexo, offset and digital operation Detpak is developing fibre-based packaging alternatives for its clients, as it leads the charge away from plastic packaging, with its own innovative solutions.

Trimatt Systems took out the Australian Machinery Manufacturing Award – SME at the APPMA Awards of Excellence, with managing director Matt Johnson hailing the efforts of his team at the celebration event.

Custom box making and printing business Pakko has won the national 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards Progressing Australia Award, which recognises owner Nina Nguyen's commitment to creating a blueprint for a manufacturing renaissance in Australia.

Print21 publisher Lindy Hughson moderated two conference sessions at major trade show IPACK-IMA in Milan last week, as part of the Packaging Speaks Green conference which ran alongside the expo.

Surging growth at global packaging print giant Amcor saw it achieve a 16 per cent rise in sales revenue in the third quarter, with the company's sales result for the first nine months of the year topping US$10bn, as all its figures beat estimates.

Global digital flexible packaging phenomenon ePac opened its new $10m Australian site today, the latest in its growing list of facilities it has built around the world in the last six years.

Graffica, supplier of premium equipment and services to the packaging and point-of-sale industries, will be exhibiting in-house box making solutions, along with other packaging equipment, at PacPrint in June.

Sun Chemical has collaborated with HP to launch sustainable flexible packaging, produced with HP’s Indigo digital press and Sun Chemical’s new solventless lamination solution SunLam.

O F Packaging's gravure and flexo printed kerbside recyclable Muesli Pouch for Brookfarm has won the best-of-the-best Diamond award, at the prestigious Dow 2021 Packaging Innovation Awards.


Digital flexible packaging operation ePac has installed a second digital flexible printing and pouchmaking line, less than six months after opening for business with its first.