FMN | December 10th, 2018

Year In Review ( Cont’d from Page 6)

in piece-wraps and high-barrier laminates for the confectionery, snacks and dry foods markets. Cambridge Label of Cambridge, Ontario, acquired an All New FA from Nilpeter . The All New FA is a fully automated 8-color, 17-inch-wide FA flexo press, equipped with full UV. Packaging converter Sonoco acquired Highland Packaging Solutions in Plant City, Florida, for ap- proximately $150 million in cash. Melbourne, Derbyshire, UK-based Positive ID La- bels acquired Limbus Labels of Tiverton, Devon, UK. The addition of the flexo printing press owned by Limbus Labels was installed at the group head- quarters in Derbyshire. Mark Andy acquired Presstek , a global supplier of direct imaging offset plates and presses, CTP solutions and service for commercial and in-plant customers. Constantia Flexibles purchase a majority stake in In- dian flexible packaging firm Creative Polypack for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1986, Creative Polypack produces film-based flexible packaging solutions for the food and home & personal care (HPC) industries. Advanced Labels , Durban, South Africa, installed its fourth Nilpeter flexo press, the All New FA. The (Cont’d on Page 11)

Label and flexible packaging manufacturer Custom Printed Products , Bossier City, Louisiana, added digi- tal capability to its business through the acquisition of a Mark Andy Digital One. ePac Flexible Packaging , a flexible packaging producer, acquired Precision Pouches , located in Schiller Park, Illinois. Precision Pouches, a converter in the flexible packaging industry, became a part of ePac Chicago, and will continue providing pouching services to new and existing customers. Etipress Etiquetas Autoadheribles , a printing company located in Guadalajara, Mexico, installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press. Allison Systems , Riverside, New Jersey, celebrating an important milestone in 2018 — it’s 50th anniver- sary.The company, started out of founder Tom Allison Sr.’s house in Moorestown, New Jersey, is now a man- ufacturer of doctor blades and doctor-blade-related equipment for the global marketplace. Transcontinental Inc. acquired Multifilm Pack- aging Corporation , a flexible packaging supplier lo- cated in Elgin, Illinois, employing more than 70 people.The company produces candy and chocolate packaging verticals in North America, and specializes

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Luxepack February 27-28, 2019 Barker Hanger Santa Monica, CA

Graph Expo 19 Sept. 22-25, 2019 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL

Packaging Innovations February 28-March 1, 2019

Labelexpo Europe Sept. 24-27, 2019 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium Print19 Oct. 3-5, 2019 McCormick Place Chicago, IL

NEC Birmingham Birmingham, UK

TLMI Converter Meeting March 10-13, 2019 Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville, NC

American Packaging Summit April 15-17, 2019 Westin LombardYorktown Center Chicago, IL FTA Annual Meeting May 6-7, 2019 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, LA

TLMI Annual Meeting October 27-30, 2019 Omni LaCosta Resort & Spa Carlsbad, CA TLMI Converter Meeting March 8-10, 2020 Austin,TX

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