FMN | October 14th, 2019

Fortis Solutions Group Expands In California

Fortis Solutions Group LLC has expanded its national network of manufacturing facilities with a new loca- tion in Napa, California, to provide pressure sensitive labels to the wine, craft beer and spirits industries. The Napa facility features in-house plate making,digi- tal offset and flexographic printing processes, and spe- cialty secondary finishing options. Fortis is planning a customer event in January for people interested in touring the plant and experienc- ing the printing processes first-hand. PPC Flexible Packaging Acquires Popular Ink PPC Flexible Packaging LLC, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a provider of custom flexible packaging, has acquired McKinney,Texas–based Popular Ink, LLC. Popular Ink is the fifth acquisition of specialty and differentiated flexible packaging firms by PPC. Previous acquisitions include Fisher Container and Packaging Products Cor- poration in 2017, Temkin International in 2018 and HFM Packaging in 2019. PPC operates six manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, Illinois; Mission, Kansas; Rome, Georgia; Payson, Utah;Pewaukee,Wisconsin;and Colombia,SouthAmer- ica. Its facilities are SQF and ISO-9001 certified. Founded in 2007, Popular Ink is a specialty packag- ing provider for the health and beauty and nutraceu- tical markets. Key products include printed laminated roll stock, gel and stick packs, stand up pouches, labels and sleeves. Ferrero Targets Move To Sustainable Packaging The Ferrero Group plans to make all its packaging 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The producer of Nutella spread, Kinder chocolate and TicTac mints has also signed the Ellen MacArthur Foun- dation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. Ferrero said it is committing to eliminating problem- atic or unnecessary plastic packaging through rede- sign, innovation and new delivery models. The confectioner will invest in R&D and open in- novation departments to maximize the use of recy- cled materials and explore projects to test new com- postable packaging materials. To boost local plant waste recycling initiatives, Ferrero is partnering with actors such as recyclers, national waste management systems and non-food companies to explore applica- tions for difficult to recycle packaging structures and identify projects to use plant packaging waste.

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