Matthews International – Completes purchase of Ungricht GmbH

Matthews
In early January the Matthews International Company announced that it had completed the purchase of the German company A+E Ungricht--a longtime European provider of pre-press services and gravure printing forms located in Moenchengladbach
USA • In early January the Matthews International Company, headquartered in Pittsburg, PA announced that it had completed the purchase of the German company A+E Ungricht.

Hinojosa – World’s first EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet press to be installed

EFI
EFI's Nozomi press is a wider, faster technology that, according to EFI, will enable Hinojosa to move its digital inkjet packaging printing operations into full-scale production runs
USA • Electronics For Imaging (EFI), announced that the Xátiva, Spain-based Rafael Hinojosa – an integrated packaging product development and converter – has signed an agreement to install the first unit of the new EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated board press.

Unilever – Commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

Unilever
To help transform global plastic packaging material flows, Unilever has committed that all of its plastic packaging is designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. They also vowed to invest in proving, and then sharing with the industry, technical solution that address the problem of plastic waste
UK • In mid-January Unilever publically committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire plastics and packaging industry to accelerate progress towards a circular economy that keeps plastic out of the worlds oceans, fragile ecosystems and landfills.

Dürr – Company acquires KBA-CleanAir, strengthens position in exhaust air purification technology

Dürr
Exhaust air purification systems from KBA-CleanAir are used in the printing industry, dye and paint manufacturing, surface treatment, and the chemicals industry.
GERMANY • In mid-December, Dürr Group announced the acquisition of the KBA-CleanAir section of KBA-MetalPrint GmbH. Through this purchase, Dürr is strengthening its market position in exhaust air purification technology and expanding the technology portfolio of its Clean Technology Systems environmental technology division.

IMS Deltamatic – Coeclerici S.p.A. becomes majority shareholder

Deltamatic
IMS Deltamatic is a prime example of Italian industrial excellence whose value is recognised and appreciated all over the world,” commented Paolo Clerici, chairman and chief executive at Coeclerici S.p.A.
ITALY • As 2016 came to an end, IMS Deltamatic strengthened its capital structure thanks to an investment by Coeclerici S.p.A. assuming a majority stake (67%) in the company that will better enable growth on a global scale.