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SunChemicalacquiresFlintGroup’s Europeanpublicationinkbusines s

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transfer of all products relating to this part of Flint Group’s business and reflects Sun Chemical’s continued dedication to supporting this sector. FelipeMellado, chief

marketing officer and board member at Sun Chemical, commented: “Sun Chemical remains committed to all its publication businesses. The acquisition of Flint Group’s

publication gravure ink business reaffirms our commitment to this sector and will enable us to further strengthen and enhance the perfoformance of our own publication gravure plants.We pride ourselves on our hi gh level of quality and customer service and – aftfter completion of the transaction – will work alongside Flint Group to ensure a smooth and seamless transition of


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subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of the competition authorities. Until such time as approval is granted, Sun

Chemical and Flint Group will continue tomanage its

European publication gravure businesses independently without impact to customers, employees and suppliers .

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AveryDennison completes Mactac Europe acquisition

including assumed debt.

Mactac’smanufafacturing facility in Soignies, Belgium, along with sales offices and warehouses in Europe and Asia, are now part of Avery Dennison’s global footprint. Export sales will


announced it has completed the acquisition of the European business ofMactac from PlatinumEquity, a Califofornia- based private equity firm, fofor the purchase price of €200million,


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continue to serve customers in South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and North Africa. The transaction excludes the Mactac business in the US, Canada andMexico which will continue to be owned by PlatinumEquity.

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recognises female employees in the UK packaging industry,

organisation that connects, supports and y,will exhibit at PPMA Total


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Womeni in PackagingUKteamat PPMA Held at the NEC, Birmingham, September 27-


29, the 2016 PPMA Total Show will showcase the best UK processing and packaging machinery,

containers and packaging design. On Thursday,

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Stephenson, director of PHDMarketing & Strategy and co-founder ofWIP,

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seminar ‘Women in packaging – today and the future’, which will cover the networking and

educational activities established byWIP UK and examine the diversity challenge of today. Stephenson said: “A“Attracting and retaining female talent by giving women a chance to engage in networking, collaboration and learning is key to driving change and creating diversity in the packaging industry as a whole. “WIP facilitates this by connecting employees in roles across allmaterial substrates, process and packaging applications and across the supply chain fromdesigner to retailer.r.” Readmore

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The future of packaging looks bright

Thefutureofpackag inglook s bright for studentwinnersof GPI StarPackAwards


ne of themarket leaders in folding carton packaging,Graphic Packaging International (GPI), recently presented awards to studentswho responded to the company’s carton design briefs in the student and schools categories of the StarPackAwards 2016. Nicholas Johnson of Loughborough University secured gold in the student category for his solution to GPI-sponsored brief ‘Barbecue fun in the sun!’. East Surrey College, Reigate School of Art, took gold in the schools category with its student’s response to GPI’s ‘Gift pac k for your pet’ brief.f. The Institute ofMaterials,Minerals andMining (IOM3) organises the awards programme and the ceremony took place on June 29 at IOM3’s new ofices in London. GPI representatives, To

O TomGarsed,marketing, design

and innovation director, and Sinae Hudson,marketing analyst, presented the awards to the winners. Garsed said: “It was an enlightening day and good tomeet some of the students looking for careers in packaging.” A career in packaging is now looking promising for student winner, Nicholas, with judges describing his ‘Graze & Griddle Co’ barbecue carton pack as “a thoroughly researched and profefessionally executed design, which fulfilled the brief and considered the target audience.” Tom’s on-brand entry scooped him£500 in prizemoney and a week’s work experience at GPI’s state-of-the-art Global Innovation Centre in Bardon, Leicestershire . Reigate School of Art was also awarded £500 for its student entries. The college’s entries impressed the judges with their thorough research, innovative ideas, well-executed graphics and superbmodel-making skills. All students answered the brief in a very creative way.

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Sponsorship of the StarPack awards is an initiative that GPI considers extremely important for engaging and developing new talent. The high standard of the winning entries is something that GPImarketingmanager, Nikki Clark, is particularly delighted with. She said: “The winning designs are outstanding. It’s encouraging to see high quality final products backed up with development work that demonstrates a considered thought process. “We look forward to welcoming Nicholas on his placement in September and contributing to his first steps in what could be a v ery successful future. ”


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