Deals this week: LongueVue Capital, Packaging Automation, Barem Ambalaj

4 May 2018 (Last Updated May 4th, 2018 10:39)

LongueVue Capital has invested in Pod Pack International to support the continued expansion of the latter.

LongueVue Capital has invested in Pod Pack International to support the continued expansion of the latter.

LongueVue is a private equity firm, while Pod Pack is a manufacturer of innovative single-serve coffee, tea, and other beverage product solutions.

Both the companies involved in the transaction are based in the US.

Etihad Airways has partnered with Packaging Automation (PA) to develop premium-looking in-flight meals for its recently launched double-deck jet Airbus A380 airliner.

The packaging solution features a film that allows passengers to open the product without spillage.

Etihad has conducted multiple trials in PA’s sealing and test facility to check the compatibility of the tray and lidding materials of the solution. It has also checked the suitability of the tray for aircraft ovens.

PA is a UK-based filling and tray sealing solutions provider, while Etihad Airways is an airline in the UAE.

Barem Ambalaj has purchased the Rapida 164 six-colour double-coater press from Koenig & Bauer to be installed at its ultra-modern production plant in Gaziantep, Turkey, which is scheduled to open in November.

“Etihad has conducted multiple trials in PA’s sealing and test facility to check the compatibility of the tray and lidding materials of the solution.”

The press incorporates accessories for mixed UV/conventional operation and stands on 630mm raised foundations. It will also feature sidelay-free infeed DriveTronic SIS, FAPC fully automatic plate changers, CleanTronic Multi washing systems, and adjustable non-stop rollers.

Barem Ambalaj is a Turkish packaging equipment provider, while Koenig & Bauer is a German manufacturer of printing presses.

TricorBraun has partnered with Bona on a packaging redesign of the latter’s hard floor cleaning products.

The redesigned packaging solution features an anti-glug design and a small hole to allow air into the bottle. The bottle handle was also redesigned as part of the partnership.

Both based in the US, TricorBraun is a designer and distributor of rigid packaging and Bona is a hardwood floor care and maintenance firm.