US’ VisiPak buys clamshell packaging provider National Plastics

17 November 2016 (Last Updated November 17th, 2016 18:30)

US-based Sinclair & Rush division VisiPak has acquired National Plastics, a thermoform manufacturer focused on clamshell packaging and stocking programmes, for an undisclosed amount.

US-based Sinclair & Rush division VisiPak has acquired National Plastics, a thermoform manufacturer focused on clamshell packaging and stocking programmes, for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition has expanded VisiPak’s existing line of plastic thermoform packaging products and added new clamshell packaging with more than 140 different sizes and styles.

VisiPak will now offer a total of more than 170 clamshell packaging options, including blisters and trays.

"This acquisition correlates directly with our long-term strategies regarding increased product offerings and market reach."

Additionally, the company now has manufacturing locations in St. Louis, Missouri and Carlstadt, New Jersey in the US, as well as in the UK, China and Australia.

With the deal, VisiPak aims to expand its presence across North America.

Sinclair & Rush president and COO Brad Philip said: "This acquisition correlates directly with our long-term strategies regarding increased product offerings and market reach.

"The synergies created allow us to offer the broadest line of packaging products and related services, from concept to completion, of anyone in the industry."

National Plastics' customers will gain access to VisiPak packaging solutions, such as plastic tube container packaging, clear folding cartons, flexible vinyl caps and plastic plugs.

VisiPak said that it would continue to provide decorating, design, contract packaging, assembly and fulfilment services.

In March 2015, VisiPak acquired Tulox Plastics, a US-based manufacturer of clear plastic packaging containers.