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Packaging - 1996
Bunzl is to sell its Italian and German fine papers businesses to KNP BT of the Netherlands for about £62m.
RPC, the plastic packaging concern, is acquiring CPE of Germany from Viag, for £62m, a deal which will more than double its sales.
Molins is acquiring a cartoning and case packing machinery group comprising HJ Langen of Canada and Langenpac of the Netherlands, for about £23m.
Low & Bonar has acquired two Belgian makers of polypropylene yarns and fabrics - UCO Technical Fabrics and UCO Ostend Netting - for £9m.
MY Holdings has acquired TWG, the Merseyside packaging concern that makes self-adhesive labels, for £6m.
Macfarlane Group has acquired Alport Holdings, the maker of polythene film, for £9m.
David S Smith has bought John Dickinson, the envelope maker, from Biber Holdings for £18m.
TT Group has bought Lewis & Towers, the Kent-based glass bottle maker, for £3.8m.
MY Holdings has bought Clarke Packaging, the maker of thermoformed containers for food, for £2m.
Boxmore International is acquiring the printing and packaging business of Glaxo Wellcome for £6.3m.
Clondalkin of Dublin is acquiring Van der Windt, the Dutch packaging concern, from NV Koninklijke for £40m, in order to improve its position in the European flexible packaging market.
API is buying Learoyd Group, the specialist film and packaging producer, for up to £22m.
Omnipack has acquired four companies from Wassall for £11.5m - MCG Rosslite, MCG Graphics, MCG Containers & Closures and Gilchrist Brothers.
Norcros has sold PP Payne, the packaging business, to Bunzl for £43.4m, as part of its plan to sell off its print and packaging operations.
John Cleland, the packaging maker based in Ulster, is undergoing a management buy-out from IWP International for £16m.
Sato Corporation is buying Nor Systems, the maker of hand-held price marking systems, from Norcros for £21.5m.
Royal Packaging Industries Van Leer has bought Lee Plastona from John Waddington for about £4.5m cash plus £3m inventory.
Rexam, the printing and packaging concern, is selling three non-core operations: Opax, the lottery ticket maker, Victor, the colour masterbatch maker, and Rexam Performance Products, the US coated films concern.
Britton Group has bought Packbourne, the polythene film converter, for £5.6m.
British Polythene Industries has bought Bibby & Baron, the paper and polythene bags concern, for £7.4m.
Britton Group has bought Polylope, the polythene envelopes maker, and Transrap, the converter of film into packaging, from Sidlaw for about £1.5m.
Inishtech, the Dublin-based packaging and paper concern, has acquired Meridian Printing and Elite Colour Group, both of the US, for $13m.
BTR Packaging's ACI Rockware unit has bought Labplas (UK).
British Polythene Industries has acquired Zedcor, the Oxfordshire-based polythene supplier, for £3.5m.
Courtaulds is selling Courtaulds Film Cellophane, the packaging film business, to UCB of Belgium for £15m.