The Carlyle Group has acquired global paper-based packaging supplier Chesapeake from Irving Place Capital and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, it was reported in a statement. Chesapeake manufactures leaflets, labels, and cartons, primarily for the pharmaceutical, confectionery, and premium drinks industries. With headquarters in Nottingham, UK, the company employs nearly 5000 at 38 facilities in nine countries and had revenues of €580m in 2012.
Chesapeake Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Packaging in Leicester and Nottingham worked with Poseidon Business Development Ltd. on a dispensing pack that serves as both a primary pack and transit case for Boost Buddy multivitamins. According to Boost Buddy's Web site, the company provides a "personalised multivitamin range specially formulated for your busy, buzzy lifestyle."
Colbert Packaging Corp. has been honored in the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Excellence in Flexography Awards competition. Colbert’s EnviroGuard package for VetGuard Plus was selected as the Excellence in Flexography Best of Show winner in the paperboard class, the company reported in a press release. EnviroGuard is a paperboard package offered as an alternative to plastic clamshells.
Contract packager Pharma Packaging Solutions (PPS) is manufacturing new cartons for the redesigned packaging of Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy marketed by Merz USA. Little Big Brands redesigned the package, while PPS produced new cartons to incorporate several essential components such as structural integrity, high-end graphics, and anti-theft protection, PPS reported in a press release.
Packaging for Zicam Cold Remedy has been redesigned by Beardwood&Co. The over-the-counter product family marketed and sold by Matrixx Initiatives Inc. includes 15 SKUs, including Rapidmelt tablets, chewables, liquid lozenges, crystals packets, and oral mist.
“We helped define this different segment,” says Julia Beardwood, founder, Beardwood&Co, in a press release. “But, to be successful, we had to help consumers quickly sort through this myriad of products in the cold aisle and understand what Zicam is and when to take it.”
Celebrating its 30th anniversary is the Independent Carton Group (ICG), an association of 17 independently owned and operated folding carton companies. During the group's recent general membership meeting in Charleston, SC, several industry professionals were recognized with awards, and the group toured the Kraft paper mill owned by KapStone Paper and Packaging, an ICG vendor since 2002.
Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare North America's pharmaceutical packaging production facility in Charlotte, NC, has increased capacity and color capability thanks to the installation of an eight-color Man Roland 708 perfecting press with in-line foil applicator. The PS9000-compliant facility manufactures folded cartons for pharmaceutical and healthcare secondary packaging applications requiring brand security, sustainability, and structural design solutions.
Rondo-Pak, a leading provider of quality folding cartons to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, has hired packaging veteran Victor Dixon as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mr. Dixon will oversee the company’s business development and promotional strategies, focusing not only on day-to-day operations but also growth potential, market positioning and a branding initiative that will be rolled out incrementally in 2013.
Packaging and labeling producer Clondalkin Group has promoted David Lennon, previously CEO of its European Pharmaceutical and Healthcare division, to serve as Global CEO of the division. Lennon is charged with expanding the mainly European and North American business into emerging markets as well as developing new products that help its customers address challenges surrounding patient safety and compliance and product counterfeiting. He will also oversee the use of new technology to drive ongoing improvements in quality and efficiency.