Norsk Hydro ASA has completed the sale of the former VAW Flexible Packaging business to Alcan (see January issue).

Norsk Hydro Tel: +47 22539115.

Kappa Packaging is to acquire Netherlands based corrugated box converter Orkopak for an undisclosed sum. The company, which will be renamed Kappa Orkopak, has 21 employees and a turnover of about €3.4M.

Kappa Packaging Tel: +31 (0)40 214 07 77.

Sessions of York has installed two Nilpeter eight colour UV flexo presses. Complementing the company’s existing bank of wide width flexo/screen combination presses, these high output units will be producing paper and filmic self adhesive labels incorporating tight register graphics.

Nilpeter UK Tel: + 44 (0)1482 629600.

German manufacturer Reinhold has appointed Wantzen as UK and Ireland agent and distributor for its blown film equipment. The products range from small projects like Ultra sonic bubble control upgrades to complete web handling equipment from calibration systems through to winding. Wantzen has had 100 years’ association with Reinhold’s new owner, Windmöller & Hölscher.

Wantzen Tel: + 44 (0)1732 458185.

The new shockless Model 935 blower from Meech Static Eliminators is said to provide effective ionization at distances up to two metres, with very fast decay times. Features include a front grille which provides additional safety and is easily removed for maintenance purposes. An air filter housing is also fitted to the equipment.

Meech Static Eliminators Tel: +44 (0)1993 706700.

Independent UK carton supplier Benson Box has added a fourth Bobst SP 104-ER Autoplaten press, bringing its total capital investment during the past three years to more than £14M.

Bobst Group Tel: +44 (0)1527 519700.

Smurfit-Stone Container has completed the exchange of its European operations for Jefferson Smurfit’s 50 per cent ownership in Canadian packaging business Smurfit-MBI and a payment of about US$190M(see February issue).

Smurfit-Stone. Tel: +1 312 346 6600.

Rohm and Haas has launched LucideneTM 4000 Plus, neutral pH polymers said to offer greater press stability and low odour for water based flexo inks. Rohm and Haas Tel: +44 (0)20 8774 5300.

Cope Engineering (Radcliffe) has given Emerson & Renwick exclusive rights to sell and manufacture the complete range of ED Warburton rewinders and core extractors.

Emerson & Renwick Tel: +44 (0)1254 872727.