Packaging solutions company Amcor has purchased a “world-class” flexible packaging plant in the Czech Republic.
Amcor says the location of the facility increases its ability to meet strong demand for its flexible packaging and enables further customer growth in Central Europe.
Michael Zacka, president of Amcor Flexibles EMEA, said: “With this acquisition, we are investing to accelerate the organic growth momentum of our flexibles business in Europe in attractive segments. The scalable nature of the acquired site and its attractive location further bolsters our ability to service strong customer demand and generate strong returns for Amcor shareholders.”
The site is a greenfield development, commissioned by DG Pack in 2019. It features specialised equipment for applications such as coffee and pet food.
By Sian Yates
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?