Premier Paper Group, which is based in the United Kingdom, recently bought Zulu Packaging.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Independently owner Premier Paper offers 5,500 paper products including packaging board, postal packaging and envelopes, and office paper, according to its website.
Founded in 2002, U.K.-based Zulu sells lamination and packaging films, including flexible packaging films for direct food contact, lamination films for carton producers, and a stock range of lamination films for commercial print.
Zulu Packaging will now become a specialist division of the Premier group and will be known as Premier Lamination Films.
Premier Paper Group is a part of OVOL Japan Pulp & Paper group.
“Lamination films are sold very successfully in many countries across the wider OVOL Japan Pulp & Paper group, and we have used this experience and expertise to identify opportunities to further expand our product offer to existing and new customers,” says Michael Beever, managing director of Premier Paper Group. “Many of our existing commercial print customers can now source their lamination film requirements from Premier with an extensive range of films available from stock that can be delivered with their paper order.
“It will also allow us to provide packaging converters with a greater choice of products that complement our expanding carton and graphical board business,” he says.