Duravant to Buy Cloud Packaging Solutions

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Duravant LLC has agreed to buy Cloud Packaging Solutions from its parent company, Hearthside Food Solutions LLC.

Cloud makes high-speed horizontal flexible packaging equipment. Cloud’s patented rotary soluble pod equipment and ultra-high-speed packet, pouch, and sachet machines will extend Duravant’s reach into new markets, the company said in a news release. Duravant is a global engineering equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material-handling sectors.

The Cloud Performa line is used in sweetener packet production, and the Cloud Hydroforma line is used in the soluble pod rotary sector.

“I couldn’t imagine a more complementary addition to the Duravant family of operating companies,” said Mike Kachmer, president and CEO of Duravant.

Hearthside had acquired Cloud as part of its 2013 acquisition of Ryt-way Foods.

Duravant and Hearthside are both headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. Cloud, founded in 1929, is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.