PPC Flexible Packaging announces the acquisition of McKinney, Texas-based Popular Ink. Popular Ink is the fifth acquisition of specialty and differentiated flexible packaging firms by PPC.  Previous acquisitions include Fisher Container and Packaging Products Corporation in 2017, Temkin International in 2018 and HFM Packaging in 2019. All businesses have been integrated into the PPC Flexible Packaging enterprise.

PPC, headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, is a leader in flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags, and pouches. It is a recognized pioneer in cleanroom packaging for healthcare and medical applications, “better-for-you” snack and organic brands, produce, pet food, bakery and horticulture. The firm operates six manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, IL, Mission, KS, Rome, GA, Payson, UT, Pewaukee WI and Colombia, South America. Its facilities are SQF and ISO-9001 certified.

Founded in 2007 by Dru Riess, Popular Ink, has grown organically to be a recognized leader in short-run, high-service specialty packaging for health and beauty and nutraceutical markets. Key products include printed laminated roll stock, gel and stick packs, stand-up pouches, labels and sleeves Kevin Keneally, CEO of PPC Flexible said, “We’re delighted to have Dru Riess and his exceptional team at Popular Ink join the PPC Flexible Packaging family of over 900 employees and now seven manufacturing facilities. PPC’s combination with Popular brings our enterprise deep experience in high growth markets and enhanced access for our customers to unique and differentiated product offerings.”