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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Packaging Manufacturer Saint-Gobain Calmar Acquires Italian Pump Company

Saint-Gobain Calmar a packaging manufacturer who specializes in pumps, dispensers and sprayers has just acquired Microspray Delta an Italian manufacturer of pumps for the fragrance and cosmetics industries.

Calmar is one of the leading manufacturers of pumps sold in the US and abroad is going after the small but competitive European market for cosmetic pumps. The other current leaders of this niche market are the leader Rexam and the Aptar group. This move by Saint-Gobain Calmar will thrust them into the number 2 position.

Calmar is best know her in the US for their dispensing packaging such as fingertip sprayer pumps, trigger sprayers pumps, dispensing pumps, cosmetic treatment pumps, and airless dispensing systems. In 1998, Calmar became part of the Saint-Gobain Group's Packaging Sector. While Calmar has now sold fragrance pumps for years in the US, their sales pale in comparison to the dominate leaders in the US fragrance pumps market: Emsar (a division of Aptar) and Rexam.

Microspray Delta who employs 70 people and whose revenues reached over €16 million, was established in 1948 an for the last 18 years specialized in producing pumps which has allowed the Milan based company to sustain growth as a result for increasing demand for pumps.

Microspray Delta currently manufacturers including screw, snap-on and crimper pumps, along with a variety of actuators, caps and other accessories. Their pumps have always been received well by packaging buyers and consumers alike due to functionality and consistent quality.


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