Novolex, a provider of packaging, has acquired Vegware, an international provider of compostable foodservice packaging headquartered in Edinburgh, U.K. Vegware’s teams in both the U.K. and U.S. are expected to join the Novolex family. The Vegware brand will remain intact as part of Novolex’s Eco-Products portfolio of brands and will continue to sell its products under the Vegware label.

“Vegware is an excellent company and its addition to Novolex is an exciting step to growing our global compostable products footprint,” said Stan Bikulege, chairman and CEO of Novolex. “We are pleased to welcome the Vegware team to the Novolex family and maintain our momentum of supporting brands that meet society’s expectations for sustainable products.”

“Vegware has been committed to quality, performance and design for over 15 years,” said Joe Frankel, managing director of Vegware. “Joining Novolex, with its exceptional resources and large footprint, will allow Vegware to expand distribution of quality compostable products and waste management initiatives to our customers across the globe.”

Ian Jacobson, president of Novolex’s Eco-Products business, added, “Eco-Products has respected the Vegware brand, products and people for many years. Joining forces with the innovative Vegware team is an exciting next step in our journey.”

Novolex is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, an alternative asset management group.