Sonoco (NYSE: SON) has reached a deal to purchase Clear Lam Packaging Inc., a maker of plastic packaging film, for $170 million in cash. The Clear Lam deal is expected to build on the buyer’s thermoforming plastics division with condiment packaging to better serve grocery and retail food stores.

Clear Lam manufactures many different types of flexible packaging materials used as lidding products, stand up pouches, pillow bags, quad seal bags, and peel reseal films. The Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based target distributes its products to quick-service restaurants, contract packagers, retailers and consumer packaging companies.

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