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Sonoco to acquire Germany-based composite cans, drums and rigid plastic container manufacturer Weidenhammer Packaging Group for Euro 286 million

By Sun, Aug 24, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC, Aug. 25, 2014 (Globe Newswire) - Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group, Europe's leading provider of composite cans along with composite drums and rigid plastic containers, for €286 million, or approximately $383 million, in cash. The final consideration is subject to a normal adjustment of net working capital.


Conference: A top RockTenn exec to speak about packaging at North American event

By Greg Rudder Fri, Aug 29, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 29, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -RockTenn's pres of Paper Solutions Jim Porter will speak about trends and opportunities in fiber-based packaging at RISI's 29th annual Forest Products Conference on Oct. 9. Porter is to speak at 10:40 AM at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.

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Sonoco helps Kitchener, ON-based snack manufacturer Dare Foods launch new flexible stand-up bag on US market

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC, Aug. 28, 2014 (Globe Newswire) -Sonoco (SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, is helping Dare Foods unveil its new, premium Boulangerie Grissol Artisanal Baguettes products flexible bag to the U.S. market this Fall. Sonoco has already helped Dare launch its product in Canada this past June.


Mondi to shut down PM 1 at its Lohja specialty kraft paper mill in Finland, effective June 30, 2015

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

VIENNA, Austria, Aug. 27, 2014 (Press Release) -Mondi confirms that on 21 August 2014 it has informed its employee representatives about the planned shutdown of paper machine one at its Lohja mill in Finland effective approximately 30 June 2015. The consultation process with all the mill´s employees will start immediately.


Flint Group Flexographic Products to present nyloflex ACE UP digital plate and rotec high speed sleeve at Labelexpo Americas in Rosemont, IL, Sept. 9-11

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, NC , Aug. 26, 2014 (Press Release) -
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BillerudKorsnäs invests SEK 900 million in capacity increase at Frövi cartonboard and liquid packaging board mill and Rockhammar CTMP mill in Sweden

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

SOLNA, Sweden, Aug. 26, 2014 (Press Release) -A new investment makes the board machine in Frövi the largest of its kind in the world. The investment is a concrete example of BillerudKorsnäs ambitious growth agenda.


Sonoco Recycling recognizes P&G's IAMS Russellville, AR facility with gold-tier sustainability star award

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC, Aug. 26, 2014 (Globe Newswire) -Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that P&G's IAMS Russellville, Ark., facility has received a gold-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for achieving zero waste to landfill.


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