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Brewer Carlsberg may soon be serving beer in paper bottles

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Carlsberg is developing the world’s first fully biodegradable bottle for its beverages. The “Green Fiber Bottle” will be made from sustainably sourced wood fiber or paper pulp—think of the material used in egg cartons and protective packaging for electronics products—and will be much lighter than glass bottles, according to the company’s Senior Packaging Innovation Manager, Håkon Langen.

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AF&PA elects Sappi North America's pres/CEO Mark Gardner as board chairman along with 2015 slate of AF&PA board officers

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the election of Sappi North America President and CEO Mark Gardner as the new AF&PA Board chairman along with the 2015 slate of AF&PA Board officers.

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IP Foodservice Europe completes £6 million investment project at its Winsford facility in the UK

By Anne grimbert Thu, Jan 29, 2015

BRUSSELS, Jan. 29, 2015 (PPI Europe) -International Paper (IP) Foodservice Europe has completed a £6 million ($9.1 million) investment program at its Winsford plant in the UK.

"All new equipment [is] now fully commissioned and operational," the firm said in statement.

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ÅR Packaging acquires MWV’s tobacco and general packaging business in Europe

By Anne grimbert Thu, Jan 29, 2015

BRUSSELS, Jan. 29, 2015 (PPI Europe) -ÅR Packaging has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MeadWestVaco (MWV)'s tobacco, chocolate confectionary and consumer apparel packaging operations in Europe. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

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Schumacher Packaging & Display commissions flatbed die-cutter in Breda, the Netherlands

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015

EBERSDORF, Germany, Jan. 28, 2015 (Press Release) -Europe's largest flatbed die-cutter has now been commissioned at Schumacher Packaging & Display BV in Breda, the Netherlands. This represents a heavy investment for the German-based Schumacher Packaging Group, who took over the well-known display specialist Vinke Display BV in Breda in June 2014.

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Valmet-supplied OptiConcept M-type containerboard PM 16 officially inaugurated at SCG Paper's Ban Pong mill in Ratchaburi, Thailand

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 29, 2015 (Press Release) -SCG Paper's Valmet-supplied containerboard production line, PM 16, successfully came on stream on October 01, 2014, 11 days ahead of the targeted date, at the Siam Kraft Industry Ban Pong mill in Ratchaburi, Thailand.

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Michelman acquires sales and service partner Supack International in Mumbai, India; appoints Pankaj Shah and Steven Wong as co-directors

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015

CINCINNATI, OH, Jan. 28, 2015 (Press Release) -Michelman has acquired its long-time sales and service partner, Supack International P/L, making it an integral part of Michelman India. Michelman India is dedicated to the development of the Indian market, with an immediate focus on the growing printing and packaging sector.

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DS Smith starts up Procemex TWIN combined web monitoring and web inspection system on PM 4 at Kemsley paper mill in the UK

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

JYVÄSKYLÄ, Finland, Jan. 27, 2015 (Press Release) -DS Smith has started up a Procemex TWIN combined Web Monitoring and Web Inspection System on PM4 machine at their Kemsley Paper Mill site. The TWIN system included 18 Web Monitoring cameras, a web inspection beam, code marker, code reader and winder automatic target control (ATC).

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Kodak to supply KODAK FLEXCEL NX wide system and KODAK FLEXCEL NXC plates to Italian packaging prepress printer Tadam

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

EYSINS, Switzerland, Jan. 26, 2015 (Press Release) -With plans to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction, Italian packaging prepress company Tadam has chosen to invest in a KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System and KODAK FLEXCEL NXC Plates to meet the demands of its broad customer base, including producers of high-end corrugated cartons.

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Diamond Packaging recognized in CDP Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

ROCHESTER, NY , Jan. 27, 2015 (Press Release) -Diamond recognized for demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation.

Diamond Packaging has been awarded with a position on the CDP Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 for its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change.

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