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Ahlstrom introduces new biodegradable molding material for food packaging

By Thu, Feb 20, 2014

HELSINKI, Feb. 20, 2014 (Press Release) -Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom NatureMold(TM), a new biodegradable molding material for food packaging. This innovative and patent-pending product can be used for a range of food applications.

PPI Europe

ÅR Packaging cancels divestment of its tobacco, specialties and food packaging businesses

By Anne grimbert Thu, Feb 20, 2014

BRUSSELS, Feb. 20, 2014 (PPI Europe) -ÅR Packaging Group, one of the leading manufacturers of paperboard packaging, has cancelled the divestment of its tobacco, specialties and food packaging businesses, the firm said in a statement.

Press Release

Smurfit Kappa Bag-In-Box launches new curve seal for wine bags

By Wed, Feb 19, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 6, 2014 (Press Release) -Always at the cutting edge of technological innovation, Smurfit Kappa Bag-In-Box has launched a new type of seal on its wine application bags. In addition to the usual seals, eight supplementary radial seals (two in each of the four corners), help to protect the wine inside.

PRNewswire

Sonoco Display and Packaging's Rural Hall, NC, facility achieves landfill-free status

By Wed, Feb 19, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC, Feb. 19, 2014 (PRNewswire) -Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that Sonoco Display and Packaging's Rural Hall, N.C., facility has successfully diverted over 99 percent of its waste from landfills.

RISI

Brazil increases containerboard exports due to depreciated currency; Klabin targets paper business’ performance improvement

By Renata Mercante Wed, Feb 19, 2014

SAO PAULO, Feb. 19, 2014 (RISI) -The Brazilian Real currency depreciation against the US dollar has been encouraging local packaging paper producers to increase their export volumes.

PRNewswire

Caraustar sets price increase of $30/ton on all uncoated recycled paperboard grades and 5% on all converted paper products

By Wed, Feb 19, 2014

ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2014 (PRNewswire) -Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced price increases of $30 per ton on all mill uncoated recycled paperboard grades and 5% on all converted paper products, including tube, core and protective packaging product lines.

RISI

Graphic Packaging acquires folding carton assets of Triumph Packaging

By James McLaren Tue, Feb 18, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Feb. 18, 2014 (RISI) -Financially-troubled Triumph Packaging closed its folding carton plants in Illinois and Georgia late last year and its equipment and inventories were acquired by Graphic Packaging, sources from both companies confirmed.

Triumph Packaging operated plants in Thomaston, GA, and Bolingbrook, IL.

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