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KapStone reports minor paper machine fire at Longview, WA, mill, no injuries, overall damage less than $10,000, rapid resumption of production

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014

NORTHBROOK, IL, April 15, 2014 (PRNewswire) -KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation ("KapStone" or "the Company") had a minor fire in one of its paper machines at its Longview, WA mill on April 13, 2014. The fire was quickly contained resulting in no injuries, overall damage of less than $10,000, and rapid resumption of production.

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K-1 Packaging Group installs new KBA Rapida press at Southern California plant

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014

DALLAS , April 16, 2014 (Press Release) -K-1 Packaging Group, a designer and manufacturer of high-end, graphic packaging materials for retail items located in City of Industry, CA, is anticipating the arrival of its new Rapida 105 41-inch eight-color press with coater and UV capabilities this spring.

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Bobst-supplied EXPERTCUT 106 LER flat bed die-cutter boosts production capacity by 40% at KÖRTEL & HIEKE in Hainburg, Germany

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 16, 2014 (Press Release) -By installing a BOBST latest generation EXPERTCUT 106 LER flat bed die-cutter with dynamic in-line blank separation, KÖRTEL & HIEKE GmbH, Hainburg, has boosted production capacity for folding cartons and blister packs by about 40% since the end of 2013.

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Flint Group supplies nyloflex NExT to Russian packaging manufacturer GOTEK

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014

STUTTGART, Germany, April 14, 2014 (Press Release) -Founded on 31 December 1968 in Zheleznogorsk (region Kursk, Russia) as a labels and corrugated board plant, today the GOTEK group is one of the largest Russian producers of packaging materials. The group is headquartered in Moscow, and employs more than 3,000 staff members at twelve sites.

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Sonoco to invest $20 million for new Malaysian composite can plant; creating new $5 million innovation studio in SC

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC, April 16, 2014 (Business Wire) -Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced it will invest $20 million to build a state-of-the-art, high-speed composite can production facility in near Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, which will produce packaging for snacks.


US box shipments still under the weather in March as board inventories show less than normal 24,000 ton decline

By Will Mies Wed, Apr 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 (RISI) -US box shipments remained soft in March while containerboard inventories showed a less than average seasonal decline of 24,000 tons, according to Fibre Box Assn (FBA) and American Forest & Paper Assn (AF&PA) statistics released today.

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DS Smith to build new display and consumer packaging plant in Erlensee, Germany

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

LONDON, April 16, 2014 (Press Release) -DS Smith announces further investments to improve on its ability to serve the demands of customers across the D-A-CH region. The largest project will be the construction of a new plant in Erlensee, located in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis region of Germany.


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