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Sonoco to increase prices for all uncoated recycled paperboard products by $30/ton in the US and Canada, effective March 3

By Tue, Feb 18, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC, Feb. 18, 2014 (CNW) -Sonoco (SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $30 per ton, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning March 3, 2014 .

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Tetra Pak launches new Tetra Brik Aseptic 250 Base Crystal carton package

By Tue, Feb 18, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb. 17, 2014 (Press Release) -Tetra Pak® today announces the launch of the Tetra Brik® Aseptic 250 Base Crystal. Featuring two crystal shaped panels on the front side of the familiar Tetra Brik Aseptic, the new package provides customers with more graphic design possibilities, helping their products stand out on shelf.

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US-based Highlander Partners to acquire Polish cardboard packaging manufacturer Druk-Pak from Penton Partners

By Tue, Feb 18, 2014

WARSAW, Poland, Feb. 18, 2014 (Press Release) -Highlander Partners ("Highlander"), through its portfolio company Akomex, has signed a conditional agreement under which it intends to acquire the shares of the Warsaw, Poland listed Druk-Pak from Penton Partners.

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MWV ‘Packaging Matters’ study reveals global differences in role of packaging

By Wed, Feb 12, 2014

RICHMOND, VA, Feb. 12, 2014 (Business Wire) -MeadWestvaco Corporation, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, launched Packaging Matters, the company's second annual study of the role packaging plays in consumer purchasing behavior, brand loyalty and overall product satisfaction. This year, the research has expanded to 10 markets, including Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, to provide a broader perspective on the role of packaging around the world.

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Packaging Corp of America 4Q 2013 results: Record net income, corrugated shipments up 24% on Boise acquisition

By Tue, Feb 11, 2014

LAKE FOREST, IL, Feb. 11, 2014 (Business Wire) -Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) reported today fourth quarter record net income of $227 million, or $2.33 per share. Earnings included special items of $1.70 per share of income from the reversal of tax reserves related to alternative energy tax credits, and after tax costs totaling $0.41 per share related primarily to PCA's acquisition of Boise Inc. on October 25, 2013. Excluding special items, net income was $101 million, or $1.04 per share, compared to fourth quarter 2012 net income, excluding special items, of $59 million, or $0.61 per share. Net sales were a record $1.3 billion in the fourth quarter compared to $737 million last year.

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