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Essentra completes acquisition of Clondalkin Group's specialist packaging division

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015

MILTON KEYNES, UK, Jan. 30, 2015 (Press Release) -Further to the announcement on 12 November 2014, Essentra plc ("Essentra" or "the Company") is pleased to confirm the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of the entire Specialist Packaging Division of Clondalkin Group ("Clondalkin SPD") with effect from today.

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KapStone to expand Bowling Green, KY, packaging plant with $4.5 million investment

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Governor Steve Beshear today announced KapStone Container Corp. plans to expand its operations in Bowling Green. KapStone, which manufactures paper packaging containers, is expected to create up to 30 new jobs and invest $4.5 million into the project.

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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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