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Stora Enso invests Euro 27 million to boost capacity of consumer BM 5 by 20,000 tonnes at Imatra site in Finland

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

HELSINKI, Oct. 23, 2014 (Globe Newswire) -Stora Enso invests EUR 27 million to improve the quality and cost-competitiveness and to increase the capacity of the consumer board machine 5 by 20 000 tonnes at its Imatra Mills in Finland. The investment will focus on the coating part of the machine and on modernising the winder and reel packaging section.

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[Update] RockTenn’s Tacoma, WA, containerboard mill shuts down due to water main break

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

TACOMA, WA, Oct. 22, 2014 (Local News) -Utility crews expect to have water service restored to a dozen Tacoma Tideflats businesses by Thursday after a water line failure Tuesday night created a high pressure gusher near a major Tideflats intersection.

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Fire hits Swiss paper and paperboard converter Karton + Papier AG, production unit unaffected

By Anne grimbert Tue, Oct 14, 2014

BRUSSELS, Oct. 14, 2014 (RISI) -Fire broke out in Karton + Papier AG (KAPAG)'s woodchip warehouse on the evening of October 8 in Muhen in Switzerland. No injuries were reported and the production unit was not affected, managing director Alexander Meyer toldRISI.

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Corrugated packaging innovation will come from digital printing and packaging weights, says FEFCO leader.

By Angelika Christ Tue, Oct 21, 2014

The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) is a non-profit organization representing the interests of the industry across Europe. Secretary General Angelika Christ gives an exclusive insight to Paperboard Packaging of the current state-of-play of the European corrugated industry.

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Smurfit Kappa to expand position in North America TAPPI/AICC show told

By Will Mies Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) is "determined to grow its presence in North America," the company's VP of corporate development Luis Martinez told TAPPI/AICC Corrugated Week attendees in Long Beach, CA, on Sept. 29. SKG is Europe's largest containerboard/box producer and a major player in the Latin American market. The company accounts for about 17.4% of European containerboard capacity and 18.4% of box production. It now produces about 1.0 million tonnes of containerboard and boxes in the Americas with operations in about 10 countries, including Mexico.

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Sonoco completes acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC, Oct. 31, 2014 (Global Newswire) -Sonoco today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), Europe's leading provider of composite cans along with composite drums and rigid plastic containers, for EURO286 million, or approximately $360 million, in cash.

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Green Bay Packaging acquires Great Lakes Packaging and Midland Container from MidCon Holdings, LLC

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

GREEN BAY, WI, Oct. 31, 2014 (Press Release) -Green Bay Packaging Inc. acquires Great Lakes Packaging Corp. and Midland Container Corp. from MidCon Holdings, LLC, an Arbor Investment Company. The acquisition is effective October 31, 2014 and terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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