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Pro-Gest Group to increase price for brown containerboard by Euro 60/tonne and white-top testliner prices by Euro 50/tonne, effective Aug 1

By Sun, Jul 13, 2014

ISTRANA, Italy, July 11, 2014 (Press Release) -Pro-Gest Group will increase its containerboard prices by € 60/ton for all its brown containerboard products and by €50/ton for all its white packaging grades. The price increase will take place on all deliveries starting on August 1st.

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Corporate Strategy: Green Bay Packaging to install new press section in $30 million Arkansas project

By Will Mies Fri, Jul 11, 2014

OAKLAND, July 11, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Green Bay Packaging (GBP) is moving ahead with a press section replacement for machine No. 1 at its Arkansas Kraft Div containerboard mill in Morrilton, AR, to be completed in mid-2015, the company said.

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Rengo Packaging opens new corrugated plant in Oahu, HI

By Mon, Jul 07, 2014

OSAKA, Japan, July 2, 2014 (Press Release) -Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; Chairman, President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Rengo Packaging, Inc.-which carries out business in Hawaii, the United States-has commenced operations in May 2014 at its new corrugated plant on Oahu, Hawaii.

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Caraustar-Newark Group would combine second and third largest US uncoated recycled board producers with 13 mills

By James McLaren Mon, Jul 07, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2014 (RISI) -Caraustar's planned acquisition of Newark Group under H.I.G. Capital would combine the second and third largest uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) producers which would rank just below Sonoco in that US industry sector, according to RISI capacity estimates.

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Michelman invests in digital imaging technology

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Michelman has invested in new digital imaging technology that allows chemists to view coating and substrate samples at nano-level magnification.  The new technology is part of Michelman’s investment in the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center that was officially opened on Oct. 2, at the company’s global headquarters in Cincinnati.

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Packaging News Briefs: Evergreen to close Iowa converting plant; Dart Container expands Kentucky warehouse

By Fri, Jul 11, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, July 11, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Evergreen Packagingplans to close a liquid packaging converting plant in Clinton, IA, by Sept. 1, after losing some customers, according to local press reports. The plant is one of about six US converting operations and the closure would impact about 107 workers.

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Green Bay Packaging invests $30 million in new press section replacement for PM 1 at its Arkansas kraft division

By Fri, Jul 11, 2014

GREEN BAY, WI , July 9, 2014 (Press Release) -Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) announced that it is moving forward with a press section replacement for PM1 at its Arkansas Kraft Division in Morrilton Arkansas. The $30 million project will include a new large nip press in the first press position, followed by a new shoe press in the second press position.

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Brazilian corrugated board shipments decline 3.5% to 261,580 tonnes in June

By Renata Mercante Thu, Jul 10, 2014

SAO PAULO, July 10, 2014 (RISI) -Brazil shipped a total of 261,580 tonnes of corrugated board - including boxes, accessories and sheets - in June, a 3.38% decline over the same month of 2013, according to preliminary data from the Brazilian corrugated board assn (ABPO). The volume was also 9.49% lower than May.

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Germany’s Igepa acquires Lamersdorf corrugated box plant

By Irina Van den Neste Thu, Jul 10, 2014

BRUSSELS, July 10, 2014 (PPI Europe) -The Igepa group has acquired the insolvent corrugated packaging firm Wellpappenwerk Lamersdorf located in Inden in western Germany.

The plant, which employs 45 people, will be managed by Igepa's Häuser E. Michaelis and Freytag & Petersen firms under the name IPS Lamersdorf.

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