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U.S. packaging machinery shipments up 6 percent, secondary packaging takes on dual role

By Esther Hertzfeld Mon, Nov 03, 2014

CHICAGO-U.S. packaging machinery shipments increased by 6 percent to $7.9 billion, in 2013, reports PMMI. A rise in retail-ready packaging (RRP) is changing the role of secondary packaging. PMMI released the findings of its 2014 State of the Industry: Packaging Machinery Shipments Study (SOTI) and 2014 Secondary Packaging market research study.

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Green Bay Packaging acquires Great Lakes Packaging and Midland Container from MidCon Holdings; strengthens POP printing and display capabilities

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

GREEN BAY, WI-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 Oct. 31 and terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Powerflute EGM approves proposed acquisition of Stora Enso core and coreboard unit Corenso

By Tue, Nov 04, 2014

KUOPIO, Finland, Nov. 4, 2014 (Press Release) -On 30 September 2014, Powerflute Oyj ("Powerflute" or the "Company") announced that it had entered into a conditional agreement with Stora Enso Oyj ("Stora Enso") for the acquisition of Corenso, an international producer of cores and coreboard (the "Acquisition").

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Nordson introduces new Spectra next generation pattern controls

Mon, Nov 03, 2014

The new Spectra™ 30 control system from Nordson Corp.simplifies set-up and operation to improve production efficiency and product quality. Real-time, on-screen system status and adjustment deliver quick, easy control and product changeover. The graphical, touch-screen Optix™ user interface minimizes operator training and provides detailed diagnostics with on-screen troubleshooting tips.

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