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Sonoco completes acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC-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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Smurfit Kappa rolls out Board Referee

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014

DUBLIN-Smurfit Kappa has rolled out the ‘Board Referee', which is exclusively developed across all of its production sites in Europe, as part of a commitment to bring customers cutting edge innovation throughout its operations. The pioneering Board Referee was designed by Smurfit Kappa's Development Centre in the Netherlands and continues the company's practice of using insight, applied expertise and measurement to develop high-performance packaging products.

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Lachenmeier introduces condensation control pallet wrapping film and patented film application system

By Esther Hertzfeld Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Lachenmeier introduces its patent-pending Xeros® stretch hood film. Ideal for wrapping corrugated produce boxes, Xeros optimally protects products from the outdoor elements and prevents condensation from forming inside the bag. In addition, Lachenmeier will highlight its patented application system that helps manufacturers optimally protect pallet loads while simultaneously reducing film usage 10-25 percent.

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MWV 3Q 2014 results: income from continuing operations up 72% from year ago to $105 million

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014

RICHMOND, VA, Oct. 28, 2014 (Business Wire) -Third Quarter 2014 Highlights:

  • Earnings from continuing operations of $0.60 per share, $0.63 ex-items vs. $0.37 on the same basis in the prior year

  • Sales of nearly $1.5 billion were up 7% from gains across targeted packaging and specialty chemicals markets

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Weetabix folding carton subsidiary to close factory in the UK

By Anne grimbert Tue, Oct 28, 2014

BRUSSELS, Oct. 28, 2014 (RISI) -UK's folding carton manufacturer Vibixa, a subsidiary of Weetabix, plans to close its factory in Cheltenham by early next year.

Some 105 jobs will be affected, the company said in a statement. "The proposal will require a managed run down of production that will complete early next year," the firm said.

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Academia Barilla gift box made from Favini’s CartaCrusca selected for Luxe Pack in Green Award 2014 in Monaco

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 28, 2014 (Press Release) -The special "Selezione Italiana" gift box by Academia Barilla (the Barilla brand that promotes Italian cuisine around the world), made using Favini's CartaCrusca and designed with the help of DraegerGPP, has been nominated as one of the six finalists in the Luxe Pack in Green Award for 2014.

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