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DS Smith issues trading update for half-year to Oct. 31, 2014; acquires Spanish corrugated board producer Andopack

By Wed, Nov 05, 2014

LONDON, Nov. 6, 2014 (Press Release) -DS Smith Plc, the leading supplier of recycled packaging for consumer goods, today issues a trading update for the half-year to 31 October 2014 and announces the acquisition of Spanish corrugated board producer Andopack.

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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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