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Packaging news briefs: Private equity bids expected for SIG Combibloc

By Greg Rudder Fri, Nov 07, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 7, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Private equity firms are set to bid for aseptic carton producerSIG Combiblocat less than an earlier expected price fromReynolds Group Holdings, owned by New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart, Reuters reported Nov. 7. Buyout groups BC Partners, Onex, and Partners Group are expected to bid on Nov.

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Coating Excellence International in technology agreement with Teruel in Brazil

By Fri, Nov 07, 2014

WRIGHTSTOWN, WI, Nov. 7, 2014 (Marketwired) -cei (Coating Excellence International), a market leading U.S. flexible packaging and technical products company, today announced that it has entered into a technology agreement with Teruel Incorporated of Brazil. Under the agreement, cei and Teruel will share technology capabilities.

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AF&PA says US election results signal appetite for real change, cites 'onslaught of federal regulations'

By Fri, Nov 07, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC , Nov. 7, 2014 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement about the effect yesterday's election will have on American paper and wood products manufacturers.

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Kent-based speciality paper and cartonboard supplier Chapelton appointed distributor of Smurfit Kappa's Grease Guard folding carton board

By Fri, Nov 07, 2014

KENT, UK, Nov. 6, 2014 (Press Release) -Kent-based speciality paper and cartonboard supplier, Chapelton, has announced that it will distribute Grease Guard folding carton board product from Smurfit Kappa, a unique special grease resistant grade, in an exclusive distribution deal into the UK packaging sector.

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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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