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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.


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.


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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