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Powerflute enters into conditional agreement with Stora Enso to acquire cores and coreboard producer Corenso for Euro 81 million

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014

KUOPIO, Finland, Sept. 30, 2014 (Press Release) -The Board of Powerflute Oyj ("Powerflute" or the "Company"), the paper and packaging group, announces today that it has entered into a conditional agreement with Stora Enso Oyj ("Stora Enso") to acquire Corenso, an international cores and coreboard producer (the "Acquisition").


Containerboard: US linerboard export prices stable in global markets as supply pressures persist

By Will Mies Fri, Sep 26, 2014

OAKLAND, Sept. 26, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -US kraft linerboard export prices remain stable in most global markets in September despite sluggish economic growth in many countries and plenty of supply from mills around the world, according to contacts.


Bellmer to rebuild PM 3 at South African packaging manufacturer Mpact

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014

OSCHELBRONN, Germany, Sept. 12, 2014 (Press Release) -Mpact has once again selected Bellmer as rebuild specialist for the Group's Project Khulisa. This phase will see significant investment in the latest paper mill technology and machinery which will enable the mill to enhance its total product offering and overall competitiveness.


Trends in Packaging: How to best traverse new global markets

By Paperboard Packaging Council staff Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Since the turn of the century, the rapidly developing BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China have taken on larger roles in the global marketplace. As these countries have grown, so, too, have their middle classes. And with newfound disposable income, consumers in the BRIC nations are eager to spend. China and India lead the way, with middle class spending in China predicted to surpass that of the U.S. by 2020.

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ECMA and Pro Carton holds successfull first joint congress in Sorrento, Italy

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, Sept. 26, 2014 (Press Release) -ECMA, the European Carton Manufacturers Association, and Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers, organised their first joint congress from 17 until 20 September 2014 in Sorrento, Italy.


Iggesund's new food folding box board Incada used by Scandinavian Airlines for airline food packaging

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014

HELSINKI, Sept. 29, 2014 (Press Release) -

Paperboard is a promising material for airline food packaging - it has low weight, can be barrier coated, and can be finished to the required level of elegance and quality feel. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has recently introduced a new food box made of the folding box board Incada.


Visy's Pratt eyes global growth to lift revenues to A$10 billion in 5-7 years

By James McLaren Fri, Sep 26, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 26, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Visy and Pratt Industries magnate Anthony Pratt told Australian media he expects his global packaging and paper business will generate more than A$10 billion (US$8.8 billion) in revenues and A$1 billion in earnings within the next five to seven years.


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