October 9, 2018 – Paper Excellence Canada has entered into an agreement to acquire the British Columbia–based Catalyst Paper Corporation, including its three facilities located in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, its Surrey distribution centre and headquarters in Richmond.
October 4, 2018 – KaMin, the manufacturer of hydrous and calcined kaolin, has announced it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global paper and packaging markets effective January 1, 2019, or as contracts allow.
October 2, 2018 – Packaging company Sonoco has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 per cent interest in the joint venture of Conitex Sonoco, a vertically integrated global leader in the manufacture of paper-based cones and tubes used in the textile industry.
October 1, 2018 – Cascades has announced that its president and CEO, Mario Plourde, received the 2019 Clean50 and Clean16 awards from Delta Management Group.
September 27, 2018 - Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the completion of the rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.
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September 21, 2018 - Amcor, provider of flexible packaging solutions, has announced plans to invest more than US$25 million to upgrade its facilities in Madison, Wisconsin over the next year to increase capacity, improve quality and reduce waste while updating technology.
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September 6, 2018 - Pratt Industries is building a new corrugated packaging mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, which includes a customized BlueLine stock preparation system provided by Voith.
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September 4, 2018 - Smurfit Kappa Neuss recently commissioned FIPA, a vacuum technology provider, with retrofitting its vacuum gripper system used to handle perforated cardboard packaging.
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August 22, 2018 - Dunn Paper has acquired Clearwater Paper Corporation's Ladysmith, Wisconsin facility in a deal worth approximately $72 million.
July 30, 2018 - Kruger Inc. has allocated $20 million to its LaSalle and Place Turcot facilities for modernization projects that are set to be completed later this year.
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July 16, 2018 – Archroma's new Global Competence Center for Whiteness in Prat, Spain has officially opened, bringing new innovative whiteness and brightness solutions to the specialty paper and packaging markets.
July 6, 2018 – Stora Enso has launched a feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for possible investment at its Oulu mill in Finland.
June 26, 2018 – Mondi is supporting e-commerce growth with the launch of its new corrugated packaging solution in Russia.
June 25, 2018 – Packaging and paper group Mondi is premiering new sustainable packaging innovations this week at RosUpack 2018 in Moscow.
June 21, 2018 – Elopak claims to have become the first manufacturer to deliver more than one billion 100 per cent renewable cartons after launching beverage cartons.
June 6, 2018 – An offer to acquire Smurfit Kappa Group will not be made by International Paper Company which cites a lack of engagement by Smurfit Kappa's board of directors and management.
June 5, 2018 – Twin Rivers Paper Company has completed the acquisition of the Pine Bluff, Ark. paper mill.
June 4, 2018 – The Mondi Group has completed the acquisition of Powerflute.
June 1, 2018 – Sonoco, a diversified global packaging company, has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 70 per cent interest of the joint venture of Conitex Sonoco for about $133 million.
May 25, 2018 - Unless you’re one of those overachiever types who brings his or her travel mug to the coffee shop every day, you probably carry your caffeine fix away in paper cups. Chances are you drank from a takeout cup this morning.
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