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BREAKING NEWS: Onex to acquire SIG Combibloc Group for $4.66bn

Onex Corporation (Onex) has agreed to buy SIG Combibloc Group (SIG) for €3.75bn ($4.66bn), with the transaction expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

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SIG Combibloc packs a punch with Hero juice

Dutch company Hero is now packaging its Hero Fairtrade juices in combidome from SIG Combibloc.

SIG Combibloc completes Phase II €40m extrusion line

‘After China, Brazil has highest consumption of aseptic carton packs’

SIG Combibloc has started operations on a €40m extrusion line at its packaging plant in Brazil, to laminate unprocessed cardboard for carton packs.

RGHL confirms 'approach' to buy SIG Combibloc: $5bn price tag rumored

Reynolds Group says it will perform a strategic review of the world’s second-largest carton producer SIG Combibloc after an approach by an unnamed suitor looking to buy the business.

Clients include Tetra Pak and SIG Combibloc

Hydro to build $61m beverage can recycling plant

Hydro, whose clients include Tetra Pak, Ball and Crown, is celebrating after getting the go-ahead to build a $61m beverage can recycling plant in Neuss, Germany.

'Ground laid' for dairy drinks with bits in Brazil: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc is predicting a bright future for the dairy drink with bits category in Brazil following the launch of the latest "drinksplus product" - chocolate milk containing flakes of coconut....

African UHT milk demand will drive future aseptic orders: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc expects its aseptic carton and filling business to “grow exponentially” in Africa in coming years as consumer demand for long-life dairy products rockets.

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World Cup fever: time to expand into Brazil?

Latino spirit is taking hold and the Brazilian packaging industry is expected to improve thanks to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. 

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Carton kings like Tetra Pak expect ‘dramatic’ rise in UK recycling

An industry coalition including Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc and Elopak will officially open the UK’s only dedicated beverage carton recycling facility today.

SIG revenue growth driven by non-European markets

Revenue for SIG grew to $560m as markets outside Europe remained strong for the three month period ending 30 June.

SIG bucks trend in tough quarter for Reynolds Group

SIG was the main revenue highlight for Reynolds Group Holdings as it reported a decrease of $20m to $3.3.bn for the three month period ending 31 March this year.

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‘Sophisticated party beverages’ see Del Monte partner SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc is supplying Del Monte with 1000ml carton packs for its new fruit-based drink range Del Monte Occasions in the UK.

Paperboard bottle combines 'best features' of cartons, bottles - SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc has unveiled its latest beverage packaging innovation - a paperboard bottle that combines the “best features” of a carton pack with the best features of a bottle....

SIG Combibloc steps up Brazilian investment pace

Buoyed by 60% growth in Brazil, SIG Combibloc says it has brought forward a planned, phased investment project in a Paraná state plant to produce aseptic carton packs.

SIG Combibloc launches screwtop closure for key carton

SIG Combibloc has launched a screwtop version of its combibloc EcoPlus carton for long-life milk and dairy products, which was first launched in August 2010 without a closure.

SIG Combibloc launches ultra-slim carton to meet increasing small-format demand

SIG Combibloc has launched a range of extra-slim, small-format beverage cartons in an effort to meet demand for smaller, more convenient packaging from emerging market consumers.

Hip US tea bars shake up ice RTDs – SIG Combibloc

Major premium manufacturers are starting to present RTD iced tea as a wholly new product, led by trendy US tea bars heralding a flavor and freshness revolution.

Bright young things in Brazil spell bright prospects for SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc has highlighted the strong growth potential of RTD coffee drinks in Brazil as it launches 250ml cartons there for the first time, with demand led by a 'dynamic,...

SIG Combibloc develops service to boost sustainability

SIG Combibloc has launched a 3-step service aimed at improving the sustainable practices of food manufacturers.

SIG Combibloc discusses Brazilian ‘business opportunities’ with PepsiCo

SIG Combibloc says that milk-mix drinks are a rapid growth category in Brazil, and has revealed that it is discussing new “business opportunities” with PepsiCo having just supplied the beverage giant with a new...

Our cartons suit markets that demand extra road miles, SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc says that beverages packaged aseptically in cartons and UHT treated are especially well suited to markets such as China that present long-distance transportation challenges.

Clever packaging can help consumers grasp prebiotic health benefits – SIG Combibloc

Packaging concepts that meet key ‘information delivery’ demands are important to drive consumer awareness of the little-known benefits of categories such as prebiotics and probiotics, according to carton packaging and...

We helped create new Chinese beverage category that's going global: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc says the runaway Chinese success of its drinksplus technology is ‘going global’, with top food firms impressed by its premium beverage applications.