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‘Biggest growth area for liquid packaging is southeast Asia’

BillerudKorsnäs to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine for $622m

By Jenny Eagle

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures confectionery, snacks and beverage packaging, is investing  SEK 5.7bn ($622.25m) in a KM7 (Karton Machine) to produce liquid board, cartonboard and liner at its factory in Gruvön, Sweden, to start operations in Q1,...

KapStone to acquire Victory Packaging for $615m

KapStone to acquire Victory Packaging for $615m

By Jenny Eagle

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KapStone) has signed an agreement to acquire Victory Packaging/Golden State Container (Victory) for $615m, expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.

RockTenn acquisition

Firm will invest $60m in the mill over the next three years

RockTenn buys $343m paper mill

By Jenny Eagle

RockTenn will acquire Simpson Tacoma Kraft Paper Mill for approximately $343m, which is part of Simpson Lumber Company in Tacoma, Washington, US.

The HyPerform

MWV Rigesa launches HyPerform in Brazil

By Jenny Eagle

MWV Rigesa has launched HyPerform, a next generation of kraftliner and fluting papers which offers lighter and stronger materials for corrugated packaging.

Stora Enso invests in Swedish mill and mulls changes at Finland site

Stora Enso continues site investments

Stora Enso is to invest in a Swedish mill and explore converting a machine from paper to containerboard in Finland to increase operational efficiency.

International Paper reveals steady first quarter

International Paper reports “okay” quarter

By Joseph James Whitworth

Seasonal demand improvements are expected in North America and Brazil for paper and packaging but the supply chain in Industrial Packaging remains tight, according to International Paper.

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