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Surgichem snapped up by US firm Omnicell

Surgichem snapped up by US firm Omnicell

Omnicell, the US medication and supply management firm, has completed the acquisition of medical packaging company Surgichem for an undisclosed fee

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BillerudKorsnäs invests £78m in Swedish paper mills

BillerudKorsnäs, the Swedish packaging paper, consumer board and containerboard company, has invested SEK 900m (£78m) at its Frövi and Rockhammar mills

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Oak Hill Capital to buy Berlin Packaging in $1.43bn deal

US private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners has agreed a deal with Bahrain-based Investcorp Bank to buy container maker Berlin Packaging in a $1.43bn (£86m) transaction

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Beck machines help OCS wrap blankets for planes

Beck machines help OCS wrap blankets for planes

Facilities management company the OCS Group is preparing in-flight passenger blankets for re-use on major airlines using Beck Serienpacker wrapping machines

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CBS invests in Friedheim corrugated folder gluer

CBS invests in Friedheim corrugated folder gluer

CBS Packaging has purchased a VEGA Altair 200 corrugated folder gluer from Friedheim International

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Sonoco agrees £227m deal to buy Weidenhammer Packaging Group

Sonoco agrees £227m deal to buy Weidenhammer Packaging Group

Global packaging company Sonoco is to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group in a €286m (£227m) deal

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PEFC and AB Group Packaging in paper bags push

PEFC and AB Group Packaging in paper bags push

Paper and polythene bag manufacturer AB Group Packaging and The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are pushing for more paper bag use nationwide

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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 22 August 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 22 August 2014

Each week, we publish the average trading price for packaging recovery notes from PRN trading platform the Environment Exchange

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Label suppliers in good health | Supplier analysis – labels

Label suppliers in good health | Supplier analysis – labels

The label sector is going through a period of growth if PN’s snapshot of suppliers is anything to go by. Jez Abbott spoke to six companies and looked at the...

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Time to rethink shelf-ready? | Category focus – point of sale/SRP

Time to rethink shelf-ready? | Category focus – point of sale/SRP

For some, shelf-ready packaging is not a priority. But there are others who view it differently, believing SRP works well with pack design. By Simon Creasey

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Cost is the innovation driver, says survey | easyFairs/Packaging News buying survey results

Cost is the innovation driver, says survey | easyFairs/Packaging News buying survey results

Philip Chadwick analyses the results of the annual easyFairs/PN packaging buying survey and discovers that cost reduction has returned to the top of the list as the main driver of...

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Tough talk over pharma issues | Pharmaceutical roundtable and video

Tough talk over pharma issues | Pharmaceutical roundtable and video

In the second of our series of roundtable events, held in association with Essentra Packaging, PN and a panel of experts look at the wide range of issues facing players...

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Paper: The future of pallet packaging

Paper: The future of pallet packaging

Paul Gill, development manager at the UK’s leading paper honeycomb manufacturer Dufaylite, explores the benefits of cardboard pallet packaging and why the future will see plastic alternatives left behind

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Convey, don’t say: how alcohol brands might address plain packaging

Convey, don’t say: how alcohol brands might address plain packaging

Chris Aukett, research manager at design research agency The Big Picture, discusses whether the plain packaging debate will stop at cigarettes

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Hervé Turpault: FMCG brands need to smarten up their act against own label

Hervé Turpault: FMCG brands need to smarten up their act against own label

Hervé Turpault, of PRS, looks at the how the own label market is faring against its branded rivals

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Putting secondary packaging first

Putting secondary packaging first

Matt Pomorski, from SAICA’s in-house design agency SAICA Creative, explains why secondary packaging shouldn’t be left on the shelf

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Design & Innovation

Surgichem snapped up by US firm Omnicell

Surgichem snapped up by US firm Omnicell

Omnicell, the US medication and supply management firm, has completed the acquisition of medical packaging...

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Environment

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 22 August 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 22 August 2014

Each week, we publish the average trading price for packaging recovery notes from PRN trading...

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Equipment

CBS invests in Friedheim corrugated folder gluer

CBS invests in Friedheim corrugated folder gluer

CBS Packaging has purchased a VEGA Altair 200 corrugated folder gluer from Friedheim International

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International

Surgichem snapped up by US firm Omnicell

Surgichem snapped up by US firm Omnicell

Omnicell, the US medication and supply management firm, has completed the acquisition of medical packaging...

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