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SIG acquired by private equity firm Onex for $4.6bn

SIG acquired by private equity firm Onex for $4.6bn

Private Equity firm Onex has agreed to acquire cartons giant SIG Combibloc Group in a reported $4.6bn deal

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Cheetham set to retire from top job at MPS

Cheetham set to retire from top job at MPS

Mike Cheetham is to leave Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) at the end of the year

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Americk Packaging appoint new chief operating officer

Americk Packaging appoint new chief operating officer

Nigel McSorley has been appointed chief operating officer for the Americk Packaging Group.

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Essentra opens purpose-built labels facility in Wales

Essentra opens purpose-built labels facility in Wales

Essentra opened its purpose-built labels manufacturing facility in Newport, Wales on Friday (21 November)

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Sirane unveils new fruit and veg packaging website

Sirane unveils new fruit and veg packaging website

A new website dedicated to packaging solutions for fresh fruit and vegetables is now live

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Kerridge departs from MD role at Benson Group

Kerridge departs from MD role at Benson Group

Mark Kerridge is departing from his role as managing director of the Benson Group to work on “special projects” for the company’s owner Graphic Packaging International (GPI)

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Video | Meet the winners of the UK Packaging Awards 2014

Video | Meet the winners of the UK Packaging Awards 2014

Packaging News spoke to the winners at this year's UK Packaging Awards

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Anthesis Group develops Tesco sustainability website

Anthesis Group develops Tesco sustainability website

Tesco has appointed Anthesis Group to develop and manage a single online sustainability community spanning the retailer’s supply-base

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Food: security and sealability | Food packaging roundtable

Food: security and sealability | Food packaging roundtable

In the third 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 the...

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Corrugated on the fast track to a digital future | CPI Promotional Feature

Corrugated on the fast track to a digital future | CPI Promotional Feature

The timing is just right for the UK corrugated sector and digital print technology to embark on what’s sure to develop into a fulfilling and enduring relationship, reports Des King....

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Family name continues in robust market

Family name continues in robust market

The Smurfit name is now well established in the packaging sector, from its humble beginnings in 1938 in Ireland

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All roads lead to accelerated M&A frenzy

All roads lead to accelerated M&A frenzy

It’s been a busy year for packaging with investors keen to snap up a raft of the industry’s players, both big and small.

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Planned flexibility: Contract packing for Christmas and preparing for the unexpected

Planned flexibility: Contract packing for Christmas and preparing for the unexpected

Ben Guy, managing director of Phoenix Contract Services, discusses how contract packers can plan to handle big volumes and tight turnarounds at short notice.

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The magical half-second: making the leap from brand ignorance to brand advocacy

The magical half-second: making the leap from brand ignorance to brand advocacy

Adrian Collins, managing director of Ziggurat Brands, assess how packaging can recruit advocates to new products.

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Grant Montague: Why country of origin needs to be considered

Grant Montague: Why country of origin needs to be considered

Grant Montague of PRS takes a look at how country of origin can have a significant influence on consumer behaviour.

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Raj Bhardwaj: CorrBoard expertly manages a soft landing in uncertain times

Raj Bhardwaj: CorrBoard expertly manages a soft landing in uncertain times

Raj Bhardwaj discusses global economic factors surrounding the outlook for containerboard demand

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Anthesis Group develops Tesco sustainability website

Anthesis Group develops Tesco sustainability website

Tesco has appointed Anthesis Group to develop and manage a single online sustainability community spanning...

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