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Dutch competition watchdog greenlights Shanks/VGG merger

BRUSSELS, Feb. 16, 2017 (PPI Europe) –The UK-based Shanks group, a leading international waste-to-product business, has cleared another hurdle on the way to realizing its proposed merger with the Netherlands’ Van Gansewinkel Group (VGG). The ...

Italy’s Cartiera Confalone plans new tissue plant

BRUSSELS, Feb. 16, 2017 (RISI) –The Italian Ministry of Economic Development has signed a Euro 46.4 million ($49.2 million) “development contract” with Cartiera Confalone, an Italian tissue producer located in Avellino, near Naples. According to ...

Rondo Ganahl snaps up Germany’s Walz Verpackungen

BRUSSELS, Feb. 16, 2017 (PPI Europe) –Austria’s Rondo Ganahl has entered the German packaging market. The group, based in Frastanz, Vorarlberg, recently snapped up Walz Verpackungen, a company specializing in corrugated packaging. The price tag ...

Burgo to lift CWF paper prices by 8% from mid-March

BRUSSELS, Feb. 16, 2017 (PPI Europe) –Italy’s Burgo group has revealed plans to lift coated woodfree (CWF) paper prices. The company announced that it intends to increase CWF prices in Europe by 8% from mid-March. ...

SKG to acquire Portuguese bag-in-box firm Litbag

BRUSSELS, Feb. 16, 2017 (PPI Europe) –Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has agreed to acquire the Portuguese bag-in-box firm Litbag. The move is aimed at strengthening the group’s position in this business segment in southern Europe. ...
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