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Adapack grows by addition

of Cordenons division

With the assistance of the French holding company Atria Capital Partenaires, the French company Adapack has taken over the one-side coated paper division from the Belgian Cordenons group. Ten months after buying Papeteries du Souche from... more

Kappa Packaging invests

in Russian Vsevolozhsk

By commissioning “Texo”, a new high-performance line, in May 2005, Kappa Packaging has further increased the converting capacity at Kappa St. Petersburg, its Russian mill in Vsevolozhsk. According to a company statement, the production of... more

St. Regis to refit

two machines

St. Regis will refit PM 3 of its Kemsley mill and PM 5 of its Wansborough mill (UK) within the framework of its delivery agreement with BPB. Refitting measures will include the addition of a headbox in both machines. Following the refit, PM 5 will... more

DS Smith separates from

John Dickinson Stationery

DS Smith Plc has sold its group division John Dickinson Stationery Ltd, one of Britain’s leading manufacturers of office supplies, to the French Groupe Hamelin. The purchase price was not disclosed. The British group said selling off John... more

News in brief

Stora Enso has signed a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a €200m loan facility to finance Stora Enso’s investment in building a new paper machine at its Kvarnsveden mill in Sweden, as announced in December 2003. Stora... more

Saica acquires corrugated

board manufacturer Soleco

Spanish Sociedad Anónima Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa (Saica) has strengthened its position in the French market. In June, the company acquired Soleco, a French manufacturer of corrugated board. The value of the deal was not disclosed. According... more

No framework agreement

for German paper workers

Now that the tenth round of negotiations on the industry-wide framework collective agreement for the German paper processing industry ended without any result, the ver.di union and the main association of the paper, board and plastics processing... more

Oji Paper takes over

Ilford Imaging Switzerland

Japanese Oji Paper Co. Ltd announced on 4 July to have reached an agreement with Dutch Ilford International Holdings BV to acquire the latter’s Ilford Imaging Switzerland GmbH, manufacturer of inkjet photo paper. The purchase price was not... more

Clariant sold MCAA

operations to Gilde

Clariant of Switzerland has sold its subsidiary Clariant (Acetyl Building Blocks) GmbH & Co. KG to the Gilde Buy-Out Fund for SFr74m (€48m). The sale is subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities and is hoped to close in the... more

DS Smith: external growth

and cost pressure

UK’s DS Smith closed the business year ended 30 April with a net profit of £38.9m (2004: £43.6m) and an operating profit of £69.0m (£74.8m). Net profit before exceptional items and amortisation of intangibles amounted to £56.5m while... more