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Polypropylene pods win People’s Choice Award

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The company received this recognition for their single serve coffee in a polypropylene cup.
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Crown makes the environmental case for metal

Packaging company’s second sustainability report highlights environmental benefits of food cans
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With steel recycling rates in North America rising from 15% in 1988 to 71% in 2012, the case for food cans as an environmental packaging solution has never been stronger.
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System Plast launches new Smart Guide

Online catalog provides easy guidance and selection for industry's leading conveyor components
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System Plast, a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation, has released its new on-line “interactive” conveyor components selection tool – Smart Guide.
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Richard Schloesser, president and CEO, Toray plastics (America), Inc., retires.

Michael Brandmeier is named successor.
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Schloesser joined the company in 1990 and had been President and CEO since 2008. Brandmeier most recently served the company as Executive Vice President and COO.
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tna strengthens Asia operations with new Thailand office

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Global packaging and processing solutions specialist, tna, has further expanded its operations in Asia with the opening of a new office in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Clondalkin Consumer Denekamp celebrates 185th anniversary

Netherlands based Clondalkin Consumer Denekamp is celebrating 185 years of business.
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The company was founded in 1829 in Nordhorn by brothers Anton and Carl Linde as a tobacco packaging manufacturer.
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Smurfit Kappa rides the wave at innovation awards

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Smurfit Kappa designer Steffen Munninger’s pioneering one-piece loudspeaker packaging blew the judges away, topping the ‘Storage and Transport’ category.
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Caraustar Industries signs agreement to acquire The Newark Group

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Newark is a manufacturer of recycled paperboard, linerboard, industrial tubes, cores and other converted product including book covers and packaging solutions.
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Vista Packaging acquired by ViskoTeepak

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The acquisition is the subsequent step of an equity interest ViskoTeepak took in Vista in 2012 and is motivated by the desire to increase market share in the U.S. which is one of the 3 largest global markets for fibrous casings.
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Bemis Honored with Spirit of Excellence Award by Hormel Foods

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For the fourth consecutive year, Bemis North America has been honored with the Spirit of Excellence Award by Hormel Foods Corporation.
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