August 2008 PFFC News Clips

  • Stork Prints, Boxmeer, Netherlands, agrees to supply Omet, Lecco, Italy, with dedicated RSI (Rotary Screen Integration) modules for the Varyflex 520- and 670-mm-wide combination presses.

  • Sartomer Co., Exton, PA, opens a manufacturing plant in Nansha, in the Guangzhou province of China. The facility will produce specialty acrylate monomers and oligomers.

  • Octal Holding and Co., Muscat, Omran, will add 500,000 metric tons/annum of production capacity in PET resins by May 2010.

  • Shorewood Packaging, New York, NY, opens a Design and Development Center in Carlstadt, NJ, to provide customers with enhanced collaboration, speed-to-market service, and personalized account support.

  • Sani-Blast, Minneapolis, MN, and ARCS, Hatfield, PA, report a marketing and service alliance throughout North America, formalizing a 20-yr relationship between the companies.

  • MeadWestvaco, Richmond, VA, announces a definitive agreement to sell its kraft paper mill in North Charleston, SC, and related assets to KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., Northbrook, IL, for $485 million in cash, subject to certain closing adjustments.

  • Mocon, Minneapolis, MN, manufacturer of instrumentation equipment, breaks ground on a new headquarters building in Neuwied, Germany, for the Lippke division. The 8,400-sq-ft structure, located within a mile of the present facility, will offer 50% more space.

  • Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL, serves as exclusive financial advisor to Hamilton Paper Box, Hamilton, ON, Canada, in its recent sale to Rosmar Litho, Baie d'Urfe, QC, Canada.

  • Interfilm Holdings, Easley, SC, begins construction on a new corporate office and southeast converting facility. The 90,000-sq-ft building, located about two miles from the existing location, is expected to be completed by Q4 2008.

  • DuraCorp., Lewis Center, OH, changes its name to SOLUT! The company, which provides thermoformed paper products, says the name is derived from the word “solutions.”

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