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Plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables to be banned in France
The French Government has announced plans to ban fruit and vegetables from being sold in plastic packaging from January 1st, 2022, as part of its anti-waste law aimed at creating a circular economy with single-use plastic phased out by 2040.
ECMA Statement - Strong folding carton demand leads to supply chain challenges
Folding carton volumes have grown significantly during 2021, driven by a surge in sales of food and beverage packaging.
ECMA European Carton Prospects Report 2021 now available!
In cooperation with NOA-PRISM the European Carton Prospects have been completely renewed in 2021 (last version from 2019) and contains detailed examinations of the European Folding Carton market.
Cardbox Packaging acquires Valuepap
Acquisition of Kwidzyn mill succesfully finalized
The Mayr-Melnhof Group (MM) has completed the acquisition of the Kwidzyn mill, Poland, which was agreed in mid-February 2021, after receiving approval from all relevant competition authorities.
Save the date: spiritsEUROPE webinar
spiritsEUROPE cordially invites you to save the date for our webinar “More than just a pretty wrapping: the essential role of packaging for spirits”.
MM to sell its Eerbeek and Baiersbronn virgin fiber cartonboard mills
The Mayr-Melnhof Group (“MM”) and a subsidiary of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) have reached a firm intention on the sale of MM’s virgin fiber cartonboard mills located in Eerbeek, Netherlands, and Baiersbronn, Germany, to Oaktree for an equity value of EUR 104.6 million and net debt subject to final closing accounts.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company to Acquire AR Packaging
Graphic Packaging Holding Company to Acquire AR Packaging from CVC Funds for $1.45 Billion in Cash, Creating Premier Global Provider of Sustainable Fiber-Based Consumer Packaging Solutions.