Packaging

Central National Gottesman Inc. announced that its Kelly/Spicers division has acquired Northern California-based American Packaging, further expanding its packaging business throughout the Western U.S.

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. reported a loss from continuing operations for the 2Q ended June 27, 2020 of $13 million or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $19 million or $0.46 per diluted share for the same prior year quarter.

Sonoco has acquired Can Packaging, a privately owned designer and manufacturer of sustainable paper packaging and related manufacturing equipment, based in Habsheim, France, for total consideration of Euro 41.7 million, or approximately $49 million.

Saica Group is establishing its first North American facility near Cincinnati, Ohio. The company plans to build a state-of-the-art factory and expects to invest nearly $72 million once construction of the corrugated plant is complete. The construction is expected to start in September 2020 and take eighteen months to f...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announces a further investment in its Binzhou plant to be able to produce abrasive backing papers locally in China. The investment project, involving an upgrade of an existing machine on site, will start in 1Q 2021 and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021.

Two Sides, the paper advocacy group that promotes the sustainable and attractive attributes of print, paper and paper packaging has extended its reach and launched the campaign in Latin America.

International Paper's 2Q 2020 net earnings (loss) were $266 million ($0.67 per diluted share), compared with $(141) million ($(0.36) per diluted share) in the 1Q 2020 and $292 million ($0.73 per diluted share) in the 2Q 2019. 2Q 2020 net sales were $4,866 million, compared to $ 5,667 million in the 2Q 2019.

Ilim Group is finalizing its environmental project worth $91 million that involves construction of a new Evaporation Plant (EVAP 8) with the highest capacity in Russia at Ilim's Mill in Bratsk, Russia. Construction of EVAP 8 has been underway for three years (since 2017) and is scheduled to be completed in August 2020.

BillerudKorsnas' net sales for the 2Q 2020 declined by 2% to SEK 6 156 million ($702 million), compared to SEK 6 293 million ($717 million) in the 2Q 2019. 2Q net profit was SEK 202 million ($23 million), compared to SEK 182 million ($20.7 million) in the 2Q 2019.

While until now newsprint and magazine paper accounted for 90% of the production of Slovenian paper mill Vipap Videm Krško, its share will fall by half within three years. As a part of the already started restructuring, the new Czech owner RIDG Holding wants to reorient the company more towards the production of food p...

Huhtamäki Oyj’s net sales decreased significantly during the 2Q 2020. The Group’s 2Q 2020 net sales decreased 8% to Euro 797 million, compared to Euro 867 million in 2Q 2019. Foreign currency translation impact on the Group’s net sales was Euro - 8 million compared to 2019 exchange rates.