Posts tagged: Recycled

Europe: U.K. Recycled Packaging Leader D. S. Smith Buys SCA of Sweden

Bob Leahey
 Jan 19, 2012

Insight about basic forces in the packaging markets of Europe comes from this story: On January 17th, Britain’s DS Smith (UK) announced it is buying the recycled packaging operations of SCA of Sweden for about $2 billion. The goal of DS Smith, already a jumbo supplier of packaging in Britain and elsewhere, is to win more business from the world’s top consumer goods companies, especially in Northern Europe where its main consumer goods customers already operate. In his statement about the deal, DS Smith CEO Miles Roberts said that customers like Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Kraft, Reckitt Benckiser, and Unilever have encouraged his company to offer more recycled packaging across Europe. The deal will make DS Smith one of the largest corrugated suppliers in Europe, with close to 3 million metric tonnes of capacity. Read more »

M-real Moves to Cut Paper Losses and Refocus on Packaging

Other Posts
 Jun 7, 2011

On 4th May 2011, M-real announced plans to make major divestments in its European fine paper business in order to cut heavy financial losses and continue the refocusing of its business towards a packaging board company. Read more »

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