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Packaging Briefs – THURSDAY, APRIL 1

David Bellm

January 29, 2014

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Packaging Briefs – THURSDAY, APRIL 1


Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council rebrands itself and reaches out to U.S. healthcare industry
The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, a non-profit trade association that promotes the benefits of compliance-prompting pharmaceutical packaging, has developed a new look, a new website and new directions. In the past, the HCPC worked closely with pharmaceutical manufacturers and packaging suppliers to affect change from the beginning of the supply chain. Going forward, the HCPC is seeking to promote the best methods of increasing patient adherence by working with decision-makers across the supply chain. This includes medical professionals and organizations, insurance companies, pharmacists, and governmental agencies.

Solo Cup Company announces agreement to acquire InnoWare Plastic, Inc.
Solo Cup Company announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire InnoWare Plastic, Inc., a Georgia-based manufacturer of a comprehensive line of take-out containers. Solo will acquire InnoWare Plastic for $24 million in cash from InnoWare, LLC. InnoWare LLC is a manufacturer of disposable foodservice products owned by Norwest Equity Partners, a Minneapolis-based middle market private equity investor.

NewPage sponsors webinar on marketing strategies to avoid greenwashing
The "All About Sustainability" webinar series is sponsored by NewPage Corporation, North America's largest coated paper manufacturer, and the Target Marketing Group. The webcast will discuss the FTC's Green Guides, regulations on environmental marketing claims, the implications of making unethical green marketing statements and how to support claims with fact-based, third-party verifications. Questions are encouraged and may be submitted directly to the panelists for real-time answers to these pressing topics. To learn more about the series or this upcoming event, contact Gina Reid at [email protected].

Georgia-Pacific receives approval from Canadian Court to acquire certain Grant Forest Products facilities
Georgia-Pacific learned today that the Canadian court overseeing the Grant Forest Products Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act case has approved Georgia-Pacific's acquisition of Grant's oriented strand board (OSB) facility at Englehart, Ontario, the associated facility at Earlton, Ontario, and OSB facilities at Allendale and Clarendon, S.C. In February, Georgia-Pacific received a letter from the Canadian Competition Bureau indicating that it had completed its review of the transaction and has found no competitive risk, and last week the deal cleared United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust review.

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