Michael Fry of Jeol USA at Pittcon 2018 in Orlando

Dispatches from Pittcon 2018 in Orlando

Demand for quick screening techniques increasing – Jeol USA

By Joseph James Whitworth

Demand for quick screening techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is growing for applications including detecting food fraud, according to Jeol USA.

Treofan Americas. Photo: CCL.

CCL Industries in talks to acquire Treofan America

By Jenny Eagle

CCL Industries has signed a binding agreement to acquire Treofan America and Trespaphan Mexico Holdings from M&C for approximately $255m with the deal expected to close in Q2, 2018.

Smurfit Kappa at drinktec last year. Photo: Smurfit Kappa.

Smurfit Kappa rejects International Paper buy-out

By Jenny Eagle

Smurfit Kappa has rejected a buy-out from International Paper Company (IP) because: ‘it fails to reflect the Group’s superior prospects as an independent business and represents a valuation multiple significantly below recent comparable transactions’.

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