International agreements

UPM-Kymmene Corp. (Helsinki, Finland) and Champion Intl. Corp. (Stamford, CT) have approved a definitive merger agreement that would create a global paper and forest products co.

Amplas Inc. (Green Bay, WI) has purchased the global rights to Hensen Packaging Concept (Bremen, Germany) pouch filling and sealing machinery.

Klöckner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) has purchased the rigid vinyl calendering operation of Arcor S.A.I.C. (Córdoba, Argentina).

Schmalbach-Lubeca (Manchester, MI) has signed a letter of intent to buy the U.S. PET bottle mfg. assets and operations of Cott Corp. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Huhtamaki Van Leer (Espoo, Finland) has announced that its DeSoto, KS, site will function as its North American consumer packaging headquarters.

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