International agreements

Rexam PLC (London, England) has agreed to acquire American National Can Group Inc. (Chicago, IL) for $985 million, which would make the co. the largest supplier of cans to Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

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

Amcor Twinpak (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has signed an agreement between its operating unit, Amcor PET Packaging-North America, and Injepet (São Paulo, Brazil), through which it acquired a 60% equity position as well as management control.

Mobil Chemical Canada, Ltd. (Belleville, Ontario, Canada), has signed a toll mfg. agreement with BI-AX Intl. Inc. (Tiverton, Ontario, Canada), under which BI-AX will produce biaxially oriented PP flexible packaging film for Mobil Chemical Canada.

Klöckner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has purchased the rigid vinyl calendering operation of ARCOR S.A.I.C. (Villa del Totoral, Córdoba, Argentina).

Lyle Industries, Inc. (Beaverton, MI) and Gabler Maschinenbau GmbH (Lübeck, Germany) have announced a partnership venture in the manufacture of thermoforming machinery.

EAN Intl. (Brussels, Belgium) and the Uniform Code Council, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) plan to promote a supply-chain-wide standard for radio frequency identification activities.

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