—UPM-Kymmene Corp. (Helsinki, Finland) has acquired Repap Enterprises Inc. (New Brunswick, Canada).
—Adept Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) has acquired HexaVision Technologies (Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada).
—Polyair Inter Pack Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Accent Packaging Products (Malden, MA).
—Pretium Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has acquired Duopac Packaging Inc. (Point-Claire, Quebec, Canada).
—The Newark Group, Inc. (Cranford, NJ) has acquired Fibor Packaging B.V. (Zutphen, the Netherlands).
—Impac Europe Ltd. (New York, NY) has acquired DuBois Holdings Ltd. (Corby, England, U.K.).
—Autajon SP (Montélimar, France), Artur Theis GmbH and Co. KG (Wuppertal, Germany) and Regia Wassermann (Basel, Switzerland) have aligned themselves as the founding partners of Euro P3 (Autajon, France), an organization to group the economic activities of its members on a European level.
—Eco-form Intl., Inc. (London, Ontario, Canada) has acquired the outstanding stock of Eco-form, Inc. (Walpole, MA).
—Illinois Tool Works Inc. (Glenview, IL) has purchased the technical films and coatings business units of Huhtamaki Van Leer Oyj (Espoo, Finland).
—De La Rue Holographics (Basingstoke, England, U.K.) and LGInternational (Portland, OR) have formed a strategic alliance.
—Erie Plastics (Corry, PA) will begin mfg. in Europe through a strategic alliance with Loranger Ipari Kft. (Szekesfehervar, Hungary).
—Tuscora Inc. (New Brighton, PA) and Central Package Group (Singapore) have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to provide service and delivery of protective packaging products to global customers in North America and Asia.
—Arjo Wiggins Belgium (Nivelles, Belgium) has agreed to transfer its European synthetic paper distribution business to Oji-Yuka Synthetic Paper Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) forming YUPO Europe GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany).