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Liquid Packaging

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1960 A jointly-owned company was formed by Metal Box Co and John Waddington Ltd to handle the manufacture and sales development of paper containers for packaging liquids, fruit, etc [1]

A factory would be built at Scunthorpe[2]

1961 The jointly-owned company, Liquid Packaging Ltd, was formed by Metal Box Co and a new company jointly owned by John Waddington Ltd and International Paper Co of New York, to handle the distribution and sale of machines for making and filling Pure-Pak paper containers for liquids[3]

1965 International Paper purchased Waddingtons' share in the company and sold Waddingtons their shares in the Waddington-International Paper JV which was renamed Plastona[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 22, 1960
  2. The Times, Dec 30, 1960
  3. The Times, Jan 10, 1961
  4. The Times, Feb 08, 1965