ÅR Packaging Group AB, Lund, Sweden, and Carded Graphics LLC, Staunton, USA, have signed a strategic partnership agreement. The objective of this agreement is to establish a cooperation for sourcing, manufacturing, sales and marketing in the USA and Canada of packages made of cardboard or other materials.Read more
Iggesund Paperboard is working via the American crowdsourcing company Crowdspring to challenge the world's designers to improve existing consumer packaging.
"Every day we all see examples of packaging that could be improved by a better choice of materials or a better design," explains Staffan Sjöberg, who is in charge of the project at Iggesund Paperboard. "Now we're giving designers all over the world the chance to contribute their ideas on how to replace packaging made of glass, plastic or metal with solutions that use paperboard."Read more
Sonoco today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $40 per ton, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning March 2, 2015.
"The price increase is driven by a need to relieve continued inflationary pressure, especially from rising freight rates and chemicals, and to cover the added cost of continued investment in our paper business," said Palace Stepps, director of sales and marketing for Sonoco's North America paper business.Read more
UK corrugated packaging companies are jumping on the digital bandwagon, driven by a combination of shorter run lengths, the dramatic rise of the discounters, emergence of online shopping and brand customisation.
The Corrugated Packaging Industry needs to keep pace with a challenging retail landscape and is investing significantly - almost £500million in new technology and plant over the last two years - to help support retailers and brand owners with enhanced merchandising productivity, whether in transit, back of store or on-shelf.Read more
ProSweets Cologne 2015, Hall 10.1, stand H010
Metsä Board, Europe's leading producer of fresh forest fibre cartonboards and the world's leading manufacturer of coated white-top kraftliners, displayed its extensive range of lightweight paperboards for confectionery packaging at ProSweets 2015, and provided details about the many advantages of these familiar materials.Read more
Thoro Packaging has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.Read more
TAPPI is pleased to announce that Charles P. "Chuck" Klass of Klass Associates Inc. has been awarded the Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award. This is the highest honor the Association can bestow upon an individual.
Established in 1928, the Gold Medal is granted to those "who have made preeminent scientific and engineering achievements of proven applied benefit to the world's pulp, paper, board, and forest product industries."Read more