Union pulp mill workers expect a strike authorization vote to pass, and results of the membership vote are expected to be announced Wednesday or Thursday.
Negotiations between Local 153 of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers and KapStone Paper & Packaging Corporation have jammed over health care, pension and overtime, and no further bargaining sessions are scheduled, union sources said Monday.Read more
Two companies operating under the control of Cascades USA, Inc. have agreed to settle EPA allegations that they violated the federal Clean Water Act. The companies are Cascades Auburn Fiber, operating in Auburn, Maine; and Norampac New England, Inc., operating in Thompson, Conn.
Cascades Auburn Fiber has agreed to pay a fine of $65,000 for alleged clean water violations at its Auburn, Maine pulp mill. Norampac New England has agreed to pay a fine of $100,000 for alleged clean water violations at its Thompson, Conn. corrugated cardboard manufacturing facility.Read more
Metsä Board has won the Championship for Environmentally Friendly Printing in the Hong Kong Print Awards 2014 for its Metsä Skincare box set, designed with sustainability in mind. The glueless rigid box demonstrates how innovative packaging for the cosmetic market can be made using 100% recyclable paperboard, avoiding plastic wrapping, while the inner cartons provide a unique user experience. The set was printed by Shenzhen Inpa Packaging Co. Ltd.Read more
Smurfit Kappa UK sealed its position as leaders of the paper-based packaging industry with two Gold awards, for Resource Efficient Pack of the Year and Supply Chain Solution of the Year at the 2014 UK Packaging Awards.Read more
Sonoco Alloyd, part of Sonoco Display and Packaging, a unit of global packaging company Sonoco (SON), has been recognized with a WorldStar 2015 Packaging Award for its Whirlpool(R) Water EveryDrop(TM) water filter package by the World Packaging Organization.Read more
Every year, the most inventive and effective packaging solutions receive a prestigious WorldStar from the World Packaging Organisation, in a global competition that has been running since 1970. Previous winner STI Group has once again impressed the jury to win this highly coveted award.
STI Group's award-winning packaging concept was developed for international coffee and tea company, D.E. Master Blenders 1753.
Beautiful, functional and 100% naturalRead more