"Bobst North America is excited to announce the organization of a new Process Optimization Team as of the end of 2014," states Bob Pordon, CEO and head of the Bobst Service Center North America. "This is just another example of our commitment to our customers as BOBST continues our drive to become the benchmark for services in the packaging industry."Read more
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