Governor Steve Beshear today announced KapStone Container Corp. plans to expand its operations in Bowling Green. KapStone, which manufactures paper packaging containers, is expected to create up to 30 new jobs and invest $4.5 million into the project.Read more
Carlsberg is developing the world’s first fully biodegradable bottle for its beverages. The “Green Fiber Bottle” will be made from sustainably sourced wood fiber or paper pulp—think of the material used in egg cartons and protective packaging for electronics products—and will be much lighter than glass bottles, according to the company’s Senior Packaging Innovation Manager, Håkon Langen. “It will be a new look and feel. It will be non-transparent, non-breakable and with a visible fiber structure,” he told Quartz.Read more
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the election of Sappi North America President and CEO Mark Gardner as the new AF&PA Board chairman along with the 2015 slate of AF&PA Board officers.Read more
"All new equipment [is] now fully commissioned and operational," the firm said in statement.
In February last year, the firm launched an investment project aimed at increasing the plant's cup forming and color printing capacity and improving automation of the facility. The firm said that the investment will create new jobs but declined to provide further details on the project.Read more
The deal includes three plants in Graz (Austria), Krakow (Poland) and Moscow (Russia), with a total of 680 employees. The total turnover of the operations amounts to Euro 146 million ($190 million), both firms said in separate statements.Read more