After a one year gig as the AICC Chairman, I’m back like a bad habit you just can’t shake. As in the past, my intention is to tell you what I think on a variety of topics that impact the corrugated industry. Your agreement with my position or opposition to it is irrelevant in the sense that there is no right or wrong. My thoughts are to stimulate your thoughts and discussion. However, be warned that studies show that I am right 98.6 percent of the time.Read more
U.S. packaging machinery shipments increased by 6 percent, to $7.9 billion, in 2013; and a rise in retail-ready packaging (RRP) is changing the role of secondary packaging, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
PMMI released the findings of its 2014 State of the Industry: Packaging Machinery Shipments Study (SOTI) and 2014 Secondary Packaging Market Research Study this morning at a press briefing conducted on site at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014.Read more
The 22nd South China International Exhibition on Printing Industry (Printing South China 2015), jointly organized by China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) and Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd.(Adsale), will be held on 9 - 11 March, 2015 at Area A, China Import and Export Complex in Guangzhou, PR China.Read more
Despite weakness for most of this year in the USA, global old corrugated container (OCC) prices are likely to face "upward pressure" in the future because of rising demand and already high recovery rates, RISI Sr Economist Hannah Zhao said earlier this month at RISI's recent 16thInternational Containerboard Conference in Chicago.Read more
Rengo Co., Ltd.'s Thai joint venture company, Thai Containers Group Co., Ltd. has acquired a 100 percent stake in D-In Pack Limited, through their subsidiary. D-IN is a corrugated box manufacturer operating in Nakorn Pathom Province (Thailand) with an annual capacity of approximately 15,000 tons.Read more
Late last month, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) held its 71st annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition awards banquet, honoring 145 folding carton entries from 32 companies. The banquet was held during PPC's 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Atlanta.Read more
The Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, Oct. 29-31, in Atlanta, shed light on the future of the folding carton industry, addressing key economic, political, and technological factors such as China's boxboard capacity bulge, the growing U.S. economy, and emerging short-run printing technologies.Read more
Smurfit Kappa, a global leader in paper-based packaging, will be showcasing its latest innovations and meeting with current and future customers at the Vinitech trade show from 2 to 4 December 2014.
The company can be found at stand 2402, Hall 1, Aisle C in the Parc des Expositions in Bordeaux.Read more