NEW OXFORD, PA, Nov. 11, 2014 (Press Release) -Yazoo Mills has purchased a new high-speed, multi-knife paper tube recutting line that will assist the company's focus on the increasing demand for their products such as paper cores for the converting industry as well as other specialty items. Paco Winders Manufacturing Co., based in Philadelphia, PA, will supply the complete line equipped with custom built knife bars. The custom knife bars will integrate into Yazoo's tooling intersystem, enabling its machine operators to rapidly complete equipment change overs.Read more
OSCHELBRONN, Germany, Nov. 11, 2014 (Press Release) -
The Iggesund mill is one of Iggesund Paperboard´s two board mills. Iggesund Paperboard, part of the Swedish forestry group Holmen, is Europe's leading manufacturer of high-quality paperboard based on virgin fibre. The raw material is primarily taken from Holmen group's own sustainably-managed forests.Read more
The idea is that this example packaging should enable manufacturers to replace new materials with recycled materials, with the aim of developing and manufacturing more environmentally friendly food packaging.Read more
HARTSVILLE, SC, Nov. 10, 2014 (Global Newswire) -Sonoco has named the company's Newport, TN paper mill a bronze Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the facility's efforts to significantly decrease wastes going to landfill.Read more
Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has acquired Brian Thomas Display & Packaging, a Houston corrugated sheet plant for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 1984, Brian Thomas specializes in high quality graphics packaging and point-of-purchase displays.Read more
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation ("KapStone" or "the Company") On Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the RISI International Containerboard Conference, Roger Stone was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Stone, who is the first recipient of this award, was also the keynote speaker.
Mr. Stone is currently Chairman and CEO of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation. During his nearly 60-year career, Stone built three major companies in the North American containerboard/corrugated box industry.Read more
North American box and containerboard demand should "emerge from its lethargy" in 2015 if consumer spending finally begins to pick up, RISI VP for paper packaging Ken Waghorne told attendees at RISI's 16th International Containerboard Conference (ICC) this week.
US box demand will grow 2.1%/yr during the 2015-2016 period after being stuck at less than 1%/yr growth since 2011, he forecast.Read more