Smurfit Kappa celebrates the opening of a new Bag-in-Box® plant in Ibi, Spain, meeting a growing demand in the Mediterranean region.
The ultra-modern facility, which has seen an investment of €28m by the company, boasts itself as one of the world's leading Bag-in-Box® plants, integrating the production of taps and bags under one roof.
In addition, it offers a showcase of the world's newest and some of the best performing features in Bag-in-Box® production, while meeting the highest standards of hygiene, safety and quality.Read more
Valmet will rebuild a sack kraft paper machine at Mondi's Štêtí mill in Czech Republic. Valmet's delivery for the paper machine 5 (PM5) will include the modernization of the press section. The targets of the rebuild are increased production efficiency and improved machine runnability, while ensuring safe working environment. The rebuilt production line will start-up during the fourth quarter of 2015.
The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.Read more
Michelman has invested in new digital imaging technology that allows chemists to view coating and substrate samples at nano-level magnification. The new technology is part of Michelman's investment in the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center that was officially opened on October 2, 2014 at the company's global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.Read more
Aside from the plastic and cardboard wrapping the products come in, there are the boxes, the labeling and the paper wrapping or foam packing meant to protect what is nestled inside. It's not unusual to end up with far more packaging than stuff, and the sheer amount of waste that results is staggering.Read more
The trucks carry 90 cubic meters, or about 24,000 gallons, a week of phosphate produced as a waste byproduct at the baby-food factory, to be fed to bacteria in an anaerobic fermentation tank at the mill.Read more
"The Pacajus unit received the $21 million investment as part of MWV Rigesa's initiatives to expand the corrugated packaging business in Brazil," the company's VP for corrugated paper, Jairo Lorenzatto, commented.Read more
A new study shows the corrugated industry continues to dramatically decrease its use of wax coatings. In 2013, the industry used 39 percent less wax than in 2002, when wax usage was first measured. The reduction brings the total waxed corrugated volume to just below 3 percent of total corrugated volume produced in 2013 compared to 5 percent of total volume in 2002.Read more