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
WRIGHTSTOWN, WI, Nov. 7, 2014 (Marketwired) -cei (Coating Excellence International), a market leading U.S. flexible packaging and technical products company, today announced that it has entered into a technology agreement with Teruel Incorporated of Brazil. Under the agreement, cei and Teruel will share technology capabilities.Read more
"The political shift that happened across the country earlier this week signals Americans' appetite for real change in Washington, D.C. This is significant for our industry and the 900,000 men and women we represent, because the recent onslaught of federal regulations thwarts American competitiveness.Read more
Grease Guard folding carton board has been specifically designed for packaging that is in direct contact with all food types. It is also recyclable, biodegradable and compostable, and can be used as an alternative to virgin fibre board with PE lamination.Read more