LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 14, 2016 (Press Release) -Cartonnages du Dauphiné, located in Champ Pres Froges, France, was the beta testing site for the BOBST EXPERTFOLD 165, taking delivery of the machine in November 2014. Compared to the folder-gluer it replaced, the EXPERTFOLD at the plant has raised productivity by 30% in its first year of production, with room for further improvement, and the company can now manufacture and sell a much wider range of box styles.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 15, 2016 (Press Release) -Valmet will modernize a paper machine (PM10) at the Kruger paper mill in Trois-Rivières (Québec), Canada. Currently producing newsprint, PM10 will be rebuilt using some of the most advanced containerboard manufacturing and automation technology to produce 360,000 metric tonnes (MT) per year of 100% recycled lightweight and high strength linerboard. The rebuilt production line will start up in 2017.Read more
NOTTINGHAM, UK, Jan. 7, 2016 (Press Release) -Following success at the Packaging Innovations in September 2015, we return to the show at the NEC Birmingham on the 24th- 25th February 2016 to showcase our latest packaging and point of sale concepts and innovations created at our smartcentre innovation hub.
We will be promoting our smartcentre services and smartdisplay division, featuring our strategic alliance partner KMD Company.Read more
SAO PAULO, Jan. 11, 2016 (Press Release) -Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, formalized an agreement with the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), the Specialty Coffee Association of Brazil (BSCA), the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and packaging maker Videplast Indústria de Embalagens for the study "Development of Packaging and Storage Methods for Specialty Coffees," which will be coordinated by Flávio Meira Borém, a professor in the Engineering Department at UFLA.Read more
DUBLIN, IRELAND, Jan. 5, 2016 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa will exhibit its range of packaging solutions for apple juice at the SIVAL trade show from January 12-14.
SIVAL is an exhibition for fruit and vegetable producers and takes place every year in Angers, France. The show will offer a great opportunity for apple juice producers to discover Smurfit Kappa’s range of packaging solutions.Read more
KOTKA, Finland, Jan. 25, 2016 (Press Release) -The Solaris era was finished in style on Saturday morning January 23rd, 2016, as the last reel of Solaris printing paper was produced on PM2 at Kotkamills Oy. The moment was nostalgic for many of the employees who have played an important role in the manufacture of Solaris® over the decades. Since May 1987, PM2 has produced 3,5 Million tons of Solaris® that has been used for magazines, leaflets, catalogues, supplements and exercise books in nearly 100 different customer countries globally.Read more
OSLO, Norway, Dec. 22, 2015 (Business Wire) -Thin Film Electronics ASA, a global leader in printed electronics and smart systems, today announced a commercial partnership with Jones Packaging Inc., a world-class provider of premier packaging solutions for healthcare and consumer brands. The two companies are collaborating to integrate Thinfilm’s NFC OpenSense™ technology into paperboard pharma packaging and establish key manufacturing processes for production on Jones’ high speed lines.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 22, 2015 (Press Release) -Pratt Industries' Valmet-supplied containerboard production line, PM 16, successfully came on stream on October 04, 2015 at their greenfield paper mill in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA. This is Valmet's first OptiConcept M installation in North America.Read more