BRUSSELS, July 23, 2015 (PPI Europe) -International Paper (IP) has successfully completed the production transition from its standard Alaska folding boxboard (FBB) to its new Alaska Plus lightweight FBB on its Kwidzyn mill's PM 4 in Poland.
"We have been working very closely with our customers to ensure a seamless transition," said an IP spokesperson.Read more
CINCINNATI, OH, July 27, 2015 (Press Release) -Michelman will feature a variety of its flagship print receptive and functional coating technologies in booth 9C20 at LabelExpo 2015, being held September 29 - October 2, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. The company will showcase value adding solutions for label and packaging designers and printers; label, flexible packaging and folding carton converters; as well as brand owners.Read more
HEIDENHEIM, Germany, July 22, 2015 (Press Release) -Voith has launched two new forming fabrics, designed for manufacturing demanding board and packaging papers and also graphic grades. As the names of the MultiForm IR and MultiForm IC suggest, these forming fabrics are part of Voith's I-Series. All products in this series are based on a unique SSB concept. The special feature of the fabrics in the I-Series is their warp ratio of 3:2.Read more
MT. LAUREL, NJ, July 22, 2015 (Business Wire) -The new Matrix Station utilizes advanced hardware and software to aggregate cartons to shipping cases through a top view of Data Matrix symbologies. Matrix Station accommodates various pack patterns and layers to make manual packing operations more reliable, flexible, and productive.Read more
BRUSSELS, July 23, 2015 (PPI Europe) -Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) has acquired Bp Media (Blueprint), a premium packaging development and print management service firm located in London. The value and financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
"The addition of Blueprint helps solidify a unique global framework for brand development, digital asset management, artwork localization, strategic sourcing, supply chain development, logistics and project management", MPS said in a statement.
LINNICH, Germany, July 22, 2015 (Press Release) -OMIRA Oberland-Milchverwertung GmbH has now brought a CFA 812 filling machine from SIG Combibloc into operation at its Neuburg factory. The machine can fill products in the carton packs combiblocMidi and combifitMidi. This format is now available in Germany for the first time. Various products of the brand ‘MinusL', which are made especially for people suffering from lactose intolerance, are now offered in combifitMidi 1,000 ml - and more are planned.Read more
SPRINGFIELD, MA, July 28, 2015 (Press Release) -A panel of packaging design and industry experts met recently at PPC headquarters to evaluate the entries into the Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) 72nd annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. While the top winners will be revealed at PPC's upcoming Fall Meeting in Indianapolis, IN on October 8, 2015, the judging process revealed several unexpected industry trends.
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DUBLIN, Ireland, July 27, 2015 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has been awarded its second prestigious supplier award in recent weeks from Nestlé, the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company.
Smurfit Kappa was ranked the number one European Supplier of the Year for all-round excellence among Nestlé's European corrugated packaging suppliers. This comes after it was recently awarded the Nestlé European Innovation Recognition Award for outstanding innovation proposals.Read more