Landau, Germany, Feb. 9, 2015 (Press Release) -The German Corrugated Board Industry Association (VDW) and the corrugated board manufacturer Prowell have resolved their differences of opinion about the names given to Prowell's grades by mutual agreement. The Progroup AG company, which is not a member of the VDW, will in future make it clear when naming its corrugated board grades that they are not the VDW grades which are given similar names in DIN 55468-1. The VDW acknowledges that there is thus no risk of confusion for consumers.Read more
DS Smith Plc ("DS Smith"), the leading provider of recycled corrugated packaging in Europe, is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of the Duropack business ("the acquisition") for approximately €300m (c.£220m). Duropack, a recycled corrugated board packaging business with market-leading positions across South Eastern Europe, is being acquired from CP Group 2 BV, a One Equity Partners subsidiary.Read more
BEDFORD, Feb. 20, 2015 (Press Release) -RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry announced program updates to the 2015European Conference. The event will take place from March 9-11, 2015 at theHilton Amsterdamin Amsterdam, Netherlands. .Read more
Caraustar on Feb. 19 said it closed the acquisition of The Newark Group after it cleared a US Dept of Justice (DOJ) antitrust review that did not require any divestitures.
Caraustar, owned by private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, announced the merger in July (P&PW, July 11, 2014, p. 1). Market sources told RISI that the DOJ was investigating the merger up until early January. Newark Group is owned by DDJ Capital, an investment company.Read more
It’s tough to be perfect when producing millions of custom boxes every year, but customers expect it. If defective boxes turn up in a shipment, customers gladly return them with an accompanying complaint. It’s the bane of existence for converters like Landaal Packaging, where factory floor workers sometimes responded to alarms from sensor-based glue detection systems, and searched for bad boxes that were nearly impossible to find or never existed in the first place (thanks to false alarms).Read more
Joe Pagliaro is one of America’s most thoughtful speakers on the art of the package. He’s put many years into the study of effective packaging, the practical implications as well as the psychological and emotional, and has been behind some of the most innovative designs, including L’Oreal, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and now HEINEKEN USA, as its Director of Innovation and Packaging. What Pagliaro does isn’t like a science, it is a science.Read more
With 70 percent of purchasing decisions now being made at the point-of-purchase, more brands than ever are turning to shelf ready packaging to vie for shopper’s attention. This spike in demand is placing pressure on box plants to transition to high-output rotary die cutters that increase production and ensure maximum quality. MicroGrind®, an innovative technological offering from SUN Automation Group, assists with this transition and facilitates the step-up in quality required to meet this demand.Read more