Pratt Industries announced today the passing of its former Deputy CEO Mike Harwood, one of the most respected leaders in the global paper and packaging industry.
Mike, 71, died peacefully at his home Sunday in Marietta, Ga. after a bout with cancer, surrounded by his family including his beloved wife of many years, Renie.
Company chairman Anthony Pratt said he was deeply saddened by the news of Mike's passing, and remembered him as "a giant of the industry."Read more
VANTAA, Finland, May 19, 2015 (Press Release) -Kotkamills has awarded Pöyry with the assignment for engineering consultancy, laser scanning, 3D modelling, detail engineering and site services for the folding boxboard machine project at their Kotka Mill in Finland. The assignment is a continuation of the pre-feasibility services performed by Pöyry and it covers the majority of the required engineering services related to the implementation of the project.Read more
RICHMOND, VA and NORCROSS, GA, May 18, 2015 (Press Release) -
WestRock Company was announced today by MeadWestvacoCorporation ("MWV") and Rock-Tenn Company ("RockTenn") as the name for the new company when the two packaging leaders complete their previously announced combination. WestRock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WRK.
DUBLIN, Ireland, May 14, 2015 (Press Release) - Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford is now the UK's first HD flexographic printer to be certified by ESKO, the leading global supplier of colour management and integrated solutions for the packaging industry.
ESKO is renowned for setting the highest standards for HD flexographic printing employing around 1300 people worldwide with a reach covering Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Americas and the Asia Pacific, Japan and China.
ATLANTA, May 13, 2015 (PRNewswire) - Graphic PackagingInternational, Inc. is proud to announce that our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer David Scheible was named Executive Papermaker of the Year by PaperAge magazine. This has been a paper industry tradition since 1988 and is awarded based on corporate vision, strategic objectives and strong leadership both within the executive's company and in the paper industry as a whole.Read more
LUND, Sweden, May 13, 2015 (Press Release) - Following the newly completed acquisition of the European tobacco, chocolate confectionery and general packaging operations from MeadWestvaco Corporation, AR Packaging announces its plan to expand the plant in Krakow, Poland and invest in upgrading of machinery equipment at the plant in Graz, Austria.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, May 13, 2015 (Press Release) - Smurfit Kappa, one of the world leaders in paper-based packaging solutions, has today reached a world record by producing its 3 billionth Vitop Original® tap in its state-of-the-art, ultra-modern plant in Alessandria, Italy.
Invented around 25 years ago, the Vitop® tap has revolutionised wine consumption both within the Bag-in-Box® sector and the wider market, with its unique valve technology creating a new standard for Bag-in-Box® packaging solutions.Read more
LUXEMBOURG, May 13, 2015 (Press Release) - After almost a year of intense activity at nine sites in seven countries across Europe, Flint Group becomes the number one supplier of inks to Van Genechten Packaging.Read more