The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) announced today that 2014 was a banner year; they closed out 2014 with the vast majority of capacity in North America covered by its certification program. Members of the Alliance represent nearly 80% of North America's coated 100% recycled paperboard (CRB) capacity.
In 2014, the first year of the new certified CRB program, the RPA-100% added more than 20 consumer brand companies that have pledged to use only certified 100% recycled paperboard and to display the new certified trademarked symbol.Read more
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