A new study quantifies sizeable added costs for shipping onions from grower to retailer in reusable plastic containers (RPCs) vs. corrugated containers. Actual data provided by a large onion grower confirmed that using RPCs instead of corrugated containers increased their annual shipping costs by 10.4 percent system-wide.Read more
LONDON, March 27, 2015 (Press Release) -A food packaging firm in Gateshead has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was caught between a feed belt and drive roller.
The 30-year-old, from Swalwell, was working as a trainee for Integrated Packaging Ltd at its factory in Team Valley when the incident happened on 22 November 2013.
The worker, who does not wish to be named, was preparing for a new run of cartons on a machine which cuts windows and film onto packaging.Read more
NEWTOWN, CT, March 27, 2015 (Press Release) - The Independent Carton Group (ICG), an association of 19 independently owned and operated folding carton manufacturers, is pleased to announce that Henkel is the recipient of its Supplier of the Year Award for 2014. The award was presented yesterday during the group's general membership meeting in Rochester, N.Y.Read more
The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) announced today that it is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 and is launching a fully redesigned web site as a way to mark the occasion. The RPA-100% was founded 20 years ago with one clear-cut goal: promoting the positive attributes of 100% recycled paperboard among consumer product goods companies and consumers.Read more
CINCINNATI, OH, March 25, 2015 (Press Release) - Michelman is pleased to announce the hiring of Bill Magee, as Group Director, Printing & Packaging. The Printing & Packaging Group is one of three Michelman global Strategic Business Groups that were formed in January of 2015 as the company improved and streamlined its organizational structure.Read more
BRUSSELS, March 27, 2015 (RISI) - Italian corrugated paper and packaging giant Pro-Gest has signed a binding offer to acquire Burgo's Mantova newsprint mill.
The 160,000 tonne/yr mill houses a 7.10 m wide paper machine PM 1, which has been inactive since February 2013.
Pro-Gest said that the goal of the two parties involved in the deal is to restart industrial activity at the site.
The deal, the cost of which was not revealed, is subject to regulatory approvals.Read more
KUOPIO, Finland, March 25, 2015 (Press Release) - Powerflute Oyj ("Powerflute" or the "Group") today announces its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2014. Powerflute is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (POWR).
Results excluding non-recurring items (1)