November 2018

Corrugated: Corrugated sheets direct to end-user continue to grow on with a 'made-to-fit' focus

November 30, 2018 - 17:26
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OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 30, 2018 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -US box shipments are on track to grow for a fifth straight year in 2018, and corrugated packagers also are growing in a smaller, non-box segment involving direct sales of sheets to end users.

RISI VP for packaging Ken Waghorne pointed to sheets for in-store displays, and for mini-flute corrugated converted at folding carton plants, slip-sheets used for goods shipped shrink wrapped on pallets, single-face corrugated, and fan-fold corrugated used in box-on-demand or so-called automated box maker systems.

Corrugated: LDI's Omaha Box set for new 98-in corrugator, larger plant in $45 million move

November 30, 2018 - 17:21

OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 30, 2018 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Liberty Diversified International's (LDI) Omaha Box Company plans to run a 98-in corrugator at a new plant in the Omaha, NE, area, with the 335,000 ft2operation to open in the second half of 2019. The cost for the facility is $45 million.

Construction has begun in the Omaha suburb of Papillion, which is about 20 miles from Omaha Box's facility in east Omaha. The east Omaha plant will operate right up until the new plant starts making corrugated, company leaders said.

Buckman announces global paper division chemicals price increase effective Jan. 1

November 30, 2018 - 16:49
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MEMPHIS, TN, Nov. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Buckman, a global company specializing in innovative chemical and smart solutions, announced global price increases for its paper division. The increases are being driven by rising raw materials, constraints from supply chain tightness and growing challenges associated with freight costs.

EPA Victoria issues Works Approval for Australian Paper’s $600 million Energy from Waste proposal at Maryvale mill

November 30, 2018 - 15:22
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MT. WAVERLY, Australia, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Australian Paper is pleased to confirm that EPA Victoria has issued a Works Approval for its Energy from Waste proposal. The Works Approval Application is a key component of Australian Paper’s $7.5 million feasibility study into a $600 million EfW facility to be located at the Maryvale Mill. The study has been equally funded by the Australian Government, Victorian Government and Australian Paper.

APP's new sustainability study finds 56% Canadian consumers willing to pay more for sustainable packaging

November 30, 2018 - 07:42
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TORONTO, ON, Nov. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -The latest sustainability study from Asia Pulp and Paper found a growing number of Canadians are willing to pay more for food if it helps the environment. The annual survey found over half of consumers (56%) said they would be willing to pay an increased price for fast food products packaged in sustainable materials, with 37% saying they would be open to paying up to 10% more.

Smurfit Kappa wins awards in ‘Food’ and ‘Sustainable Packaging’ categories at Estrella del Sur Awards in Argentina

November 30, 2018 - 05:30

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has come out top in two categories at the prestigious Estrella del Sur Awards in Argentina.

The packaging leader’s innovative bulk tray for blueberries triumphed in both the ‘Food’ and ‘Sustainable Packaging’ categories. The tray, which is automatically assembled, eliminates the need for plastic and is made entirely from recycled cardboard.

Smurfit Kappa to rebuild wet-end of its recycled containerboard PM 1 in Jan 2019 at Roermond mill in the Netherlands

November 30, 2018 - 02:49
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Nov. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -As part of Smurfit Kappa’s mid-term development plan, the Roermond mill will undergo a major rebuild of the wet-end of its PM1, a 260 kT capacity machine, in January 2019.

This rebuild is focused on the extension of the product portfolio towards light grades and high specification papers.

It finalizes a 3-year comprehensive plan to reconstruct PM1 to world class standards of quality and efficiency to further support our final customers need for high quality packaging solutions.

Smurfit Kappa to rebuild wet-end of its recycled containerboard PM 1 in Jan 2019 at Roermond mill in The Netherlands

November 30, 2018 - 02:49

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Nov. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -As part of Smurfit Kappa’s mid-term development plan, the Roermond mill will undergo a major rebuild of the wet-end of its PM1, a 260 kT capacity machine, in January 2019.

This rebuild is focused on the extension of the product portfolio towards light grades and high specification papers.

It finalizes a 3-year comprehensive plan to reconstruct PM1 to world class standards of quality and efficiency to further support our final customers need for high quality packaging solutions.

Stora Enso receives ‘Industry Leader 2018’ award from Sustainable Brand Index B2B

November 30, 2018 - 02:26
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HELSINKI, Nov. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso has been awarded ‘Industry Leader 2018’ in the Sustainable Brand Index B2B, which is the largest brand study on sustainability in the Nordics. The study covers over one hundred business-to-business brands across more than 10 industries in Sweden.

Southern Carton expands into wide format with Fujifilm UV inkjet flatbed printer

November 29, 2018 - 17:37

HANOVER PARK, IL, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -The Onset X3, a full-bed wide format UV inkjet flatbed printer provides more opportunities at Southern Carton, a family owned and operated third generation solutions company specializing in packaging, based in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

Environmental Paper Network's new report suggests biomass industry set to increase by 250% over next decade

November 29, 2018 - 10:38
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ASHEVILLE, NC, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -There is a new and growing threat to the world’s forests, people and climate: the biomass energy industry, touted as a ‘renewable’ energy. The use of forest biomass as a source of ‘green energy’ is set to increase by a staggering 250% over the next decade, having already doubled in the previous ten years, according to research published today by the Environmental Paper Network (EPN).

Environmental Paper Network's new report suggests biomass industry set to increase by 250% over next decade

November 29, 2018 - 10:38
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ASHEVILLE, NC, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -There is a new and growing threat to the world’s forests, people and climate: the biomass energy industry, touted as a ‘renewable’ energy. The use of forest biomass as a source of ‘green energy’ is set to increase by a staggering 250% over the next decade, having already doubled in the previous ten years, according to research published today by the Environmental Paper Network (EPN).

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