March 2019

FEFCO welcomes European influencers to learn more about sustainable cardboard in Brussels

March 21, 2019 - 12:59
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BRUSSELS, March 21, 2019 (Press Release) -On 18 & 19 March, FEFCO, the European Corrugated Packaging Federation, welcomed top European influencers to Brussels.

Over the course of two days, some of Europe’s leading journalists, bloggers, and influencers had the chance to learn more about how cardboard is 100% recyclable, bio-based, and biodegradable - in other words, a true circular economy champion. “We want every fibre back,” said FEFCO General Secretary, Angelika Christ at the event. “Give us your used packaging, and we’ll make new boxes out of them.”

FEFCO welcomes European influencers to learn more about sustainable cardboard in Brussels

March 21, 2019 - 12:59

BRUSSELS, March 21, 2019 (Press Release) -On 18 & 19 March, FEFCO, the European Corrugated Packaging Federation, welcomed top European influencers to Brussels.

Over the course of two days, some of Europe’s leading journalists, bloggers, and influencers had the chance to learn more about how cardboard is 100% recyclable, bio-based, and biodegradable - in other words, a true circular economy champion. “We want every fibre back,” said FEFCO General Secretary, Angelika Christ at the event. “Give us your used packaging, and we’ll make new boxes out of them.”

Global Recycling Day 2019 takes place around the world

March 21, 2019 - 11:50
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LONDON, March 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Global Recycling Day 2019 took place in cities across the world yesterday, with every corner of the globe uniting to celebrate the importance of recycling. The initiative, from the Global Recycling Foundation, is dedicated to celebrating the importance of recycling and making the world think resource not waste. This year’s event focused on ‘Recycling into the Future’ and centred on the power of youth, education and innovation in ensuring a brighter future across the globe.

Smurfit Kappa renews pledge to sustainable sourcing policy on International Day of Forests

March 21, 2019 - 09:35
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DUBLIN, Ireland, March 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has today re-committed its pledge on International Day of Forests to its sustainable sourcing policy which ensures that all wood supplied to their virgin paper mills meets the highest sustainability standards.

DS Smith calls on government to prioritize immediate action as recycling gap threatens to impact UK homes

March 21, 2019 - 08:01
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LONDON, March 21, 2019 (Press Release) -DS Smith, a leading international packaging provider, has today published new research, in conjunction with Central Saint Martins, UAL, showing that the UK will fall short of its 2035 recycling targets by more than a decade.[1]

France’s Carestia to boost folding box production in summer 2019

March 21, 2019 - 07:20

BRUSSELS, March 21, 2019 (PPI Europe) -France-based perfume sampling specialist Carestia has announced plans to invest in a new folding gluing machine to boost folding box production at the company’s site in Grasse, the south of France.

The new equipment, which will be commissioned this summer, should allow the firm to increase its production of sample boxes and cards by some 30% by 2021, the firm’s spokesperson toldPPI Europe.

Thimm Group wins prize for corrugated cardboard charging bag at Promotional Gift Award ceremony

March 21, 2019 - 06:50

NORTHEIM, Germany, March 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Thimm develops a sustainable charging bag with additional benefits, thus winning an international prize for haptic advertising. The charging bag of corrugated cardboard for smartphones and smartwatches can also be used as a door plate in the hotel industry.

Engraving Solutions expands existing product portfolio with digital services, customized solutions for new needs of tissue market

March 21, 2019 - 06:11
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LUCCA, ITALY, March 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Engraving Solutions, leader in the production of embossing rollers for the tissue industry and part of the Business Area Tissue of the Körber AG Group, has presented the latest products in the embossing field: innovative and highly competitive products that meet the actual needs of the market.

Voith to supply new MasterJet Pro headbox with EdgeMaster format limiters for Unionpel's PM 1 in San Justo, Argentina

March 21, 2019 - 05:06
    SAO PAULO, Brazil, March 21, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Benefits include higher quality in paper formation and higher CD profile consistency
  • Voith’s presence in Argentina was beneficial for the sale

Unionpel, one of Argentina's leading packaging paper manufacturers, chose Voith to supply its new MasterJet Pro headbox fitted with EdgeMaster format limiters for its paper machine (PM 1) that operates at its San Justo mill, located in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

Starbucks pledges ‘greener cups, fewer straws’ in new trials

March 20, 2019 - 18:16
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SEATTLE, March 20, 2019 (Press Release) -Sipping your hot coffee from a paper cup that you can recycle or compost in your community. Enjoying a cold coffee beverage with a recyclable, strawless lid instead of a conventional plastic straw. And checking the Starbucks mobile app to see the journey of your packaged coffee beans as they were grown, processed, traded and roasted.   

ICPF launches corrugated packaging and design curricula track for North Carolina State University's department of forest biomaterials

March 20, 2019 - 10:54

ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 20, 2019 (Newswire.com) -Long known for its pulp and paper program, North Carolina State University (NC State) is adding a new dimension to its Department of Forest Biomaterials.  Through the assistance of ICPF’s corrugated packaging awards program, the university is launching its first corrugated packaging and design curricula track.

Germany's Drewsen Spezialpapiere increases its commitment to replace plastic applications with sustainable and environmentally friendly papers

March 20, 2019 - 07:04
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LACHENDORF, Germany, March 20, 2019 (Press Release) -DREWSEN already offers compostable and biodegradable barrier papers for food packaging. Activities in this area are now being intensified with the aim of replacing other plastic applications with sustainable and environmentally friendly papers.

 As of April 1st, 2019, the business development group ‘Sustainable Paper Solutions’ will be available as a qualified partner. The team will be directed by Mr. Christian von Buchwaldt and Dr. Imke Bremer.

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