Late last month, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) held its 71st annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition awards banquet, honoring 145 folding carton entries from 32 companies. The banquet was held during PPC's 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Atlanta.Read more
CHICAGO-U.S. packaging machinery shipments increased by 6 percent to $7.9 billion, in 2013, reports PMMI. A rise in retail-ready packaging (RRP) is changing the role of secondary packaging. PMMI released the findings of its 2014 State of the Industry: Packaging Machinery Shipments Study (SOTI) and 2014 Secondary Packaging market research study.
PMMI member packaging machinery manufacturers provided data for their 2012 and 2013 shipments for this study; total U.S. packaging machinery shipment estimates also incorporated projected non-member shipments.Read more
Lachenmeier introduces its patent-pending Xeros® stretch hood film. Ideal for wrapping corrugated produce boxes, Xeros optimally protects products from the outdoor elements and prevents condensation from forming inside the bag. In addition, Lachenmeier will highlight its patented application system that helps manufacturers optimally protect pallet loads while simultaneously reducing film usage 10-25 percent.Read more
The new U.S. corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA) study shows a significant 32 percent reduction per unit in the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2006 and 2010. Dennis Colley, executive director of the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA), spoke last week on the study findings during the AICC and TAPPI Corrugated Week in Long Beach, Calif.Read more
Change is good. It keeps us fresh, brings on new ideas, shakes things up. We’ve been seeing a bit of it around the paperboard packaging industry lately with continued mergers and acquisitions. Now, after 99 years, Paperboard Packaging has evolved into an online edition, delivered to your inbox in this on-the-go world we now live in.Read more
The 2012 Exclusive Paperboard Packaging Census Report reveals that box makers are purchasing more equipment this year but making fewer capital investments.
Although box makers are purchasing more pieces of equipment this year, the data from the 2012 Exclusive Paperboard Packaging Census Report suggests that the amount of capital investment might be 20 percent less in 2012 than in 2011. Plants with a larger equipment-buying budget this year will upgrade and modernize.Read more
After many years of industry and association service, Davis is inducted into the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC)/Paperboard Packaging Hall of Fame.
James M. Davis has lead a fruitful and successful career in the corrugated converting business — helping build and thrive several companies all while building a flourishing family as well.Read more