SAO PAULO, Aug. 6, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -WestRock’s CEO Steve Voorhees announced that the company’s new Porto Feliz box plant in Brazil is ramping up production. The company expects to have a grand opening in October, Vooches said during a conference call with investors.
“The Porto Feliz box plant is running very well. Our Valinhos box plant is largely down,” the CEO said, calling the Porto Feliz unit “WestRock's largest and most technically advanced box plant.”Read more
OAKLAND, CA, June 14, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Amazon's positive financial performance over the last few quarters â€“ ongoing revenue expansion at a high rate and finally an increase in profit -- and its commitment to sustainability and its so-called "frustration free" packaging (FFP) will benefit corrugated box consumption in North America, US producers and analysts have said recently.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, May 31, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A second major kraft linerboard project with global implications was confirmed this week.
Stora Enso said it would eliminate coated printing and writing output at its Oulu mill in Finland by September 2020 and convert one machine, the No. 7, by December 2020 to making 450,000 tonnes/yr of kraft linerboard. Stora Enso said PM No. 7's new output "will target global export markets."Read more
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, April 29, 2019 (Local News) -The air in Nassau county is getting cleaner with the reduction of harmful Sulfur Dioxide pollution.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is taking final action to approve the state of Florida’s request to redesignate the Nassau County Area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) standard.Read more
ATLANTA, April 15, 2019 (Business Wire) -The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has honored WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, with its Innovator Award for the company’s work in improving the recyclability of foodservice packaging.
The SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. Each year, the organization recognizes advancements toward more sustainable packaging through its SPC Innovator Awards.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, March 8, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Top US containerboard/corrugated leaders at a recent investor conference saw ongoing positive demand growth including from e-commerce.Read more
ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced today that its prototype of a recyclable fiber-based cup for hot and cold applications was named one of 12 winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge.Read more
NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2019 (PRNewswire) -The NextGen Consortium, convened by Closed Loop Partners, announced today the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge - an open-sourced, global innovation challenge to redesign the fiber to-go cup and create a widely recyclable and/or compostable cup.
After a rigorous four-month review process by an esteemed group of judges including NextGen Consortium business leaders, as well as experts in recycling, composting and packaging, the Challenge narrowed the nearly 500 submissions from over 50 countries down to 12 winners.Read more