NEWTOWN, CT, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -The Independent Carton Group (ICG) is pleased to report that, despite continued consolidation in the folding carton industry, business growth among its membership remains strong. This is evidenced by the significant investments that ICG members continue to make in their own operations and the strength of their collective buying power.Read more
GERNSBACH, Germany, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Baden Board is expanding its highly respected recycled board portfolio with the addition of the newly developed “Grass Print”.
Grass is an alternative virgin fibre that is collected in the near vicinity of the mill in Gernsbach, the raw material is grown to harvest several times per year and has a unique life cycle when compared to the production of 1 tonne of virgin wood pulp. When compared to virgin pulp large quantities of water can be saved and grass pulp requires up to 80% less energy to produce.Read more
BRACKNELL, UK , Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -This week Waitrose & Partners takes another step forward in its bid to reduce plastic from its shelves with the introduction of recyclable cardboard grape punnets which will replace traditional plastic punnets for its Waitrose Duchy Organic and Waitrose 1 Sable grapes. Waitrose & Partners is the first UK supermarket to sell grapes packaged this way.
The switch to recyclable cardboard will save an initial 12 tonnes of plastic a year, with this figure set to rise with more grapes expected to make the change later in the year.Read more
FLORENCE, Italy , Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Open house in Florence will reveal pioneering technology in a changing world. BOBST with its REVO Partners and Mouvent are pleased to host an open house in Florence, Italy during the first week of April.
During the open house, BOBST will unveil two “world premiere” end-to-end solutions and three “world premiere” breakthrough innovations, which will revolutionize the standards and the dynamics of the labels and packaging industry.Read more
MEX, Switzerland , Jan. 31, 2019 (Press Release) -BOBST today announced that it has sold its 300th MASTERCUT, a major milestone for BOBST and its iconic die-cutter. The 300th machine was sold to Avance Cartón, a manufacturer of corrugated cardboard sheets, containers and packaging, based in Madrid.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Arla wants to provide consumers with new opportunities to choose more responsible products. This year, Arla has been the first company in Finland to use renewable wood-based bioplastics in gable top paperboard cartons for milk, yoghurt and cooking products.The tall oil-based raw material is a Finnish innovation by UPM.
As a result of the revamp, more than 40 million Arla packages will become more environmentally-friendly in 2019 to reflect consumers' wishes.Read more
FREMONT, CA, Jan. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Visual Impact PrePrint, LLC the Digital Division of Corrugated Synergies International, LLC (CSI), North America’s first dedicated sheet feeding company, is following its successful launch of high-volume, high-graphic direct-to-board corrugated packaging printing on an EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet press with the purchase of two additional Nozomi presses.Read more
METZINGEN, Germany, Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -PAPERplus® Classic Grass, Storopack’s new type of paper, increases the focus on sustainability. The paper consists of 50 percent grass, which is a renewable raw material and requires less water and energy during production than conventional types. PAPERplus® Classic Grass boasts the same outstanding packaging characteristics as other Storopack paper types and is ideal for filling voids and packaging shipping goods weighing between five and 50 kilograms.Read more