TOKYO, Jan. 15, 2020 (Local News) -Tokyo Olympic athletes beware — particularly larger ones.
The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year’s Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard.
“Those beds can stand up to 200 kilograms,” explained Takashi Kitajima, the general manager of the Athletes Village, speaking through an interpreter.
That’s about 440 pounds, and surely no Olympic athlete weighs that much.Read more
LONDON, Jan. 14, 2020 (Press Release) -DS Smith, the leading provider of sustainable packaging worldwide, has had three of its innovative packaging solutions prized with a 2020 WorldStar Packaging Award.
The competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging. The binding condition to access the worldwide competition is that designs must have first collected a national award, and the stakes are high – with 321 packaging projects participating from 36 countries.Read more
LONDON, Jan. 9, 2020 (Press Release) -DS Smith is participating at the Pharmapack exhibition in Paris, the main event in Europe for the pharmaceutical and medical devices packaging sector. Our packaging experts will welcome you at the stand E50 on 5-6 February 2020 at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles - Hall 7.2.Read more
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 9, 2020 (Fastmarkets RISI) -Metsä Board has invested Euro 20 million ($22.5 million) in modernizing the board machine finishing area at its Kyro mill in Kyroskoski, Finland.
The rebuild includes a new reeler and winder and renewal of the reel broke handling system. The new machinery is scheduled to start up during fall 2021.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, Jan. 7, 2020 (Press Release) -Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in plant-based packaging solutions, today announced a partnership that brings together its fully renewable ice cream board, Stanpac Packaging and Oatly Non-dairy Frozen Dessert to provide a package that meets Oatly’s focus on environmental responsibility and sustainability. Oatly Frozen, made from oats instead of cow’s milk, has switched to Evergreen Packaging’s Sentinel™ Fully Renewable Ice Cream Board through its packaging converting partner Stanpac Packaging.Read more
NORTHEIM, Germany, Jan. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -Thimm has once again been recognised by EcoVadis in its Corporate Social Responsibility Rating. The packaging producer achieved a silver medal placing it in the top 18 percent of companies assessed from the same sector. This result places Thimm above-average in a sector comparison.Read more
WEST LINN, OR, Jan. 7, 2020 (Press Release) -Willamette Falls Paper Company Inc. announces a new grade offering as part of the reHARVEST™ family of products. reHARVEST is now available as natural kraft paper. Initially, Willamette Falls paper will be producing natural kraft paper using a minimum of 30% agricultural fibers, in this case, wheat straw. Natural kraft paper uses include flexible packaging applications such as paper bags, pouches, and poly-coating basestocks.Read more
LONDON, Dec. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -In a world-first, Mondelez International has launched its Cadbury Energy bar in new packaging made from 100 percent recyclable sustainably sourced paper that will be trialled and tested exclusively by New Zealand consumers.
The trial will test the durability and effectiveness of the paper packaging in transport plus gather feedback from consumers who can receive their free sample at Westfield Newmarket, Auckland on Saturday 21 December.Read more