SPRINGFIELD, MA, March 18, 2013 (Press Release) -On April 30 - May 1, 2013, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will host its first Folding Carton Boot Camp workshop of the year at PPC's headquarters in Springfield, MA. Although the Boot Camp is open to PPC members, brand-owners and non-members are also encouraged to attend.Read more
EPERNAY, France, March 15, 2013 (Press Release) -The fair, which takes place in Dusseldorf, is the leader in its field for the wine and spirits industry. The Sales Team of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box Liquiwell, based in Wülfrath, will welcome customers and partners, old and new, at this international event from March 24 to 26.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2013 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Sacramento Container is opening a sheet plant in Kingsburg, CA, next month in a building formerly owned by Del Monte as a peach cannery.
The new 265,000 sq ft operation will make boxes with about 25 workers but long-term plans include adding a corrugator and increasing the number of employees to 200 workers. Initial equipment will include a 50-in. Ward flexo folder-gluer and 37-in. Martin flexo folder-gluer.Read more
Construction work wrapped up at the end of 2012 and the new equipment was installed in January at the plant, MMP Neupack Polska's managing director Johann Taferner told PPI Europe.
The startup phase has begun at the new plant and Taferner expects production to reach full capacity during this month. The inauguration of the plant is slated for April 18.Read more
The closure will affect 76 employees. Portola’s plant has been operating in Batavia for 20 years.Read more
RICHMOND, VA, March 13, 2013 (Business Wire) -MeadWestvaco Corporation, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, today announced that its Avive® multiple-medication patient adherence solution received the Compliance Package of the Year award from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC). Patient adherence to prescribed medication regimens is a global challenge, and research shows that approximately half of all patients across the globe do not take their medicines as directed.Read more
CLEVELAND, March 13, 2013 (PRNewswire) -PolyOne Corporation, a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions, today announced that Spartech shareholders have approved the merger agreement pursuant to which PolyOne will acquire Spartech Corporation (SEH), a leading producer of custom plastic sheet and rollstock and packaging solutions. PolyOne announced the agreement to acquire Spartech Corporation on October 24, 2012. The transaction will be officially completed on March 13, 2013.Read more