ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Following the success of the T2 2016 and 2017 Christmas tea ranges, Metsä Board has once again helped develop attention-grabbing packaging for the T2 2018 Christmas gifting range. Working closely with T2 Metsä Board’s design team created a variety of different packaging solutions including a cracker shaped box, mulled wine tree decoration boxes and a wonderful 12 Days of Christmas Tea Advent Calendar.Read more
GHENT, Belgium , Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Esko, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Amtech Software to bring increased efficiencies to its joint customers in the corrugated market. The companies are developing an integration between Esko’s ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine, WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated solution, and Amtech’s Encore ERP solution to create bi-directional communication that eliminates double data entry and enables further downstream automation of the workflow for corrugated converters.Read more
NORTHEIM, Germany, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Nintendo Labo was this year’s game changer from Japanese console and video game maker Nintendo. It turns modular components made of corrugated cardboard into interactive gaming controllers that link directly with the Nintendo Switch TV console. As the European supplier for Nintendo Labo, Thimm is producing the technically challenging corrugated cardboard sheets at three of its German production plants.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 30, 2018 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Liberty Diversified International's (LDI) Omaha Box Company plans to run a 98-in corrugator at a new plant in the Omaha, NE, area, with the 335,000 ft2operation to open in the second half of 2019. The cost for the facility is $45 million.
Construction has begun in the Omaha suburb of Papillion, which is about 20 miles from Omaha Box's facility in east Omaha. The east Omaha plant will operate right up until the new plant starts making corrugated, company leaders said.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has come out top in two categories at the prestigious Estrella del Sur Awards in Argentina.
The packaging leader’s innovative bulk tray for blueberries triumphed in both the ‘Food’ and ‘Sustainable Packaging’ categories. The tray, which is automatically assembled, eliminates the need for plastic and is made entirely from recycled cardboard.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Nov. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -As part of Smurfit Kappa’s mid-term development plan, the Roermond mill will undergo a major rebuild of the wet-end of its PM1, a 260 kT capacity machine, in January 2019.
This rebuild is focused on the extension of the product portfolio towards light grades and high specification papers.
It finalizes a 3-year comprehensive plan to reconstruct PM1 to world class standards of quality and efficiency to further support our final customers need for high quality packaging solutions.Read more
HANOVER PARK, IL, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -The Onset X3, a full-bed wide format UV inkjet flatbed printer provides more opportunities at Southern Carton, a family owned and operated third generation solutions company specializing in packaging, based in Lewisburg, Tennessee.Read more
LONDON, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Two DS Smith Tecnicarton solutions have been awarded in the V edition of the Inspirational Packaging Awards (IPA Awards). It is a 5-wave foldable export solution and ESD-treated trays for products with electronic components that have been awarded in the category of Technological Innovation.Read more