GRAZ, Austria, Feb. 18, 2013 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the start-up of PM2's dryer section at Smurfit Kappa's Hoya mill, Germany. As a result, Smurfit Kappa - one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world with more than 41,000 employees in 32 countries - can achieve its goals to increase capacity, improve product quality, and reduce energy consumption.
The rebuild of the test liner and fluting machine comprised the following ANDRITZ performance:Read more
BRUSSELS, Feb. 14, 2013 (Press Release) -An amendment to Annex I of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive on packaging definitions has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The amendment harmonises the list of products being defined as "packaging", which now includes rolls, tubes and cylinders. The amendment also lists exceptions, which are valid for industrial cores used in the paper industry.
The relevant paragraph for industrial cores in the Annex reads:Read more
VERSAILLES, CT, Feb. 13, 2013 (Press Release) -Fusion Paperboard is pleased to announce it will be enhancing its operations at its Sprague, Connecticut facility through a significant investment in new machinery. Fusion Paperboard has contracted Metso to help in a multi-million dollar improvement initiative to replace the entire Press Section of the paperboard machine at the Sprague mill. This work is scheduled to start during the first week of June 2013 and is expected to be completed within the month.Read more
The Fort Wayne city council approved $6 million in total property tax breaks toward industrial expansion projects. IP's tax break will save it about $362,000 over the 10 years of the abatement.
The Fort Wayne plant employs 104 workers. IP operates six corrugated plants in Indiana.Read more
BOISE, ID, Feb. 13, 2013 (Press Release) -Boise Inc. announced today key investments in the converting operations of its Packaging business. The largest capital improvement is the installation of a new 110" corrugator at the company's Central Texas Corrugated (CTC) sheet feeder facility in Waco, Texas, which is expected to start up in third quarter 2013.Read more
Former Vice President of Operations of the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) and consultant and owner of New Millennium Systems John Bacot will describe the science behind finding new business, sustaining business growth, and recruiting successful salespeopleRead more