KALAMAZOO, MI, April 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Western Michigan University paper engineering faculty, students and several industry partners celebrated the startup of technology that will allow for the development and testing of new paper types, as well as another machine to certify recycled products.Read more
KENNESAW, GA, April 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Beneco Packaging and subsidiary company, SoOpak, recently opened a second facility in Scarborough, Ontario. Once fully operational, the new facility will offer a complete design, manufacturing, and finishing production house that will eclipse another Beneco Packaging plant in Brampton, Ontario. The new facility will be home to a new Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-6+L with full automation and UV capabilities, a Heidelberg-MK Promatrix 106 CS diecutter and a Heidelberg-MK Diana Easy folder gluer.Read more
ATLANTA, April 15, 2019 (Business Wire) -The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has honored WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, with its Innovator Award for the company’s work in improving the recyclability of foodservice packaging.
The SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. Each year, the organization recognizes advancements toward more sustainable packaging through its SPC Innovator Awards.Read more
LONDON, April 16, 2019 (Press Release) -DS Smith, a leading international packaging provider, is trialling the world’s very first water-resistant, compostable bird box made from recycled cardboard. The birdhouses are covered in a 100% recyclable, water-resistant coating, so they can survive the outside elements and serve a similar role to conventional bird houses made from timber.Read more
LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, April 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Re-investment is essential for the long term strength of the business, at Board24 we are consistently improving aspects of our machines to ensure we are able to provide our clients with industry leading quality of product and service.
We are delighted to announce two new investments in both of our corrugators at Preston. To ensure the site remains a state of the art industry leading sheet feeder, servicing customers throughout the UK and Ireland.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, April 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has joined forces with the Plastic Soup Foundation to stress the growing need for sustainable packaging.
The Plastic Soup Foundation is a Dutch organisation which campaigns for an end to the pollution of the world’s oceans. The term ‘plastic soup’, which first became popular in the late 1990s, refers to the pollution of the oceans by plastic including large pieces and tiny micro-plastic and nano-plastic particles, both floating and sunken.Read more
ASHINGTON, UK , April 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Polar Krush, the UK-based iced drinks market leader has actively eliminated plastic straws from its brand with the launch of a revolutionary, 100% environmentally friendly spoon straw.
After listening to feedback from its global customer base, Northumberland-based Polar Krush has developed a unique spoon straw made from paper to replace the hundreds of millions of traditional polypropylene straws distributed each year by the food, drinks and leisure industries as a whole.Read more
BRUSSELS, April 10, 2019 (Press Release) -FEFCO is proud to announce the new cradle-to-grave carbon impact of corrugated packaging at 538kg CO2 equivalents per tonne of product.
The carbon footprint covers the cradle-to-grave carbon impact of corrugated packaging, taking account of fossil and biogenic greenhouse gas emissions and removals and emissions from direct land use change.Read more
LONDON, April 11, 2019 (Press Release) -A newly developed programme delivered by Hubbub and funded by the Starbucks 5p cup charge will help communities resource collection of paper cup waste.
Applications open today for grants ranging between £50,000 and £100,000.Read more