COLUMBUS, OH , 26 October 2015 (Press Release) -Bell Incorporated today announced plans to bring 275 new jobs to the Columbus Region with the opening of Bell Ohio, Inc., the company's first expansion beyond its Sioux Falls headquarters. Bell Incorporated is one of the largest independent folding carton companies in North America, and the $30 million investment in Bell Ohio, Inc., will expand its reach and capabilities. The specific facility site is yet to be determined.Read more
NIAGARA FALLS, NY, Sept 24, 2015 (PRNewswire) - CascadesInc., a leader in the recovery of recyclable products and manufacturing green packaging products and tissue paper, today officially inaugurated the Greenpac Mill LLC (Greenpac Containerboard Mill), located in Niagara Falls, New York. Greenpac is a company created by Cascades in partnership with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Jamestown Container and Containerboard Partners.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, 21 September 2015 (RISI) - US Corrugated is partnering with Los Angeles-based distributor Oak Paper Products in its large new $30 million, 2 billion ft2/yr corrugated box plant in Santa Fe Springs, CA, which is now starting up.
The new partner is a major California distributor of stock boxes and other packaging materials through its Acorn Paper Products subsidiary and also has small corrugated sheet plant in the Los Angeles area, AMD Packaging & Display.Read more
SOLNA, Sweden, 25 August 2015 (Press Release) - The demand for sustainable packaging solutions is growing globally. BillerudKorsnäs wants to explore the opportunities to respond to the demand growth while at the same time streamline and further improve its production structure. The company is now launching two feasibility studies, one regarding investment into a new board machine at the production site in Gruvön, Sweden, and the other regarding a streamlining and development of the production structure for packaging papers.Read more
Voith has successfully completed the modernization of the paper machine PM 6 at BillerudKorsnäs AB in Gruvön, Sweden. As part of the rebuild project, the press section and parts of the dryer section have been modernized. BillerudKorsnäs manufactures on the PM 6 fluting for packaging paper from virgin fibers.Read more
The new PM 5 for light-weight packaging paper at Modern Karton went into operation on time in Corlu, Turkey, in the middle of 2015. The entire process technology - from the stock preparation to the winder, including automation - was delivered by Voith and is characterized by low fresh water and energy consumption.Read more
LONDON, July 2, 2015 (Press Release) -State-of-the-art corrugator raises quality for customers. DS Smith's UK Packaging Division has made a major investment within its Sheetfeeding business.
The £12m development will officially open on June 24 at the company's Blunham site and sees existing machinery replaced with a new state-of-the-art corrugator, the installation of high-tech materials handling lines and a complete refurbishment of the premises.Read more
SAO PAULO, June 18, 2015 (RISI) - Carton packaging supplier SIG Combibloc has announced a Real 221 million ($70 million) investment to expand its production capacity by 40% at its Campo Largo plant, Paraná state, southern Brazil. The unit currently produces 3.2 billion packs per year, and after the expansion the annual output will hit 4.5 billion units.Read more
HELSINKI, June 22, 2015 (Globe Newswire) - Stora Enso plans to permanently shut down the Group's corrugated packaging converting unit in Chennai, India, due to unprofitability and a major decrease in local market demand.
The mill closure will involve negotiations with the local employees' union. The mill employs 350 people, who will receive compensation and other support including training, medical care and assistance in finding new employment.Read more