EBBW VALE, UK, March 13, 2015 (Press Release) -Leading UK manufacturer of paper carrier bags and flexible packaging, AB Group Packaging, has endorsed the findings of the recent IVL Life Cycle Assessment report, which compared the use of virgin fibre based packaging products against those of alternative plastic materials.Read more
Landau, Germany, Feb. 9, 2015 (Press Release) -The German Corrugated Board Industry Association (VDW) and the corrugated board manufacturer Prowell have resolved their differences of opinion about the names given to Prowell's grades by mutual agreement. The Progroup AG company, which is not a member of the VDW, will in future make it clear when naming its corrugated board grades that they are not the VDW grades which are given similar names in DIN 55468-1. The VDW acknowledges that there is thus no risk of confusion for consumers.Read more
The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently called for revisions to the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board’s (SASB) proposed Containers and Packaging Standard in a letter to SASB, in which PPC and other prominent packaging organizations asserted that several aspects of the standard should be clarified if it is to be a viable metric for assessing sustainability performance across the packaging industry.Read more
UK corrugated packaging companies are jumping on the digital bandwagon, driven by a combination of shorter run lengths, the dramatic rise of the discounters, emergence of online shopping and brand customisation.
The Corrugated Packaging Industry needs to keep pace with a challenging retail landscape and is investing significantly - almost £500million in new technology and plant over the last two years - to help support retailers and brand owners with enhanced merchandising productivity, whether in transit, back of store or on-shelf.Read more
Two companies operating under the control of Cascades USA, Inc. have agreed to settle EPA allegations that they violated the federal Clean Water Act. The companies are Cascades Auburn Fiber, operating in Auburn, Maine; and Norampac New England, Inc., operating in Thompson, Conn.
Cascades Auburn Fiber has agreed to pay a fine of $65,000 for alleged clean water violations at its Auburn, Maine pulp mill. Norampac New England has agreed to pay a fine of $100,000 for alleged clean water violations at its Thompson, Conn. corrugated cardboard manufacturing facility.Read more
AICC has joined more than 500 associations, business advocacy groups and chambers of commerce across the country in calling on House and Senate leaders to pass a business tax extenders bill before the conclusion of this session of Congress.
In a letter sent on Tuesday, November 18, business groups urged the House and Senate tax-writing committees to work together “to extend seamlessly, enhance or make permanent the expired and expiring tax provisions.” The letter went on to say, “These tax provisions are critically important to U.S. jobs and the broader economy.”Read more