The Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, Oct. 29-31, in Atlanta, shed light on the future of the folding carton industry, addressing key economic, political, and technological factors such as China's boxboard capacity bulge, the growing U.S. economy, and emerging short-run printing technologies.Read more
Smurfit Kappa, a global leader in paper-based packaging, will be showcasing its latest innovations and meeting with current and future customers at the Vinitech trade show from 2 to 4 December 2014.
The company can be found at stand 2402, Hall 1, Aisle C in the Parc des Expositions in Bordeaux.Read more
North American box and containerboard demand should "emerge from its lethargy" in 2015 if consumer spending finally begins to pick up, RISI VP for paper packaging Ken Waghorne told attendees at RISI's 16th International Containerboard Conference (ICC) this week.
US box demand will grow 2.1%/yr during the 2015-2016 period after being stuck at less than 1%/yr growth since 2011, he forecast.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 4, 2014 (Press Release) -The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) announced the winners of its Student Design Challenge at a luncheon on Nov. 3 at PACKEXPO in Chicago.
Teams of student designers from Pratt Institute were awarded first and second place; the Fashion Institute of Technology took home third place. Participating teams were tasked with designing an innovative men's cosmetic gift set package that can also be used as a merchandiser display. All designs can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1uqW9tN.Read more
RESTON, VA, Nov. 3, 2014 (Press Release) -PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will bring the latest packaging and processing solutions to the East Coast, with the debut of the newest event in its PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, PACK EXPO East (Feb. 16–18, 2015; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia). The new show brings PACK EXPO — and the innovation, educational resources and networking opportunities it’s known for — to the North East in the region’s only event for processing and packaging technologies across industries.Read more
TURNHOUT, Belgium, Nov. 3, 2014 (Press Release) -
Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) has just released its brand-new corporate identity. Classy black, white and gold, the new identity is both modern and timeless and establishes a new, solid foundation for the European independent leader in folding carton packaging to face the many challenges ahead with smart confidence. However, VGP's successful approach - rooted firmly in their customer's needs - will not change. The matching new tagline sums it up nicely: Outstanding packaging. Driving business.Read more