Amazon’s Incredible, Vanishing Cardboard Box

Happy Amazon Prime week, the discount-fest that will clutter front stoops and front desks with packages bearing that ubiquitous smiling arrow. It’s a reminder that the incredible rise of e-commerce has come encased in a cardboard box, plus a lot of filler to protect items on the way there.

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Vanguard Packaging Announces Second Expansion of 2019

Kansas City, Missouri based Vanguard Packaging announced its second facility expansion in 2019 at its primary production facility in Kansas City, Missouri.  This comes on the heels of a January 2019 announcement of a 100,000 square feet expansion for the new Vanguard Digital production facility featuring the HP C500 high speed digital press.   

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Italian Corrugated Board Industry Raises Output in 2018, but Loses Market Share in Europe

Italy‘s corrugated board and packaging industry has been reporting a steady increase in production and shipments for a few years now.

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Containerboard Stocks Fall After KeyBanc Cuts Ratings on 4 Companies to Underweight

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Smurfit Kappa Opens Recycling Plant in Italy

Smurfit Kappa, Dublin, Ireland, has announced that it opened a new recycling plant in the Tuscan region of Italy, strengthening its recovered paper service in the region. The new plant, Smurfit Kappa Marlia, is strategically located in a district where 60 percent of Italian containerboard and 90 percent of tissue paper is produced, Smurfit […]

Pratt Industries Highlights Its Speed to Market and Unique Customer Offerings

Produce in the field, on the vine, in the orchard, it’s a thing of beauty—so caring for it from its home to the produce department should carry that element of value, distinction, and opportunity as well. Pratt Industries—a supplier of corrugated packaging for customers throughout the country that grow, pack, and ship fresh produce […]

Amazon’s Top Cardboard Box Makers Face Challenges From Plastic Mailers

Cardboard boxes are a really big deal in the U.S.

Amazon alone shipped over 5 billion packages through Prime in 2017, and in 2019, announced they are expanding their one-day delivery service to over 10 million products.

That growth has been great news for the paper and packaging industry after the move to digital devices […]

PMMI Recognized as One of the “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For”

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO Portfolio of Tradeshows, was again recognized as one of the Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For by The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA).

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Bobst North America Confirms CITO-SYSTEM GmbH as the Preferred Partner for its NEW “Essential” Matrix

The partnership recognizes CITO-SYSTEM GmbH as the preferred manufacturer for the new BOBST Essential Creasing Matrix, BOBST Patching Tape and the CITO FAST Rubber.

The Essential Creasing Matrix allows for high-quality creasing of folding carton, displays and corrugated packaging. It provides outstanding adhesion on the cutting plate and residue-free removal.

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Welsh Packaging Firm ‘To Set Worldwide Standard’ on Transportation of Batteries

The UK arm of a global packaging firm Tri-Wall Europe has won government funding towards a project that will set the world-wide standard on the transportation of batteries.

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