After investing more than $500 million in Québec since 2015, Kruger is set to begin production of new specialty papers

Kruger Inc., which is about to start producing new specialty products at its Brompton Mill, today provided an update on the diversification and modernization of its paper mills in Québec. Since 2015, the Company has invested more than $500 million in Québec to convert existing equipment, purchase new equipment, modernize some facilities, and diversify into […]

Development of a commercial paper battery holds promise for smart packaging

BillerudKorsnäs and researchers at Uppsala University have together taken an important step towards the future’s paper batteries. Together they have taken basic research based on pure cellulose from algae and developed it to work with the same type of fiber that BillerudKorsnäs usually uses to manufacture packaging material.

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Records being set at Tama Paperboard

“We’ve broken all mill production records,” Tama Paperboard’s general manager Clayton Walters told The News-Herald last week. Walters fully credits “team work on the part of our employees, a lot of adjustments – small changes in procedures” which has resulted in the record-setting pace.

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Amazon customer slams ‘absolutely ridiculous’ packaging after receiving curtain rod in box as big as his dining table

Mark Waddington was left in disbelief when the item arrived in a box that he thinks could have fitted up to 50 of the rods inside.

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Advance Packaging Corporation invests $13M in equipment

A maker of corrugated board packaging products has invested $13 million in a new printing line that will result in the creation of six full-time jobs.

Grand Rapids-based Advance Packaging Corp. has made the investment in a new printing processing machine and will begin production using the equipment next week.

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Corrugated packaging market developments in the home care sector

The global corrugated packaging demand in the homecare sector is expected to see stable growth in developed markets while a significant potential for growth in emerging and developing markets.

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Corrugated Packaging Market – E-commerce Industry is Expected to Emerge as the Leading Growth

Corrugated packaging products combine cushioning with structural rigidity, providing excellent protection to fragile or heavy contents from damage. Their lightweight and clean nature help lower shipping costs. The high-impact graphics possible on corrugated packaging products help enable improved brand awareness, thus helping improved sales.

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Increased Demand for Reusable Plastic Containers in the US

Demand for new reusable plastic containers) for fresh produce is projected to increase 7.6% per year to $185 million in 2022, making them one of the fastest growing produce packaging products, Freedonia Group reports.

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Clemson’s Sonoco Institute Announces Fall Seminar and Workshop Lineup

The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University is offering courses for industry professionals this fall, covering a wide range of topics in printing and packaging. Courses include an Introduction to Flexography Workshop, Proofing and Visualization Seminar, Paperboard Packaging Seminar, Corrugated Packaging Seminar, Process Color Management Seminar and Flexo Foundations Seminar.

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DS Smith files for approval for Europac takeover in Spain

UK paper, packaging and recycling company DS Smith is aiming to take over the Spanish competitor Papeles y Cartones de Europa (Europac) in a €1.9bn deal. Last Friday, the Spanish securities market commission CNMV informed that DS Smith has filed with the CNMV the application for the authorisation of the proposed acquisition.

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