AICC: Benchmarking Your Machine

Today’s workforce is most productive and engaged when trained, equipped, and receive consistent feedback. Participants will leave with tools for process improvement and communication to gain speed of set-up and production with greater quality.

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Progroup on course for continued growth

Progroup is on course for continued growth and can reflect on a successful anniversary year. Sales increased in 2017 by 9.69% to around 804 million euros. This success is based on the consistent implementation of its Two Twentyfive strategy.

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McKinley Paper puts retooling plans on hold at Port Angeles mill

McKinley Paper Co. has put on hold plans to retool the Nippon Paper Industries USA paper plant it purchased almost a year ago for manufacturing cardboard linerboard, a company official said Monday.

The planned target of December as a startup date is out of the question, said Herb Baez, vice president of the Mexican-owned company’s […]

Pamarco Partnerships

Pamarco is proud to announce an agency agreement to represent the flexographic and converting product lines of Graymills and GAMA in North America. The arrangement will guarantee that Pamarco customers gain access to the highest quality pumping and ink management systems in the industry. This combination of products, in conjunction with Pamarco anilox rolls, will […]

The world’s largest furniture company built its empire on cardboard

In 2012, IKEA rolled out a game-changing invention that may have escaped the attention of most shoppers. As part of its “Low Handling Material” initiative, new lightweight platforms hold up stacks of products throughout IKEA’s self-serve areas. The key difference is that the platforms, which double as shipping pallets, are now made of corrugated cardboard […]

Progroup mulls over new containerboard mill in Germany

Germany’s paper and packaging company Progroup has announced plans for the construction of a new 750,000 tpy containerboard machine in Germany. Progroup estimates the new PM to come online in 2021.

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SAICA Pack success at Nestlé Supplier Awards

SAICA has been recognised for its approach to packaging at the Nestlé Supplier Awards.

The ceremony, hosted by TV personality Mark Durton-Smith, sought to acknowledge Nestlé’s suppliers and their continued contribution to sustainable packaging production.

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Fire burns inside Hopewell recycling warehouse

Firefighters spent hours Friday morning putting out a pesky fire at a WestRock warehouse in Hopewell.

WestRock turns cardboard into recycled paper.

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E-commerce can make trade more inclusive, but greater coordination is needed

The rise of e-commerce holds huge potential for inclusive growth and development, but the absence of global rules and concerns of some national border administrations could curb the gains for those who need them most.

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Paper and Board Play Key Roles in the Future of Packaging

Overall growth in dollar value terms for packaging was depressed for the years spanning the middle of the decade – although this is largely attributable to relative strength of the dollar against other currencies across that period. Still in 2017, value reached US$851.1 billion, a 2.8 per cent growth compared to 2016 at constant prices. […]