WestRock to Incur Higher Costs Due to Hurricane Florence

WestRock Company WRK , which operates an extensive network of mill and converting facilities in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, announced that its facilities have not suffered any material physical damage owing to Hurricane Florence. However, incremental costs in shifting inventory, products and supplies to safeguard against the storm, impact of disrupted operations and […]

St. Cloud Fire Department responds to fire at WestRock paper packaging plant

A St. Cloud manufacturing company evacuated employees Thursday morning after noticing flames at the base of an exhaust fan, according to WestRock production manager Allen Mackedanz.

At 8:30 a.m., the St. Cloud Fire Department responded to a call at the WestRock manufacturing plant in St. Cloud, near Veterans Drive and Minnesota Highway 15.


Beijing seeking eco-friendly take-away food packaging

A nationwide search for green packaging was launched by Beijing’s top economic planner on Thursday amid efforts to reduce excessive waste from one-use containers. An official with the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission said a boom in express deliveries and take-away food services mean that excessive product packaging is still a headache, despite measures […]

Esko at FachPack: “Packaging Connected”

Esko’s packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg X22 cutting table will be on show at Esko’s booth 438 in Hall 7A.

At the show, Esko will address the various packaging development challenges faced by brand owners, premedia and converters, aiming at streamlining the end-to-end production.

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Konica Minolta and Memjet Form Strategic Partnership

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced a strategic partnership with Memjet. Combining Memjet’s printing technology with the hardware expertise of Konica Minolta has resulted in the creation of digital inkjet print and labeling solutions that deliver the speed, quality and affordable cost of ownership that print and label providers need to […]

Conceptos Basicos de Corrugado 101-103 Now Available Free to All AICC Members

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has completed Conceptos Basicos de Corrugado 102 and 103 (Corrugated Basics 102 and 103) in Spanish. Now, the complete Corrugated Basics suite is available in English and Spanish.

“The priority for Latin-American Spanish translations set by AICC’s Board of Directors just makes sense in today’s competitive job market. AICC’s support […]

AICC Offers a Special Discount on Registrations Purchased Through October

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is a leading educator for corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box converters. To support industry education and the success of its membership, AICC is offering a special discount on all seminar registrations purchased through Wednesday, October 31- buy one registration, get a second registration for the same seminar 50% off, […]

American Packaging in midst of $3.5 million upgrade

A $3.5 million expansion at a corrugated-box manufacturing company in south Hutchinson will take the plant “from the stone-age to high-tech,” said Tony Schleich, president of the local plant. Construction of a 6,000-square foot expansion onto the existing 50,000-square-foot American Packaging plant at 400 W. Blanchard Rd., is expected to be completed within a couple […]

Miles Roberts Sells 754,037 Shares of DS Smith plc (SMDS) Stock

DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) insider Miles Roberts sold 754,037 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 484 ($6.30).

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5 environmental advantages of corrugated packaging

With more and more businesses being scrutinized for their environmental impact, it’s more important than ever to turn to responsible packaging choices. When considering shipping options, brands want to know about the environmental effects of the materials they use, along with how they can reduce their carbon footprint.

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