Höhn Display + Packaging Installs Bobst Novacut 106 ER

In the Fall of 2021 Höhn Display + Packaging installed the Bobst Novacut 106 ER, the world’s first flat-bed diecutter with the new Accuregister’ contactless’ sheet-register system. Höhn is an old-established manufacturer of games, displays, and folding boxes, and its customers believe it has set an example by putting into service this Autoplatine diecutter […]

Ward Dickson ‘stepped up to the challenges’ of WestRock’s growth

Ward Dickson, Former EVP and CFO, WestRock.BYRON E. SMALL

Ward Dickson received the Lifetime Achievement award for the 2022 CFO of the Year Awards presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth Atlanta.

When MeadWestvaco and Rock-Tenn Co. merged in 2015, it created a giant paper and packaging firm […]

Growing shift to paper in food packaging anticipated

Industry experts believe the share of fibre-based packaging will grow over the next two decades because of new technologies and a decline in the share of polymer-based packaging.

Smithers and UPM Specialty Papers surveyed 200 packaging professionals from across the global value chain to assess key trends driving the development of sustainable food packaging by 2040.


Smurfit Kappa opens up a new world of possibilities with water-resistant paper

AquaStop™ is the latest Better Planet Packaging innovation

Smurfit Kappa has developed an innovative and sustainable water-resistant paper. AquaStop™ is part of Smurfit Kappa’s new TechniPaper® portfolio, which consists of an array of high-performance papers designed to handle even the most complex supply chains.The AquaStop™ paper is water-resistant thanks to a special coating which […]

7 Akers Plants Recognized with Corrugated Safety Awards

With the recent release of the 2021 Corrugated Container Industry Annual Report of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses conducted by The Fibre Box Association (FBA) and AICC – The Independent Packaging Association, we are proud to have seven (7) plants recognized with Safety Awards.

Per the FBA & AICC, the 2021 report includes data for more than 171 million hours […]

New-Indy Containerboard Acquires Shoreline Container in Michigan

New-Indy Containerboard today announced that it has acquired Shoreline Container, a Michigan-based paper and packaging company.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shoreline has two manufacturing facilities in Michigan: the Holland facility produces corrugated packaging products, and the Zeeland faility distributes protective and specialty packaging materials.

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Sonoco officials speak on Glen Miller site closure

The Coronavirus, market conditions, and product demand are all reasons given by the company for the closure of the Sonoco Paper Mill in Glen Miller.

On Tuesday, Quinte News spoke with Julie Scott in Communications with Sonoco Head Office in South Carolina.

She says the demand for recycled pulp, which was being made in […]

AICC: Bring Virtual Training into Your Plant

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is offering several webinars in the coming weeks to help members continue to train their workforce and improve productivity and planning without traveling.  

Tuesday, April 14- Thursday, April 16 | 2:00 pm ET

Reducing Waste for Profit 

This webinar series will offer attendees the opportunity to learn via videoconference, […]


TAPPI/AICC SuperCorrExpo® Rescheduled to August 2021

Event remains at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL

TAPPI and AICC have announced the rescheduling of SuperCorrExpo® 2020. This mega-event – considered the largest corrugated show of its kind in the western hemisphere – will now be held August 8 – 12, 2021due to the […]

Greif completes sale of Consumer Packaging Group to Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Greif, Inc. has completed its previously announced divestiture of the Consumer Packaging Group business for $85 million in cash to Graphic Packaging Holding Company.

Proceeds from the sale of Consumer Packaging Group will be used toward debt repayment.

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