Not Pulp Fiction: Absolut, Coca-Cola and the Paper Bottle Project

The quest to design more sustainable bottles has led a quartet of companies — Danish beer maker Carlsberg, spirits company Absolut (part of France’s Pernod Ricard), French personal care company L’Oreal and a European group of beverage firm Coca-Cola — to consider a seemingly unlikely material for containing liquids: paper.

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Prinzhorn Group to Build EUR 52 mln Packaging Plant near Budapest

The Austrian Prinzhorn Group, a major investor in the paper and recycling sector in Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe, is set to announce an EUR 52 million, state-of-the-art packaging plant to be located in Dunavarsány, 15 kilometers south of Budapest. The plant has a target opening date of summer 2021, according to a […]

UPS and Amazon: Made for each other?

Like most mega-companies, UPS Inc. (NYSE:UPS) is loath to publicly discuss customers or its relationships with them. It refuses to answer reporters’ questions about customers. It never mentions them in press releases or other media announcements. But the long-held custom went out the window last week. In announcing its fourth-quarter and full-year results, UPS […]

McKinley Paper mill ‘nearing startup’ in Port Angeles

McKinley Paper Company is expected to be running at full capacity at the former Nippon Paper Industries USA plant in March, three years after operations ceased at the 100-year-old Ediz Hook mill.

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Corrugated packaging: e-commerce’s perfect partner

Packaging plays a key role in the phenomenal growth of e-commerce in recent years. According to a survey from Smithers’ Pira*, e-commerce shipments increased globally by 33% between 2014 and 2016.

The success and growth of e-commerce depends on the smooth running of a complex supply chain. Corrugated packaging is one element that contributes […]

Saudi-Based United Carton Industries Company Invests in Digital with EFI Nozomi Corrugated Printer

United Carton Industries Company (UCIC), a leader in Saudi Arabia’s packaging industry, is achieving a breakthrough advancement in digital print for corrugated packaging with the installation of an EFITMNozomi C18000 six-color, single-pass LED inkjet printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The new printer will bring exciting opportunities for UCIC to enter new market segments, […]

The EFI Nozomi C18000 Digital Corrugated Printer Scores Best-in-Class Energy Efficiency Based on ISO 20690 Standard

The Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies recently assessed the ultra-high-speed, single-pass EFI™ Nozomi C18000 LED inkjet corrugated printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. according to the ISO 20690 energy standard and determined it to be the leading single-pass corrugated production device in terms of power consumption efficiency.

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US Corrugated expands corrugated packaging capacity (Indiana)

U.S. Corrugated, a box manufacturer that uses recovered fiber, is opening a “super plant” in Indiana in coming months, with more new capacity coming in the future.

The company operates a handful of corrugated packaging plants around the U.S. and Mexico. It was acquired earlier this year by McKinley Paper Co., itself a subsidiary […]

WestRock Provides Update on Financial Impact of Hurricane Dorian

Paper and packaging solutions provider and recycler WestRock, Atlanta, has released an estimate of the impact Hurricane Dorian will have on the company’s fourth-quarter financial results. The hurricane was projected to strike the Southeast U.S. the first week in September.

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Recycled paper maker Saica opens EUR-41m biomass plant

Saica Group, a producer of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard, has inaugurated a biomass plant at its paper mill in Venizel, France, it announced on Thursday.

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