Boxway Packaging Group Secures Coveted Five Star Best Practice H&S Accreditation From the Sheet Plant Association

BoxWay Packaging Group, the innovative, customer-focussed, design-led corrugated cardboard packaging business, is celebrating its achievement of a Five Star Best Practice Accreditation in the area of Health & Safety awarded at the Sheet Plant Association’s 109th Conference Event.

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The Target Report: Corrugated Consolidation—June 2024 M&A Activity

There has been a steady uptick in the number of acquisitions over the past twelve months of companies focused on the production of corrugated cartons. Recent deal activity involving the corrugating, printing, and converting of corrugated box products now exceeds that of any of the prior five years, including the number of deals we […]

Green Bay Packaging Announces Expansion of Germantown Facility

Green Bay Packaging (GBP) is thrilled to announce the expansion of its Great Lakes Packaging Division in Germantown, WI. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred on July 9, 2024, at the new location.

The new state-of-the-art facility will be built along the Holy Hill corridor and will boast 270,000 square feet of manufacturing space for increased […]

DS Smith wins two P&G supplier excellence awards

DS Smith has won the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Supplier Excellence Award 2024 for Baby Care and Fabric and Home Care packaging solutions.

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Klingele joins global climate protection initiative SBTi

Limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5 °C, halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050 – these are the goals of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The four German corrugated plants of the Klingele Paper & Packaging Group have now also joined this initiative, committing itself […]

Smurfit Westrock merger creates latest packaging giant

With a long-in-the-works merger finally official, recycling collector and major fiber end user Westrock is now one with the European packaging firm Smurfit Kappa. The conglomerate will use an estimated 15 million tons per year of recycled fiber globally.

The companies on July 5 completed their merger and this week began trading on the […]

Departing WestRock CEO Sewell reflects on his tenure and company’s future

WestRock’s acquisition by Smurfit Kappa is slated for finalization this Friday. The new company intends to stay the course with its North American corrugated strategy, said departing CEO David Sewell during a recent interview.

Sewell spoke with Packaging Dive after a June 27 groundbreaking ceremony for WestRock’s newest corrugated box plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

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DS Smith installs first EFI Nozomi 14000 AQ water based inkjet press in Spain

DS Smith has expanded its high-end digital printing services with the installation of the first ever EFI Nozomi 14000 AQ single-pass water-based digital inkjet printer.

The Nozomi 14000 AQ single-pass water-based digital inkjet printer is in operation at the DS Smith facility in Torrelavit, Spain and it is set up to print directly on to corrugated board […]

TAPPI & AICC Extend Entry Deadline for Box Manufacturing Olympics

Industry-Wide Competition Celebrates Greatest Achievements and Innovations at SuperCorrExpo®

TAPPI and AICC, co-producers of SuperCorrExpo®, have announced that the entry deadline for the quadrennial Box Manufacturing Olympics has been extended to July 12, 2024. All selected entries will be showcased at SuperCorrExpo® from September 8-12, 2024 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, […]

Amazon is Picking Paper Over Plastic. Should You?

Amazon’s recent shift to paper cushioning for ecommerce shipments in North America was the etailer’s largest plastic packaging reduction effort to date. The change will eliminate nearly 15 billion plastic air pillows annually.

This is just one of many plastic-to-paper shifts as companies try to improve the recyclability of their packaging and foster a circular economy.

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