Thimm Group Wins Prestigious Awards With Highcon Technology

THIMM pack’n’display recently won no less than five awards in the prestigious OBAL ROKU packaging competition for Czech and foreign companies involved in an interesting packaging solution. The company is also on the shortlist for the Jury Award – the best of the best – for its Highcon digital laser cutting and creasing capabilities.


Domtar plan is a welcome development for Kingsport’s future

When I began working at Mead Paper as an accountant in 1979, the Kingsport location had three paper machines, a woodyard, a pulp mill, utilities, and converting operations just to name the basics.

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New Kansas City Packaging, Shipping Projects to Increase Demand for Truck Drivers (Bennett Packaging)

Recent announcements by Federal Express and the Kansas-based firm Bennett Packaging point to an increase in employment opportunity in western Missouri, especially for truck drivers. Brad Ball, President, Roadmaster Drivers School, says, “There was already a trucker shortage in Missouri, and these developments simply make it more acute. Fortunately, job-seekers are stepping up to […]

EndFlex PopLok™ tray forming machine leads e-commerce

EndFlex LLC. a Florida based packaging machinery manufacturer ( has increased output to deliver its industry leading PopLok™ automatic tray formers to e-commerce giants in apparel, electronics, fulfillment, beauty, health, pet and home delivery meal kits as demand for online purchases has continued to grow month over month.

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Thomas Kahl | The role of packaging to help reduce global food waste

Thomas Kahl, project manager of EcoSolutions at Mondi, discusses global food waste and the role of packaging.

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Why Companies are Choosing to Insource their Printing

The printing industry is shifting toward inkjet printing because it offers more flexibility for serving the unique printing needs of its customers. This trend indicates more companies should evaluate the benefits of insourcing inkjet printing.

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AICC Launches Converter Think Tank Series

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is launching the Converter Think Tank Series, a bi-monthly videoconference to foster peer to peer learning for AICC members. The first sessions will be Friday, November 20. 

This year, among AICC’s highlights were the weekly COVID calls developed to help AICC members navigate the complexities of work, safety, employees, […]

U.S. containerboard production increased by 4% in September

U.S. containerboard production in September 2020 increased 4% compared to September 2019. It was up 4% when compared to the same nine months of 2019, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported.

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Hamburger Containerboard to close KM1 board machine at Trostberg mill in Bavaria

Hamburg Containerboard plans to close down the cartonboard production at KM1 at  its Trostberg mill by the end of the year.

The continuing decline in orders in recent years in addition to enormous maintenance and operating costs of a machine that is almost 100 years old made it impossible to maintain production economically.

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Metsa signs agreement expanding business at Port of Baltimore

One of the world’s top international forest product producers has signed a new contract with the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) that will significantly expand its operations at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore. The agreement with Metsä Group of Finland and Logistec (as terminal operator Balterm) will consolidate […]