Prepress packaging experts Pacificolor welcome new workflow engineer

Utah-headquartered prepress packaging specialist Pacificolor LLC is excited to announce the addition of John Clark to their team as a prepress-IT workflow engineer.

John Clark, Prepress-IT Workflow Engineer joins Pacificolor LLC.

With his extensive experience and expertise, Clark will play a pivotal role in enhancing the company’s prepress operations and IT workflows. He joins […]

25 years of a corrugated sheetfeeder plant in Burg – Progroup celebrates the anniversary

Burg, 25.09.2023 – In September 1998, the first sheets came off the production line at the corrugated sheetfeeder plant in Burg. It was the company’s third plant. The highly motivated team and innovative technology ensured that the PW03 corrugated sheetfeeder plant quickly became one of the most successful plants anywhere in Europe.

The PW03 […]

Point-of-Purchase Display Effectiveness: What are the benefits of POP Displays?

With the rise of ecommerce shopping, changing shopping habits, and emerging brands, retailers and brands are constantly challenged to stay on top. Effective point-of-purchase (POP) displays not only allows you to showcase spotlight items, but also encourage impulse purchases. Well-designed and properly placed POP Displays provide many benefits for retailers and brands when used […]

WestRock’s Covington Mill announces position changes

COVINGTON, VIRGINIA – WestRock’s Alleghany Highlands Operations announces position changes that were announced internally in July 2023.

Brian Shinault has accepted the position of senior quality assurance technician in the Woodyard. He is responsible for taking and analyzing chip samples, doing wood quality inspections, sampling and analyzing fuel wood samples, and maintaining equipment.

Shinault graduated […]

PepsiCo Announces It Will Eliminate Plastic Rings on Beverage Multipacks Across U.S. & Canada By Introducing Recyclable Paper-Based Designs

PURCHASE, N.Y., August 24, 2023 — As part of PepsiCo’s pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) sustainable packaging journey to ensure packaging never becomes waste, PepsiCo is the first beverage company to commit to a North American roll out of paper-based solutions to replace plastic rings across multipacks that have traditionally used plastic rings. PepsiCo Beverages North […]

Smurfit shareholders may regret WestRock merger

Multiple studies have found that most mergers fail, typically because the acquiring company has overpaid

Smurfit Kappa is paying a 36 per cent premium to where WestRock was trading before the companies revealed they were in talks – much greater than markets were expecting. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Smurfit Kappa shareholders have endured a tough time […]

John Kelley is new ICPF Chairman

At the recent AICC Fall Meeting in Louisville, KY, John Kelley of Dusobox Corporation (pictured left), has been elected Chairman during the ICPFBoard of Directors’ Meeting held during the meeting.

ICPF thanked outgoing Chairman, Tim Bergwall of Greif for his dedication, leadership, and service as ICPF Chairman from 2022-2023.


Coca-Cola replace plastic handles for 1.5 litre PET multi-pack bottles

DS Smith and Coca-Cola HBC Austria have collaborated to replace plastic handles for 1.5 litre PET soft drink multi-packs with cardboard-based outer packaging.

This new plastic replacement solution, DS Smith Lift Up, will be delivered to supermarkets in Austria in September 2023.

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Metsä Board’s Kemi mill increases white kraftliner production capacity to 465,000 tonnes

The development programme for Metsä Board’s white kraftliner mill in Kemi, Finland, has been completed in parallel with Metsä Fibre’s new bioproduct mill. Metsä Board and Metsä Fibre are part of Metsä Group. In addition to increasing the mill’s capacity by 40,000 tonnes per year, the development programme will reduce the mill’s energy consumption […]

Smurfit chief defends switching main listing to New York after WestRock deal

The head of paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa has defended the decision to switch the company’s primary listing to New York as part of a merger with US rival WestRock, saying that he expects the combined group will achieve a higher valuation on Wall Street.

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