Get Ready for a Big Industry Round Up: TAPPI and AICC serve up Texas-sized knowledge and networking at Corrugated Week 2022

Mark your calendars now for Corrugated Week 2022, September 19 – 21, at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

This year’s conference offers attendees the highly rated What’s New program with insider access to the latest industry developments in technology, products and services, while the top-notch programming includes hot topics with some […]

Pratt Paper recycling mill gets $125 million building permit in Henderson, Kentucky

We’ve known for months that that the Pratt Paper Kentucky complex being built just south of Henderson would be big.

Now, we’re getting a sense of just how big the industrial complex — which Gov. Andy Beshear last year said “is the largest jobs announcement, we believe, in Western Kentucky in 25 years” — […]

AF&PA reports highest level of recovered paper consumption by U.S. mills in 2021

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, has released its 62nd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey, which shows overall U.S. paper and paperboard capacity declined 0.4 percent in 2021 compared with the average decline of 1 percent per year since 2012.

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UK’s Paper-based Industries Celebrate Successes at the Paper Industry Gold Awards

On Wednesday 11th May representatives of the UK’s Paper-based Industries gathered on the House of Lords Terrace for the first ever Paper Industry Gold Awards. The awards were organised by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) in partnership with the Paper Gold Medal Association.

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Rengo Acquires Nagai Tekko Co., Ltd.

Rengo confirms that it has acquired 100% of the shares issued by Nagai Tekko Co., Ltd.

Nagai Tekko is a machine manufacturer that designs and manufactures winders, rolls, and other equipment used in paper mills. It has strengths in the design of machines and development of control systems and delivers high-performance and high-quality machines to paperboard […]

WestRock Releases 2021 Sustainability Report; Updating Goals and Setting Science-Based Targets for Emissions Reduction

WestRock is imagining and delivering on the promise of a sustainable future, building on its 100-year legacy to help create a more circular economy with renewable, fiber-based recyclable packaging at its core. WestRock efforts are organized around three sustainability pillars: Innovating for our Customers and their Customers, Bettering the Planet and Supporting People and […]

Koenig & Bauer Durst Expands Portfolio With Delta SPC 130 Flexline Eco+ Industrial Production Press

Koenig & Bauer Durst has used its latest SPC Open House to announce a new addition to its product portfolio with the unveiling of the Delta SPC 130 FlexLine Eco+ industrial production press for run lengths from one to millions of square metres. The entry-level, compact model will offer corrugated converters a new route […]

Smurfit Kappa introduces water-resistant AquaStop paper

Irish corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa has introduced a sustainable water-resistant paper as part of its new TechniPaper portfolio.

Marketed as AquaStop, the paper features a special coating that makes it waterproof.

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AICC Members Save: New AICC Partnership with Service First Processing

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has partnered with Service First Processing (SFP) to create a new “members only program” with exclusive benefits designed to reduce credit card processing costs while improving service and support.

In addition to lowering credit card processing fees, the program gives AICC participants a 10% rebate on the net processing […]

Pileups of Empty Containers Will Continue Driving Freight Prices Down

For months U.S. ports have been struggling to deal with the pileup of empty containers which they cited as one of the issues contributing to port congestion and their inability to handle the surge of imports. While the congestion might normally have been contributing to higher freight costs, a new analysis from Container xChange, […]