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Kruger Packaging develops rightweighting course for AICC members


August 15, 2019
By P&PC Staff

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August 15, 2019 – Kruger Packaging has developed a free online course in rightweighting for members of The Independent Packaging Association (AICC) and The Packaging School.

“Paper is a common denominator for all our converting members. Sustainability is a common denominator for packaging buyers and consumers,” says Mike D’Angelo, AICC vice-president, in a release. “The Rightweighting course covers the topic from the history of paper in our industry to the performance of the package to case studies in the U.S. and Canada. It is a worthy addition to the AICC Packaging School course catalog, and we truly appreciate Kruger for donating so much time, energy and material to make this course a reality.”

Kruger Packaging L.P. specializes in the manufacture of containerboard products and corrugated packaging solutions made from 100 per cent recycled fibre. The Montreal-based company employs 800 people and has four production sites, namely the Trois-Rivières Mill and the Place Turcot Containerboard and Specialties Mill in Montreal, and the corrugated packaging plants in LaSalle, Que., and Brampton, Ont.

“Our corrugated box plants in Montreal and Toronto are over 50 years old and they always aim to use the best substrate to maximize box performance using the least amount of fibres,” says Serge Desgagnes, vice-president, containerboard sales at Kruger Packaging. “They developed the concept of rightweighting, which is based on BCT instead of ECT, and discovered that it is the best way to satisfy customers without overpackaging.” 

The AICC provides access to education and information in print, in person and online