February 14, 2019 – Kadant Inc. has announced several new leadership appointments upcoming in 2019 as part of a succession plan to transition the duties of its retiring president.
February 7, 2019 – For years, Styrofoam and plastic have been the industry default for food packaging.
Published in Global Trends
February 4, 2019 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre are collaborating on pulp and paper safety by auditing each other’s production facilities.
Published in Health & Safety
January 24, 2019 – Kimberly-Clark Corporation has reported its year-end 2018 results, citing overall net sales growth of one per cent, and provided its 2019 outlook with a new strategic plan.
Published in Financial Reports
January 24, 2019 – Austrian containerboard company Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has acquired TANN Group, also based in Austria, for approximately EUR 275 million.
January 8, 2019 – Supremex, a North American manufacturer of envelopes and paper-based packaging solutions, has acquired exclusive rights to manufacture Conformer packaging products in Canada.
January 2, 2019 – Resolute Forest Products has completed the sale of its Catawba, South Carolina, paper and pulp mill to New-Indy Containerboard for US$300 million as of December 31, 2018.
December 18, 2018 – A new steel belt that can create strong packaging material from high-yield pulp has been developed by MoRe Research, a research and development firm in Sweden that specializes in pulp and paper products.
December 13, 2018 – Kadant Inc., supplier of engineered systems for process industries, will acquire Syntron Material Handling Group for approximately US$179 million.
December 12, 2018 – A new report on the global paper, packaging and forest products industry compiled by Moody’s Investor Service says the outlook for next year has been changed to stable from positive, based on lower-than-expected earnings.
Published in Global Trends
December 11, 2018 – As the executive director of the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council for the past 28 years, John Mullinder has heard his share of (mis)information about forestry and paper practices in Canada – namely, that the clear cutting used in the industry is the cause of widespread deforestation.
Published in Forestry
December 10, 2018 – Smurfit Kappa has invented a sustainable new alternative for the heavy wooden, chipboard, and plastic boards that are used to protect palletized products during transport and storage.
December 10, 2018 – Supremex, a North American manufacturer and marketer of envelopes and provider of paper-based packaging solutions, has announced it is cutting 41 jobs at its Canadian envelope operations.
December 7, 2018 – Cascades has acquired two manufacturing plants in the United States for US$37.4 million that will allow the company to double its production capacity of ecological packaging manufactured in moulded pulp.
November 30, 2018 – Intertek, a global quality assurance provider, has opened a paper testing facility at its existing site in Chicago.
November 23, 2018 – Packaging giant Sonoco has announced a new senior leadership structure overseeing the company’s global consumer- and industrial-related businesses, effective January 1, 2019.
November 13, 2018 – Cascades Packaging recently started up PM1 at its Kingsey Falls mill in Quebec following a major rebuild of the dryer section supplied by Italian tissue, paper and board systems manufacturer Toscotec.
Published in Supplier News
November 12, 2018 – Packaging and biomaterials provider Stora Enso has launched a new sustainable RFID tag technology called ECO by Stora Enso, designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and e-commerce applications.
November 7, 2018 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö, the global fibre-based materials provider, has partnered with five companies to develop a new flexible paper-based packaging solution.
November 1, 2018 – Archroma, a colour and specialty chemicals company, has announced its new Cartastrength product for stronger packaging and tissue papers and improved stickies management during the production process.
Published in Chemicals
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IMPS 2019: 28th International Munich Paper Symposium
March 27-29, 2019
BLRBAC 2019 Spring Meeting
April 8-10, 2019
International Pulp Week
May 5-7, 2019
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PACWEST Conference 2019
June 5-8, 2019