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
October 23, 2018 – Sonoco has reported its third-quarter sales are up three per cent from 2017 in the financial results for its third quarter, ending September 30, 2018.
Published in Financial Reports
October 18, 2018 – Folding boxboard (FBB) technology is changing the global standard. Although mostly prevalent in the European and Asian markets, this multi-layer paperboard product has been on the rise in North America, where solid bleached substrate (SBS) has traditionally dominated the North American market. However, demand for SBS continues to decrease. Now is the time for the pulp and paper industry to be mindful of the growing FBB market and to begin thinking about how they can best adapt to this technology to give their customers the end-results they desire.
Published in Sustainability
October 9, 2018 – Paper Excellence Canada has entered into an agreement to acquire the British Columbia–based Catalyst Paper Corporation, including its three facilities located in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, its Surrey distribution centre and headquarters in Richmond.
October 4, 2018 – KaMin, the manufacturer of hydrous and calcined kaolin, has announced it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global paper and packaging markets effective January 1, 2019, or as contracts allow.
October 2, 2018 – Packaging company Sonoco has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 per cent interest in the joint venture of Conitex Sonoco, a vertically integrated global leader in the manufacture of paper-based cones and tubes used in the textile industry.
October 1, 2018 – Cascades has announced that its president and CEO, Mario Plourde, received the 2019 Clean50 and Clean16 awards from Delta Management Group.
September 27, 2018 - Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the completion of the rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.
Published in Equipment & Systems
September 21, 2018 - Amcor, provider of flexible packaging solutions, has announced plans to invest more than US$25 million to upgrade its facilities in Madison, Wisconsin over the next year to increase capacity, improve quality and reduce waste while updating technology.
Published in Workforce
September 6, 2018 - Pratt Industries is building a new corrugated packaging mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, which includes a customized BlueLine stock preparation system provided by Voith.
Published in Supplier News
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