Mar. 13, 2018 - DS Smith plc has completed its €208-million (roughly C$330-million) acquisition of integrated containerboard and corrugated packaging manufacturers EcoPack and EcoPaper.
Mar. 8, 2018 - BillerudKorsnäs announced today that a decision has been made to make a change to the senior management team whereby the role of executive vice president will be removed and Christer Simrén will leave the company.
Feb. 27, 2018 - Farnell Packaging Limited of Dartmouth, N.S., has achieved certification by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) organization. Established in 1961, Farnell is a family-owned and operated company focusing on providing high-quality, innovative flexible packaging work. Nearly two-thirds of Farnell’s flexible packaging work is produced for the food industry with the balance being used in markets for tissue, personal care, horticulture, and other industrial applications.
Published in Sustainability
Feb. 16, 2018 - Overall growth in dollar value terms for packaging was depressed for the years spanning the middle of the decade – although this is largely attributable to relative strength of the dollar against other currencies across that period. Still in 2017, value reached US$851.1 billion, a 2.8 per cent growth compared to 2016 at constant prices. This steady expansion is anticipated to continue across the next five years, rising slightly to 2.9 per cent year-on-year across this period, to reach $980.4 billion in 2017.
Published in Global Trends
Jan. 31, 2018 - Cascades Inc., a manufacturer of green packaging and tissue products, says it has completed the sale of the building and land of its Maspeth plant, located in the state of New York, for US$72 million.
Jan. 30, 2018 - WestRock Company has announced it will acquire KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. for approximately $4.9 billion.
Jan. 29, 2018 - PaperWorks Industries has invested US$2 million in a new 40-inch sheet-fed Bobst die-cutter for its Greensboro, N.C. facility. The investment is in addition to the recently announced $3-million capital expenditure for its new 10-station folding carton litho press at the same location.
Jan. 23, 2018 - McDonald’s has announced plans to improve its packaging and help reduce waste in the communities the company serves around the world.
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Jan. 4, 2018 - Precision Energy Services (PES) has designed and supplied a second recycled paper mill sludge-to-energy system for Atlantic Packaging, processing 100,000 tonnes per year of paper mill sludge that was previously being sent to local area landfills. Along with eliminating the cost of sludge disposal, the system also reduces the cost of fossil fuels by the offset generation of plant steam.
Published in Green Energy
Jan. 2, 2018 - Mondi Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding shares in Powerflute Group Holdings Oy – a division of Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings – for €365 million. Powerflute will be integrated into Mondi’s Packaging Paper Business Unit.
Jan. 2, 2018 - Graphic Packaging Holding Company has completed the combination of Graphic Packaging’s existing businesses with International Paper’s North America Consumer Packaging business.
Dec. 12, 2017 - Green Bay Packaging (GBP) has announced that it is in the first phase of evaluating construction of a new recycled containerboard machine at its location in Green Bay Wisconsin.
Dec. 4, 2017 - Cascades says it is acquiring four plants in Ontario to strengthen its position in the containerboard packaging sector, and the purchase of an ownership position in Tencorr Holdings Corp. The company also announces an increase in its equity holding of the Greenpac Mill LLC.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Bertrand Jolicoeur, Supremex CFO and corporate secretary, will be leaving the company effective December 15 to pursue another employment opportunity.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Pratt Industries is building a new mill in Ohio which aims to add 360,000 tonnes/year of corrugated medium and linerboard capacity to the market.
Nov. 10, 2017 - Cascades is boosting two of its Quebec operations with a $21-million investment.
Oct. 30, 2017 - The BillerudKorsnäs board of directors has appointed Petra Einarsson company president and CEO, succeeding Per Lindberg who is, after 12 years, leaving BillerudKorsnäs on his own request for a new assignment.
Oct. 28, 2017 - Graphic Packaging Holding Company will create a US$6 billion paper-based packaging company by forming a new partnership comprised of Graphic Packaging’s existing businesses and International Paper’s North America consumer packaging business.
Sep. 12, 2017 - BASF says its new low-odour binder for paper coatings, which is based on styrene butadiene, is specially designed for odour sensitive applications in the board and packaging market in the Nordic region.
Published in Chemicals
Sep. 5, 2017 - Smurfit Kappa, a global paper-based packaging firm, has acquired the Russian corrugated packaging company Soyuz.
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