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In non-baseball terms, RBI stands for the Renewable Bioproducts Institute located at Georgia Tech. 

Archroma Opens Global Competence Center for Surface & Coating Technology (3/24/2017)

Archroma, Reinach, Switzerland, a global manufacturer of color and specialty chemicals, has officially inaugurated its new Global Center of Excellence for Surface & Coating Technology. The Center, which opened this week, underlines Archroma’s ambition to bring new, innovative solutions to the packaging and specialty paper markets.

Excelagraphix 4800 Makes Corrugated Box Prints with No Artwork, Quantity Limits (3/24/2017)

Xanté, Mobile, Ala., USA, reports that its Excelagraphix 4800 is a digital inkjet corrugated printer that makes it easy and affordable to print high quality graphics on custom corrugated boxes with no artwork or quantity limitations.

SCA Named Green Master by Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (3/24/2017)

SCA, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, has been named a Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for the company’s efforts to be a more sustainable company. This is the first year that SCA has applied for this award, competing with 200 other businesses and coming in among the top 20%.

A.Celli Open House Showcases New Generation of Rewinders (3/23/2017)

A.Celli Paper Italy, this week announced that from April 10 until April 14, 2017, it will host an event dedicated to the presentation of the company’s  new E-WIND® technology at its facilities.

Green Packaging Taking Reins from Plastic (3/23/2017)

The world is turning green. From environmentally-friendly energy sources, cosmetics, food products, and electronics, consumers are increasingly choosing to purchase products that are not negatively impactful on the environment and are manufactured and sourced in an ethical way. These environmental concerns extend even to the packaging that products come in, a factor that is leading to the significant growth of the global green packaging market. This market, according to Infiniti Research, U.K., is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 8% by 2020.

Lawson Products Appoints King to Board of Directors (3/23/2017)

Lawson Products Inc., Chicago, Ill., USA, this week announced that J. Bryan King, CFA, 46, has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the company’s board of directors. King has also been nominated by the board for election at the company’s annual shareholders meeting on May 16, 2017, to serve an additional three-year term.

Erdbär Launches Bio-based Premade Pouch with Gualapack (3/23/2017)

The launch of erdbär’s (Germany) Freche Freunde´s new eco-friendly pouch demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustainability, achieving a unique position in the German snack market for kids. The premade multi-layer laminated pouch, with spout and cap, is mainly made of bio-based polyethylene obtained from renewable sources, such as sugar cane—and is a major achievement to reduce the company's environmental footprint.

AkzoNobel Imagine Chemistry Challenge Generates 200-Plus Ideas (3/23/2017)

AkzoNobel, the Netherlands, reports that an enthusiastic response to its Imagine Chemistry initiative has resulted in more than 200 innovative ideas being submitted by chemistry startups, scientists, research groups, and students around the world.

West Linn Introduces Capistrano C1S Gloss Heavyweight Grade (3/22/2017)

West Linn Paper Co., West Linn. Ore., USA, this week formally launched Capistrano® coated one-side (C1S), a heavyweight grade designed for specialty packaging, converting, and litho lamination. The 90 bright, gloss grade is designed to print beautifully and hold up to the rigors of folding, die-cutting, lamination, or any strenuous printing and converting processes typically required for a C1S paper.

Global Paper Cup/Containers Market to Grow at 3% CAGR through 2021 (3/22/2017)

Technavio has published a new report on the global paper cups and containers market from 2017-2021.

Cranston Wins KINGFA Young Investigator Award (3/22/2017)

The CELL Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington, D.C., USA, has announced that Dr. Emily Cranston, associate professor at McMaster University and vice-chair of TAPPI’s International Nanotechnology Division, has been selected as winner of the inaugural KINGFA Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes Dr. Cranston’s ground breaking research and advancements in the study of cellulose nanocrystals, as well as her welcoming personality known by her many collaborators and students.

Sonoco-Alcore Raising Prices for Tubes and Cores in Europe (3/22/2017)

Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l., Brussels, Belgium, this week announced it will raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores by up to 8.5%, depending on product category, effective with shipments beginning April 15, 2017.

Pyroll Converting Boosts Production Throughput with Greycon opt-Studio (3/22/2017)

Pyroll Converting, Finland, recently contracted Greycon, U.K., to implement its central planning solution, opt-Studio, across four Pyroll converting locations in Europe. The implementation started at the beginning of February 2017 with a pilot mill in the Netherlands and is due to go live by the end of May 2017. Greycon will install opt-Studio at three more mills by the end of 2017.

Huhtamaki Unveils Adtone Cup with Digital Content (3/21/2017)

Huhtamaki Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania, based in Finland, this week introduced AdtoneTM, a single-use paper cup with digitalized connection. The Adtone cup comes with a heat activated thermocromic label and a QR code with programmed link to a customer's website.

U.S. Boxboard Production Declines (3/21/2017)

Total U.S. boxboard production in February 2017 decreased 2.3% compared with February 2016, and decreased 7.5% from last month, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) February 2017 U.S. Boxboard Report released this week. Unbleached kraft boxboard production decreased over the same month as last year and decreased compared with last month.

DS Smith Officially Opens First PackRight Center in Switzerland (3/21/2017)

DS Smith has formally opened the first PackRight Center in Switzerland, located at the Oftringen site. Overall, this is already the 27th PackRight Center in the company’s European network.

Forest Sector Partners with Federation of Canadian Municipalities (3/21/2017)

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Wehistler, B.C., Canada, has become Corporate Partner of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help advance shared priorities in the areas of economic growth, innovation, and sustainable land-use management.

U.S. Containerboard Output Edges up in February (3/21/2017)

U.S. containerboard production in February 2017 was 0.7% higher than in February 2016, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) February 2017 Containerboard Monthly (CB3) Report issued this week. The month-over-month average daily production compared with January 2017 was 0.5% lower.

ASEAN Folding Carton Market to Reach $4.9 Billion by 2024 (3/20/2017)

According to the latest market report published by Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., USA, titled Folding Cartons Market': ASEAN Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2024, the revenue generated from sales of folding cartons has been estimated at $2.8 billion in 2016. Researchers estimate the market to expand at a CAGR of 7.10% during the period of 2016 to 2024, and reach a value of $4.9 billion by the end of the forecast period.