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WestRock Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire KapStone for $35 per Share

Transaction enhances WestRock’s position as a leading provider of innovative and winning solutions to customers in attractive corrugated packaging market. 
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Graphic Packaging Pacific Rim President Sugiyama to Retire (4/05/2018)

Kaeko Gondo has been appointed president, replacing Takashi Sugiyama April 1, 2018.

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Autajon Group Acquires Thoro Packaging (4/04/2018)

France-based Autajon has acquired Thoro Packaging, a California-based producer of custom folding carton packaging.

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Preferred Packaging and Crating of Phoenix Joins LDI Family (4/13/2018)

Purchase expands Liberty Diversified International’s North American packaging holdings.

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U.S Packaging Paper Shipments Decline in March (4/18/2018)

March 2018 shipments were down 6.6% compared with March 2017, and down 6.5% year-to-date.

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BioLogiQ Launches BioPolymers That Enhance Packaging, Product Sustainability (4/03/2018)

Specific Grades Targeted at Reduction, Recycling, Composting/Biodegradation.

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Smurfit Kappa, HP Bring First Digital Post-Print Corrugated Press to Europe (4/10/2018)

HP PageWide C500 digital press for corrugated printing will be installed at Smurfit Kappa's Interwell plant in Austria.

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U.S. Containerboard Output a Mixed Bag in April (5/24/2016)

Containerboard production in the U.S. was 2.6% lower in April 2016 compared with April 2015, according to the recently released AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) April 2016 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report.

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New Research Shows Fruit Packed in Corrugated is Safer, Fresher than in RPCs (6/30/2016)

New scientific research indicates that corrugated packaging keeps fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from transferred microorganisms.

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UPM Raflatac Launches RP62 EU Labelling Adhesive (6/22/2016)

UPM Raflatac's (Finland) tamper-verification products with the RP62 EU adhesive exploit the properties of paperboard typically used for pharmaceutical packaging, which carries a water-based varnish.

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ORBIS Acquires Response Packaging (4/06/2018)

Customers to benefit from broader packaging solutions and capabilities.

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Model Installs Voith Smart Seal Wear Monitoring System at Mill in Switzerland (6/24/2016)

Voith, Heidenheim, Gemany, has developed a ‘Seal Wear Monitoring’ system that will make sealing strip replacement easier to plan in the future.

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Thimm Group Starts up E-Commerce Business for Corrugated Boxes (4/09/2018)

New online shop sells standardized packaging made of corrugated board and value-added accessories for the optimum distribution of goods.  

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Cascades Completes Transaction with U.S.-Based Rand-Whitney (6/02/2016)

Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, yesterday (June 1) announced that Norampac, its containerboard packaging division, has successfully completed a transaction with U.S.-based company Rand-Whitney Container LLC for the acquisition of its plant in Newtown, Conn., USA, in exchange for certain assets of its Norampac New England plant, located in Thompson, Conn.

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Corrugated Box Market to Grow at 3.94% CAGR, Reaching $76.76 Billion by 2021 (5/31/2016)

MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India, has published a new report titled Corrugated Boxes Market by Material (Linerboard, Medium), Printing Ink (Water-Based, Solvent-Based, UV-Curable, Hot Melt-Based), Printing Technology (Digital, Flexography, Lithography), Type (Slotted, Telescope) - Global Forecast to 2021.

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Iggeson Containerboard Scores Gold in Australia (6/21/2016)

According to a release this past week by Iggeson Paperboard (a Holmen Group), Iggeson, Sweden, when the Australian Media Super National Print Awards were held earlier this month, the gold award in the packaging category was won by Rooster IMC for its Herbanica Hand & Body Cream packaging made on the company's Incada Silk 260 gsm.

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Smurfit Kappa Continues to Invest in Facture Paper Mill (4/19/2018)

Company is investing in French mill to meet the growing demand for kraftliner grades in Europe.

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Barry-Wehmiller’s Arcil SA Becomes Synerlink (6/14/2016)

After two recent acquisitions, Arcil SA, based in Puiseux-Pontoise, France, has changed its name to Synerlink. Arcil remains the brand name for the company’s form-fill-seal (FFS) lines that are manufactured in France. 

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Metsa Board Orders Valmet IQ for New Extrusion Coating Line at Husum Mill (6/23/2016)

Metsa Board, Finland, has ordered Valmet IQ quality control systems (QCS) for a new extrusion coating line to start up in the first half of 2017 at its Husum mill.

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Constantia Flexibles Sells Mexican Folding Carton Business to Grupo Gondi (6/01/2016)

Constantia Flexibles Group (Vienna, Austria) has agreed to sell its non-core folding carton activities in Mexico, Aluprint Plegadizos, to Mexican company Grupo Gondi for an undisclosed amount.

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