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Michelman Bolsters India Presence with New Website (1/05/2018)

Site focuses specifically on the needs of the Indian packaging market and highlights its major investment, the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings.

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U.S. Containerboard Output Rises in December (1/15/2018)

Containerboard production in December 2017 was up 3.6% compared with December 2016 and up 3.1% year-to-date.

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New getPlus ESD Ecosystem Supports Factories’ Transition to Industry 4.0 (4/16/2018)

Behind the buzz of the industrial internet of things and smart factories is a convenient and cost saving software quietly helping factories move towards industry 4.0.  

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Expera's Resin-Gard Saturating Papers Provide Multiple Applications (1/19/2018)

Resin-Gard offers dimensional stability, engineered strength, and surface properties that meet specific processing needs. 

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Södra’s SunPine to Invest SEK 250 Million in New Bio-Diesel Plant (4/18/2018)

SunPine is a world leader in the production of second-generation renewable fuels. The raw material is a by-product from pulp and paper manufacturing.

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Transcontinental Acquires Coveris Americas (4/04/2018)

With the acquisition, Transcontinental Inc. becomes a North American leader in flexible packaging. 

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Announces Made by Milk Contest Winners (1/09/2018)

Lillian Ruediger Elementary of Tallahassee, Fla., won the grand prize of $5,000 in the 2018 “Made by Milk Carton Construction Contest” for its “Roadrunners Endless Summer Surfin’ Safari” creation.

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Crown Van Gelder Invests in New Soft Calender for PM 1 (1/17/2018)

Investment program for inkjet, label, and packaging papers mill in the Netherlands totals EUR 20 million.

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VPK Packaging Group Plans New Containerboard Machine (1/15/2018)

VPK Packaging Group plans to invest in a new paper machine for lightweight recycled containerboard to strengthen its sustainable resource management.

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Lecta Presents Newest Environmental Report (3/02/2018)

Report is an exercise in transparency, in which Lecta shares its progress and identifies upcoming challenges.

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AkzoNobel Appoints Vree CFO for Specialty Chemicals (1/05/2018)

Renier Vree’s appointment as CFO becomes effective March 1, 2018. 

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Tetra Pak Launches New Packaging Material Effects (4/13/2018)

New effects are designed to help brands attract shoppers' attention. 

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AF&PA Announces Top 2018 Advocacy Priorities (1/09/2018)

Advocacy priorities target trade, transportation, paper-options safeguards, and regulatory reform.

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Unboxing: 2018 Theme for International Packaging Design Competition (PIDA) (4/18/2018)

Unboxing, the moment when packaging is opened for the first time, is not only the consumer's first encounter with a product, but also increasingly critical for a brand's ability to make a first personal, and through social media, global impression.

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Stora Enso First Forest Products Group to Set Ambitious GHG Targets (1/26/2018)

“For more than a decade, we have been actively reducing the energy-intensity of our operations and our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Stora Enso CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström.

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Global Specialty P&P Chemicals Market to Reach $22,829 Million by 2023 (4/17/2018)

Some specialty paper chemicals include: sodium hydrosulfite, hydrogen peroxide, and chlorine, which are used as bleaching agents; sodium silicate, enzymes, and various surfactants used in the deinking process; and alkyl ketene dimers and alkenyl succinic anhydride used for sizing.

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Sappi N.A. Releases 2017 Sustainability Report, Receives Gold Rating from EcoVadis (4/20/2018)

Annual report highlights leading paper and packaging supplier's strong performance on long-term goals.

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IP and Feeding America Help People Facing Hunger, Recovering from Disasters (4/18/2018)

To date, International Paper has donated 60,000 custom designed boxes as well as $250,000 to aid Feeding America in its disaster response efforts following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria and the ongoing California fire crisis. IP also will donate an additional $1 million over two years to help end hunger in America.

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Forest Sector, Resolute Forest Products Applaud Canada’s Complaint Filing against U.S. (1/16/2018)

Government of Canada complaint challenges Washington’s use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, claiming they broke the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Anti-Dumping Agreement, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes.

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Grupo Gondi to Install Voith Paper Machine at New Corrugated Mill in Mexico (4/09/2018)

New Papel y Empaques Monterrey (PEM) mill will house PM 7, which will have a working width of 6,660 mm at the reel and a design speed of 1,200 m/min to produce testliner and corrugated medium with basis weights in the range of 90 to 250 gsm.

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