- June 01, 2011
American Forest & Paper Assn., Washington, DC, reports total kraft paper shipments in March 2011 were 140,100 tons, an increase of 2.1% compared to March 2010 and up 12.9% compared to February 2011. Total boxboard production in March 2011 increased by 2.2% compared to March 2010 and increased 11.1% from February 2011. Containerboard production for March 2011 rose compared to February 2011, with month-over-month average daily production up 0.8%
Finn Industries, Ontario, CA, joins the Paperboad Packaging Council (PPC), Springfield, MA, as a principal member. PPC also reports its royalty-free Paperboard Packaging Recyclable logo is a registered trademark.
Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, installs its second eight-color Speedmaster XL 105 UV press from Heidelberg, Kennesaw, GA. The press has a special double coating configuration with initial flexo dispersion coater, four modular deliveries, and full interdeck UV capability.
Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY, installs its first Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press, choosing an eight-color model with CutStar roll sheeter, Prinect Press Center with Intellistart operator guidance system, integrated Wallscreen, and Axis Control color measurement and control system. An integrated UV system from Germany-based IST utilizes the new Electronic Lamp Control that enables the system to operate at very low energy consumption and take up 50% less floor space.
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