Hot Topics: Folding | Gluing | Sheeting

IPS Testing Approved for Corrugated Recyclability Protocol

Corrugated Packaging Alliance approves IPS Testing to perform testing protocol certifying repulpability & recyclability of corrugated wax alternatives

Rust Preventer

The CorrTube from Cortec Corp., St. Paul, MN, can be used to provide corrosion protection for raw barstock, cylindrical parts, gears, and bearings during shipping or storage.

Package Design: Make an Impact

Pity the poor package designers. Their task is formidable: Create a package that appeals to consumers; is easy to open, yet tamper-resistant; meets all

EPR Rule Is Voted Down

SPRINGFIELD, MA | An Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) resolution proposed at Chicopee, MA, City Hall was unanimously rejected on June 6. The resolution

Reporter Carton & Box

American Forest & Paper Assn., Washington, DC, reports total kraft paper shipments in May 2011 were 131,800 tons, an increase of 0.2% compared to May

SPG Adds Large Format Press

RADISSON, NY | Specialized Packaging Group (SPG), a div. of Paperworks Industries, Philadelphia, PA, has invested in a ten-color 48-in.-wide Gallus INTRO

Inks Suited for Containers

The Fryflex line of inks is designed mainly for shipping containers. Color intensity, rub, and hue meet general requirements usually specified for commodity

Retail-Ready Packaging To Grow Says Pira Intl.

Research from Pira Intl. indicates there will be steady growth for "retail-ready packs" (RRPs) to 2016, representing new opportunities for converters/suppliers

Containerboard June Operating Rate Up from May

The American Forest & Paper Assn. reports that while June 2011 US containerboard production was flat when compared to May 2011, month over month average daily production was up 3.3%

Juiced Up

The CoolJuice Beverage Co., Dunedin, FL, founded in 2006 to help tackle childhood obesity, has launched a line of all-natural, 100% juice blends that contain no high-frutose corn syrup; no preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors; and no added sugar.

Best of Show Boxes

With competing brands nestled together on retail shelves, consumer products companies must rely on converters' perfect execution of the package designers'

GPI Seeks New Packaging Ideas

MARIETTA, GA | Graphic Packaging Intl. (GPI) reports the launch of InnoGate, an open innovation portal for inventors, students, and vendors to share their

Menasha Wins 11 OMA Awards

NEENAH, WI | Menasha Packaging won 11 awards at the 53rd annual POPAI Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement (OMA) Awards Competition. Held during

AICC To Focus on Independents

ALEXANDRIA, VA | The Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters ( adds new member categories as it focuses further on producers. The association

Sheeter Expansion

KOLKATA, INDIA | ITC Paperboard and Specialty Paper Div. operates what is said to be India's largest integrated pulping and paperboard manufacturing unit

Safe-Slab™ Core Recycler(MD) - Blade Free Slabbing - an Appleton Mfg. Division Product

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