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Sonoco to Raise Paperboard Prices

Sonoco reports it will raise prices on uncoated recycled paperboard by $50 (US) per ton, effective June 4, 2002.

Smurfit-Stone Streamlines Sourcing with Perfect Commerce Software

Perfect Commerce, Inc., a supplier of enterprise supply management (ESM) software and services, recently announced a Smurft-Stone investment in its product technology.

May 6, 2002Offers for Jefferson Smurfit Continue

DUBLIN, IRELAND & NEW YORK, NY -- Jefferson Smurfit Group plc, made the following announcement recently regarding recent market speculation that a buyer

Coating Control, Quality, & Paperboard Packaging

It is often forgotten the vast majority of folding cartons are coated with either a water-based or ultraviolet (UV)-cured coating. In fact, most new presses

Beauty & the Box

For the first time in the history of the Paperboard Packaging Council's carton competition, one entry took the top award the President's Award and scored

International Containerboard and Corrugated Meeting to Explore Fast-Emerging Markets

he 10th International Containterboard/Corrugated Conference is slated for October 17–18, 2002, in Chicago, IL.

Esko-Graphics Webcenter Helps Folding Carton Converter's Service

According to Esko-Graphics, its online packaging design database, "WebCenter," is helping smaller folding-carton converters dramatically improve cycle times for packaging design and development.

Advantage Flexo? Carton Converters Convene at FFTA

Flexography is moving ahead of offset due to process controls. FFTA to hold a forum to present this case and debate flexo vs. offset.

FPI to Judge Packages "Outside the Box"

The Foodservice & Packaging Institute (FPI) reports it's hosting a new competition. The Institute says the event will honor the foodservice industry's newest, most distinguished, and innovative single-use package. FPI invites all manufacturers that have introduced such a package into the market on or after January 1, 2000, to enter their best candidate.

FFTA Targets Better Box Print

"There are major changes in store for the flexographic corrugated industry [this year] and beyond." That's according to the Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA), and that's what members are going to be discussing at an FFTA corrugated/preprint session, which is slated for May 7, 2002, in Washington D.C.

Folding Carton Outlook Favorable: Study Says US Will Want More Non-Flexible Food Containers

Demand for food containers is the US is forecast to increase more than three percent per year until 2005—to $12.6 billion (US) in 2005, according to "Food Containers," a new study conducted and composed by The Freedonia Group.

Smurit-Stone Board Sales Division on Web to Provide More Customer Info.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. today announced the launch of a new web site, "an interactive [portal] with news and information about Smurfit-Stone containerboard products, mill and sales office locations, and an array of services offered by the Board sales division.

Corrugated Containers Serve & Sell

Independent corrugator and sheet plant manufacturers apply a high level of skill and sophistication to create packaging that promotes and protect its

Smurfit-Stone Powers Efficiency with CreoScitex

Smurfit-Stone says its getting more efficient with CreoScitex's new Prinergy Powerpack workflow.

Pactiv Sells Single-Faced Corrugated Business

Pactiv Corp. announced today the sale of its single-faced corrugated Netherland-based business to Palm Industrie Beteiligungs GmbH Co. KG. The single-faced corrugated business had sales of approximately $20 million in 2000, and, reports the co., the sale of this business is another step in the restructuring of its protective and flexible packaging segment that was announced in January 2001.

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

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