Folding Cartons

Opportunity for Brand Protection at P

"Safe folding box," a specialist congress, will take place with Print City during the P trade fair.

PPC Reports Folding Carton Shipments Show Sustained Growth in 2004

According to the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), December was a strong month for folding carton shipments, which increased 4.3 percent by value and 2.8 percent by volume year-over year. For the full year 2004, folding carton shipments grew 4.4 percent by value, and 4.3 percent by volume. Based on projections, the folding carton market reached $9 billion in 2004. Measured by volume the market grew to 5,825 thousands of tons.

Gidue Appoints New Distributor for Italy

With the appointment of Fabrizio Decio, GIDUE has named Outsoucing, Gallarte, Italy, a new distributor for Italy.

Bemis Acquires Majority Ownership of Dixie Toga

Bemis Co. has acquired majority ownership of Dixie Toga, San Paulo, Brazil, one of the largest packaging companies in South America. Bemis acquired the voting common stock and 43% of the outstanding, non-voting preferred stock of Dixie Toga for approximately $250 million, financed with commercial paper.

Raymond Report Sheds Light on Packaging 'Trash Wars' between Michigan and Ontario

Raymond Communications' new report, "Canadian Recycling Policy: The Complete Guide for Product Makers," says the author, "sheds some light on how many major US-based manufacturers and retailers have come to complain about having to pay 50 percent of Ontario's $118 million [Canadian dollars] 'Blue Box' recycling program."

Ghent PDF Workgroup Releases Base Line Format for Packaging PDF

According to the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG), during its late-June meeting, it welcomed a new member, set up a new subcommittee for Office Document Printing and Marketing, and released a 2004 Base Line Format for packaging PDFs.

Hollywood Is Venue for Entertainment Packaging Summit August 2004

The Entertainment Packaging Summit, part of the larger Entertainment Media Expo, is slated for Aug. 31 - Sept. 1, 2004, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA.

Salem Printing Adds Second Six-Color Roland 300

Winston-Salem, NC, USA-based Salem printing reports it has added a second six-color Roland 300 press. The printer/converter says the 2/4 perfecting system, which is on both of its 300 presses, is particularly useful for label work.

Tetra Recart Packaging System to Debut in USA

Both part of the Hormel Foods Corp. portfolio of products, Hormel brand and Stagg brand chili will soon be available in Tetra Recart carton packages manufactured by Tetra Pak.

RFID Experts Group Moves to AIM Global

A group of RFID (radio frequency identification) expert advisors initially chartered by the US Department of Defense will become an expert advisory group within AIM Global, the industry trade association for RFID and the automatic identification industry, reports AIM Global, the trade association for RFID.

Recycled Paperboard Packages Win Big in Paperboard Contest

Among the top honorees in this year's National Paperboard Packaging competition were ten folding carton packages made from recycled paperboard, according to the Recycled Paperboard Alliance.

Heidelberg Intros Speedmaster XL 105 for Packaging and Label Printers at Drupa

Among Heidelberg's introductions at Drupa was the Speedmaster XL 105, an offset press capable of producing to 18,000 sheets per hour.

A Recipe for Flexo Printing Success

Harper Graphic Solutions' Mike Huey provides converters utilizing flexography for their printing applications with some tips— a recipe —for success.

Tekni-Films Intros Ultra-High Barrier Film for Blister and Packaging Applications

Tekni-Films says its new high-barrier themoformable film laminate, using 4 mil (100 micron) PCTFE in either Aclar or Vaposhield types, is the "world’s highest-barrier commercially available clear film for blister and packaging applications."

Graphic Packaging to Expand Fort Smith Operations

In early May, Graphic Packaging Corp. announced plans to expand its existing Fort Smith, AR, USA, operations by building a new 300,000 sq-ft manufacturing plant.

Esko-Graphics ArtiosCAD 6.0 Receives Major Productivity Enhancements

Esko-Graphics says it structural-design software for packaging, ArtiosCAD 6.0, has been upgraded.

Koerber PaperLink Schneider XT System Helps Converters and Paper Mills Eliminate Dust

Koerber PaperLink will showcase its new Schneider XT system, technology that helps converters and paper mills remove costly dusty problems.

Top of the Line

Premium products deserve premium packaging. NPA honors the year's best folding cartons and rigid boxes.

Innovation on Board

A consumer favorite gets a facelift thanks to innovative use of paperboard packaging.

Gussets Lead to Growth

A paperboard envelope that expands to hold thick, bulky items delivers double-digit growth for Calumet Carton.


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Kodak Polychrome Graphics to Demo Flexo Plates at Drupa

Kodak Polychrome Graphics reports it will demo its new line of Flexcel printing plates for the flexographic printing industry at Drupa (6 - 19 May, 2004).

Agfa's Sublima Screening Technology Garners Award from Flexo Prepress Platemakers Assn.

Agfa says its award-winning screening technology, :Sublima, is an easy-to-use tool that improves print quality and gives flexo printers the edge they need to stand out.

Stora Enso and Xeikon Partner to Develop On-Demand Production Line for DBS Media/Entertainment Packaging

Stora Enso reports it and Xeikon International have entered into a technical cooperation agreement to combine Stora Enso's DBS (Discbox Slider) packaging system with Xeikon digital printing systems. The companies will present the new on-demand production line for CD and DVD packaging for the first time at Drupa 2004. (

Waste & That Blue Box

More local and regional jurisdictions are seeking to deal with litter and solid waste by embracing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws that place

The Family Breadwinner

AIMCAL recognizes winners of its annual competition for opening new markets and for technological superiority.

Paperboard Packaging Council to Celebrate 75th Anniversary and Hold Spring Meeting at Drake Hotel in Chicago

PPC will celebrate its 75th Anniversary March 14 through 16, 2004, at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL, USA, a venue that has been selected numerous times for annual meetings throughout the association’s history.

Cascades Boxboard Invests in Fischer & Krecke Flexo Press for Cobourg, ON, Canada Plant

Learn about Fischer & Krecke's new logistics system Flexpress Motion at

Colbert Packaging's Senior-Friendly, Child-Resistant PharmaDial Gets Highest Rating from US Consumer Product Safety Commission

PharmDial utilizes Colbert Packaging's BlisterGuard paperboard product, a sealed-end style of folding carton material using Valéron strength film (

US Packaged Goods Companies Report Growing Satisfaction with Use of 100% Recycled Paperboard

The RPA-100%-commissioned study revealed, among other findings, that more than 55% of respondents rate 100% recycled paperboard as having superior value, especially in the categories of dry and frozen/refrigerated foods.

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