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EcoCortec VpCI films and bags, available in custom sizes and shapes, are said to offer strong protection for metal parts
Program allows companies to personalize FTA books with their logos as gifts to customers, prospects, etc.
A WorldStar 2015 Packaging Award honors company for fold-over blister card aimed to maximize billboard space and minimize material usage
The 2nd edition of Cartons, Crates, and Corrugated Board includes expanded data on tests, designs, materials, and regulations
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Printing solution, which can be integrated inline with converting machines for disposable sanitary napkins, applies patterns on inside of napkin
The NEOS Series, which will be introduced at ICE Europe, is said to be powerful and intelligent and to operate at high speeds
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- September 01, 2010
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM | FEFCO (European Federation of Corrugated Board Mfrs.) released annual statistics of European manufacturers of corrugated packaging, reporting that 2009 showed an overall decrease in volume of shipments of -4.9% sq m; in total 39 billion sq m were sold last year.
However, the report says indicators for 2010 show the corrugated industry is recovering. One major reason for this relatively good result is customer segmentation: 46.3% of all shipments go to the fast-moving consumer goods sectors, which are less dependent than others on industrial and overall economic development.
For more information visit www.fefco.org.
TAPPI, Norcross, GA, awards the Corrugated Packaging Div. Lifetime Achievement Award to David A. Carlson, technical advisor to the Fibre Box Assn., Elk Grove Village, IL. Carlson is recognized for his contributions to the pulp and paper industry for more than 46 years and to the corrugated packaging division of TAPPI for the past 32 years. He has held positions with Container Corp. of America, Hoerner Waldorf, Champion Intl., Stone Container Corp., and Smurfit Stone Container Corp.
American Forest & Paper Assoc., Washington, DC, reports June containerboard production increased 47,100 tons or 1.7% over June 2009. Total kraft paper shipments were 134.5 thousand tons, an increase of 10.7% compared to June 2009. Total boxboard production increased by 3.0% compared to June 2009.
AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., Amsterdam, Netherlands, is publishing the Specialty Papers and Paperboards Global Sourcebook 2010. The study provides a detailed appraisal of the range and diversity of specialty papers, with particular emphasis on the changing structure of the business throughout the supply chain.
Flower City Printing, Rochester, NY, adds capacity to its finishing capabilities with the installation of a 41-in. ECO 105 folder/gluer from Heidelberg, Kennesaw, GA. The machine can produce up to 50,000 lockbottom cartons/hr and can process lock- and double-wall boxes as well as four- and six-corner cartons.
Heidelberg reports its Prinect Inspection Control inline print defect detection system has earned a 2010 InterTech Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America, Sewickley, PA.