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DS Smith wins two awards in 'display and promotional packaging' category at German Packaging Awards 2014

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014

At the ceremony for the German Packaging Awards 2014 DS Smith l Packaging Division D-A-CH once again proved its innovative strength. The display and packaging specialist was awarded the coveted trophy not once, but twice for attention-grabbing display solutions.

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UK's cartonboard and graphical board stockist Warren starts up new converting facility in West Bromwich, UK

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Warren, the UK's leading independent cartonboard and graphical board and paper stockist, has announced that its new converting facility is now fully operational and at full capacity, with the potential to increase its capacity further with the introduction of a shift system.

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Smurfit Kappa opens new Euro 28 million Bag-in-Box plant in Ibi, Spain

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Smurfit Kappa celebrates the opening of a new Bag-in-Box® plant in Ibi, Spain, meeting a growing demand in the Mediterranean region.

The ultra-modern facility, which has seen an investment of €28m by the company, boasts itself as one of the world's leading Bag-in-Box® plants, integrating the production of taps and bags under one roof.

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Michelman invests in new digital imaging technology to improve problem solving capabilities and speed-to-market

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Michelman has invested in new digital imaging technology that allows chemists to view coating and substrate samples at nano-level magnification. The new technology is part of Michelman's investment in the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center that was officially opened on October 2, 2014 at the company's global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Sonoco Display and Packaging wins four Design of the Times 2014 awards by Path to Purchase Institute

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC, Nov. 18, 2014 (Globe Newswire) -Sonoco Display and Packaging, the point-of-purchase (POP) display and packaging services business of Sonoco (SON), has been awarded four Design of the Times 2014 awards, including a gold award, by the Path to Purchase Institute.

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PPC appoints Frankston Packaging's Kyle Eldred as its 45th chairman

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

On October 30, 2014, at the Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA, former Chairman of the Board Stephen Scherger of Graphic Packaging International inducted Kyle Eldred of Frankston Packaging Co., LP as PPC's 45th chair.

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PPC legal counsel Clausen Ely honored for more than 40 years of service at fall meeting in Atlanta

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Clausen Ely, The Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) legal counsel of more than 40 years, was honored for his contribution to the organization during PPC's recent Fall Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Ely will retire from his post with PPC effective January 1, 2015.

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Current conditions for U.S. containerboard, corrugated boxes and boxboard

By Ken Waghorne Tue, Nov 18, 2014

US corrugated box shipments averaged 30.2 billion square feet (BSF) between July and September, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days. This was the highest quarterly average since 2008. Shipments in the third quarter of 2014 were 1.8 percent higher than the year-ago figure. Even so, cumulative shipments for the first nine months of the year were only 0.3 percent above the 2013 level, reflecting the softness that set into the market during the winter and spring.

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What’s behind the uptick in acquisitions of independents?

By Mark Mathes Mon, Nov 17, 2014

After a one year gig as the AICC Chairman, I’m back like a bad habit you just can’t shake.  As in the past, my intention is to tell you what I think on a variety of topics that impact the corrugated industry.  Your agreement with my position or opposition to it is irrelevant in the sense that there is no right or wrong.  My thoughts are to stimulate your thoughts and discussion.  However, be wa

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