On June 19, 2013, Lou Kornet, representing the Government Affairs Advisory Committee at the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the 2013 Forest Products Industry Fly-In sponsored by the American Forest &Paper Association (AF&PA) and the American Wood Council (AWC). In attendance were joint PPC and AF&PA member companies Clearwater Paper Corporation, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, MeadWestvaco Corp., International Paper, and PaperWorks Industries, Inc.
Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions announced that the Newark Wisconsin Paperboard Mill received a Focus on Energy incentive in excess of $75,000 for energy efficiency from the state of Wisconsin.
CONYERS, GA, July 19, 2013 (Press Release) -Pratt Industries has partnered with the City of New York to place solar-powered recycling bins throughout downtown Manhattan to help increase paper recycling rates.
HELSINKI, July 19, 2013 (Press Release) -Stora Enso has received the requisite project approval for the integrated pulp and board project in Guangxi, southern China, from the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
MEMPHIS, TN, July 18, 2013 (Press Release) -Evergreen Packaging announced today it has entered into an intellectual property license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies. Under the agreement, Evergreen Packaging will initially explore the development of cupstock products using EarthCoating® technology, a mineralized barrier coating for paperboard materials.
POLS, Austria, July 18, 2013 (Press Release) -There are only a few months left now until Europe's largest and most modern kraft paper machine goes into operation, meaning that by the end of 2013 it will be able to produce 80.000 tons of high quality white kraft paper per year.
ÖSCHELBRONN, Germany, July 17, 2013 (Press Release) -Since its foundation in 1958, Asia Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd. has specialized in the production of kraft paper, gypsum linerboards and testliner.
LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, July 17, 2013 (Press Release) -Benson Group, one of the UK's leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Dr Helene Roberts as Group Marketing Director.
SPRINGFIELD, MA, July 17, 2013 (Press Release) -Eight packaging professionals from around the country recently converged at PPC headquarters in Springfield, MA during the week of June 9-11, 2013 to select the winning entries at the Paperboard Packaging Council's 70th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.
PARIS, July 17, 2013 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa Group( SKG) have unveiled their plans to increase the Recycled Containerboard prices in Europe by €50 as of August 1. The increase is necessary due to unsustainable returns, continued high input costs and a strong market demand environment."