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PPC 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference agenda addresses future of folding carton industry

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, Oct. 29-31, in Atlanta, shed light on the future of the folding carton industry, addressing key economic, political, and technological factors such as China's boxboard capacity bulge, the growing U.S. economy, and emerging short-run printing technologies.

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Smurfit Kappa to showcase packaging solutions at Vinitech trade show in Bordeaux, France Dec. 2-4

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Smurfit Kappa, a global leader in paper-based packaging, will be showcasing its latest innovations and meeting with current and future customers at the Vinitech trade show from 2 to 4 December 2014.

The company can be found at stand 2402, Hall 1, Aisle C in the Parc des Expositions in Bordeaux.

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US box demand should 'emerge from its lethargy' in 2015-2016, RISI's Waghorne tells Chicago ICC attendees

By Will Mies Fri, Nov 07, 2014

North American box and containerboard demand should "emerge from its lethargy" in 2015 if consumer spending finally begins to pick up, RISI VP for paper packaging Ken Waghorne told attendees at RISI's 16th International Containerboard Conference (ICC) last week.

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Europe Interview: German packaging firm THIMM targets investments in growth markets to stay ahead of the pack

By Irina Van den Neste Thu, Oct 23, 2014

BRUSSELS-The German corrugated packaging industry has been undergoing a somewhat turbulent period this year amid low margins, structural changes and rising competition among players. PPI Europe caught up with Oliver Rokohl, sales and marketing director at Germany's THIMM Verpackung, one of the largest European independent packaging groups, to discuss the firm's progress with ongoing investments, its strategy plans and its vision for remaining on top in the current challenging market conditions.

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Evergreen Packaging 3Q 2014 packaging and paper revenues rise 4% from year ago

By James McLaren Fri, Nov 21, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 21, 2014 (RISI) -Evergreen Packaging revenues rose 4% to $444 million in the three months ending Sept. 30, 2014, parent company Reynolds Group Holdings reported.

Operating profit in 3Q was 11% higher to $60 million and net income showed a loss of $1 million.

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UK's folding carton manufacturer Benson Group receives safety award for passing 250,000 hours without OSHA recordable accident at Bardon facility in Leicestershire

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, Nov. 21, 2014 (Press Release) -

Benson Group, one of the UK's leading printed folding carton suppliers, has announced details of a safety award received from their parent company, Graphic Packaging International (GPI), for its manufacturing facility in Bardon, Leicestershire.

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Metsä Board showcases its portfolio of lightweight cartonboards, linerboards and packaging services at Empack in Helsinki

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014

ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 19, 2014 (Press Release) -Metsä Board is showing its portfolio of lightweight cartonboards and linerboards, as well as its Packaging Services, at Empack in Helsinki, emphasising how they contribute to a future built on bio-based packaging.

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