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The Guardian

Online purchasing raises packaging volumes; companies work to reduce waste and find green alternatives [The Guardian]

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2014 (The Guardian) -As the holiday season approaches, more and more purchases are happening online. Online purchases are projected to grow 20.1% to hit $1.5tn this year, according to eMarketer. As a result, mail packing is a burgeoning sustainability concern.

New York Times

Smurfit Kappa recycled paperboard mill in Roermond, Netherlands, a model of ‘circular economy’ [New York Times]

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

ROERMOND, The Netherlands , Nov. 18, 2014 (New York Times) -Three times a week, tanker trucks make an hourlong journey from a baby-food factory in Nunspeet, in the central Netherlands, to a paper mill in the southeastern city of Roermond.

PPI Latin America

MWV Rigesa buys new corrugator for Pacajus

By Renata Mercante Tue, Nov 18, 2014

SAO PAULO, Nov. 18, 2014 (PPI Latin America) -MWV Rigesa, the Brazilian subsidiary of MeadWestvaco (MWV), has announced the acquisition of a new corrugator from BHS to be installed at its Pacajus plant, in Ceará state, northeast Brazil. Rigesa's plan is to increase corrugated board output and sales in the region by 15-20% in the next five years.

Press Release

Study shows wax coating usage drops below 3% of total US corrugated industry annual shipments

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL , Nov. 18, 2014 (Press Release) -A new study shows the corrugated industry continues to dramatically decrease its use of wax coatings. In 2013, the industry used 39 percent less wax than in 2002, when wax usage was first measured.

PPI Latin America

Mexican containerboard prices stay flat in October-November; imports grow even with weaker Peso

By Renata Mercante Tue, Nov 18, 2014

SAO PAULO, Nov. 18, 2014 (PPI Latin America) -Prices for both domestic and imported containerboard remained stable in Mexico in October over September and are unchanged again in November, sources toldPPI Latin America. Domestic recycled linerboard is being traded for Peso 7,800-8,200/tonne ($575-605/tonne), which is the same level as a year ago.

Globe Newswire

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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