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New AF&PA video and webpage promote improved paper recycling

By Tue, Jan 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 13, 2015 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) new What is Recyclable? webpage and Improving Paper Recycling video promote increased quantity and quality of paper and paper-based packaging recovered for recycling. These new resources are part of AF&PA's ongoing effort to increase paper recovery.


MWV to separate paper business from chemicals

By Marina Faleiros Tue, Jan 13, 2015

SAO PAULO, Jan. 13, 2015 (PPI Latin America) -MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) announced on Jan. 8 that its board of directors approved a plan to fully separate its specialty chemicals business from the rest of the company. The move will result in two independent, publicly traded companies, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

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Independent Carton Group highlights members’ successes, new investments, executive changes

By Fri, Jan 16, 2015

NEWTOWN, CT, Jan. 16, 2015 (Press Release) -The Independent Carton Group (ICG), an association of 19 independently owned and operated folding carton manufacturers, is pleased to highlight its members' recent news and the ways in which they make their mark in the packaging community.


US containerboard production jumped 6.9% in December on strong exports

By Will Mies Thu, Jan 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2015 (RISI) -US containerboard production jumped 6.9% in December helped by strong linerboard exports, according to the latest American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) statistics.

This brought total containerboard production for 2014 to 35.4 million tons, up 1.8% from a year ago.

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Iggesund Paperboard announces upgrade to its Invercote paperboard; Invercote G to feature lightly coated reverse side

By Wed, Jan 14, 2015

IGGESUND, Sweden, Jan. 15, 2015 (Press Release) -

Iggesund Paperboard announces an upgrade to its flagship product, Invercote. From summer 2015 the bestselling paperboard in the Invercote family, Invercote G, will feature a lightly coated reverse side.

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Tetra Pak's Rex Bio-based fully renewable carton package used by Finnish dairy manufacturer Valio

By Tue, Jan 13, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 13, 2015 (Press Release) -Finnish dairy producer, Valio, becomes the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials. Consumers are able to buy these packages at retail shops in Finland from this week.

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Rengo to merge its subsidiaries Settsu Carton with Saito Shiki and Kyoei Danboru with Chuo Danboru, effective April 1

By Mon, Jan 12, 2015

OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 5, 2015 (Press Release) -Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; Chairman, President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it will carry out the following two mergers with the goal of improving the management efficiency of its consolidated subsidiaries, and also to further improve consolidated performance.


Succession planning needs to be bigger than for just one

By Mark Mathes Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Some of you have heard by now that the long time COO of Vanguard Packaging, Steve Martin passed away Christmas morning from a heart attack.  Needless to say, it was a massive shock to everybody in the Vanguard family and now we are saddled with not only the grief of losing a co-worker and friend but also the chore of reorganizing the Vanguard leadership team with no advance notice.


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