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The Tides of Change: Returning Jobs to American Shores

By Paperboard Packaging Council staff Mon, Nov 24, 2014

For the last several decades, American firms have been relocating their plants to China and other developing nations where they enjoyed cheap and plentiful labor. However, the U.S. manufacturing sector has been making a comeback in recent times.


Menasha Packaging saddened by death of former president and owner of Strive Group Richard ‘Dick’ Sharfstein, 82

By Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Menasha Packaging regrets to announce that Richard A. "Dick" Sharfstein, former president and owner of The Strive Group (previously Pride Container Corp., now Menasha Packaging), died on Tuesday, Nov. 25. He was 82.

Press Release

Monadnock expands its portfolio with Smart Planet Technologies' EarthCoating extruding technology for adhesive beverage labels

By Thu, Dec 04, 2014

BENNINGTON, NH, Dec. 5, 2014 (Press Release) -Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Smart Planet Technologies for use of its extruded EarthCoating technology for adhesive beverage labels in North America.

Globe Newswire

Xerium introduces ProSeam CL felt technology for cylinder board machines

By Thu, Dec 04, 2014

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C, Dec. 4, 2014 (Globe Newswire) -Xerium Technologies, Inc. (XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched ProSeam CL felt technology. ProSeam CL is specifically engineered to provide increased seam durability and felt life on demanding cylinder board machines.

PPI Europe

MPS to acquire Scotland’s Presentation Products Group; firm strengthens its German plant

By Anne grimbert Thu, Dec 04, 2014

BRUSSELS, Dec. 4, 2014 (PPI Europe) -Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Presentation Products Group, a Scottish supplier of specialty rigid packaging and gifting products. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

PPI Europe

Stora Enso taps Valmet to supply new winder for its BM 5 at Imatra Tainionkoski unit in Finland

By Anne grimbert Thu, Dec 04, 2014

BRUSSELS, Dec. 4, 2014 (PPI Europe) -Valmet will supply a new OptiWin Drum two-drum winder and auxiliaries to Stora Enso's BM 5 at its Tainionkoski unit in the Imatra complex in Finland. The value of the order was not disclosed.

Valmet's delivery will include a winder pulper, transfer rails, related dust control systems and core handling system.


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