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BillerudKorsnäs to invest SEK 260 million to increase volume and improve sack paper quality at its Skärblacka mill in Sweden

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014

SOLNA, Sweden, Oct. 28, 2014 (Press Release) -BillerudKorsnäs continues to act according to their growth agenda. This time with an investment of SEK 260 million at their production unit in Skärblacka that will increase the volume and improve the quality of sack papers produced there.

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Menasha Packaging wins 12 Design of the Times awards at 2014 Shopper Marketing Expo in Minneapolis, MN

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014

NEENAH, WI, Oct. 27, 2014 (Press Release) -Menasha Packaging won 12 Design of the Times (DOT) Awards at the 2014 Shopper Marketing Expo in Minneapolis, Minn. The DOT Awards celebrate the most inspiring and creative in-store activation tactics and campaigns.

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Evergreen Packaging reaches four-year labor contract with United Steelworkers covering Canton, NC, mill and other plants

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014

WAYNESVILLE, NC, Oct. 27, 2014 (Smoky Mountain News ) -Evergreen Packaging has been in talks with its employees since the spring, trying to hammer out a new contract. This month, the company reached a deal with members of the union.

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Box On Demand technology enables shippers to decrease box dimensions and reduce shipping costs

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014

BATTLE CREEK, MI, Oct. 27, 2014 (PRNewswire) -Next year, major freight carriers will begin applying dimensional (DIM) weight pricing to all ground packages (current practice packages three cubic feet or larger). It is estimated that 30% of parcels shipped will be impacted by this change, leading to dramatically higher shipping costs.

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Supplier news: Paper Machinery Corp to unveil highest-speed paper cup forming machine

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 24, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Paper Machinery Corpsaid it will premiere the highest-speed paper cup forming machine in history at Pack Expo, Nov. 2-5, in Chicago. The PMC 1003 can form up to 330 cups/minute, with greater efficiency and reduced production costs, the company said.

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Packaging news briefs: RockTenn to shut URB mill in Ohio; Menasha invests $5 million in Wisconsin

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 24, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -RockTennplans to close its uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) coreboard mill in Cincinnati, OH, by the end of the year, according to local press reports. The 53,000 tons/yr mill is one of RockTenn's oldest and smallest, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The shut would impact 63 workers.

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