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Graphic Packaging plans $41 million West Monroe boxboard mill upgrade

By James McLaren Fri, Aug 22, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 22, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Graphic Packaging will invest $41.5 million in its West Monroe, LA, unbleached kraft paperboard mill to upgrade production machinery. The mill produces boxboard for beverage carrier and folding carton, and with two converting facilities nearby employs a total 1,340 workers.

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Boxboard markets in slow simmer in August as SBS price hike looms, CRB expected to tighten on Fusion mill shut

By James McLaren Fri, Aug 22, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 22, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -US boxboard markets were in a slow yet tense summer mode in August, as a pending bleached price increase attempt loomed next month while recycled markets faced price pressure and unbleached markets remained less than robust, according to industry sources.

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Prolamina expands pouching capacity in Neenah, WI

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014

NEENAH, WI, Aug. 19, 2014 (Business Wire) -Prolamina Corporation, a leading North American packaging company that serves the food, medical and specialty markets, took delivery of their newest piece of manufacturing equipment, a custom-built Totani BH80. Housed in Prolamina's Neenah, Wis. facility, this is Prolamina's second facility to be tooled with Totanis.

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AF&PA hosts state legislators for facility tours at International Paper and RockTenn plants

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 21, 2014 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) hosted over 40 state legislators and staff from 25 states on Monday for facility tours in conjunction with this week's National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL) 2014 Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Sweden's Innventia launches feasibility study for uniform function standards to optimize corrugated board packaging

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 21, 2014 (Press Release) - Innventia is launching a feasability study aiming towards uniform function standards to optimise corrugated board packaging. Guidelines prescribing the suitable quality of the lowest possible but sufficiently high grammage would lead to reduced environmental impact and lower costs during manufacture and transportation.

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US-based Sun Automation launches new CorrStream 66, 40 and 20 digital printers for corrugated packaging

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014

SPARKS GLENCOE, MD, Aug. 20, 2014 (Press Release) -Attractive, well-designed and innovative packaging adds to the customer appeal of health and beauty products by reflecting their opulence - a marketing advantage that can be further enhanced thanks to pioneering printing technology available to the corrugated industry.

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Valmet to supply first OptiConcept M board production line to Pratt's new greenfield paper mill in Valparaiso, IN

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014

ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 18, 2014 (Press Release) -Valmet has made a contract with Pratt Paper (IN), LLC for the supply of the paper machine for Pratt's new greenfield paper mill in Valparaiso area, Indiana, USA. The mill will utilize recovered paper in the production of recycled linerboard and corrugated medium.

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Pratt gains local variances for new Indiana containerboard mill; investing $2 million in distribution center in Gary

By Wed, Aug 13, 2014

VALPARAISO and GARY, IN, Aug. 13, 2014 (Local News) -Pratt gets needed variances for paper mill

The only complaint Pratt Industries' various variance requests garnered Thursday was from Tom Stoner, the farmer who sold the property on which Pratt is building its $200 million paper mill.
The city's Board of Zoning Appeals held a special noon meeting to hear the variance requests. Among the variances was one dealing with a reduction in the total number of trees and shrubs the company will be required to plant around the facility and along Anthony Pratt Drive, the new access road from Division Street.

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