News for April 2018

AICC Spring Meeting Disrupts Phoenix

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, hosted over 600 people during the Spring Meeting, April 16-18, in Phoenix, Ariz. The Meeting explored the forces of disruption regarding e-commerce, retail, technology and the containerboard and paperboard markets.   The Sales Managers Forum, a pre-conference two-day seminar, which began Sunday, April 15, was the first event to bring […]

International Paper disappointed Smurfit not engaging on bid

US paper packaging firm International Paper has said it was disappointed it has not been able to engage with Smurfit Kappa since its Irish rival rejected a raised bid worth €8.9 billion last month. Earlier this year, the US-based company had proposed a deal to acquire Smurfit Kappa, saying the transaction would be an “excellent […]

The Moments of Sale in a Digital World

The popularity of digital shopping is growing exponentially. At the same time, the rising consumer, the Millennial, is choosing non-traditional, experiential, and ultra-personalised modes of shopping. Together, these trends are profoundly and irreversibly changing the way brands build meaningful connections with people. They are also giving marketers a major headache. Full Story Source: Container Board

Voith and LEIPA Set New Benchmark with the PM 5 in Schwedt

On 19 April 2018, the acceptance and handover of the machine of the Schwedt PM 5 project was signed early at LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH (, with effect on 13 April. As a result, the Voith team on site managed to bring the entire machine, consisting of a BlueLine OCC stock preparation line, DIP stock […]

Xante Showcases Creative Unboxing Experience During FESPA Global Print Expo

Memjet, a leading developer of inkjet printing technology, today announced that its OEM partner Xante will be exhibiting in the Digital Corrugated Experience during FESPA 2018 Global Print Expo. At the event, Xante will be highlighting its notlikeyou case study. This customer story describes how a customizable shoe business acquired the Xante Excelagraphix 4800 to […]