News for July 2018

DS Smith commits to nine new ambitious long-term sustainability targets

The world is changing. Evolving consumer habits and new technologies are reshaping the way we buy and use both products and services. The growth of e-commerce, the fall of bricks and mortar, environmentally-conscious consumers and an ever-increasing population are redefining the supply cycle. Packaging must adapt to these global trends. DS Smith has today launched […]

How to Improve Supply Chain Performance By Improving Packaging

Packaging doesn’t just refer to the box that contains the product. It is a coordinated system of preparing goods for efficient, safe and cost-effective movement through the entire supply chain. Having the right packaging design will maximize consumer value, sales, and profits. Full Story Source: Container Board

Demand for corrugated packaging ‘set to dip’

While corrugated and paper based packaging continues to benefit from the negative press associated with plastic packaging, NOA-PRISM is predicting a short-term dip in demand. NOA-PRISM said the current demand for corrugated – particularly from e-commerce, which has been growing year-on-year by as much as 4%, won’t be sustained. Full Story Source: Container Board

Midwest Paper Group pledges to create 321 jobs at former Appleton Coated mill

Midwest Paper Group has pledged to create 321 jobs and invest $30 million at the former Appleton Coated Paper Mill, according to an announcement made Monday in Combined Locks. The company will receive $1.8 million in state tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to “reconfigure” the facility into one that makes white paper […]

Voith wins stock preparation contract at Copamex

Voith Paper North America has won a contract with Copamex of Monterrey, Mexico, for the installation of its BlueLine stock preparation system at Copamex’s mill in Anáhuac. The Anáhuac mill, previously used for printing and writing-grade paper, is being converted for production of containerboard and packaging. Full Story Source: Container Board