News for September 2018

Vanguard Packaging Expands Operations, Invests in Digital with HP PageWide C500 Press

Vanguard Packaging today announced the purchase of its first HP PageWide C500 Press for the mainstream production of digitally printed corrugated packaging and displays. Scheduled for installation in November 2018, Vanguard’s HP PageWide C500 will deliver its brands the new benefits of high-quality digital post-print. Full Story Source: Container Board

Cheryl Hall: Amazon and ‘unboxing’ breathe new life into century-old Pollock business

Sometimes everything old is new again. Just ask the folks at Pollock. The maker of millions upon millions of corrugated boxes is celebrating its 100th anniversary with renewed vigor thanks to the “Amazon effect” — where every sort of product is being bought online and shipped to people’s doorsteps in those lowly, ubiquitous containers. Full […]

Apex launches Flexo and Corrugated solutions at Scanpack

Apex International is the leading manufacturer of anilox and metering roll solutions in the world and also the exclusive distributor of the Bellissima DMS Screening, developed by Hamillroad Software. Apex products are used in the Flexographic printing industry as well as the Offset, Industrial Coating and the Corrugated industry. Apex International is launching some Flexo […]

Smurfit Kappa begins operation of new technology at its Kent facility

The Ireland-based corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa, has announced it has commenced operation on a sophisticated Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) in a bid to decrease emissions and increase profitability at its facility in Kent. It is expected that the new CHP at the Townsend Heat and Power Plant will cut the mill’s carbon […]

HelloFresh Commits to More Sustainable Packaging

Meal kit delivery service HelloFresh has replaced the liners of its boxes with an option that performs as well as extruded polystyrene foam but is more sustainable. The company is now using TemperPack’s ClimaCell liners, which offer the same performance inch per inch but can be disposed of in curbside recycling bins alongside […] Source: […]