News for February 2019

Pratt Industries Investing $20M In Virginia

Pratt Industries, Inc., the world’s largest privately held, 100 percent recycled paper and packaging company, will invest over $20 million to establish a new paper packaging and shipping materials manufacturing operation in the Botetourt County Shell Building. The facility will be Pratt’s second manufacturing operation in Virginia and will allow the company to increase market […]

ARC International Hires Vice-President of Sales and Marketing

Charlotte, NC based ARC International announces that Mike Calvano, a thirty-three-year flexographic industry veteran, has joined the firm as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. Calvano previously worked as a regional manager for ARC before a successful tenure in capital equipment sales to the packaging industry.   “We are extremely pleased to have Mike back on […]

Design for Recycled Content Guide Introduced

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition has released the free Design for Recycled Content Guide aimed at helping companies make decisions around using recycled content in packaging. Says SPC, designed for brands looking for opportunities to incorporate more recycled content in their packaging, the guide offers specific and practical guidance on topics such as supply and demand, […]

Saica Group to Acquire Corrugated Cardboard Plant in Turkey

Paper and board packaging firm Saica Group has entered an agreement to purchase a manufacturing plant in Sakarya, Turkey, from corrugated cardboard maker Norm Ambalaj. The transaction is part of Saica’s business growth strategy to improve its service capacity and increase its product supply to customers in Turkey. Full Story Source: Container Board

ICPF 2019 Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities

On, February 21, a record 20 campuses with over 500 students and faculty participated in ICPF’s 2019 Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities. The program included an industrial panel presentation that included Greg Hall (Smurfit Kappa North America) and Jeff Turner (Pratt Industries). Michigan State Packaging Senior, Taylor […]