News for October 2019

WestRock closing Newark plant; 114 could lose jobs

WestRock is closing its Newark plant, potentially putting more than 100 employees out of work, the Georgia-based box and packaging company told ROI-NJ. Work at the facility, located on McCarter Highway, will be moved to other plants, a spokesperson said. According to a federal WARN notice, as many as 114 workers could be affected by […] […]

Smurfit Kappa ‘ideally positioned’ to deal with ‘mega trend’ of sustainable packaging

Tony Smurfit, the chief executive of Smurfit Kappa, has said the company is “ideally positioned” to take advantage of the “mega trend” of consumer demand for sustainable packaging solutions. “Consumers are increasingly demanding sustainable packaging solutions and with our unique applications, knowledge and expertise in paper-based packaging we are ideally positioned to take advantage […] […]

EFI Brings Transformative New Platform for Packaging Converters to Market, Enabling Streamlined Workflows, Reduced Cost of Sales and Increased Revenue

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has released a powerful new addition to its already robust MarketDirect platform. With EFI’s MarketDirect PackCentral, packaging professionals can digitally transform their businesses and grow profitability through new revenue streams and reduced sales costs. Full Story Source: Container Board

Five Cool Trends in Display-Ready Containers

The produce industry today expects its packaging to perform a soup-to-nuts range of functions. This is especially true of corrugated, of which some 7 percent of the 386 billion square feet of all U.S. shipments in 2017 is made into display-ready boxes or bins to carry produce, according to data from the Fibre Box […] […]

Makedo Cardboard Halloween Costume Ideas

If you love dressing up for Halloween, then you’ll love these creative cardboard costume ideas made using Makedo. A cardboard costume can be quick and easy to build, thanks to the ingenious child-friendly Makedo Scru. For those who are seriously scary about their Halloween costume creativity, the complexity can increase exponentially and we guarantee […] […]