Featured Videos

Paperboard/Corrugated Cartons

Advanced Hydrophobic Solution for Paper/Packaging

October 7, 2023

MCA, Inc., an international supplier of sustainable solutions for the packaging industry, is introducing Rhinöx Paper PR61-UC (into the U.S. market and other countries) a highly advanced hydrophobic, aqueous solution formulated with nanoparticle technology engineered to reduce moisture and water absorption and maintain the mechanical strength of the cellulose fibers of paper: carton, cardboard, packaging.…


Life Cycle Assessment Reinforces Corrugated Packaging Industry’s Sustainability Leadership

October 6, 2023

Substantial Reductions Made in Environmental Impact of Corrugated Cardboard Boxes, Including 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions The corrugated packaging industry has achieved substantial reductions in the environmental impacts of a corrugated cardboard box according to a new life cycle assessment (LCA) released today. The study shows a 50% per unit reduction in greenhouse gas emissions…


How Sustainable Packaging Solutions Protect Profits, Products and the Planet

April 10, 2023

How to Make Meaningful Progress at Every Stage of the Product Lifecycle By Austin Given, Director, Packaging Design & Development for Veritiv USA/Asia Sustainability is no longer for those who can afford it or are willing to pay for it. Companies now have a responsibility to bring innovative solutions forward to their customers, developing eco-focused,…


Pioneering Innovation for a Purposeful Future

March 6, 2023

How Fiber-based Tear Tape Joins the Dots Between Customer Demands, Sustainability, Functionality and Value By Christopher Morgan, Global Sales Director at Filtrona Tapes From our Twitter feeds to our online grocery habits, companies know more about us than ever before. And, as more and more of our lives are lived online, the opportunities to pitch…


Packaging Industry Aims to Boost Residential Recycling Rates

February 15, 2023

Campaign Encourages Manufacturers and Consumers to Help Recycle More Boxes By Mary Anne Hansan, President of the Paper and Packaging Board With the climate crisis looming larger than ever, businesses are increasingly searching for more sustainable packaging solutions. Replacing plastic is one of the big opportunities to make an impact. According to the Energy Department,…


ICPF Announces Caitlin Salaverria as new President

December 12, 2022

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), co-sponsored by AICC – The Independent Packaging Association and Fibre Box Association (FBA), today announced Caitlin Salaverria, Director of Marketing and Communications at FBA, will join ICPF as its new President. Salaverria will transition responsibilities and join ICPF full time on July 1, 2023. She succeeds Richard Flaherty, who…


A New Crate for a New Era

November 10, 2022

The Age of Corrugated Crates is Here– and for Good Reason By Rodger Mort, President of PACT Despite the much-maligned, COVID-caused supply chain slowdown, the modern history of the shipping industry is a story of inspiring innovation. Ever since standardized containers brought seamless uniformity to global goods delivery, shipping has witnessed a steady stream of…


Keystone Folding Box Co. Completes Multi-Million-Dollar Production Equipment Installation

October 4, 2022

Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has completed a two-year, $5 million upgrade to its manufacturing facility in Newark, New Jersey. Comprising several sophisticated new production machines, the infrastructure investment increases the company’s output capacity by approximately 20% while also enhancing efficiency, reducing lead times and improving overall product…


How to Boost the Recyclability of Multipacks

August 8, 2022

Cartonboard Secondary Packaging Bundles Sustainability and Shelf Appeal By Jeff Wintring, Chief Technology Officer at R.A. Jones Few topics live higher on the agenda for U.S. food producers today than sustainability, and the role packaging plays in planet health. With nine out of 12 top U.S. retailers committing to bold initiatives to move all plastic…


A New Crate for a New Era

July 14, 2022

The Age of Corrugated Crates is Here– and for Good Reason By Rodger Mort, President of PACT Despite the much-maligned, COVID-caused supply chain slowdown, the modern history of the shipping industry is a story of inspiring innovation. Ever since standardized containers brought seamless uniformity to global goods delivery, shipping has witnessed a steady stream of…


Equipment Suppliers Solve Petfood Industry Challenges

July 8, 2022

Petfood Manufacturers Count on Flexibility, Sustainability and Easy-to-operate Machines By Billy Goodman, Managing Director, Cama North America and Wim Kruikemeijer, Global Key Account Manager, Cama Group We’ve witnessed a massive surge in demand for petfood and, as a result, our packaging technology. Petfood was already a significant market in 2019, and beginning in 2020 the…


Four Ways to Foster Customer Loyalty

April 6, 2022

Four Key Considerations for Enriching Brand Experience and Meeting Consumer Demand By Joe Schewe, director of design and engineering at RRD The pandemic rapidly transformed consumer habits, creating major shifts in priorities for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers. Just as these businesses pivoted to address the abrupt rise in e-commerce orders, supply chain strains, and…


Box Genie Focuses on Customized E-commerce Corrugated Packaging with Highcon Digital Converting System

March 10, 2022

Box Genie, an on-demand e-commerce platform for corrugated packaging, has begun full production on the Highcon Euclid 5C  digital converting system. The Highcon Euclid is installed at the Box Genie’s facility in Kansas City, MO to support a complete digital workflow from print to finished product. After less than two weeks following installation, Box Genie…


Popping the Bubble on Protective Plastic Shipping Packaging

November 24, 2021

As eCommerce explodes, protective plastic packing materials must decline, and fast. By Lorne Herszkowicz, Partner at HexcelPack As eCommerce continues to escalate, we must wrap our hands around product shipping wrap to ensure optimal sustainability and eco-friendliness into the future. While environmentalists were already bracing for the glut of padded mailers, corrugated fiberboard, shrink wrap,…


PPC Announces Winners of the 2021 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition

November 2, 2021

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has announced the top winners of its 78th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. These folding cartons and rigid boxes represent some of the best paperboard packaging manufactured by North American converters over the past year. Paperboard Package of the Year Kiehl’s – Advent Calendar Submitted by JohnsByrne Company Kiehl’s annual advent calendar…


Baumer hhs Introduces E-Commerce Hot Melt System

October 27, 2021

Baumer hhs announces the launch of its new hot melt system for e-commerce packaging. Designed to meet the growing demand for high-quality delivery boxes with pressure-sensitive adhesive closures, the turnkey system includes an energy-efficient melter, application head, controller, product guide, and durable mount with precision settings. “Our new system enables e-commerce packaging producers to apply…


ProAmpac Launches Water Resistant Curbside Recyclable Paper Mailer

October 15, 2021

ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, announced the launch of its ProActive Recyclable® Paper Mailers. These curbside recyclable mailers have up to 70 percent lower water absorption versus a standard kraft paper mailer. Utilizing a robust paper, ProActive Recyclable Paper Mailers ensure protection of the package during transit. “This new paper mailer offers the…


Muller Technology Develops Industry’s First Hybrid Pail with 75 Percent Less Plastic

October 12, 2021

Muller Technology, a leading global supplier of molds and automation solutions for thin-wall packaging, has collaborated with a leading European packaging manufacturer to develop the industry’s first hybrid pail which significantly reduces plastics use and delivers strong barrier properties and a more sustainable and environmentally-sound packaging option. The 1.2-L Skel-Pac system – targeted for food and…


R.A Jones Debuts Market-First Packaging Machinery at Pack Expo 2021, Enabling High-Speed Production of Recycle-Ready Packaging

September 29, 2021

While at PACK EXPO, R.A Jones showcased its future-ready packaging machinery, the Meridian XR MPS-300, customized to support The Bumble Bee Seafood Company’s major shift to a recycle-ready packaging format for multi-pack can products. The packaging equipment is the next evolution of R.A Jones’ multipacker for canned food and beverages, custom-built to replace Bumble Bee’s…


HexcelPack Introduces E-Commerce Packaging Kit to Assist Retailers During Peak Ordering Seasons

September 27, 2021

HexcelPack, a developer of eco-friendly, paper-based protective cushioning solutions to replace bubble packaging and other plastic or foam-based materials, has introduced Store in the Box™, an innovative e-commerce packaging kit featuring three of HexcelPack’s sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, MiniPack™, Hexcel’ope™, and Fil in a Box™. The kit provides retailers on-demand packaging supplies to quickly ship…