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Stora Enso Introduces Low Carbon Paperboard for Chocolate Packaging

June 3, 2020

As chocolate producers and brand owners look to lower their environmental impact, Stora Enso’s new plastic-free, lightweight board designed for premium packaging helps customers decrease their carbon footprint and meet the needs of consumers looking for eco-friendly products. Performa Light™ by Stora Enso is a renewable and recyclable board for premium folding cartons typically used…


Ecoslide-OTC™ Paperboard Pack: Keystone Folding Box Co.

March 28, 2019

Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has responded to calls for reduced plastics in packaging. The company’s Ecoslide-OTC™, a paperboard pack for over-the-counter medication eliminates the need for larger plastic peel/push blister packs. Ecoslide-OTC allows manufacturers to eliminate up to 50 percent of plastics used in conventional blister packs.…


PPC Folding Carton Boot Camp Shows Converters How to Make the Most of Paperboard

May 21, 2018

A group of newcomers to the paperboard packaging industry learned about the entire process of carton converting during the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Folding Carton Boot Camp on May 8-9. Among other insights, participants learned how waste paperboard is a valuable asset that needs to be managed and recycled. This process provides value to converters and the marketplace—and ultimately adds to paperboard’s exciting sustainability story.…


How Paperboard Packaging Manufacturers Can Avoid the Commodity Business

April 30, 2018

Converters of paperboard packaging might be feeling the squeeze this season. With RFPs, reduced volumes, and shrinking margins, the packaging industry can feel like a commodity business and a race to the bottom. The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) recent Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference, April 11-13 in Baltimore, offered industry leaders techniques for adding value to their packaging and escaping the commodity business.…


Paper and Board Have Key Roles in The Future Of Packaging

February 19, 2018

Paper and paperboard will continue to play a vital role in the evolving global packaging market according to the latest exclusive research from Smithers Pira (smitherspira.com). Overall growth in dollar value terms for packaging was depressed for the years spanning the middle of the decade– although this is largely attributable to relative strength of the…


PPC Opens Registration for 2018 Spring Conference

February 13, 2018

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC; paperbox.org) has opened registration for its Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference, April 11-13, 2018, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel. Taking place in the heart of Baltimore’s popular inner harbor, the meeting will convene CEOs and executives from both integrated and independent folding carton and rigid box manufacturers. The spring event is one of two biannual PPC conferences where the association’s membership…


Edelmann USA Joins the Paperboard Packaging Council

January 31, 2018

Edelmann USA, Inc. (edelmannusa.com) has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), the North American association for paperboard packaging manufacturers and their suppliers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Germany-based Edelmann GmbH, Edelmann USA was formed in June 2016 and has locations in Ontario, California and Pulaski, Tennessee. As a whole, the globally operating Edelmann Group employs more than 2,800 people in its 19 plants worldwide. The Edelmann Group designs and…


Rigid Box Operator Courses Slated for First Quarter 2018

January 11, 2018

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC; www.paperbox.org) and AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, will jointly hold three rigid box operator training seminars during the first quarter of 2018. These programs are possible through the work and support of Al Hoodwin, president of Michigan City Paper Box and AICC chairman, and Laura Brodie, vice president of Burt Rigid Box and PPC executive committee member. The multiday…


Six Key Factors in The Liquid Paperboard Market

December 13, 2017

Production of liquid paperboard reached 7.2 million tonnes in 2016, equating to a value of $9.5 billion to the paper mills. Production of these materials is highly concentrated, especially liquid packaging board, which is produced in only ten countries around the world. As with other packaging sectors, there is an impetus for suppliers to develop…


Adhesives to Grow Due Partly to Flexible, Rigid and Paperboard Use

November 14, 2017

The global packaging adhesives market is expected to reach USD 10.11 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. (grandviewresearch.com) The growing usage of packaging adhesives in flexible packaging, paper & board packaging, and rigid packaging is anticipated to strengthen the market growth. Increasing demand for packaged food products and organized retailing has resulted in heightened…