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FPI to Judge Packages "Outside the Box"

The Foodservice & Packaging Institute (FPI) reports it's hosting a new competition. The Institute says the event will honor the foodservice industry's newest, most distinguished, and innovative single-use package. FPI invites all manufacturers that have introduced such a package into the market on or after January 1, 2000, to enter their best candidate.

FFTA Targets Better Box Print

"There are major changes in store for the flexographic corrugated industry [this year] and beyond." That's according to the Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA), and that's what members are going to be discussing at an FFTA corrugated/preprint session, which is slated for May 7, 2002, in Washington D.C.

Folding Carton Outlook Favorable: Study Says US Will Want More Non-Flexible Food Containers

Demand for food containers is the US is forecast to increase more than three percent per year until 2005—to $12.6 billion (US) in 2005, according to "Food Containers," a new study conducted and composed by The Freedonia Group.

Smurit-Stone Board Sales Division on Web to Provide More Customer Info.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. today announced the launch of a new web site, "an interactive [portal] with news and information about Smurfit-Stone containerboard products, mill and sales office locations, and an array of services offered by the Board sales division.

Corrugated Containers Serve & Sell

Independent corrugator and sheet plant manufacturers apply a high level of skill and sophistication to create packaging that promotes and protect its

Smurfit-Stone Powers Efficiency with CreoScitex

Smurfit-Stone says its getting more efficient with CreoScitex's new Prinergy Powerpack workflow.

Pactiv Sells Single-Faced Corrugated Business

Pactiv Corp. announced today the sale of its single-faced corrugated Netherland-based business to Palm Industrie Beteiligungs GmbH Co. KG. The single-faced corrugated business had sales of approximately $20 million in 2000, and, reports the co., the sale of this business is another step in the restructuring of its protective and flexible packaging segment that was announced in January 2001.

Smurfit-Stone Supports Corrugated Future with Latest ICPF Pledge

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) will benefit again from its long-time benefactor Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. That's according to Smurfit-Stone, who recently pledged an additional $250,000 (US) over the next five years to the ICPF.

Hundreds to Attend TAPPI's CorrExpo

More than 700 people are planning to attend TAPPI's 2001 International Corrugated Containers Conference and CorrExpo in Seattle, WA, USA, October 14-17, 2001.

Westvaco Launches Forte for Folding Cartons, "A Mini-Flute Alternative"

A webcast and conference call provided the venue for Westvaco's Forte substrate launch Wednesday morning. The co. says the new packaging substrate (for folding carton applications) offers converters a superior, high-value alternative to mini-flute board for the construction of small- and medium-sized packaging.

Czech Carton Converter Model Obaly Upgrades with KBA Press

Model Obaly, a flexible packaging printer in Opava, continues to make improvements to its facility. The recent acquistion of a KBA Rapida 142 is part of the upgrade, reports Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft (KBA).

Cut-to-Register Sheeting Trims Time and Labor Costs

Anticipating additional business, Unifoil Corp. made an upfront investment in a new Maxson sheeter. It paid off handsomely.

Holograms Light Up the Jimi Hendrix Experience

A quarter million oval onlay labels for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, the new acclaimed CD and LP collection of recordings by the late guitarist, were

Sheet-Fed Label Converter to Keep Winning Ways

For one 88-year-old sheet-fed label producer, “Independence Day” has taken on a whole new meaning. And, it has a brand new date.

Award-Winning Boxmakers Think Outside the Box

Unique structures and eye-catching graphics grab the judges' attention in the annual National Paperbox Assn. packaging competition.

Safe-Slab™ Core Recycler(MD) - Blade Free Slabbing - an Appleton Mfg. Division Product

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