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5
Feb

WestRock To Close Packaging Plant In Seattle, 87 Impacted

Months after a century-old paper mill owned by WestRock closed in Tacoma, Washington, the company is closing a packaging plant in Seattle. According to local media reports, about 87 employees at the Seattle plant will lose their jobs March, when the plant officially closes. The company notified the Washington State Employment…

4
Feb

Ox Box Invests In Scrap Removal System By Kernic Systems, Baysek

Addison, Illinois based Ox Box, a custom heavy-duty packaging provider, announced investing in a quick effective scrap removal solution by Kernic Systems and Baysek for service to a new Baysek C190 Die Cutter. The scrap removal system includes a Hӧcker Polytechnik GmbH PMA Rotary Airlock Material Separator and a Multi-Star filtration…

4
Feb

Great Northern Continues Support For ICPF With New 10-Year Pledge

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) announced that Great Northern Corporation has pledged an additional $50,000 to support the foundation’s programs and services. “ICPF is grateful to have the continued support of Great Northern Corporation,” said ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria. “Their generous $50,000 donation will allow us to continue the foundation’s…

1
Feb

Hamillroad Bellissima Launches 2024 World Tour

Hamillroad Software has launched the Bellissima World Tour, a global initiative aimed at transforming the image of flexographic printing. Bellissima’s 12-month long journey, across 4 continents, 12 countries and 15 cities, kicked off with a developing partnership with Asahi Photoproducts in Japan. This worldwide adventure will traverse diverse nations in Europe,…

1
Feb

Art Advertising Adds Domino Press

Art Advertising, Jonesboro, Arkansas, was founded in 1969, opening its doors as Art Sign Company. Transitioning into screen-printed graphics in the 1970s, the sign division was sold off in 1980 and the company became Art Adverting focusing solely on industrial labels and other screen-printed products. The company’s growth across a broader…

29
Jan

Saica Eyes Indiana Site For New Box Plant

Saica Group, one of the largest European producers of recycled paper for corrugated board, is making plans to construct a $130 million corrugated cardboard manufacturing and distribution facility in Anderson, Indiana, according to media reports. In a request to the Anderson Plan Com mission, Saica seeks to replat 39 acres to…

29
Jan

WestRock Planning To Build Corrugated Box Plant In WI

The new facility is expected to: • Support reduced manufacturing costs and waste, improving WestRock’s overall manufacturing cost profile • Improve sustainability through reduced energy consumption and new technology • Improve quality and customer satisfaction using state-of-the-art automation • Enhance digital capabilities and provide real-time data to improve decision making and…

25
Jan

Flexo Platemakers Celebrate 25th Annual Conference

The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) will host its 25th Annual Conference, February 25–27, 2024, at the Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California. For a quarter of a century, leaders in the flexographic platemaking industry have convened to address challenges, share insights, and explore opportunities. 2024’s conference…

25
Jan

FINAT Leads Way On LCA, PCF Standardization

In the realm of sustainability, FINAT, the European label association, has reached a second milestone toward harmonizing CO2 accounting in the label sector. With a commitment to fostering environmental practices, FINAT has launched a document that explains the methods, standards, and tools available for the calculation of PCF and LCA calculation…

23
Jan

AICC Invites Member CompaniesTo Celebrate Milestones Together

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is inviting its esteemed members to participate in the AICC Member Milestone program, an initiative designed to recognize and celebrate companies that have demonstrated unwavering commitment and longevity in the industry.  The AICC Member Milestone program acknowledges member companies that have been in continual operation for…