Tag Archives: e-commerce

International Paper opens new corrugated packaging facility in Atglen, Pennsylvania

International Paper recently celebrated the opening of its newest state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility in Atglen, PA. The new $100 million facility is providing more than 100 manufacturing jobs to Atglen and the surrounding communities. The new facility will produce corrugated packaging for produce, processed food, beverage, shipping, distribution and e-commerce customers. IP’s new $100 million […]

Georgia-Pacific Introduces EarthKraft Recyclable Unpadded Mailers

Georgia-Pacific, LLC today announced it has expanded its EarthKraft™ line of curbside recyclable mailers to include an unpadded mailer for e-commerce shipments. The new mailer, available in two sizes, is suited to ship apparel and other soft items that do not need padded packaging for transport. Amazon is a key GP EarthKraft customer and has […]

Smithers’ Study Says Functional Coatings Market to Reach $8.56 Billion in 2023

Functional coatings, ideally those that do not compromise recyclability, are central to the continued evolution of more sustainable fiber-based packaging. Several major paper companies have already invested to fit high-throughput coating to paper mills, anticipating a continued increase in demand for new lines of value-added products across multiple sectors. In its latest dedicated study — The […]

DS Smith to install Europe’s largest FibreFlow drum pulper at Porcari paper mill in Italy

International technology group Andritz has received an order from DS Smith to supply a complete stock preparation line and an innovative reject treatment system for the mill in Porcari, Italy, that produces new packaging papers from 100% recycled paper. The stock preparation line includes Europe’s largest FibreFlow drum pulper. The equipment provided by Andritz will be used […]

New EU Rules Risk Flood of New Plastic Packaging and Contradict Years of Progress to Curb Plastic in the EU

The EU is close to agreeing new rules around packaging and packaging waste, but amendments proposed to the Commission’s proposal risk flooding the market with millions of tonnes of new plastic and rolling back a decade of measures to curb plastic use, according to DS Smith, the FTSE 100 leader in sustainable packaging, paper products […]

E-commerce packaging offers theft protection for valuable lightweights through tamper protection

Clothing and underwear are among the booming groups of goods in e-commerce. The corresponding shipping packaging must take various factors into account and therefore place high demands on its design. The experts for corrugated board packaging at Südwestkarton GmbH & Co. KG (a company of the Panther Group) meet the diverse challenges with individual, high-performance […]

renovation to Add New Value for $425 Billion Fibre-based Packaging Market

(Press Release) – The sustainability agenda means corrugated board, folding cartons, moulded pulp, flexible and speciality papers, are all receiving new interest from packaging buyers. Worth a total of $425.4 billion in 2022, each of these have their own established places in the world market, but the need to implement more sustainable packaging strategies is […]

Towards a science-based approach in the packaging debate

As the European Commission prepares to publish the revision of the packaging and packaging waste legislation, the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) has released a series of three scientific studies comparing recyclable and reusable packaging solutions. The studies highlight the essential role of sustainable packaging in the context of the EU Green Deal, […]

Stora Enso consideras conversion of its Langerbrugge mill

Stora Enso has started a feasibility study at its paper production site in Langerbrugge, Belgium, for the conversion of one of the two paper lines into a high-volume recycled containerboard line. Aligned with Stora Enso’s strategic focus on renewable materials, the investment would support the growth opportunity created by the increasing demand for recycled packaging […]

Smurfit Kappa Acquires Atlas Packaging in the UK

Smurfit Kappa UK Limited, a subsidiary of Smurfit Kappa Group, has announced the acquisition of Atlas Packaging, an independent corrugated packaging provider based in Barnstaple, North Devon, England. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Smurfit Kappa said Atlas Packaging is well invested with a strong market presence in the UK which allows them to […]