DS Smith acquiring Otor

Last July the UK-based company announced the €247m (₤207m) takeover, which is subject now to regulatory approval and a shareholder vote. Due to its product mix, Otor operates at significantly higher margins compared to DS Smith and the combination will result in margin improvement for the enlarged group. In addition, DS Smith sees the Otor acquisition as an opportunity to build its presence in the...[Read More]

EU corrugated basis weights 20% heavier basis weights than U.S

Packaging trends in Europe are compared with the U.S. since they occupy similar geographic areas, have similar climates and topographical features, and their containerboard companies supply many of the same global food, beverage and consumer goods companies. However, average basis weights of corrugated are now 20% lighter in Europe than the U.S A critical look at the geographic factors, the fiber ...[Read More]

Demand for corrugated board returns to 2007 levels

Corrugated board manufacturers have reported that packaging volumes are returning to pre-recession levels, thanks in a large part to the stability of the food sector. According to annual statistics from the European Manufacturers of Corrugated Packaging (FEFCO), volumes in the first few months of 2010 have so far exceeded results from 2007, before the financial crisis hit. This improvement comes o...[Read More]

Increase 20% price, increase earning €84 million

Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), announcing a 20 per cent hike revenue mid August, due to input cost pressures such as raw materials, labour and energy costs. Price recovery helped earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the three months to end June reach €221m, up from €84 million on the same period last year. SKG chief executive Gary McGann today said that the Group’s...[Read More]

Retail Ready Packaging (RRP)

There is no question that Retail Ready Packaging (RRP) presents the next generation of merchandising. The European market has been utilizing RRP for the past 5 years ago. Several of current Shelf Ready Packaging design styles have been used in North America and Europe for years. The Graphic implications in a RRP program such as: Make the product the champion, Color coding of hood for better brand ...[Read More]

SinoCorrugated South and SinoFoldingCarton 2012

On April 13, SinoCorrugated South and SinoFoldingCarton 2012 ended in Dongguan. The two exhibitions attracted 20,853 visitors over three days. Inside the exhibition halls, 609 industry-leading companies displayed the best corrugated and folding carton manufacturing equipment and packaging and printing consumables across 45,000 sqm. As well as the exhibits, the combined exhibitions featured a numbe...[Read More]

Flexographic Market Future

According to the new PRIMIR study, packaging comprises nearly 92% of the global flexographic volume; the remaining volume is in non-package printing applications such as security printing, pharmaceutical products and commercially printed electronics. In the next several years flexo will enjoy a 4-5% growth rate—largely coming from growth in the developing regions, more specifically the BRIC countr...[Read More]

AICCA go to Capitol Hill

A spirited group of 25 corrugated industry members marched to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 5, for the 8th AICC/FBA Corrugated Industry Members visited with their elected representatives in the House and Senate to push for legislation favorable to manufacturing and the corrugated industry.  Mark Williams, President of Richmond Corrugated and Chairman of AICC’s Government Affairs Committee, i...[Read More]

Shantou Home to Cigarette Packaging & Printing Technology R&D Center

Recently, a China Packaging Federation review validated the building of the China Cigarette Packaging-Printing Technology R&D Center within China Shantou ZLPress. The move makes the region home to third packaging decoration printing industry base, after Wenzhou and the Pearl River Delta. The packaging and printing industry in Shantou is amongst the leading trades at prefecture-level municipali...[Read More]

Growth forecast for China

14 May 2012   (This article was published in International Paper Board Industry) In the five years through 2016, total revenue of the Paper and Paperboard (P&R) Manufacturing industry in China will increase at an average annual rate of 8.9 percent reaching $75.42 billion in 2016, according to IBISWorld, a publisher of industry research. The main drivers of industry growth will be steady increa...[Read More]

Global corrugated box demand to rise 3.4% annually through 2013

World demand for corrugated boxes is forecast to increase 3.4 percent per year to 213 billion square meters in 2013, in line with real (inflation-adjusted) gains in GDP. The corrugated box market is a $32.3 billion business in the United States (as of January 2011). More than 95 percent of the products shipped in the U.S. are placed in corrugated boxes, according to TAPPI (formerly the Technical A...[Read More]

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