Canadian Packaging


  • Cascades to close BC containerboard mill

    September 21, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Mill closure in Burnaby puts 100 people out of work.

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    Braskem buys Dow's polyproplyene business

    July 28, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The acquisition of the Dow Chemical Polypropylene Business, including plants in the USA and Europe, expands Braskem´s global industrial footprint.

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    Cascades to complete purchase of Papersource

    July 19, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Packaging and tissue converter to purchase remaining 50 per cent of shares for $85 million.

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    Bobst adds to its Corrugated Sales Group

    July 4, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Ernie Dascoli to head up regional west coast sales.

  • Cascades to build new mill

    June 30, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    New mill in Niagara Falls will increase linerboard production.

  • PACKEX Toronto a success!

    June 24, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Canada’s longest-running national packaging exhibition wows exhibitors and visitors alike.

  • Back in from the cold

    June 2, 2011 by George Guidoni, Editor, Canadian Packaging

    Upfront – an editorial look at the packaging industry

  • Cascades plant boosts capacity

    May 16, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    $3.5-million project boosts production capacity by 40 per cent.

  • PMMI adds 22 new members

    April 18, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Trade association adds to its membership companies involved in the manufacture of packaging, processing and related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the U.S. and Canada.

  • High school flexo competition winners announced

    April 15, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    2011 contest results are in – Mississauga, Ont. school wins first and second prize.

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    New look for PPC

    January 21, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Paper Packaging Canada, an association representing the major packaging mill companies in Canada and the major converters of that paper and board into packaging grade products, announced on January 18, 2011 its new Board of Directors. Rob Latter, vice-president, Packaging

  • Safe and sound

    December 1, 2010 by Jerry Scott Mills

    Vaunted food safety certification keeps corrugated producer in good stead with its key customers

  • The sum of all parts

    November 12, 2010 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Doing many things right keeps Canadian co-packer focused on future growth

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    Smurfit-Stone President & COO to resign

    November 1, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Company president and chief operating officer Steven J. Klinger announces resignation.

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    Design & conquer

    September 23, 2010 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Ontario corrugated producer gets a new lease on life in the 21st Century by focusing on new POP market dynamics

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    Future Brighter For Global Corrugated Board Industry?

    July 28, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The global corrugated board packaging market is forecast to grow to 98 million tonnes in 2015, a new study by Pira International reveals. According to the study, the sector is to grow by a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of

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    Promoting The Print Industry Challenge

    July 23, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Unisource Worldwide, Inc. of Norcross, Georgia, one of the leading distributors of paper, packaging and facility supplies in N.A., has joined together with The Print Council to support new initiatives in the world of print communications. In addition, Unisource chief executive

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    Paper Packaging Market To Grow By 1% Per Year?

    July 21, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Business Development Advisory (BDA) has released a new 96-page study of the North American packaging papers market. The North American Packaging Paper Study and Opportunity Assessment forecasts that the NA packaging papers market will increase just under one per cent

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    California Dreaming of No Plastic Bags

    June 4, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The State of California seeks to become the first to ban plastic shopping bags via the AB 1988 bill that still needs to pass the state Senate. The cities of San Francisco and Oakland have already banned plastic bag use,

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    Cascades Breaks Ground on $10-Million East Angus Mill Investment

    June 4, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Cascades Inc., headquartered in Kingsey Falls, Que. and a leader in the production and converting of packaging and tissue products, broke ground on May 31, 2010 on a new Cdn $10-million recycling operation at its East Angus, Que. mill. The

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    Big Bang For The Buck

    April 29, 2010 by George Guidoni, Editor

    Boehmer Box LP president and chief executive Mark Caines strikes a happy pose in front of the company’s newly-purchased KBAmodel Rapida 142 six-color, 56-inch printing press, which accounted for a large part of the paperbox converter’s $10-million investment in new

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    The Boarding Call

    April 20, 2010 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    A side view of Norampac-Drummondville’s new Bobst Martin Rapidset FFG 1228 NT RS flexographic folder-gluer, equipped with special access doors to the pits below to allow operators to set up the next job while the current one is still running.

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    Danafilms Doubles Coextrusion Capacity In Kentucky

    April 6, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Danafilms, Inc., headquartered in Westborough, MA, has announced a 50,000-square-foot expansion of its Franklin, KY facility, doubling the size of  the plant to make room for a new co-extrusion line and accommodate future  growth. The new Windmoeller & Hoelscher 7-Layer

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    Just Roll With It!

    December 15, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    While the premise sounds simple enough on paper, the reality was for many years a lot more complicated for the Coated Products Operations unit of Green Bay Packaging Inc., which regularly ships 3,000- to 4,000-pound rolls of its pressure-sensitive label

  • Strathcona Has Proof In The Paper

    September 16, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Strathcona Paper LP, North America’s only paperboard company dedicated exclusively to the manufacture and supply of medium-to-heavy weight paperboard, announced today that it has been granted Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification. The certification validates that Strathcona Paper

  • MWV Launches Next Gen Tobacco Paperboard

    September 15, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV), a global packaging solutions leader, has announced the first in a series of new tobacco paperboard launches with the introduction of Promina the next generation of solid bleached sulfate (SBS) tobacco board intended for use in premium

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    On Common Ground

    June 8, 2009 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    If constantly striving for bigger and better things is a sure telltale sign of ambitious corporate leadership, drive and vision, then the recently-merged paperboard packaging group Torham/Hamilton Paperbox Inc. has a lot of good things going for it already—starting from

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    Royal Flush

    April 2, 2009 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Doing more with less to survive the slumping economy without messy downsizing can be a tricky feat for companies not used to such adversity—especially in the notoriously margin-squeezed corrugated boxmaking industry. Fortunately for the staff at Brampton, Ont.-based Royal Containers

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    Cascades Plans Further Capital Investments

    March 9, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Canadian paper products powerhouse Cascades Inc. is bucking the packaging industry’s downcast mood by announcing a $5-million investment at its Norampac plant in Kingsey Falls, Que.—manufacturer of linerboard made form 100-percent recycled fibers—as well as plans to spend up to

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    Cascades Announces New Investments

    January 13, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Cascades Inc. has announced a first investment of $5-million at its Norampac plant in Kingsey Falls, which aims to streamline this unit that manufactures linerboard made from 100 per cent recycled fibers. The current project consists of expanding the building

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    The Press To Impress

    November 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Making brown boxes once used to be a fairly straightforward endeavor, but as the corrugated industry has evolved from a commodity supplier into a value-added products manufacturer over the last decade, the old notions of what once passed for adequate

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    Art And Science

    November 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Drawing a pretty picture or composing a striking image requires a fair bit of artistic skill to do properly, but it also takes a whole lot of science to replicate them faithfully, flawlessly and repeatedly in their thousands on today’s

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