Canadian Packaging

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  • News Converting

    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

  • Feature Converting

    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.

  • News Converting

    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

  • Feature Converting

    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

  • News Converting

    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

  • News Converting

    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

  • News Converting

    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

  • News Converting

    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

  • News Converting

    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

  • News Converting

    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

  • Feature Converting

    Highly Empressed

    November 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    A transition from commercial printing to package converting is a common enough story in the Canadian package manufacturing industry, but not that many companies out there can boast the kind of success and satisfaction with such a move as folks

  • News Converting

    Green Thumbing

    November 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Being ‘Green’ has many connotations, but ‘inexperienced’ is the last one that comes to mind when talking about Excel-Pac Inc., a well-seasoned flexible packaging converter with a special fondness for packaging sustainability as a core manufacturing competence. Based in the

  • News Converting

    Clearing The Static

    October 28, 2008 by Charlie Acquista

    Converters of non-conductive web surfaces, such as pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes, need to be constantly vigilant in controlling static electricity. High levels of electrostatic charges can be dangerous, and even moderate levels can permanently destroy an adhesive system—causing fouling and

  • News Converting

    Toronto Brewer Steaming Ahead With New Packaging

    October 28, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    It’s still just one beer recipe being brewed at the historic John St. Roundhouse in downtown Toronto, but the entrepreneurial brains behind the privately-owned Steam Whistle Brewing have decided the time has come to expand the packaging choices for the

  • News Converting

    Bigger And Better

    October 27, 2008 by George Guidoni, Editor

    Running a tight ship is often fraught with having to make really tough decisions to stay the course, and in the stormy business climate of the North American containerboard, corrugated and paperboard markets, it really came as little surprise that

  • Tubular Belles

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    For North American consumers, packaging tubes offer a nice playful, squeezable alternative to the more mainstream packaging formats typically crowding the store-shelves of most leading retail outlets in this part of the world. But if the folks at Montebello Packaging

  • Healthy Habits

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph

    Helping keep Canadians healthy on a year-round basis may sound like a tall order, but meeting this challenge daily carries considerable rewards, in terms of a healthy bottom line, for pharmaceutical manufacturers that truly understand the needs of the marketplace

  • Talking Tough

    October 27, 2008 by George Guidoni

    It is a long-enduring quirky legacy of Canadian manufacturing that the industry never gets its due respect and credit for the vast and critical contribution it makes to the country’s economic health and prosperity that it truly merits—until the sector

  • Something Green Up Their Sleeve

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    French sleeve labeling products group Sleever International is following up on last year’s launch of recycling-friendly Petsleeve shrinksleeves with the release of a new range of fully biodegradable and compostable packaging film manufactured with renewable resources. Made from poloylactic acid


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