News & Announcements

May 04, 2017Fact and fiction in the fight to deliver your fruit and veggies
A new blog post from PPEC attempts to sort the fact from fiction regarding the fight to deliver your fruits and vegetables.
May 03, 2017ICCA Mourns Passing of Dr. Brigitte Klingele
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Dr. Brigitte Klingele has passed away last Sunday. Dr. Brigitte Klingele was a highly respected representative of the Klingele Group in national and international contexts. Over decades, she had greatly contributed to the growth and success of FEFCO.
May 02, 2017Register Today for the ICCA/WCO Global Summit
Register today for the 2017 ICCA/WCO Global Summit to be held October 17 - 19, 2017 in Brazil.
May 01, 2017Collaboration empowers sustainable packaging progress
What's the secret to success in sustainable packaging? Brent Ostrowski, procurement manager at Best Buy, talks with Packaging Digest contributing writer Chandler Slavin at SustPack17 on how collaboration has paid off for the sustainable packaging community.
May 01, 2017Corrugated packaging industry in India continues to grow
According to Kirit Modi, President of the Indian Corrugated Case Manufacturers Association, corrugated packaging industry in India is growing about 10 percent per year, India CorrexPo reports.
May 01, 2017FBA/TAPPI invite you to participate in the global corrugated productivity & waste survey
The results of the survey benefit participating companies who are interested in industry performance data that is directly comparable to their own facilities and can be used to benchmark their operations.
May 01, 2017Japanese Artist Turns Used Amazon Boxes Into Unbelievably Detailed Cardboard Art
A Japanese artist has wowed the internet with her ability to sculpt almost anything out of cardboard.
Apr 30, 2017Paper or plastic? Canadian scientist at centre of grocery debate
A Guelph food scientist has found himself at the centre of what may be the world’s longest-running grocery debate: paper or plastic?
Apr 24, 2017Cepac launches UK’s first curved corrugated packaging
Independent UK corrugated producer Cepac is launching the country’s first truly curved corrugated product, Arcwise.
Apr 21, 2017Corrugated Industry Displays Ingenuity with Liners and Coatings
Corrugated coated substrates, such as ethylene absorbing board used in fruit and vegetable trays, are helping in the battle against food waste by slowing down unwanted ripening, playing a significant role in improving further in-store shelf life and food freshness, says the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI).
Apr 14, 2017Amazon on creating ecommerce packaging that’s great for all: customers, companies and the environmen
With a win-win-win strategy that includes partnerships throughout the supply chain, the world’s largest online retailer is collaborating with the industry to optimize packaging design for ecommerce.
Apr 05, 2017Registration Opens for Global Summit
Registration is now open for the 2017 ICCA/WCO Global Summit to be held October 17 - 19, 2017 in Brazil. Click here to register for the event. Click here to view an invitation video with more details about the Summit from ICCA president Dennis Colley. 
Apr 04, 2017The Responsible Package’s Newly Redesigned Website is Live, Provides Educational Materials
The Responsible Package has announced the launch of its newly redesigned website:>
Mar 28, 2017Retailers can’t duck food safety issues when pushing growers to re-use crates
A third, more extensive testing of plastic crates used to ship fresh produce throughout Canada shows some handling improvements but still found sanitary issues such as high total aerobic and yeast and mould counts, and the presence of E. coli.
Mar 24, 2017IFCO LCA Attempts to Discredit Corrugated Industry for Highest Packaging Recovery Rate
A new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) published by IFCO, a provider of reusable plastic containers (RPCs), attempts to discredit the corrugated packaging industry for having the highest recovery rate of any packaging system in America.
Mar 24, 2017North American Corrugated Industry Recognizes Seven Percent More Plants for Safety Achievements
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) and AICC – The Independent Packaging Association will recognize 436 corrugated industry plants for safety achievements in 2016. This is a seven percent increase in the number of plants being recognized from the previous year, with the highest number of plant participants since 2002.
Mar 22, 2017"Circular by Nature" - New FEFCO Campaign Launched
On 21st of March, FEFCO participated in a high-level forum discussing the role of packaging in the Circular Economy. The debate, organised by EURACTIV with the support of FEFCO, attracted around 80 participants from EU authorities, NGOs, industry and other EU stakeholders.
Mar 21, 2017Logistics leaders join forces to recycle packaging from 31bn parcels
According to the South China Morning Post, "Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has established a non-profit foundation in Beijing with several leading logistics companies to promote environmentally-friendly transport services amid concerns over packaging waste."
Mar 08, 2017ICCA Strategic Objectives Quarterly Update
A quarterly update on strategic initiatives developed by the ICCA Board is now available on the ICCA website.
Mar 08, 2017Kenyon Appointed Vice President for the Americas
Rachel Kenyon has been appointed ICCA Vice President for the Americas, replacing Dennis Colley who was appointed President on December 1, 2016.
Mar 07, 2017Global Summit Details Coming Next Week
Be on the lookout - details about the location of the 2017 Global Summit will be issued next week in a special e-blast.
Mar 06, 2017ACCCSA's 37th Annual Convention & International Exposition
The 37th annual Association of Corrugators of the Caribbean, Central and South America (ACCCSA) Convention & International Exposition will be held June 27-29, 2017 in Lima, Peru.
Mar 06, 2017EURACTIV Forum - Packaging in the Circular Economy: A Sustainable Business?
In the scope of the 2017 FEFCO Communication campaign on Circular Economy, on 21 March 2017 FEFCO is sponsoring a EURACTIV event on the challenges for packaging in the Circular Economy. Register here.
Mar 02, 2017Speaking proper packaging
Packaging has its own jargon, a rich glossary for a multifaceted field.
Feb 24, 2017Corrugated packaging packs pedal power
A manufacturer of bespoke road and mountain bikes turned to corrugated when it wanted a complete makeover of its packaging to visually reflect the vibrancy and feel-good factor of the brand when it reached the consumer.
Feb 23, 2017CPI feature on paper packaging innovations
CPI Director of Packaging Affairs Andy Barnetson offers input on paper packaging innovations.
Feb 21, 2017Do-it-yourself corrugated pallets
In-house assembly of corrugated pallets is another option in the evolution of logistics.
Feb 16, 2017ABB launches new method to determine fluting medium quality in corrugated packaging material
Switzerland-based ABB has introduced the L&W S-Tester for predicting compressive yield strength of fluting medium in corrugated packaging material.
Feb 14, 2017A game-changer for eCommerce packaging
In looking at some of the changing paradigms made possible through new packaging technologies, WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne takes a look at one that is emblematic of those changes. 
Jan 13, 2017Corrugated board production in Japan expected to reach highest figure in 10 years
The Japan Corrugated Case Association (JCCA) shares: Japan’s corrugated board production in 2017 is expected to reach its highest figure in 10 years.
Jan 09, 2017India: Compact business providing steady returns
The future of corrugated boxes in India is well and growing, according to The Navhind Times in Goa, India.
Jan 06, 2017Spotlight on…Corrugated | packaging in 2017
Simon Creasey of Packaging News reports on how the corrugated sector is likely to perform in 2017 and what challenges are on the horizon.
Jan 05, 2017President Container Group "World's Greatest!..." in corrugated packaging & displays
How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!...” announced today that they have recently selected President Container Group (PCG) to be a part of the popular television series.
Jan 04, 2017RISI China Conference: quality qualifications
Increased attention and new techniques may both be helping to boost overall recovered fibre quality.
Jan 03, 2017PPSA webinar on predictive analytics
The Pulp & Paper Safety Association (PPSA) will be hosting a webinar on predictive analytics in March. In the webinar, Machine Learning will be explained on how it can help safety and how your organizations can get involved.
Dec 27, 2016Guaranteed quality and performance in corrugated tray
Europe-wide CFQ standard ensures corrugated is consistently strong and stackable.
Dec 12, 2016El cartón debe ser parte de la solución
Read the Spanish article regarding why corrugated should be the only solution in El Economista – article by Joaquín Araujo.
Dec 02, 2016ICCA Appoints New President
The International Corrugated Case Association’s (ICCA) Executive Committee of the Board of Directors announces the appointment of a new President, Dennis J. Colley, effective December 1, 2016.
Nov 30, 2016Leverage the power of manufacturing solutions at SinoCorrugated 2017
In 2017, SinoCorrugated, SinoFoldingCarton and China Packaging Container Expo will combine in Shanghai to form a 3-in-1 mega expo that will showcase the entire packaging industry chain.
Nov 29, 2016ICCA 3rd Quarter 2016 Statistics Released
One of the many advantages of being a member of ICCA is the quarterly world corrugated production statistics. These reports present each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
Nov 28, 2016CCCA Announces Changes in Leadership
The Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA) announces that Allen Kirkpatrick will assume the leadership role of Executive Director of the Association, effective December 1, 2016.
Nov 22, 2016Corrugated industry leads in improvement of total factor productivity
The Japan Corrugated Case Association (JCCA) shares: a central issue in Japan’s initiatives for economic regeneration under Abenomics is “productivity improvement.” One aspect which has attracted particular attention is Total Factor Productivity (TFP).
Nov 21, 2016C.F.Q. – Guaranteed quality and performance
The CFQ standard adds a new dimension to Common Footprint (CF): Q for QUALITY. CFQ is a Europe-wide standard and ensures that the tray will do a perfect job throughout the entire logistic chain – from the grower to the retailer.
Nov 14, 2016AICC Announces 2016-2017 Slate of Officers
Members of AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, elected the following slate of officers and directors at the Association’s quadrennial meeting, SuperCorrExpo, October 17-20, in Orlando, Fla.
Nov 09, 2016Corrugated for your home deliveries – a single-use packaging you can trust
On 2 November, the BBC highlighted concerns around the hygiene levels of reusable plastic home delivery crates:
Nov 07, 2016Corrugated Industry Responds to BBC's Dirty Crates Article
The United Kingdom's Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has issued a press release in response to a BBC article about dirty returnable plastic crates (RPCs) used by retailer Asda for home delivery of groceries (
Nov 01, 2016Corrugated Packaging Market to reach an estimated USD 173.6 million by 2020
The corrugated packaging market is thriving mainly due to growing end-user industries, including food, medicine, consumer durables, rubber, and petroleum.
Nov 01, 2016FBA and CCCA Support Publication of RPC Research in Scientific Journal
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) and the Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA) recently teamed together to coordinate distribution of a press release supporting the publication of returnable plastic crate (RPC) research in a scientific journal. Coordinated distribution went to media in U.S. and Canada, in French and English, on October 31. Working together ensured that media across North America received consistent and timely information.
Oct 26, 2016Jonathan Kraft Opens TAPPI/AICC SuperCorrExpo 2016
Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Kraft, President of The Kraft Group, kicked off SuperCorrExpo with a dynamic presentation about the history of The Kraft Group, and how it all began when Robert Kraft leased a warehouse to open a small sheet plant.
Oct 25, 2016AICC President Steve Young Inducted into AICC/RISI Hall of Fame
Steve Young, AICC President was inducted into the AICC/RISI Hall of Fame in honor of his years of service to the industry.
Oct 25, 2016Corrugated Insight and Innovations Highlight SuperCorrExpo 2016
Read highlights from SuperCorrExpo, the quadrennial event hosted by TAPPI and AICC held October 17-20, 2016.
Oct 24, 2016Participate in the Newly-Enhanced ICCA Discussion Boards!
To encourage ongoing dialog between members, ICCA is pleased to introduce new ICCA Discussion Boards found at The current topic being addressed is Reusable Plastic Crates/Containers (RPCs). Smurfit Kappa’s Roberto Villaquiran has posted his strong thoughts on why it’s important that we address the threat of this substitute packaging and posed two great questions for discussion.
Oct 20, 2016European Paper Recycling Chain exceeds its voluntary commitment
The paper recycling rate in Europe reached an impressive 71.5% as announced by the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) in their final monitoring report for 2015.
Oct 19, 2016Bestack and Unibo patent "active" packaging
Fruit and vegetables look better and are fresher and healthier longer thanks to the corrugated cardboard of "active" Bestack packaging.
Oct 11, 2016Manufacturers Team with Suppliers to Promote the Corrugated Industry
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to announce its partnering with corrugated industry suppliers to launch a five-year Corrugated Industry Promotion Program beginning in January 2017.
Oct 01, 201665 North American Companies Remove "Go Paperless – Go Green” Claims
Two Sides Campaign continues to gain traction as major brand name companies change marketing campaigns used to promote electronic services.
Sep 26, 2016AICC Names Mike D’Angelo Vice President
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is pleased to announce long-time supporter, Mike D’Angelo, is joining its professional staff as Vice President.
Sep 26, 2016ICCA Strategic Objectives Quarterly Update
The ICCA Board has developed a set of strategic initiatives including promoting the industry; disseminating information and statistics; and providing opportunities for members to be more engaged. A quarterly update is now available on the ICCA website.
Sep 20, 2016A Toast—and Another One—to the Genius of Corrugated
Corrugated packaging protects effectively, presents handsomely, and succeeds environmentally. What’s not to like or to give credit where due?
Sep 16, 2016ICCA Webinar Recap
A recording is now available from the September 15, 2016 ICCA free webinar on some of the benefits of ICCA membership.
Sep 14, 2016Scientific Work Shows How Corrugated Stops Bacteria
New scientific work explains why corrugated packaging outperforms returnable plastic containers (RPCs) when it comes to micro-biological contamination.
Sep 12, 2016Paper + Packaging Board 3rd Quarter Newsletter Released
The Paper + Packaging Board has released a 3rd quarter newsletter that provides an update on the How Life Unfolds® Check-Off Campaign. Click here to access the 3rd quarter newsletter.
Sep 06, 2016Registration Still Open for ICCA Webinar
Join the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) for a free webinar on some of the benefits of ICCA membership to be held at two different times (September 14 and 15) to accommodate our global membership.
Aug 31, 2016New Research Proves Corrugated Packaging Keeps your Produce Fresher than Plastic
Corrugated fruit and vegetable packaging outperforms returnable plastic crates (RPCs) when it comes to micro-biological contamination. Corrugated trays keep fruit fresh for up to three days longer, according to a recent study.
Aug 25, 2016ICCA 2nd Quarter 2016 Statistics Released
One of the many advantages of being a member of ICCA is the quarterly world corrugated production statistics
Aug 23, 2016Corrugated Industry Links Rise in Recycled Content to Advancements in Technology
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) recently announced that advancements in papermaking technology and the availability of high-quality fiber have made it possible to reuse more old corrugated containers (OCC) in the manufacturing process while at the same time maintaining the strength characteristics of new boxes.
Aug 18, 2016How the Boring Brown Box on your Doorstep Became an Object of Desire
The Washington Post reports - Online retailers are giving the humble cardboard box an extreme makeover, transforming a six-sided receptacle for delivering goods into the new shopping bag.
Aug 17, 2016Growing Trend Toward Forestry Certification for Corrugated Packaging
According to the Japan Corrugated Case Association (JCCA), Japan's corrugated industry is seeing a growing trend toward acquisiton of forestry certification.
Aug 17, 2016Tokyo Pack 2016 Theme, 'The Heart of Advanced Packaging Solutions in Asia'
The 2016 Tokyo International Packaging Exhibition (Tokyo Pack 2016) will be held from October 4 this year at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center.
Aug 03, 2016New Infographic Chronicles U.S. Corrugated Recycling Growth
A new CPA infographic depicts the twenty-year growth in recovery of corrugated materials for recycling. Corrugated “cardboard” is recycled more than any other packaging material in the U.S.
Jul 21, 2016The Freedonia Group: Retail Ready Packaging Offers Advantages over Traditional Packaging
Demand for retail ready packaging is forecast to increase 5.2 percent annually to $6.2 billion in 2020, outpacing the overall packaging market average.
Jul 18, 2016CCCA - Fruit Stays Fresh Longer when packed in Corrugated Trays
New research by the University of Bologna indicates that corrugated trays keep fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic containers (RPCs). 
Jul 12, 2016Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds Celebrates One-Year Mark with Positive Shifts in Consumer Atti
One year into the national promotional campaign to increase awareness and use of paper and paper-based packaging products, consumer attitudes about the products’ personal relevance and quality have held steady or seen significant improvement.
Jul 01, 2016FEFCOnnect 41 July Issue is Available
FEFCO's newsletter FEFCOnnect 41 July issue is now available. See a complete Summit report and updates on their advertising campaign.
Jun 29, 2016FBA - New Research Shows Fruit Packed in Corrugated is Safer and Fresher than in RPCs
New scientific research indicates that corrugated packaging keeps fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from transferred microorganisms.
Jun 27, 2016FEFCO - Fruit stays fresh for up to three more days in corrugated trays, research shows
FEFCO - Corrugated trays keep fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, according to scientific research.
Jun 23, 2016Corrugated Recovered for Recycling Hits All-Time High of 93 Percent in 2015
The U.S. recovery rate of old corrugated containers (OCC) rose by 3.7 percentage points in 2015 to a record-high 92.9 percent. The increase was driven by a 3.5 percent increase in domestic consumption of recovered fiber and a 10.6 percent jump in OCC exports.
Jun 06, 2016ICCA 1st Quarter 2016 Statistics Released
One of the many advantages of being a member of ICCA is the quarterly world corrugated production statistics. These reports present each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
Feb 17, 2016Infographic Shares Details on E-Commerce in the UK
All Green PR Limited has shared a new infographic filled with data about the internet and how e-commerce has changed the way consumers purchase goods in the UK.
Jan 26, 2016Passport Expiring Soon? Renew It Now
With the 2017 ICCA/WCO Global Summit on the horizon, pay attention to this recent New York Times article and renew your passport now if it expires in 2016.
Jan 18, 20162016 ICCA Board of Directors Meeting to be held May 18, 2016 in Berlin
Save the date for the 2016 International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) Board of Directors meeting to be held May 18, 2016 in Berlin, in conjunction with the 2016 FEFCO Congress.
Dec 30, 2015World demand for corrugated boxes to grow 3.7%
World demand for corrugated boxes is expected to increase 3.7% per year through 2019, approaching 260 billion square meters according to World Corrugated Boxes, a new study from The Freedonia Group.
Dec 09, 2015EU Commission adopts Revised Circular Economy Package
On December 2, 2015 the European Commission adopted an ambitious revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way.
Dec 04, 2015SPC Takes Stance on Biodegradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has released a formal position paper against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics, which are marketed as enhancing the sustainability of plastic by rendering the material biodegradable.
Nov 25, 2015ICCA 3rd Quarter 2015 Statistics Released
One of the many advantages of being a member of ICCA is the quarterly world corrugated production statistics.
Nov 23, 2015Bohm Speaks at 2015 FCBM Congress
ICCA president Carl Bohm recently presented at the FCBM Congress in Kochi, India. You can find his presentation here.
Nov 12, 2015Cepi ContainerBoard - Update of European List of Corrugated Base Papers
WCO’s European sister organisation, Cepi ContainerBoard (CCB), published in November 2015 an update of its “European List of Corrugated Base Papers“. The “List“ – first issued in 1992 – is the standard reference document for all European containerboard grades, their identification, specification and classification.
Nov 09, 2015ICCA Offers FREE Webinar on 2015 Global Corrugated Forecast Update
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) invites it’s association members, their members, and ICCA leadership companies to participate in a free webinar on the 2015 Global Corrugated Forecast Update to be held at 9:00 EST, Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Oct 26, 2015American companies are in a profits recession: You can blame King Dollar
A Fortune article discusses how the U.S. economy is in the midst of a recession. Well, a profits recession, at least.
Oct 16, 2015Save the Date for the 2016 ICCA Board of Directors Meeting
Save the date for the 2016 International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) Board of Directors meeting to be held May 18, 2016 in Berlin, in conjunction with the 2016 FEFCO Congress.
Oct 05, 2015Lexus creates working full size vehicle made of ‘Cardboard’
Lexus has revealed the first car made with origami. The car giant has revealed a perfect, drivable version of its IS saloon, made entirely from cardboard.
Sep 24, 2015ICCA Publishes 2015 Global Corrugated Forecast Update
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) is pleased to announce publication of the 2015 Global Corrugated Forecast Update prepared by Freedonia Customer Research for ICCA and its members. 
Sep 22, 2015SFI Sets a Guinness World Records® Title One Tree at a Time
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) and its partners across North America set a new Guinness World Records title, planting 202,935 trees in one hour.
Sep 15, 2015Paper Industry Wants Customers Back
A recent article from Marketplace showcases the Paper and Packaging - How Life Unfolds ™ campaign.
Sep 07, 2015Corrugated: Best Packaging for Meat Supply Chain?
FEFCO’s site shared information on the meat packaging revolution in the UK.
Aug 31, 2015Dermot Smurfit to Chair WCO until May 2016
The World Containerboard Organization (WCO) has announced that after the death of Mike Harwood, Dermot Smurfit will lead WCO until the next Board of Directors meeting to be held May 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
Aug 28, 201544th Annual Conference of the Federation FCBM Coming in November
The 44th Annual Conference of the Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India will be held in Kochi, India from November 20-22, 2015.
Aug 26, 2015ICCA 2nd Quarter 2015 Statistics Released
One of the many advantages of being a member of ICCA is the quarterly world corrugated production statistics.
Jul 13, 2015ICPF New York Holiday Weekend Approaching Another Early “Sell Out”
With 40 executive couples already registered, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation is expecting another early "sell out" of ICPF's eighth annual Holiday Weekend in New York, scheduled for Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 11 -13, 2015.
Jul 09, 2015Hawaii Just Became the First State to Ban Plastic Bags
Grocery shopping will never be the same—in Hawaii at least. On July 1, the state became the first in the U.S. to ban plastic checkout bags, after Oahu joined the rest of the Hawaiian islands in prohibiting them.
Jul 08, 2015Paper and Packaging Industry Joins Together to Launch National Consumer Campaign
The Paper & Packaging - How Life Unfolds™ consumer campaign launches July 8 with a $20M investment in paid and earned media between July and December funding this cross-platform campaign designed to slow the decline in paper usage and grow demand for packaging.
Jul 01, 2015Panelists Offer Key Industry Insights
The July issue of International Paper Board Industry summarizes key industry insights offered during the 2015 ICCA/WCO Global Summit by six industry leaders from around the world. See the article on page 28.
Jun 29, 2015ICCA 1st Quarter 2015 Statistics Released
One of the many advantages of being a member of ICCA is the quarterly world corrugated production statistics. These reports present each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
Jun 11, 2015FBA Releases 75th Anniversary Edition of the Fibre Box Handbook
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is proud to announce that 75th Anniversary edition Fibre Box Handbooks can now be purchased on the FBA website. The corrugated industry's go-to reference standard has been completely redesigned with extended materials and updated content.
Jun 01, 2015Global Markets Slowly Recovering
The June issue of International Paper Board Industry dives into one of the subjects of the 2015 ICCA/WCO Global Summit, a World Tour of Containerboard Business Conditions covered by multiple speakers. See the article on page 20.
Jun 01, 2015Paper and Packaging Board Consumer Campaign to Start in July
The Paper and Packaging Board's highly anticipated consumer campaign is slated to kickoff in July following months of planning, creative testing, production, and media negotiations.
Jun 01, 2015The Whole World Was Harwood's Workplace
Board Converting News latest publication included a tribute to the late Mike Harwood.
May 31, 2015Global Summit - Associations Target Competitive Threats
The June issue of International Paper Board Industry dives into the 2015 ICCA/WCO Global Summit, highlighting the strategies presented by FBA and FEFCO to counter the use of competing materials like RPCs. See the article on page 26.
May 02, 2015Mike Harwood Honored by ICPF
The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation has announced that in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the industry through his tireless work with FBA, AICC, WCO and ICPF, Mike Harwood, Deputy CEO of Pratt Industries and the Chairman of the World Containerboard Organisation, has been selected for induction into ICPF's Circle of Distinguished Leaders.
May 01, 2015Global Summit Attracts Record Attendance
The May 2015 issue of International Paper Board Industry covered the 2015 ICCA/WCO Global Summit.
Apr 27, 20152015 ICCA/WCO Global Summit Presentations Now Available
A majority of the presentations from the 2015 ICCA/WCO Global Summit are now available online. Presentations will be posted as they are approved.
Apr 15, 2015ICCA-WCO Global Summit Debuts in Taipei
Taiwan Today reported "The International Corrugated Case Association and World Containerboard Organization Global Summit kicked off for the first time in Taipei City April 14, underscoring local efforts to expand Taiwan's position in the global supply chain."
Apr 15, 2015Paper and Packaging Board Selects Ad Agency
The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) announces the selection of Cramer-Krasselt in Milwaukee to shepherd the board's first national marketing campaign to increase demand for paper and paper-based packaging.
Mar 25, 2015Consumers Say Paper-Based Packaging is Best for Groceries and Fresh Produce
Paper based containers are the preferred choice of packaging for consumers shopping for groceries and fresh produce, according to an international survey involving people from seven European countries.
Dec 11, 2014FBA Forces IFCO Website Change
Recently, the Fibre Box Association (FBA) sent a cease and desist letter to IFCO resulting in IFCO’s removal of misleading and/or untrue statements about the recovery of corrugated packaging on their website.
Dec 02, 2014ICPF Launches New Educational Website!
In late October, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) launched its new website that includes new content, new graphics and an easily navigated design.
Nov 27, 2014FEFCO “Cool Facts”
FEFCO released “Cool Facts”, a summary of corrugated’s benefits with the objective to convey in one presentation the main benefits of corrugated packaging. Click here for a ‘supporting narrative’.
Nov 18, 2014CPA – Less to Landfill: Wax Corrugated Falls Below 3 Percent
A new study shows the corrugated industry continues to dramatically decrease its use of wax coatings.
Nov 06, 2014Waghorne Offers Outlook at RISI Containerboard Conference
Ken Waghorne, Vice President, Packaging Paper of RISI spoke at the 16th Biennial RISI International Containerboard Conference. He offered an outlook for the North American Containerboard Industry.
Oct 31, 2014Paper and Packaging Board Office Moves to Virginia
The Paper and Packaging Board (PPB), also known as the Paper Check-off, has moved to its permanent location in McLeans/Tysons Corner, Virginia.
Oct 27, 2014CCCA News Release - Containers Used to Ship Produce Fall Short of Safety Standards for 2 Years
The Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA) issued a press release on their RPC study which shows that sanitation standards of RPCs are inadequate for a second consecutive year with especially alarming results in Quebec. Of more concern was the recovery of E coli on 13% of the RPC tested.
Oct 16, 2014TAPPI/AICC 2014 Corrugated Week One Week – One Great Event One Huge Success!
Over 1,300 attendees from the corrugated, folding carton and rigid box industries attended Corrugated Week 2014 in Long Beach, CA September 28-October 1, 2014.
Oct 01, 2014AICC Makes Branding Changes to Reflect the Times
The AICC board approved a rebranding, or repositioning of what the association represents, what is members do, and the advantages to the end user/consumer of doing business with AICC member companies.
Sep 10, 20142015 Global Summit: Registration Now Open
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) and the World Containerboard Organisation (WCO) are pleased to announce the 2015 ICCA/WCO Global Summit will be held April 13 – 17, 2015 in Taipei and Shanghai. Click here to register.
Sep 04, 2014New Infographic Summarizes 2014 LCA Information
The corrugated industry life cycle analysis revealed major improvements in environmental performance from 2006 to 2010. A new infographic created by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) summarizes the top-line information contained in the report.
Sep 03, 2014International Paper Board Industry Magazine Highlights 2015 ICCA/WCO Global Summit
The September edition of International Paper Board Industry Magazine includes an article about the 2015 ICCA/WCO Global Summit. Read more on page 58.
Sep 02, 2014TAPPI/AICC Corrugated Week This Month
The 2014 TAPPI/AICC Corrugated Week is fast approaching. The event, for corrugated, paperboard and the rigid box industry, will be held September 28 - October 1, 2014 in Long Beach, California.
Aug 14, 2014A French television challenge recently showed a car crossing a bridge made of corrugated cardboard
FEFCO's site shared an article on a French television challenge showing a car crossing a bride made of corrugated cardboard.
Aug 01, 2014Southern Offers Outlook on Corrugated Market Prospects in Europe
International PaperBoard Industry featured an article in their August 2014 publication regarding the presentation given by Simon Southern of NOA/PRISM at the June FEFCO Summit.
Jul 21, 2014ICCA Chairman Frank Cheng Shares More Information on the 2015 Global Summit in Taipei and Shanghai
International Corrugated Case Association Chairman Frank Cheng gave a presentation on the 2015 Global Summit to the ICCA Board of Directors in June in London. The presentation included a detailed schedule of events and offered pictures of some of the site locations.
Jul 08, 2014Member News: Tony Smurfit of Smurfit Kappa Group talks to Tim Sykes of Packaging Europe
Tony Smurfit, chief operations officer at Smurfit Kappa Group, talks to Tim Sykes about the driving trends in the transit packaging segment, the position of corrugated packaging, and his own company's drive to spread the word about its all-round excellence.
Jul 03, 2014CEPI Says "Zero Waste Programme for Europe" Doesn't Reach Far Enough
On July 2, the European Commission adopted the EU Circular Economy Package (“Towards a circular economy: A zero waste programme for Europe). The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) welcomes the inclusion of landfill bans for recyclables by the Commission, but regrets that the package omits six essential points including incineration restrictions.
Jun 26, 2014Corrugated Packaging: Let's Get Digital
High volume digital printing on corrugated is now a reality, according to a workshop held by FEFCO.  The latest news from FEFCO reports that new technologies are opening possibilities for the use of packaging as a platform to communicate directly with consumers.
Jun 04, 2014Corrugated Industry Significantly Improves Environmental Performance
A new U.S. corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA) study commissioned by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) shows a significant 32 percent reduction per unit in the industry's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2006 and 2010.
May 28, 2014CCCA - Thinking Inside the Box
Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA) Executive Director David Andrews had an article published in the May issue of Canadian Packaging, a national trade publication. His article "Thinking Inside the Box" detailed why corrugated shipping containers are the best bet for growers, retailers and the planet. In the article Andrews cited the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) sponsored case studies released in the past year (strawberries and tomatoes).
May 21, 2014Paper and Packaging Board Names First Executive Director
The Paper and Paper-based Packaging Board has announced the selection of Mary Anne Hansan as Executive Director of the Paper Check-off Program. Hansan is a seasoned marketing and communications veteran who has overseen industry marketing initiatives for diverse industry categories including flowers, plastics and most recently canned tuna. 
Mar 27, 2014Paper and Paper-based Packaging Board Elects Chairman and Officers
The Paper and Paper-based Packaging Board has elected John Williams (Domtar) to be Board Chairman. Also elected to serve as officers were: Steve Voorhees (RockTenn) as Vice Chairman; and Christian Fischer (Georgia-Pacific) as Secretary/Treasurer. The Board held its first meeting Tuesday, March 25th in New York City.
Mar 13, 2014Packaging Industry Reps Meet to Discuss Common Objectives, Improve Member Service
Representatives from 14 North American associations in the paper and packaging industries met March 11-12 in Chicago to explore ways for increased cooperation to improve the value propositions they offer to their members.
Jan 16, 2014New Case Study: Shipping Strawberries in Corrugated Saves $6.6 Million Over RPCs
Shipping fresh strawberries in corrugated containers costs 13 percent less than shipping the same volume of strawberries in reusable plastic containers (RPCs), according to a new economic case study. In the case scenario studied, an annual savings of $6.6 million was realized by shipping the strawberries in corrugated versus RPCs.
Nov 05, 2013FBA and CPA Support Recent Canadian Study; Release Statement
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) and the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) have released a statement in support of a Canadian study that indicates that Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) used to ship fruits and vegetables in Canada pose a risk for contamination.
Jul 08, 2013Bohm Speaks at 2013 International CorruPack Conclave
ICCA President Carl Bohm was a presenter during the 2013 International CorruPack Conclave in Hyderabad, India.
Jan 01, 2001CCCA - Thinking Inside the Box

Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA) Executive Director David Andrews had an article published in the May issue of Canadian Packaging, a national trade publication. His article "Thinking Inside the Box" detailed why corrugated shipping containers are the best bet for growers, retailers and the planet. In the article Andrews cited the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) sponsored case studies released in the past year (strawberries and tomatoes).