News & Announcements

Aug 31, 2020ICCA Releases 2nd Quarter 2020 Corrugated Statistics
This report presents each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
Aug 28, 2020World Water Week: Mondi's continued commitment to water stewardship
World Water Week has been taking place in Sweden for 30 years, bringing public and private organizations together to tackle global water challenges. Since 2014, Mondi has promoted a landscape approach to water stewardship, working together with farmers, local government, and industries who all share a common interest in maintaining freshwater ecosystems and services.
Aug 27, 2020A Slice of Goodness: The importance of recycling pizza boxes
Pizza night is a great tradition in many American households – and this year, an especially popular option for consumers staying home or scaling back on restaurant dining during COVID-19 restrictions. Rachel Kenyon, senior vice president of Fibre Box Association talks about how pizza lovers have one more reason to feel good about embracing pizza night. It is now official and agreed on – pizza boxes are recyclable.
Aug 27, 2020CONPRINTA's Success Story in South East Asia
The CONPRINTA IMD 2200 will be installed at Cheng Loong An Container Co. Ltd. in Vietnam. To keep up with the robust growth of South East Asia, Cheng Loong invested in Vietnam in recent years to establish integrated manufacturing and selling of industrial paper and corrugated containers.
Aug 27, 2020International Paper and The Nature Conservancy develop global forestry practices
The Nature Conservancy and International Paper recently completed the first of a two-phase effort to develop state-of-the-art forestry practices to create long-term solutions to global climate challenges. With initial work completed in Indonesia and Gabon, the partners are scaling up these efforts to inform responsible forestry, carbon sequestration and biodiversity monitoring in the Central Appalachian region of the U.S. and in Mexico.
Aug 25, 2020Eero Aarnio designs eco-playhouse made with corrugated board
Thanks to its design and the lightweight board construction the playhouse can be conveniently moved from place to place. The playhouse can be set up indoors or outdoors, if the weather permits. It can also be folded up for easy storage.
Aug 24, 2020GP Packaging Begins Manufacturing Curbside Recyclable Paper Padded Mailers for E-Commerce
The growth of e-commerce has generated significant demand for sustainable packaging options, as both consumers and e-retailers look to increase the recyclability of their packaging. This curbside recyclable padded paper mailer is a sustainable alternative to non-recyclable dual material packaging.
Aug 24, 2020Satellites protect four million football fields worth of endangered forests
Everyone knows satellites are used for directions on your phone, sports events and weather. But did you know that Georgia-Pacific is using these “eyes in the sky” to protect endangered forests, home to rare animals, plants and trees?
Aug 24, 2020Zero Waste Week with DS Smith
September 7-11, 2020 is Zero Waste Week, an annual awareness campaign for reducing waste, saving money, and protecting the environment.
Aug 20, 2020She got plastic bags banned on Bali by 18. Now she wants to mobilize other young activists
Melati Wijsen, co-founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, a social initiative launched in 2013, is working to inspire other young activists to make positive environmental changes towards a cleaner planet.
Aug 19, 2020Coca-Cola Europe to Use WestRock CanCollar Eco for Multi-Packs
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) announced the introduction of WestRock’s CanCollar® Eco. This partnership aims to remove all unnecessary or hard to recycle plastic from its portfolio, avoiding the use of more than 11,000 tons of virgin plastic a year across the region.
Aug 18, 2020UK ranks 11th in EU recycling table
Official statistics published by the European Commission show that the UK remained the 11th highest recycler in the EU in 2018, with a rate of 43.86%.
Aug 12, 2020Smurfit Kappa launches new SmartLife Bag-in-Box expertise service
Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has launched a new “SmartLife” service to improve the shelf-life of boxed wine.
Aug 09, 2020Rethinking packaging: Amorepacific working to increase use of eco-friendly packaging across all bran
South Korean cosmetics conglomerate is actively working to extend its use of eco-packaging solutions across all its brands as part of its Less Plastics campaign.
Aug 06, 2020Kruger to Supply Pulp for the Manufacture of Ecofriendly Disposable Masks
Kruger Inc. is partnering with Pulp Moulded Products Inc. (PMP) for the supply of low-carbon footprint fibres to allow PMP to produce a prototype of a low-cost biodegradable mask.
Aug 05, 2020ICCA 2021 Global Forecast - Input Requested
Reminder: In the upcoming months, ICCA will begin working with a vendor for the 2021 Global Forecast. For the past several years, ICCA has focused on five primary regions (North America, Central & South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania) around the world. Should ICCA expand its scope of regions/countries? Do you have any other suggested changes to the Global Forecast? Please send all suggestions to Rachel Kenyon at
Aug 05, 2020Smurfit Kappa launches innovative solar energy initiative in Colombia
Smurfit Kappa has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art solar panel system in its Colombian Forestry operation. The Solar One photovoltaic system, which was developed with renewable energy provider Celsia, will generate 50% of the energy needs of the nursery and the entomology and plant pathology laboratories.
Aug 03, 2020Saica to build converting plant in Ohio
Saica, a Spain-based producer of recycled content containerboard and other board grades, has announced it will establish its first North American facility in Hamilton, Ohio, near Cincinnati. The 350,000-square-foot facility will corrugate rolls of containerboard (made offsite) and convert the corrugated board into boxes.
Jul 30, 2020Five things you should know about disposable masks and plastic pollution
The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and partners insist that, if effective measures are put into place, the amount of plastics discarded every year can be significantly cut, or even eliminated.
Jul 29, 2020Mondi launches new gaming app about workplace safety
Mondi has launched a health and safety app as a new way to communicate to its colleagues on wellbeing and safety in the workplace. The app entitled HEADS UP! is free to download for all Mondi employees and the general public.
Jul 28, 2020DS Smith hits 3 key sustainability targets
DS Smith has announced that it has achieved three of its sustainability milestones for 2019/2020.
Jul 24, 2020EU approves tax on non-recycled plastic waste; implementation set for January 1, 2021
The European Council has agreed a tax on non-recycled plastic waste which will be implemented on January 1, 2021. The tax will be composed of a share of revenues from a national contribution calculated on the weight of non-recycled plastic packaging waste with a call rate of Euro 0.80/kg ($1.0/kg).
Jul 23, 2020Compostability of Paper
Mary Alice Drain, Director of Technical Services at Fibre Box Association, talks about a report released by NCASI about the compostability of paper that is beneficial to the corrugated packaging industry and other paper-based packaging allies, to the composting industry and to all eco-minded consumers.
Jul 22, 2020Stora Enso and Helsinki Olympic Stadium partner up to promote circular economy solutions
Stora Enso and Helsinki Olympic Stadium have signed a partnership agreement to develop low-carbon, eco-friendly operations at the stadium by promoting the use of renewable materials and circular economy solutions.
Jul 21, 2020Paper industry’s recycling performance reaches highest level ever in 2019
In 2019, Cepi members produced close to 90 million tonnes of paper and board, of which 54.6% were based on recycled fibres - compared to 53.1% in 2018 - as indicated by the utilisation rate of Paper for Recycling (PfR).
Jul 20, 2020A new chapter in the plastic versus paper race
The paper and fibre industry has been busy behind the scenes during the pandemic working to create economically viable and scalable technological advancements for consumers that stretch beyond the benefits of paper packaging’s ecological footprint and recyclability efforts
Jul 13, 2020AF&PA and Industry Partners Aim to Set the Record Straight – Pizza Boxes Are Recyclable, Grease and
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released new industry guidance that aims to clear up consumer confusion regarding the recyclability of pizza boxes. The guidance resulted from a study conducted by WestRock – an AF&PA member company – that found the presence of grease and cheese at levels typically found on pizza boxes does not impact manufacturing in a negative way.
Jul 07, 2020Recycling Programs Essential to Maintain Supply of Essential Products
Paper recovery is a success story because it is voluntary and market-driven. As a true market-based commodity, recovered paper is subject to natural ebbs and flows in the marketplace. But the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerability in the supply of recovered fiber—and for recycling in general.
Jul 07, 2020Unboxing the future of sustainable corrugated with FEFCO
On July 6, 2020, FEFCO co-hosted a virtual panel with Politico called “Unwrapping the future of sustainable packaging” to demonstrate that the sustainability of packaging is an issue of great importance.
Jul 06, 2020Australia unveils $1 billion waste and recycling plan to transform waste industry, ban waste exports
The Morrison Government will commit $190 million to a new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) tat will generate $600 million of recycling investment and drive a billion-dollar transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling capacity.
Jul 01, 2020FSC sucks up and apologises (sort of)
The Forest Stewardship Council of Canada recently praised the Canadian paper and packaging industry for recovering the largest portion of recycled fibres of any forestry sector.
Jun 30, 2020ICCA Gets Social!
ICCA is pleased to announce that beginning next week you can follow us on Twitter. Follow us at @IntlCorrCaseAssn for news and information on the worldwide corrugated packaging industry.
Jun 30, 2020Microplastics contaminating fruits and vegetables
Researchers at the University of Catania in Italy have discovered microplastics in a large range of fresh produce items.
Jun 29, 2020Amazon India eliminates single-use plastic in packaging
Amazon India has announced it has eliminated all single-use plastic in packaging originating from its 50-plus fulfillment centers in the country. Earlier this year, Amazon introduced 100 percent plastic-free and biodegradable paper tape used to seal shipments.
Jun 25, 2020New research reveals sustainability is transforming businesses' approach to packaging innovation
A new survey by paper-based packaging Smurfit Kappa reveals an innovative agenda as businesses rethink their products and packaging solutions in an effort to tackle environmental waste.
Jun 25, 2020OSHA Revised Guidance on COVID-19 to Affect Recordable Cases
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published revised guidance for its occupational illness recordkeeping requirements. The guidance is intended to be time-limited to the current COVID-19 public health crisis. FBA’s Director of Technical Services, Mary Alice Drain, discusses OSHA’s revised guidance on COVID-19 and how it will affect corrugated box plants.
Jun 25, 2020Strong and Gone
FBA President & CEO Dennis Colley on the extraordinary environmental success story of corrugated packaging, and a focus that has never drifted far from building an industry framework that ensures our products are both restorative and regenerative by design.
Jun 24, 2020DS Smith showcases Circular Design Principles to help eliminate packaging waste
DS Smith hosted a virtual event with global partner the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to explore the company’s new Circle Design Principles.
Jun 24, 2020Germany bans single-use plastic products
The German Cabinet agreed to end the sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and food containers, bringing it in line with a European Union directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic waste. This prohibition will take effect July 2021.
Jun 23, 2020Kemira joins 4evergreen alliance for the fibre-based packaging value chain
Global chemicals company Kemira has joined the 4evergreen alliance, an initiative of Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry. The alliance aims to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy, minimizing climate and environmental impact.
Jun 19, 2020Containerboard leaders again reach the top, with Pratt selected by analysts as North America's best
Containerboard and corrugated innovator Anthony Pratt was selected by analysts as the Fastmarkets RISI 2020 North American CEO of the Year. He is to be honored at RISI's 35th annual North American Forest Products Conference on Oct. 6.
Jun 19, 2020Containerboard leaders again reach the top, with Pratt selected by analysts as North America's best
Containerboard and corrugated innovator Anthony Pratt was selected by analysts as the Fastmarkets RISI 2020 North American CEO of the Year. He is to be honored at RISI's 35th annual North American Forest Products Conference on Oct. 6.
Jun 16, 2020Mondi donates 100,000 medical grade N95 face masks to protect healthcare workers in KwaZulu Natal
“Mondi is committed to playing our part in the supply of essential products during the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa. We want to help protect healthcare workers and curb the spread of the virus among vulnerable communities,” said Viv McMenamin, CEO Mondi South Africa.
Jun 16, 2020Plastic packaging replacement for Mettler Toledo InLab® sensors
A DS Smith client wanted to replace their existing cardboard and Styrofoam packaging sensors with a more sustainable option using only one material – corrugated.
Jun 09, 2020Corrugated partition walls ensure effective social distancing
Many corrugated businesses are putting in place creative solutions like this EcoSafeBoard to ensure social distancing measures in the workplace.
Jun 09, 2020The world's first plastic-free PPE has launched right here in the UK
Made from FSC certified paper and wood pulp, the face-protecting visors are created by the campaign group, A Plastic Planet, who are working to combat COVID-19 without damaging the planet.
Jun 03, 2020India - Amazon will now deliver your orders online in original product packaging
Your orders from Amazon India may soon start to come in just the original packaging as the e-tailer looks to cut down on waste generated by packaging materials.
Jun 02, 2020ICCA Announces Officers and Board Members
The ICCA Board of Directors elected Mr. Jan Klingele, Managing Partner at Klingele Paper and Packaging Group, as the Association's 2020-2021 chairman during their Board of Directors Meeting held by conference call on Thursday, May 28, 2020.
May 28, 2020Fady Gemayel becomes new FEFCO President
Fady Gemayel, co-owner & Honorary Chairman at "Gemayel Freres S.A.L.", a family owned corrugated cardboard company, was elected FEFCO President for a two-year term.
May 27, 2020ICCA Releases 1st Quarter 2020 Corrugated Statistics
This report represents each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
May 27, 2020Smurfit Kappa Highlights Sustainability as a Top Priority for Businesses
New Smurfit Kappa survey reveals that nearly 61% of the consumers expect that the brands they buy from should have clear sustainable practices.
May 26, 2020DS Smith launches new Circular Design Principles to drive sustainability in packaging
DS Smith is launching its new Circular Design Principles, as it reveals new research that shows there is a desperate need for consistent design to help cut through the confusion in the recycling of packaging.
May 26, 2020Mike Powell to be appointed Mondi Group Chief Financial Officer
Mondi plc announces that Mike Powell will be appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer and as an executive director of Mondi plc.
May 22, 2020FDA grants temporary labeling flexibility for non-allergen minor ingredients
With many food manufacturers experiencing difficulties in sourcing some ingredients during the pandemic, the FDA is allowing temporary flexibility in food labeling requirements.
May 22, 2020Georgia-Pacific Joins the Fight Against COVID-19
Georgia-Pacific has been sharing several stories of how they are giving back to their local communities by way of making masks, donating corrugated boxes, and more.
May 20, 2020International Paper Commits 2 Million Boxes for COVID-19 Relief
International Paper responds to the global need for corrugated cardboard boxes for food banks by donating 2 million boxes to #HelpFillTheBoxes.
May 19, 20207 Ways the Pulp & Paper Industry Has Helped Fight COVID-19
These unprecedented times have allowed the corrugated industry to step up to continue to manufacture and deliver essential products to consumers.
May 19, 2020COVID-19 restrictions help fuel increased demand for cardboard boxes
With so many consumers staying home, the corrugated packaging industry has seen an increase in demand for corrugated boxes.
May 19, 2020DS Smith Launches Essential Solutions E-Commerce Products
To help businesses meet the demands of online orders during this time, DS Smith has launched a range of products designed to offer immediate solutions for organizations looking to transition online quickly and easily.
May 19, 2020Nestlé Pilots Reusable and Refillable Dispensers to Reduce Single-Use Packaging
Nestlé is testing reusable and refillable dispensers for petcare and soluble coffee as part of its efforts to reduce single-use packaging.
May 15, 2020WestRock helps brands respond to consumer preferences in new study
As change in retail and consumer preferences becomes more apparent, packaging matters more than ever. View WestRock's White Paper on how to enhance the relationships between brands and packaging.
May 14, 2020The corrugated industry supports communities during COVID-19 times
There are many corrugated industry organizations giving back during these times. FEFCO highlights several organizations supporting their communities internationally.
May 13, 2020FBA Creates Video Thank You to Corrugated Industry Essential Workers
The Fibre Box Association created a thank you video for the industry's essential workers who have continued to keep transport packaging flowing to makers of products including packaging for food and other consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical products, tissue and hygiene products and more.
May 12, 2020Canada's Royal Containers has acquired C&B Display Packaging
Royal Containers acquired C&B Display Packaging in a corrugated packaging deal that will allow them to provide expanded services such as online operations and graphic design brainpower.
May 12, 2020U.S. Paper Industry Achieves Consistently High Recycling Rate
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced 66.2 percent of paper consumed in the United States was received for recycling in 2019.
May 08, 2020PCA Morganton Supports Local Food Drives
PCA's full-line plant in Morganton, North Carolina, has been coordinating various efforts to assist those in need in their community including supporting food banks.
May 06, 2020New study from Mondi suggests brands face losing customers over excessive packaging
According to Mondi's online survey, over 2,000 people aged 16-75 across the UK said they would switch to a different brand because it uses less packaging than other brands do.
Apr 30, 2020FBA Announces Officers and New or Re-Elected Board Members
The FBA Board of Directors elected Cathy Foley, Vice President Industry Relations and Supply Chain at Pratt Industries, as the Association's 2020-2021 chairman during their Board of Directors Meeting held Monday, April 27, 2020.
Apr 23, 2020Coronavirus prompts Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend California's plastic bag ban
Governor Gavin Newsom has suspended California's ban on grocery stores providing single-use plastic bags amid concerns that clerks may be at risk for exposure.
Apr 23, 2020FEFCO releases statement on Single Use Plastics Directive
FEFCO and other European companies call for modification of the Single Use Plastics Directive definitions to achieve Circular Economy objectives.
Apr 23, 2020ICCA Board Meeting
ICCA Board Meeting set for May 28, 2020 via conference call.
Apr 23, 2020International Paper Supports Communities in Italy During COVID-19 Crisis
International Paper has been donating thousands of corrugated boxes to a number of hospitals, medical units and charitable organizations such as the Civil Protection, Blue Cross, local food banks and others.
Apr 23, 2020Thank You For Making Boxes
FBA Senior Vice President, Rachel Kenyon, highlights the extraordinary efforts the corrugated packaging industry has contributed to the supply chain amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 22, 2020An Earth Day CEO summit shows how dramatically corporate values have changed
Corporate leaders discuss how environment sustainability has become a core element of day-to-day business strategy.
Apr 22, 2020Corrugated Packaging Rides Sustainability Wave
Corrugated packaging is receiving renewed attention as demands build for more sustainable packaging solutions.
Apr 21, 2020Klingele Paper and Packaging Group commemorates its 100-year anniversary
The Klingele Paper and Packaging Group, one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and corrugated cardboard packaging, commemorate its 100-year anniversary this year.
Apr 14, 2020DS Smith donates 10,000 bedside tables to IFEMA field hospital
Under the slogan, #WeStopThisVirusTogether, workers at DS Smith's plant in Madrid, Spain is manufacturing corrugated cardboard furniture to be used in hospitals.
Apr 14, 2020Rengo Establishes Novel Coronavirus Emergency Management Headquarters
Rengo has established the emergency management headquarters to protect the safety and health of employees while supporting the industry for delivery of daily necessities to consumers.
Apr 14, 2020Smurfit Kappa launches portfolio of corrugated solutions to help communities affected by COVID-19
Smurfit Kappa has launched a new "Design for Help" portfolio of products with the aim of helping to alleviate some of the challenges being experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 13, 2020Corrugated Packaging - An Extraordinary Recycling Success Story
Corrugated "cardboard" boxes are used to deliver products everywhere - they are essential to keeping our supply chains moving.
Apr 09, 2020Corrugated Industry Recognizes Plants for Safety Achievements
FBA and AICC will recognize 422 corrugated industry plants for safety achievements in 2019.
Apr 03, 2020Mondi adapts production line in Germany to make much-needed face mask components
Mondi produces elastic, three-layer laminate straps using non-woven material for one billion face masks.
Apr 02, 2020ACCCSA Responds to COVID-19
Apr 02, 2020AICC Responds to COVID-19
Apr 01, 2020ACCCSA celebrates 40 years in the corrugated packaging industry
ACCCSA celebrates 40 years of innovation in the corrugated industry. ICCA wishes to congratulate ACCCSA on this anniversary by sending a commemorative plaque.
Apr 01, 2020Plastic packaging: Hero or villain in the coronavirus era?
Coronavirus has provoked the food packaging debate, with some using the crisis to hammer home the message that plastic is vital for protecting food from germs and extending its shelf life, while others disagree.
Mar 31, 2020Georgia-Pacific Responds to COVID-19
Mar 29, 2020International Paper enters into agreement to sell its Brazilian corrugated packaging business to Kla
International Paper has entered into an agreement to sell its Brazilian corrugated packaging business to Klabin S.A. for R$330 million, with R$280 million to be paid at closing and R$50 million one year thereafter, subject to certain adjustments. This business includes three containerboard mills and four box plants.
Mar 26, 2020Collection and recycling of used paper more important than ever in times of health crisis
The European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) asks all authorities to enable crucial industries such as paper to continue production and to facilitate transport and cross border shipments for the supply of these goods. "In these critical times, it is more than ever important to keep the supply for our industry running, in order to secure packaging for essential products” said Angelika Christ, chairwoman of the EPRC.
Mar 26, 2020How the plastic industry is exploiting anxiety about COVID-19
As consumers voice their concerns about COVID-19 living on surfaces, what role do plastic bags play in exploiting fears around sanitation and hygiene?
Mar 25, 2020CEPI Responds to COVID-19
Mar 24, 2020Indian P&B production profoundly impacted by COVID-19 containment measures
The Indian paper and board industry has seen many mill closures in the latter part of March that look likely to last into April, as the country scrambles to nip the spread of Covid-19 in the bud.
Mar 24, 2020Kruger Responds to COVID-19
Mar 24, 2020North American Manufacturers of Tissue and Paper-Based Packaging Say Measures in Place to Safely Ope
Certain personal care products such as toilet paper, tissue, diapers, etc. have been disappearing off store shelves as consumers fear manufacturing operations of these daily essentials will be shut down. The editors at PaperAge put together excerpts of statements from some of the major North American manufacturers of tissue and packaging products.
Mar 23, 2020Cascades Provides Operational Update Regarding COVID-19
Mar 20, 2020CCCA Responds to COVID-19
Mar 20, 2020Mondi Responds to COVID-19
Mar 20, 2020Need a cheap desk to work from home? Try this one made of cardboard
With so many people working from home nowadays, the Danish furniture company, Stykka, created cardboard desks for $85 that can be built in 10 minutes.
Mar 19, 2020Corrugated Box Industry Keeps Supply Chain Moving Amid COVID-19 Challenges
The manufacturers of corrugated cardboard boxes are working to keep transport packaging flowing to makers of essential products including packaging for food and other consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical products, tissue and hygiene products and more amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 19, 2020FBA Responds to COVID-19
Mar 19, 2020Working from home and contingency plans in today's uncertainty
This month, Mary Alice discusses working from home and contingency plans in today's uncertainty with COVID-19.
Mar 18, 2020FEFCO Responds to COVID-19
Mar 17, 2020How Long Can COVID-19 Last on Corrugated Surfaces?
According to the CDC, there is no evidence the coronavirus is spread by coming into contact with contaminated surfaces, but several news outlets have picked up a story about researchers who have tested common home and hospital materials.
Mar 11, 2020Corrugated: Circular by nature - what else?
FEFCO welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan published by the Commission today. The circular economy is vital for achieving the Green Deal ambition for climate neutrality, preserving natural resources and supporting the competitiveness of the European economy.
Mar 10, 2020FBA Releases 2019 Productivity & Waste Survey
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the publication of the corrugated industry’s biennial Productivity & Waste Survey. The 2019 survey provides useful benchmarking data by machine center on productivity, waste and starch consumption, and offers the best-in-class data for users to compare operations.
Mar 04, 2020DS Smith opens its first U.S. recycling plant, located near paper mill in Reading, PA
DS Smith, a sustainable packaging leader, today announced the opening of its first recycling facility in the United States, the company’s latest expansion of its business operations in North America. The Reading facility is unique in the region as it is alongside the company’s paper mill and within a mile from its packaging plant, creating a closed loop manufacturing model that enhances its customers’ sustainable packaging credentials making it a circular economy trifecta
Feb 29, 2020ICCA Releases 4th Quarter 2019 Corrugated Statistics
This report presents each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
Feb 27, 2020Clorox, Coca Cola Among Companies Sued Over Plastic Pollution By Berkeley Group
Last month, Earth Island Institute, a Berkeley-based environmental group, filed a lawsuit to try to hold large firms such as The Clorox Company, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and others responsible for plastic pollution.
Feb 26, 2020DS Smith adds plastics replacement researcher
DS Smith has called on Dr. Susana Aucejo, senior research and development director, to lead the company's work on plastics replacement and the development of innovative barrier solutions.
Feb 25, 2020Fibre Box Association releases list of speakers for 2020 FBA Annual Meeting
The association will celebrate 80 years of serving the corrugated industry with a program filled with engaging speakers sharing insights on hot topics impacting the business of making corrugated packaging.
Feb 19, 2020Design Guidance for the Recyclability of Paper-Based Packaging
Fibre Box Association has joined a collaborative group of industry leaders across the supply chain who are working closely with the American Forest & Paper Association to develop a design guidance for recyclability of paper-based packaging.
Feb 19, 2020New FEFCO Instagram Account
FEFCO recently launched a new Instagram account where they share news, ideas and innovation about corrugated. Follow FEFCO on Instagram to network with colleagues and learn more about the benefits of corrugated.
Feb 17, 2020Mondi joins forces with Cartro to deliver sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce
Mondi, leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has partnered with Cartro, a leading provider of corrugated packaging in Mexico, to enter the fresh produce segment with a new avocado box that is sustainable by design.
Feb 14, 2020AF&PA announces advocacy priorities to pursue in 2020
Policy conversations related to biomass, paper recycling, regulatory reform and transportation infrastructure are some of the priorities set for AF&PA.
Feb 13, 2020Bio-Pappel increases ownership in US Corrugated Inc by 80%
Bio-Pappel, Mexico's largest integrated paper and packaging company, becomes the largest Mexican paper and packaging player in North America.
Feb 12, 2020Reed Exhibitions Has Postponed Shows in China
In an effort to prevent and control the coronavirus outbreak, Reed Exhibitions announced its decision to postpone various trade shows until July 22-24, 2020.
Feb 06, 2020Sustainable packaging push is positive for Smurfit Kappa
With a push from consumers and business for sustainable packaging materials, Smurfit Kappa can play a key role in shifting from unsustainable solutions to greener products.
Feb 03, 2020Common Footprint Quality standard Launched at Fruit Logistica
A new quality standard for fruit and vegetable boxes made of corrugated cardboard and solid board launched in Berlin, Germany.
Feb 02, 2020International Paper announces its Vision 2030 goals focusing its commitment on people, planet and co
International Paper launched its Vision 2030 commitment, a set of four goals and eight corresponding targets that demonstrate their commitment to building a better future for people, the planet and company.
Jan 30, 2020Cheng Loong Responds to COVID-19
Jan 30, 2020MyIFCO App provides digital solutions to simplify the supply chain
IFCO presented the latest version of the MyIFCO App at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany. The app has two main features to recollect and scan RPCs and to provide extensive options for ordering RPCs.
Jan 30, 2020Why you shouldn't feel guilty about paper packaging when you shop online
Consumers in markets around the world are motivated to be more environmentally conscious and are exercising their influence through the products they purchase. With the significant increase of e-commerce, consumers are wondering if they are making the best decisions for the environment when corrugated boxes arrive at their doorsteps.
Jan 23, 2020Productivity Rises with Investments in Well-Being
A new report out of the United Kingdom, Health, Wealth and Wellbeing for Manufacturers reveals counseling and health screening are now the norm in UK factories.
Jan 22, 2020Bill pending in Maine to make producers pay for disposal of packaging
Maine is drafting its first-in-the-nation law to shift the cost of disposing of packaging materials from consumers to private companies.
Jan 22, 2020The Winners of the 7th Edition of the European Paper and Recycling Awards!
The European Paper Recycling Awards took place this year in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. This event takes place every two years with the goal to highlight and reward European projects, initiatives or campaigns that change the way paper is recycled.
Jan 22, 2020WestRock Named to FORTUNE's List of World's Most Admired Companies
WestRock Company announced that it has been named to FORTUNE magazine's annual list of World's Most Admired Companies for the fifth year in a row.
Jan 20, 2020Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items
China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country.
Jan 16, 2020AF&PA Applauds U.S. Senate for Ratifying USMCA Trade Agreement
American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock praised the Senate for ratifying the U.S. - Mexico - Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.
Jan 16, 2020THE BOX could eliminate cardboard and plastic packaging waste
LivingPackets developed THE BOX, a collapsible and reusable box for e-commerce deliveries.
Jan 15, 2020DS smith receives three awards for its innovative packaging solutions at 2020 WorldStar Awards
DS Smith, the leading provider of sustainable packaging worldwide, has had three of its innovative packaging solutions prized with a 2020 WorldStar Packaging Award.
Jan 15, 2020Your e-commerce addiction means delivery emissions could increase 30% by 2030
Cities are now at a very critical point where not only do they have to figure out a way to meet consumer and citizen demands and allow innovation to come through, they also have to keep an eye on congestion and reducing emissions.
Jan 09, 2020Amazon India takes one step closer to eliminate single-use plastic from fulfilment centres
E-commerce giant Amazon India announced that it has accomplished its first milestone with year towards eliminating the use of single-use plastic from its fulfilment centres.
Jan 09, 2020An Olympic First: Cardboard Beds for Tokyo Athletes Village
The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year's Olympics will be made of cardboard. These beds can hold up to 200 kilograms equivalent to 440 pounds.
Jan 06, 2020E Ink and LivingPackets Announce Sustainable, Reusable Packaging
THE BOX Selected as an Honoree for the 2020 CES Innovation Awards.
Jan 06, 2020Starr Ranch switches plastic for corrugated for organic apples
The company is starting a trial with a carton for organic fujis, with plans to extend the packaging for all organic apples, according to a news release.
Jan 06, 2020Starr Ranch switches plastic for corrugated for organic apples
The company is starting a trial with a carton for organic fujis, with plans to extend the packaging for all organic apples, according to a news release.
Jan 02, 2020Plastic Promises: What the grocery store is really doing about packaging
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems of our age. How concerned are grocery stores about the use of plastic packaging?
Jan 02, 2020Shopping without packaging in Hamburg's first zero-waste store
Hamburg’s first unpackaged shop called Stückgut has been operating an entirely different concept successfully since 2016.
Dec 31, 2019Packaging and Returns: Part of Amazon's Sustainability Efforts
Amazon has been working to get its message about sustainability to Europeans. It published an interview with Kara Hurst, Head of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon to address packaging and returns concerns regarding sustainability.
Dec 30, 2019Sustainable packaging evolves with consumer demand
The conversation regarding sustainable packaging is central in today’s perishables industry, as consumer demand for sustainability in food packaging continues to grow.
Dec 30, 2019UPS, FedEx Fees on Heavy Packages to Hit Consumers and Merchants
FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. are escalating their war on bulky items by levying $24 fees on packages weighing more than 50 pounds.
Dec 27, 2019Amazon boxes a holiday gift for paper mills
U.S. paper mills hope to take advantage of the "Amazon effect" this holiday season and recycle a glut of used cardboard boxes into new paper products.
Dec 23, 2019Amazon Boxes Up Consumer Complaints with Better Packaging
Amazon is focused on packaging because it’s a key competitive advantage.
Dec 19, 2019Fibre Box Association: 2019 Year-in-Review
Dennis Colley, FBA President and CEO reflects on 2019, including a review of the current economic landscape and information on how FBA brought value to both FBA members and the corrugated industry.
Dec 18, 2019New FCBM Office bearers 2019-20
Mr. V.K. Dewan was elected as the President of FCBM for 2019-2020.
Dec 17, 2019China halts tariff increase on US recyclables
The Chinese government will not implement a planned tariff increase on OCC and other recovered fiber imported from the U.S., nor scrap aluminum, after the two countries came to an agreement in recent trade talks.
Dec 11, 2019Banning single-use plastics in France by 2040 is far too late, environmentalists say
The French National Assembly has voted to ban all disposable plastics by 2040, which would be far too late for many environmental advocates.
Dec 09, 2019ICCA Releases 3rd Quarter 2019 Corrugated Statistics
This report presents each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
Dec 05, 2019Sustainable future of paper-based products: First European recyclability guidelines
Recyclability guidelines - developed by Cepi, CITPA, ACE and FEFCO, – give concrete guidance for designers to make sure functionality goes hand in hand with recyclability.
Dec 01, 2019New FEFCOLink is out
Read the full report about the Technical Seminar.
Nov 26, 2019European industries unite to call for an ambitious EU industrial strategy
Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, published its new Joint Paper ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’.
Nov 26, 2019The big ideas and tiny details behind Amazon's new recyclable mailer
From the lab to the fulfillment center, employees contributed to the innovations behind a mailer that can be recycled in the same bin as Amazon’s iconic box.
Nov 22, 2019Smurfit Kappa unveils innovative packaging portfolio to replace single-use plastics in beverage pack
Smurfit Kappa has launched a portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions for bundling canned and bottled beverages.
Nov 20, 2019Coca-Cola announces sustainable paperboard topper for multi-pack cans
Coca-Cola and its strategic bottling partners have announced that they will begin rolling out an innovative packaging solution on multi-pack cans across Europe.
Nov 20, 2019Single-Use Plastic Reductions
Many companies and government organizations around the world have committed to the reduction of single-use plastics as part of their sustainability goals. Fibre Box Association (FBA) has added more information on this subject to our website.
Nov 18, 2019Dell is getting rid of cardboard boxes in data server deliveries – here’s how
Dell has already innovated its packaging using materials like mushrooms and bamboo - now the IT giant is trying to lead the circular economy.
Nov 18, 2019Woodway UK launches new tapeless box
Re-Box has been designed to protect products without the need for tape, making it 100% recyclable.
Nov 14, 2019Atlantic Packaging Products Joins the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS)
Atlantic Packaging Products, Ltd., of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce it is now a member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS).
Nov 14, 2019Boxes Are the Backbone of E-Commerce
For over a century corrugated packaging has carried products around the world, delivering everything from machine parts to computers and food from point of origin to point of use. Throughout its history, the corrugated industry has continually improved its products to accommodate evolving user requirements and “rules of the road.”
Nov 14, 2019Corrugated Industry Releases New Video in Celebration of America Recycles Day
The corrugated packaging industry has released a new video in celebration of America Recycles Day. The video celebrates the everyday delivery of corrugated cardboard packaging to consumers’ homes, takes viewers inside a box plant to show how boxes are made, and encourages consumers’ role in the recycling process.
Nov 14, 2019Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?
Many of us struggle to figure out which items can be recycled while sorting our rubbish at home. New “invisible barcode” technology is being piloted which aims to fix the problem. Video from BBC News.
Nov 12, 2019No Bacteria or Viruses Survive IFCO RPC Sanitation Process
The latest food safety testing conducted on IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) has confirmed damaging pathogens – viruses and bacteria -- are removed or deactivated by IFCO’s cleaning, wash and sanitation process.
Nov 01, 2019The Recycling Partnership Announces First-Ever U.S. Circular Economy Roadmap
The Recycling Partnership announced the first-ever roadmap aimed at addressing systemic issues in the U.S. recycling system and catalyzing the transition toward a circular economy for packaging.
Oct 28, 2019China adds inspection option for US fiber exporters
China has approved the first non-Chinese-government-affiliated entity to inspect U.S. recovered fiber shipments to the Asia country.
Oct 28, 2019What happens to all those boxes?
The rise of e-commerce and the current backlash against plastics and single-use packaging means that consumers are more aware of packaging than ever before.
Oct 27, 2019How to recycle all of your Amazon packaging
Amazon has become an increasingly ubiquitous part of our lives, as more and more people receive weekly — and even daily — packages from the company. But as these packages pile up on doorsteps all over the world, a glaring issue has emerged: How do you recycle all those mailers?
Oct 25, 2019The Arbor Day Foundation and International Paper to Continue Partnership to Reforest Communities
The Arbor Day Foundation and International Paper will continue their partnership to plant trees in forests and communities across the country.
Oct 17, 2019Brand owners sucked in by Canopy’s embarrassing boo-boos
Vancouver-based environmental group, Canopy, has launched a global campaign against paper packaging, claiming that three billion trees “disappear into packaging’’ every year leaving “a trail of deforestation, degraded forest systems, threatened species, and an increasingly volatile climate.”
Oct 14, 2019Corrugated champions celebrated with FEFCO awards in Geneva
The most innovative, inspiring and sustainable players in the corrugated industry were honoured with prestigious awards on October 11 at the end of the FEFCO Technical Seminar in Geneva.
Oct 14, 2019Innovation and sustainability drive lively FEFCO Technical Seminar
Over one thousand representatives from the Corrugated Board Industry gathered in Geneva from 9 to 11 October to explore the many opportunities in the packaging and board sector at the FEFCO Technical Seminar in Geneva.
Oct 08, 2019AICC Members See the Future in Toronto
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, hosted over 550 people September 16-18, in Toronto, ON, for the 2019 AICC Annual Meeting.
Oct 04, 2019AICC Announces the 2019-2020 J. Richard Troll Scholarship Recipients & the 2019 Student Design
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2019-2020 J. Richard Troll Scholarship and the winners of the 2019 Annual Student Packaging Design Competition.
Oct 01, 2019Corrugated Packaging Industry Promotion Program Gets a New Look
“Boxes. The Most Extraordinary Ordinary Thing in the World.” The corrugated packaging industry has unveiled a new look and feel for its promotion program, updated to reflect evolving market trends like e-commerce, printing…
Oct 01, 2019New Pratt mill gets Trump seal of approval
US President Donald Trump has formally opened a large new containerboard mill in Ohio that is due to start production this month.
Sep 30, 2019Paper Presents: innovative and circular solutions for consumers
On September 4th, CEPI, FEFCO, ACE, and FEPE organised an interactive exhibition called Paper Presents (see the video here) to introduce the paper and board industry to the new members of the European Parliament.
Sep 27, 2019Paper mills of North India reel under stress
It’s a double whammy for North-based paper mills which contribute 10% to the total paper production in the country.
Sep 26, 2019AICC Honors Two Exceptional Members
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, honored two exceptional members, Ed Gargiulo, Equipment Finance Corp., and Greg Jones, SUN Automation, during the AICC 2019 Annual Meeting, by presenting them with the inaugural AICC Champion Award.
Sep 26, 2019Smurfit Kappa’s global community of employees comes together to support initiative
Over 8,000 employees from Smurfit Kappa came together to take part in World Cleanup Day on 21st September.
Sep 19, 2019Boxes Are Clean
FBA vice president Rachel Kenyon talks about food safety and the corrugated industry's efforts to ensure food growers and manufactures can rely on continued due diligence by boxmakers to provide clean boxes.
Sep 19, 2019Packaging Corporation of America donates $1 million to Miami University
Miami University is proud to announce a $1 million donation to its Paper Science & Engineering Foundation (PSEF) by Packaging Corporation of America (PCA).
Sep 17, 2019Where Your Old E-Commerce Boxes End Up
With more people shopping online, there’s a lot more cardboard in the recycling stream these days. Here’s a look at where all those discarded boxes go -- it’s farther than you might think.
Sep 13, 2019Nestlé Institute Aims To Develop Packaging Of The Future
Nestlé has set up a research institute to develop more environmentally friendly packaging for its products and reduce plastic waste, taking matters into its own hands rather than relying on its suppliers.
Sep 10, 2019Denmark to pursue suggested ban on compounds in paper and cardboard food packaging
In anticipation of EU-wide intervention, Denmark is to pursue a suggested ban on all organic fluorinated compounds in paper and cardboard food packaging products, the Ministry of Environment and Food said.
Sep 06, 2019Forest grows in the middle of a football stadium
Football stadiums have long been synonymous with noise and commotion. But an art installation in Austria is turning this idea on its head in a bid to draw attention to climate change and deforestation.
Sep 03, 2019Annual Test Verifies Cleanliness of Corrugated Shipping Containers
An independent study has confirmed that corrugated containers used to transport fresh produce are safe and clean.
Aug 29, 2019How Amazon’s Shipping Empire Is Challenging UPS and FedEx
The e-commerce giant has blanketed the U.S. with warehouses and package-sorting centers, flooded the streets with vans and taken to the sky.
Aug 28, 2019EU paper recyclers ‘in crisis’ as China waste import ban bites
China’s ban on waste imports has thrown Europe’s paper recycling sector “in a crisis situation,” leading to a chronic oversupply of recovered paper that sent prices plummeting by 300% over the past two years, according to trade group EuRIC.
Aug 27, 20192019 Annual Meeting and Independent Package Design Competition: Early Registration Rate Extended
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has over 400 registrants for the 2019 Annual Meeting, being held September 16-18, at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Aug 27, 2019E-commerce inner packaging stretches to secure the product
Designing both functional and environmentally friendly packaging is one of the biggest challenges for the packaging industry today.
Aug 23, 2019Brazilian tree industry in defense of the Amazon
The Amazon is back on center-stage of international attention, albeit for reasons of justified concern. In light of recent news of widespread fires and increasing rates of deforestation, which has placed us all on alert, such an environmental crisis should serve as an opportunity for an all-out effort that mobilizes Brazil and the international community.
Aug 21, 2019FBA Encourages Corrugated Industry Participation in Intl Plastic Coastal Cleanup
Fibre Box Association (FBA) would like to encourage members of the corrugated industry located near a body of water to participate in the Ocean’ Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® to be held Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Aug 20, 2019Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled
Amazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK.
Aug 20, 2019Supporting Environmental Sustainability One Cardboard Box at a Time
Happy Returns’ New Box-Free Return Program Ditches the Cardboard Box and Helps Consumers and Retailers Reduce their Carbon Footprint.
Aug 19, 2019Italy’s Antitrust Authority Imposes Cartel Fines of €287m on Major Corrugated Companies
The investigation into Italy's corrugated cartel is concluded. More than 30 companies were fined a total of €287m for illegal price-fixing.
Aug 19, 2019Produce industry sees sustainability as future of packaging
Produce suppliers are taking hard looks at packaging in terms of costs, materials and environmental concerns.
Aug 16, 2019The Japanese have a word to help them be less wasteful – 'mottainai'
Japan’s sophisticated waste management system has lessons for the rest of the world: everything from polystyrene to packaging for pills can be separated and recycled.
Aug 13, 2019DS Smith US chief optimistic despite trade challenges
The US corrugated market is seeing change due to the decline in industrial activity and trade issues with China, according to Jim Morgan, president and chief executive of DS Smith North America.
Aug 12, 2019European pulp and paper industry creates 2,000 more jobs in 2018
For the first time since 1990s, the sector opened 9 new mills and created 2,000 more jobs with a total increased turnover of +3 %.
Aug 06, 2019Klingele Group's Managing Partner Dr. Jan Klingele appointed First Vice Chairman of International Co

REMSHALDEN, Germany , Aug 6, 2019 (Press Release)Dr. Jan Klingele, Managing Partner of the Klingele Group, is appointed First Vice Chairman of the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA). The Klingele Group is one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and packaging made of corrugated board. The ICCA is the global association for the corrugated board industry; its goal is primarily to promote public awareness of the industry, represent its concerns and support the activities of its members. These include international global players in the industry, but also national and supranational associations, such as the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO), whose Chairman is Dr. Jan Klingele.

Aug 05, 2019Amazon Is Now Charging Vendors That Don't Meet Its New Packaging Requirements
Vendors that don't comply with Amazon's packaging requirements will be charged a $1.99 fee per item.
Aug 05, 2019Economic Report: The Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates for the First Time Since 2008
AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturing Associations, is pleased to present the "Monday Economic Report" from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS (NAM).
Jul 31, 2019FEFCO Invites ICCA Members to Technical Seminar
FEFCO would like to invite ICCA member associations and their company members from the Corrugated Industry to join European partners during their Technical Seminar. For over 30 years, FEFCO has been organising this event where Corrugated manufacturers and their teams meet suppliers to discuss, learn and exchange. This year's title is “Mastering our processes”.
Jul 29, 2019No more cardboard boxes? 3M invents an ingenious new way to ship products
The company is launching a new material that could reduce the time, materials, and space required to ship products by 50%.
Jul 25, 2019FBA Encourages Corrugated Industry Participation in Intl Plastic Coastal Cleanup
Fibre Box Association (FBA) would like to encourage members of the corrugated industry located near a body of water to participate in the Ocean’ Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® to be held Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Jul 25, 2019Fibre Box Association: 2019 Mid-Year Review
Dennis Colley, FBA President and CEO provides a mid-year update on FBA highlighting the efforts FBA has made in our continued commitment to provide members, customers, retailers and other interested parties with information about the benefits of corrugated packaging.
Jul 22, 2019Educate Future Generations on our Sustainable Industry
DS Smith recently welcomed more than 400 school children from the local community in Viana, Spain, educating them on the paper making process. This serves as a great reminder that it is ALL of our jobs to help educate future generations on the sustainability of the corrugated industry.
Jul 01, 2019AF&PA launches Think Paper campaign
The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has developed a campaign called Think Paper to directly respond to negative news coverage that is influencing policymaker and consumer perceptions about paper and paper products.
Jul 01, 2019FEFCO Invites ICCA Members to Technical Seminar
FEFCO would like to invite ICCA member associations and their company members from the Corrugated Industry to join European partners during their Technical Seminar. For over 30 years, FEFCO has been organising this event where Corrugated manufacturers and their teams meet suppliers to discuss, learn and exchange. This year's title is “Mastering our processes”.
Jul 01, 2019New AICC President
Michael D’Angelo begins his tenure as President of AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, with effect from 1st July, 2019.
Jun 25, 2019Restrictions on single-use plastic boom in LatAm; almost 100 million live in cities with existing ba
Latin American legislators are increasingly acting to reduce single-use plastic consumption in the region.
Jun 20, 2019The environmental impact of corrugated packaging
Dennis Colley discusses the environmental impact of corrugated packaging.
Jun 19, 2019Cut the greenwash. Get the facts straight about paper and recycling
Greenwashing is a popular marketing tool used to grab consumers' attention, but how does this affect the environment?
Jun 19, 2019LCA Shows Balanced Environmental Results for Produce Container Systems
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) released a new life cycle assessment (LCA) of produce packaging which shows neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers (RPC), have an advantage in all environmental impact categories.
Jun 18, 2019DS Smith opens site in Atlanta, targets growth in North America
DS Smith has announced its further expansion in North America with the opening of a new office building in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jun 17, 2019Corrugated Packaging: Supply-Chain Hero
Supply chains are growing more complex than ever, with omnichannel and e-commerce growth placing exponential demands on logistics to ensure delivery of the right product to the right customer at the right time.
Jun 17, 2019Jori Ringman becomes Director General of CEPI
CEPI, the European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry, announces that Jori Ringman has unanimously been appointed by the CEPI Board as successor to Sylvain Lhôte at the helm of the Brussels-based organisation.
Jun 14, 2019Registration Open AICC 2019 Annual Meeting and Independent Package Design Competition
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has opened registration for the AICC 2019 Annual Meeting, being held September 16-18, at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Jun 11, 2019AF&PA Announces Heidi Brock as New President & CEO
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that Heidi Brock, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Aluminum Association, will join AF&PA as its new President and CEO.
Jun 07, 2019FedEx announces change in Amazon relationship, says it’s not renewing Express US domestic contract
FedEx revealed a change in its relationship with Amazon, announcing that the company will not be renewing its Express U.S. domestic contract with the online retail giant.
Jun 05, 20192019 ICCA Forecast Now Available
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) has announced publication of the 2019 Global Corrugated Forecast prepared by NOA-PRISM, Author Neil Osment.
Jun 05, 2019ICCA Announces Officers for 2019-2020
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) Board of Directors elected officers for the 2019 – 2020 term at their Board of Directors Meeting held May 23, 2019 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
Jun 05, 2019ICCA Objectives 2019-2021
At its most recent Board of Directors Meeting in May, the ICCA Board of Directors reviewed and approved the association’s 2019-2021 Objectives and Metrics. The objectives will act as a work plan for the association over the next two years. Members of the association can keep up to date with the objectives and results by visiting the Strategic Initiatives page on the About ICCA tab at Member logon is required to view the objectives and progress of results.
Jun 03, 2019AICC Mexico Gathers for Annual Meeting & Trade Fair
The Grand Fiesta Americana Hotel in Queretaro, Mexico beckoned over 175 AICC members to gather for the AICC Mexico Annual Meeting & Trade Fair.
May 29, 2019ICCA Association Leaders Meet During Global Summit
Representatives from the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) member associations met during the ICCA/WCO Global Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
May 29, 2019New Antitrust Training Video Now Available
Fibre Box Association (FBA), AICC, The Independent Packaging Association and the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) are proud to announce the release of a new antitrust training video.
May 28, 2019ICCA/ WCO Global Summit and FBA Annual Meeting Combine for A Successful Event in Florida
Corrugated and containerboard industry leaders from around the globe gathered May 20 – 23, 2019, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida for the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA)/World Containerboard Organisation (WCO) 2019 Global Summit and Fibre Box Association (FBA) Annual Meeting.
May 21, 2019Circular Economy
The Council of the EU today adopted the ambitious measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics.
May 15, 2019Amazon’s packaging transition boost for U.S. flexible plastics industry
Amazon’s decision to move towards lightweight flexible plastic mailers over its traditional cardboard boxes will likely set a trend for the rest of the industry, according to Wood Mackenzie Chemicals’ recent ‘Q1 2019 Flexible Packaging Global Market Overview’.
May 15, 2019Corrugated Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) shows substantial environmental progress
As every three years, FEFCO (European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers) and CCB (Cepi Container Board) released the new “European Database for Corrugated Board Life Cycle Studies”.
May 14, 2019China imposing new tariffs on paper pulp products from the US
Manufacturing equipment is also affected by the decision.
May 14, 2019SCG buys majority stake in Indonesian paper packaging firm Fajar for $665m
Thailand-based SCG has purchased a majority stake in Indonesian paper packaging firm Fajar Surya Wisesa for around THB21.15bn ($665m).
May 13, 2019Survey: 75% of CPG companies plan to spend more on packaging
A survey of 250 brand owners in the CPG industry found 75% expect to increase their spending on packaging during the next year.
May 13, 2019U.S. paper recovery for recycling
The American Forest & Paper Association has confirmed that 68.1% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2018.
May 07, 2019FBA Invites Participation in Corrugated Productivity & Waste Survey
Fibre Box Association (FBA) invites all corrugated companies to participate in the biennial FBA/TAPPI Corrugated Productivity & Waste Survey (PWS).
May 06, 2019The hot new product Amazon and Target are obsessing over? Boxes
The humble cardboard box is the midst of a design revolution.
May 02, 2019Innovations in smart packaging indicators: Life made easy
Smart packaging innovations are going to disrupt a lot of traditional packaging techniques. Packaging that incorporates advanced technologies to provide enhanced functionality compared to conventional packaging can be considered smart.
Mar 29, 2019FCBM organizes comprehensive course on corrugated packaging in Pune
The Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India (FCBM) will organize a 2-day comprehensive course in corrugated packaging.
Mar 25, 2019E-commerce Pulls in $20 Billion for Corrugated Packaging
E-commerce is becoming a significant and high-growth opportunity for the corrugated packaging market to 2023, cites The Future of Corrugated Packaging to 2023 report by Smithers Pira.
Mar 22, 2019The Great American Cardboard Comeback
“No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.”
Mar 21, 2019Corrugated Industry Recognizes 442 Plants for Safety Achievements in 2018
FBA and AICC will recognize 442 corrugated industry plants for safety achievements in 2018. This year had the highest number of participating plants (733) to date.
Mar 21, 2019FEFCO welcomed major European influencers to Brussels
FEFCO recently welcomed top European influencers to Brussels. Over the course of two days, some of Europe’s leading journalists, bloggers, and influencers had the chance to learn more about how cardboard is 100% recyclable, bio-based, and biodegradable.
Mar 21, 2019Optimal Packaging for Case-Ready Meat
FBA Director of Technical Services, Mary Alice addresses Tosca's claim on the optimal packaging for case-ready meat.
Mar 20, 2019Engineering Boxes for Relative Humidity in the Distribution Environment
The ability to custom design corrugated packaging for specific use underlies its versatility and performance in a wide variety of product and distribution scenarios.
Mar 18, 2019Aussie produce industry sets ambitious goals for sustainable packaging
A new group representing Australia’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable companies has set its targets on making produce packaging 100% recyclable, newspaper The Australian has reported.
Mar 14, 2019Retail-ready packaging addresses distribution, stocking challenges
The goal of retail-ready packaging (also called shelf-ready) can be explained using the “five easies”.
Mar 13, 2019Amazon’s Contentious Move to Plastic Packaging
When Amazon sneezes, nearly every retailer at least gets the sniffles.
Mar 12, 2019Global Summit Welcomes IKEA Speaker Ulf Tillman
ICCA and WCO are pleased to announce Ulf Tillman, Project Leader in Packaging Development at Swedish furniture retailer IKEA, as a keynote speaker at the upcoming ICCA/WCO Global Summit to be held May 20 – 23, 2019 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Mar 04, 2019Record recycling rates and use of recycled materials in the EU
The recycling rates and use of recycled materials in the European Union (EU) are steadily growing. Overall, the EU recycled around 55% of all waste excluding major mineral waste in 2016 (compared with 53% in 2010).
Mar 04, 2019Update on Residential Recovery Initiative
Corrugated packaging and recycling industry groups recently met for another work group meeting about increasing residential recovery of old corrugated containers (OCC).
Feb 28, 2019Amazon lets Prime members pick their delivery date
The option, which Amazon calls Amazon Day, aims to make it easier to get a shopper's orders grouped and delivered together and, in some cases, in fewer packages.
Feb 26, 2019ICCA Releases Corrugated Statistics for Year-End 2018
This report presents each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
Feb 24, 2019Design for Recycled Content Guide introduced
Free resource provides specific, practical recommendations to help brands use more recycled content in their packaging.
Feb 23, 2019The Rules of Sustainability
For online retailers, creating an unmatched customer experience is not only a top priority -- it is also a business imperative.
Feb 19, 2019Amazon expected to grab 47 percent of online sales
Amazon will capture nearly half of U.S. online sales in 2019, according to market research company eMarketer.
Feb 19, 2019Mixed bag: Plastic Amazon mailers cut waste but complicate recycling
Over the past year, Amazon has reduced the number of things it packs in cardboard boxes in favor of light-weight plastic mailers.
Feb 19, 2019Packaging stewardship bills hit states
Lawmakers in Indiana and Washington are evaluating proposals that would shift end-of-life packaging management responsibilities from municipalities to product producers.
Feb 18, 2019New greenfield containerboard mill to be built in China
The idling of obsolete paper machines in China which no longer met environmental standards in the last years makes space for new investments.
Feb 13, 2019Design for the Future: New Guidelines Support Paper-based Packaging
New recycling guidelines that will help retailers and brands specify and design packaging that can be reprocessed effectively in paper mills have been launched by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), in conjunction with WRAP.
Feb 11, 2019Call for Applications: 2019 AF&PA Sustainability Awards Program
The awards recognize company projects and products that contribute to the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 goals or that add to the industry’s overall sustainability advancement.
Feb 07, 2019China, APP and Packaging Innovation - Shaping Indian Paper Industry
These days, news related to China’s Environmental concern is positively changing the Indian paper industry every day.
Feb 04, 2019Major Companies Launch Plant Based Products Council
Companies including Georgia-Pacific, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill have come together to launch the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC). This new group of organizations works to promote the adoption and use of products derived from renewable biomass.
Feb 01, 2019Adventures in Digitally Printed Corrugated
In the cover story for this month’s Packaging Europe magazine, they reflect on their collaboration with HP and LIC to distribute Packaging Europe in a digitally printed, multi-version corrugated box.
Jan 26, 2019FedEx Is Helping Big-Box Retailers Compete With Amazon
FedEx will pick up orders directly from retailers' stores instead of from distribution centers.
Jan 25, 2019Challenges and opportunities for fresh produce packaging
Elisabeth Skoda speaks to FRUIT LOGISTICA senior product manager Madlen Miserius to find out about industry trends and what to expect at the event which runs from February 6 to 8, 2019 in Berlin.
Jan 24, 2019Corrugated Today
Fibre Box Association (FBA) Vice President Rachel Kenyon wrote an article for this month's Corrugated Today publication.
Jan 24, 2019Global Summit Welcomes Walmart Speaker Ivy Barney
ICCA and WCO are pleased to announce Ivy Barney, Senior Director Inbound Quality Walmart Supply Chain as a keynote speaker at the upcoming ICCA/WCO Global Summit to be held May 20 – 23, 2019 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Jan 24, 2019How much forest does Canada have?
Excerpt from Deforestation in Canada and Other Fake News by John Mullinder.
Jan 24, 2019The World’s Biggest Brands Want You to Refill Your Orange Juice and Deodorant
P&G, Nestlé and others try to curb plastic waste; Tropicana in glass bottles, Tide in metal cans.
Jan 24, 2019UPS to pilot reusable packaging deliveries and pickups
UPS, in partnership with recycling company TerraCycle, announced the launch of a reusable packaging system called "Loop" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Jan 23, 2019Industry at the core of the EU’s future
Industry4Europe released a Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections. FEFCO is part of the signatories.
Jan 22, 2019IFCO advances digital services with global online RPCs management system and recollection app
IFCO SYSTEMS is further advancing its digital services with global online ordering and a new mobile application for return logistics.
Jan 21, 2019DS Smith completes final condition for €1.9bn acquisition of Europac
DS Smith has received acceptances representing 98.8% of the total share capital of Europac, satisfying the final condition for the acquisition of paper and packaging products manufacturer.
Jan 16, 2019AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman Announces Retirement
Donna Harman, the longest-serving President and CEO in the 25-year history of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), announced her retirement.
Jan 15, 2019“Cardboard restaurant” in northwest China’s Xi’an
With tables, chairs, a cashier desk, ornaments, and wall sculptures all made from corrugated cardboard, a bookstore restaurant in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, has recently gained widespread public attention, reported.
Jan 10, 2019Smurfit Kappa launches global Better Planet Packaging Design Challenge
The corrugated giant has launched a competition which calls on designers, engineers, inventors and companies to create new sustainable packaging and reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste that is generated daily.
Jan 09, 2019FedEx and UPS Could Lose Billions as Amazon Air Expands is expanding its fleet of cargo planes to 50, potentially taking billions of dollars in business from FedEx and UPS, as it assumes more responsibility for its own deliveries.
Jan 08, 2019China’s permit move is good news for fiber exporters
In its first release of import permits for 2019, China’s environmental ministry approved a larger volume of recovered fiber than in any single release last year.
Jan 07, 20193 challenges of ecommerce packaging (from an insider)
The ecommerce channel is prime for promoting the circular economy, says Emmy Corman, package design engineer at Dollar Shave Club.
Jan 02, 2019FCBM launches mobile app
The Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers (FCBM) of India has launched a mobile app, FCBM Connect, specific to the Indian Corrugated Industry.
Jan 01, 2019Buried in boxes: Recycle or reuse all of that cardboard
The corrugated cardboard piled up around the house can vanish with a little focused effort and patience.
Dec 26, 2018Holidays brought to you by: cardboard
'Tis the season for checking your doorstep every day for Amazon boxes. With so much of our gift purchases happening online these days, how well is the cardboard industry doing?
Dec 25, 2018Watch One Man Build a Life-Size F1 Car Out of Cardboard
Formula 1 fans are a pretty dedicated bunch. As you're about to see, some will even go as far as building a life-sized replica of an F1 car entirely out of cardboard and glue with incredible detail.
Dec 19, 2018Fibre Box Association (FBA): 2018 Year-End Review
Dennis Colley, FBA President and CEO reflects on 2018, including a review on the economic situation and information on how FBA brought value to both FBA members and the corrugated industry.
Dec 19, 2018India: Major Transformation in Corrugation
The Indian corrugated industry has undergone a significant makeover in the last 4 to 5 years.
Dec 17, 2018Guilt-Free Holiday Shopping Comes Boxed
Each holiday season, shoppers buy more gifts online than the year before — not surprising, given continuous growth in e-commerce year-round. In December, surging residential package deliveries draw increased attention. As people notice boxes everywhere, it’s natural to wonder: Is e-commerce increasing packaging use and waste?
Dec 14, 2018Getting ready for the German Packaging Law
On January 1st, 2019, the new German Packaging Law came into force. Packaging Europe takes a look at what German companies and those selling their packaging into Germany have to bear in mind, and how companies and associations have been preparing for it.
Dec 12, 2018ICCA Releases Corrugated Statistics for 3rd Qtr 2018
This report presents each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
Dec 10, 2018AICC Spring Meeting Registration Opens December 14
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, opened registration Friday, December 14, for the 2019 Spring Meeting, to be held April 1-3, at the Trump National Doral Resort in Miami, FL.
Dec 10, 2018Appeals court: Containerboard buyers didn’t prove makers fixed prices
A Chicago federal appeals panel has upheld a lower court ruling that boarded up a class action antitrust suit against two containerboard companies, which alleged they conspired to fix prices. Judges again found the companies were not colluding, but rather making parallel moves in reaction to the market.
Dec 10, 2018New FCBM Office bearers 2018 -19
At the 46th Annual General Meeting of FCBM held on 02.12.2018 at Chennai, India, Mr. K. Arunachallam was elected as the President of FCBM for 2018-19.
Dec 06, 2018Corrugated Inkjet Market is Thriving
Growing interest in customization, regionalization are leading to shorter runs in the corrugated segment.
Dec 05, 2018Register through January 1st to receive a discount for the 2019 ICCA/WCO Global Summit
This is the premier event for the global corrugated and containerboard industries. Over 70 attendees from 31 companies and associations around the world have already registered!
Dec 05, 2018Video gaming meets corrugated cardboard
Nintendo Labo was this year’s game changer from Japanese console and video game maker Nintendo.
Dec 03, 2018Three Future Delivery Trends We are Likely to See in E-commerce
Over the coming years, we are likely to see a lot of changes in the e-commerce industry. The constantly developing technology in this area means that the online shopping experience will continue to improve, and many current challenges will be solved.
Nov 26, 2018Behind Cyber Monday, UPS Upping Holiday Logistics
As the monolithic chain of command for e-commerce expands, the place for at-home delivery will always be held near to shoppers' hearts.
Nov 24, 2018Thanksgiving online spend hits a record $3.7B, mobile accounted for one-third of sales
This year, US consumers spent a record $3.7 billion on Thanksgiving, according to analysts, with smartphones driving 54.4 percent of traffic to retail sites and 36.7 percent of all e-commerce sales.
Nov 21, 2018FEFCO Brand new website
FEFCO has launched a brand new website. You will find new and updated content in a fresher look which is fully in line with the look and feel of the FEFCO campaign activities.
Nov 20, 2018World Containerboard Organization (WCO) Appoints New Chairman
At the World Containerboard Organisation (WCO) Board of Directors meeting in Chicago, Illinois on 12th November 2018, Brandon Bennett was elected to succeed Clemens Willée as Chairman of WCO.
Nov 16, 2018Amazon flexing its muscles on wasteful packaging
On October 31, Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging vendor incentive program landed in Europe – initially rolling out in Germany, Italy, France, Spain and the UK, shortly after the North American launch. In the lead-up to Black Friday Tim Sykes spoke with Dr Kim Houchens, Amazon’s director, Customer Packaging Experience, to discuss the aims and far-reaching implications of this initiative.
Nov 16, 2018Trade war pokes holes in Japan's cardboard market
As China snaps up used paper, box makers fret over future supplies.
Nov 15, 2018A sea of voices: Trends and perspectives in marine plastic pollution
A key theme in this year’s conversations on sustainable packaging has been what to do about the (mostly) plastic packaging that ends up as marine litter.
Nov 15, 2018America Recycles Day
With America Recycles Day and the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to remind Americans about the tremendous success story of corrugated packaging recovery, according to FBA vice president Rachel Kenyon.
Nov 14, 2018European Commission - Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Europac by DS Smith, subject to co
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Europac by DS Smith, both manufacturers of paper and packaging products. The decision is conditional on the divestment of a number of production plants in Portugal and France.
Nov 12, 2018Klingele Gruppe acquires Ondunova
The acquisition includes a plant in the Barcelona region.
Nov 08, 2018Corrugated Packaging: The appeal of the humble brown box
Corrugated cardboard boxes have been the backbone of e-commerce for some time. The engineered paper product has a highly designed construction, which enables it to carry a wide range of weights - from food products to books and electronics.
Nov 06, 2018How E-Commerce Is Shaping the Future of Warehouses
The rise of e-commerce is changing the way warehouses are designed and operated.
Nov 02, 2018November 15th is America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
Oct 25, 2018The Rise Of The Humble Brown Box
In the excitement of the packages arriving at our homes from Amazon, Alibaba or eBay, we give little thought to one of the most significant but humble enablers of internet commerce: the brown box that so many of these products arrive in.
Oct 24, 2018Industry4Europe Coalition Launches Ambitious Campaign: Make Industry a Top European Commission Prior
The Industry4Europe coalition has published a 'Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections'. This Joint Call is available in 22 languages and is co-signed in every member state by both European and national associations representing industrial sectors from all branches of the economy.
Oct 18, 2018Out of Cardboard, Another Colgate Plant Shuts Down in Venezuela
A Colgate-Palmolive plant in Valencia, Venezuela, stopped operating due to a shortage of cardboard needed for packaging, said Carlos Rodriguez, an employee union leader.
Oct 15, 2018UPS opens new packaging facility as it tries to keep up with a surge in online shopping
United Parcel Service said that it was opening its second largest U.S. ground package processing facility in Atlanta as the delivery company seeks to boost capacity at a time when more people are shopping online.
Oct 12, 2018Indian kraft industry braces up for Black Swan moment
Manish Patel of SIPM during his presentation at the ICCMA (Indian Corrugated Case Manufacturers Association) Congress said it was a Black Swan moment for the containerboard industry in India.
Oct 08, 20187 Ways Cardboard Packaging Has Changed the World
A new cardbaord paper clip from How Life Unfolds campaign.
Oct 08, 2018Breaking Down the Walls for E-commerce Packaging
To survive the online marketplace, e-commerce packaging must differ from its brick-and-mortar counterpart.
Oct 08, 2018PMMI Infographic Forecasts Growth for the Global Packaging Market
Growth in the world market for packaging machinery is expected to reach an estimated $42.2 billion by 2021, up from $36.8 billion in 2016.
Oct 05, 2018AICC Announces 2018-2019 Slate of Officers
Members of AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, elected the following slate of officers and directors during AICC/TAPPI Corrugated Week.
Oct 04, 2018ICCA/WCO Open Registration for 2019 Global Summit
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) and the World Containerboard Organisation (WCO) are pleased to announce open registration for the 2019 ICCA/WCO Global Summit to be held May 20 – 23, 2019 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
Oct 03, 2018Register today for the 2019 ICCA/WCO Global Summit
May 20-23, 2019 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Oct 02, 2018Here, there, everywhere: Global differences in sustainable packaging
After two trips to Asia, North American-based sustainability expert Bob Lilienfeld draws interesting conclusions about the cultural and socio-economic aspects of sustainability and packaging in different areas of the world.
Oct 02, 2018How Corrugated Boxes Support Omnichannel Sustainability
Supply chain operations are changing quickly to accommodate new technologies and fulfill the promise of increased efficiency, accuracy and cost-effectiveness.
Oct 02, 2018Packaging in the fruit and vegetable section
Carton Ondulé de France reveals the results of a new neuroscientific study of consumer behaviour.
Sep 30, 2018Manufacturers’ Call For A Trilateral Deal Has Been Answered
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released a statement on the announcement of a revised NAFTA agreement.
Sep 28, 2018Australia - Recycling confusion: How a new logo will help consumers sort rubbish from the recycling
A new recycling logo – the Australasian Recycling Label – aims at making it easier for consumers to distinguish between what parts of packaging can be recycled and what needs to go to landfill.
Sep 26, 2018Thousands from the corrugated and carton industry attend CCE South East Asia 2018
CCE South East Asia once again played host to over 3000 industry buyers at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre.
Sep 25, 2018The Paper Bag initiates first European Paper Bag Day
“The Paper Bag” platform, Europe’s leading kraft paper manufacturers’ and paper bags producers’ association, springs into action by launching the VERY FIRST European Paper Bag Day on 18 October 2018.
Sep 24, 2018UAE to reduce waste by 40% in Abu Dhabi
Green Arabia (Al Dhafra Waste Collection LLC) – which is the waste collection arm of ADPMCL - aims to reduce waste directed to landfills by 40%, aiming to target all cardboard and paper for its operation.
Sep 21, 20185 environmental advantages of corrugated packaging
With more and more businesses being scrutinized for their environmental impact, it’s more important than ever to turn to responsible packaging choices.
Sep 21, 2018Beijing seeking eco-friendly take-away food packaging
A nationwide search for green packaging was launched by Beijing's top economic planner amid efforts to reduce excessive waste from one-use containers.
Sep 20, 2018A Renewed Focus on Residential Recycling Programs
Growth in e-commerce is dramatically changing supply chain dynamics and as any online shopper will attest, more corrugated boxes are ending up in consumers’ garages than ever before.
Sep 15, 2018Amazon threatened with 'cardboard tax' as councils spend millions to collect and recycle discarded b
Amazon has been threatened with a so-called cardboard box tax to offset the cost of collecting and recycling discarded packaging.
Sep 10, 2018AICC Announces the 2018-2019 J. Richard Troll Scholarship Recipients
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2018-2019 J. Richard Troll Scholarship and the winners of the 2018 Annual Student Packaging Design Competition.
Sep 07, 2018ICCA Releases 2nd Qtr 2018 Statistics
This report presents each country's production/shipments of corrugated products.
Sep 05, 2018No NAFTA deal yet - Canada and US to resume talks Wednesday
CME Update from Matthew Poirier, a speaker at the upcoming AICC Canada Fall meeting.
Sep 04, 2018Making the Digital Corrugated Printing Decision
Corrugated packaging converters are staring at an interesting crossroads as they approach decisions surrounding digital corrugated printing.
Sep 03, 2018Nine Dragons Paper purchases pulp mill in West Virginia
ND Paper, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper has entered into an agreement with Resolute Forest Products to acquire the latter’s recycled bleached kraft pulp mill located in West Virginia, reports Area Development.
Aug 31, 2018Smithers Pira announce E-PACK Europe
Following on from the successful launch of E-PACK in the USA, Smithers Pira are excited to now launch this one-of-a-kind conference in Europe.
Aug 29, 2018Increasing our recovery rate in residences
Dennis Colley, FBA President and CEO talks about the industry effort to increase the recovery rate of corrugated cardboard boxes in single and multi-family residences.
Aug 29, 2018Three Sustainability Trends Reshaping the Food Packaging Industry
Accelerating demands for sustainable products and responsible corporate behavior are reshaping the food, beverage and restaurant industries – and with them the food packaging industry.
Aug 24, 2018Brambles to demerge IFCO arm, shares surge
Pallets giant Brambles says may sell its IFCO division after announcing it will demerge the reusable containers business, sending its shares sharply higher.
Aug 15, 2018Retailers have one chance to make a lasting impression with home deliveries
And so it goes with the online shopping experience. The last interaction a customer has with a retailer, the last touchpoint that locks in loyalty, is the one thing that will be remembered the most after the parcel is opened.
Aug 13, 2018Corrugated plays pivotal role in e-commerce supply chain equation
The packaging industry needs to get a clear picture of where the growth is, and the public needs to learn about environmental footprint.
Aug 09, 2018How social media is changing packaging design
Today, packaging is just one of the numerous pieces of branded content required to engage consumers with their brands. Packaging is now expected to connect with other branded content online to create a seamless consumer experience.
Jul 26, 2018Fibre Box Association: 2018 Mid-Year Review
Dennis Colley, FBA President and CEO provides a mid-year update on FBA highlighting the efforts FBA has made in our continued commitment to provide members, customers, retailers and other interested parties with information about the benefits of corrugated packaging.
Jul 25, 2018Microsoft broke its own rules to reinvent the cardboard box
The Xbox Adaptive Controller is one of the most forward-thinking Microsoft products in years. It required a complete revamp of the company's design philosophy.
Jul 24, 2018U.S. Paper and Wood Products Manufacturers Report Sustainability Progress
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which highlights the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry’s contributions to sustainability across the value chain.
Jul 23, 2018ICCA holds European regional update webinar
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) held a free webinar Wednesday, July 18, 2018 as part of a series of regional update webinars.
Jul 22, 2018Now for Sale: The Empty Space Inside Retailers’ Packages
Saks, Zulily and other businesses are looking to offset rising shipping costs by selling package inserts to advertisers.
Jul 18, 2018Corrugation Sector: The E-commerce Backbone
Corrugated boxes have been the backbone of e-commerce and facilitate transport of anything from books to frozen fish around the world. Pamela Kokoszka finds out what trends are shaping this market.
Jul 18, 2018Mango box that transformed Australia's horticulture industry wins innovation award
In the early 2000s, a cardboard box emerged from a workshop in the Northern Territory.
Jul 18, 2018National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canada
Two of Canada’s largest food retailers have joined with local and provincial governments and agencies to launch a national Love Food Hate Waste campaign.
Jul 11, 2018ICCA Offers FREE Webinar – European Regional Update
Please join the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) for a webinar to be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 as part of the series of regional update webinars.
Jul 09, 2018DS Smith files for approval for Europac takeover in Spain
Europac deal is meant to improve DS Smith's paper integration and strengthen its position on the growing Iberian market.
Jul 05, 2018Walmart's Jetblack tells a lot about the future of e-commerce
The retail giant's concierge service for upscale shoppers faces significant challenges, but Jetblack could be ushering in an era of more personalized e-commerce, writes Twiggle's Amir Konigsberg.
Jun 27, 2018Supreme Court reversal on state sales tax deals major blow to e-commerce businesses
With its decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair, the court paved the way for states to introduce legislation that will require e-tailers to collect sales tax.
Jun 26, 2018China wants zero waste imports
According to the BIR, reports from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China highlight that China plans to reduce its imports of solid waste to zero by the end of 2020.
Jun 25, 2018India - Plastic ban: E-commerce may win extra time
Online businesses in a tizzy over Maharashtra’s ban on single-use plastics appear to have won a reprieve after the state government agreed to a plea from ecommerce companies including Amazon for more time to comply with the new rule.
Jun 21, 2018AICC Member Companies Investing in Their Future Through Their Emerging Leaders
Over 40 AICC Emerging Leaders (EL) came together June 5-6 in Chicago during the annual Chairman’s Field Trip.
Jun 21, 2018Print & Packaging Professionals Take the Hill
Over 100 print and packaging professionals came together June 19-20 for the Print & Packaging Legislative Summit in Washington, DC.
Jun 21, 2018Print & Packaging Professionals Take the Hill
Over 100 print and packaging professionals came together June 19-20 for the Print & Packaging Legislative Summit in Washington, DC.
Jun 20, 2018Planet or Plastic?
Fibre Box Association vice president Rachel Kenyon talks about the recent spotlight cast on plastics vs. the planet, and shares why it's important to provide information to allow decisionmakers to feel good about choosing corrugated packaging.
Jun 18, 2018Circular Economy package officially published
The European Union has published the Circular Economy Package in its Official Journal, which means the legislation will enter into force next month.
Jun 14, 2018Chinese company also wants to restart Newberg paper mill
Mill could provide a market for Oregon's recycled paper now languishing in recycling centers; in a turnaround, owner now says it might sell to a new mill operator.
Jun 14, 2018Corrugated Packaging & Recycling Industry Groups Work to Increase Residential OCC Recovery
Corrugated packaging and recycling industry groups recently met to review recommendations for increasing residential recovery of old corrugated containers (OCC).
Jun 06, 2018‘We Got Lazy’: U.S. Recyclers Try Cleaning Up Their Scrap
American trash haulers and recyclers are becoming more prudent about how they collect and sort scrap after China stopped accepting most U.S. scrap exports earlier this year.
Jun 06, 2018DS Smith agrees €1.7bn all-cash deal for Europac in M&A flurry
Investors in undertakings to accept offer as consolidation reshapes packaging sector.
Jun 05, 2018International Paper Ends Smurfit Pursuit After Bids Rebuffed
International Paper Co. ended its pursuit of Smurfit Kappa Group Plc after the Irish packaging manufacturer rebuffed two takeover offers and refused to engage in talks.
Jun 04, 2018Corrugated board output in Spain crosses 5 billion m²
Spain last year produced a total of 5.2 billion m² of corrugated board to cross the 5 billion threshold for the first time in the last ten years. Spain last year produced a total of 5.2 billion m² of corrugated board to cross the 5 billion threshold for the first time in the last ten years.
May 29, 2018Nine Dragons Paper to Acquire Two Catalyst Paper Pulp and Paper Mills
ND Paper LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Catalyst Paper Corporation to acquire the Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wis., paper mills for $175 million.
May 29, 2018Save the Date: AICC/CCCA 20/20 Vision - Progress in Packaging
The 2019 Trade Show and Conference for the Canadian corrugated packaging industry plans are firmly in place. Under the theme of “2020 Vision”, April 24 and 25 is when everything happens.
May 28, 2018100% recyclable cardboard tents are pitching up at festivals in a bid to make them more eco-friendly
A dutch company offers a solution to one of music festival’s biggest problems – waste.
May 28, 2018Corrugated: circular by nature, and ready for a sustainable future!
The FEFCO Summit brought together 200 high-level corrugated industry representatives and their suppliers from 23-25 May. The sun was shining bright in Stockholm and the mood was as positive as the market perspectives discussed during the event.
May 28, 2018FEFCO re-elects its President
On May 22, 2018, the FEFCO General Assembly re-elected Dr. Jan Klingele (Managing Partner, Klingele Papierwerke) as President and Jean-Paul Macharis (President, VPK Packaging) as Vice-President for a term of two years, and elected Saverio Mayer (CEO Europe, Smurfit Kappa) for a first term as Vice-President.
May 24, 2018Georgia-Pacific introduces Hummingbird digital packaging solutions
Georgia-Pacific has introduced Hummingbird digital packaging solutions, which provides customers with advanced digital pre-print capabilities.
May 23, 2018Polaris exec to lead Liberty Diversified International as Mike Fiterman steps aside
Liberty Diversified International is getting a new leader. The New Hope-based packaging manufacturer announced on Wednesday that Mike Fiterman will step aside as CEO of the company but will stay on as chairman of the board.
May 22, 2018HP launches new corrugated packaging presses
HP has presented two new six-colour inkjet web presses for pre-print corrugated packaging, the HP PageWide T1190 and HP PageWide T1170, aimed for higher productivity and quality for the world's most productive digital packaging presses.
May 22, 2018Opening the box can prove expensive in China
China is having to think outside the box after soaring paper prices threaten to roll up the packaging sector.
May 21, 2018Inside an Amazon warehouse that ships your supersized purchases
Because if you want a javelin or a life-size Yeti statue, you need it with two-day shipping.
May 17, 2018Corrugated paper packaging: solutions for a sustainable economy
Corrugated paper packaging is made up of 88 percent recycled content.
May 16, 2018Show focuses on corrugated packaging
A group of industry associations and a Thai government body has announced the 2nd edition of the CCE South East Asia - Thailand 2018 trade show, highlighting the Thai Corrugated Packaging industry.
May 09, 2018CCCA 2017 Chairman's Report
On May 8, 2018 the CCCA held the Annual General Meeting at the Brampton, Ontario location. John Pepper, Director of Mill Sales for Atlantic Packaging submitted the following report from his position as Chairman of the Association.
May 09, 2018Save the date for the 2019 ICCA/WCO Global Summit
Save the date for the 2019 ICCA/WCO Global Summit to be held May 20-22, 2019 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. More information will be available in the next few months.
May 08, 2018FBA announces new industry video
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to announce a new industry video. Corrugated Packages – Safely delivering goods to customers worldwide shares the journey of a corrugated ‘cardboard’ box.
May 08, 2018Smurfit Kappa Partners with EFI to Transform Corrugated Production with Nozomi Platform
Smurfit Kappa Group is partnering with EFI to establish an efficient, robust digital corrugated packaging production offering with the installation of an EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated packaging press.
May 07, 2018Enhancing the Brand Experience For Ecommerce
Here’s what to think about the latest ecommerce strategies in CPG.
May 07, 2018LEGO Commits to Sustainable Packaging
The billion-dollar toy company recently announced a goal of 100 percent sustainable packaging by 2025.
May 04, 2018Irish packaging company still not interested in IP's $11B offer
The European leader in corrugated packaging reaffirmed it was still not interested in International Paper Co.'s acquisition offer.
Apr 25, 2018India - MNM Triplewall: The new-age corrugators
Indian corrugators have battled a brutal year, but experts say explosive growth lies ahead.
Apr 23, 2018AICC Board Sets AICC Leadership Transition Path; Mike D’Angelo to Succeed Steve Young in 2019
The Board of Directors of AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has unanimously approved a transition plan which will name Michael D’Angelo President of the Association when current President Steve Young steps back in June of 2019.
Apr 20, 2018Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Emerging design and packaging trends to meet changing consumer values
With only one shot to make a first impression, it is essential that images and messages on product packaging clearly communicate companies’ principles and meet consumers’ evolving values.
Apr 17, 2018Feeding America® & International Paper Join Forces To Help People Facing Hunger
Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, announced a new agreement with International Paper to help feed America's hungry and to support its national disaster relief efforts.
Apr 12, 2018FEFCO Stockholm Summit 2018 - Conference Programme
The FEFCO Summit is titled “Circular by Nature” and will illustrate the truly circular nature of corrugated packaging. It will also highlight the impact of the latest EU decisions on the Circular Economy and the Waste Package. See the full programme.
Apr 06, 2018The case for industrial packaging sustainability
Today, there is now a greater awareness among brand owners and suppliers to deliver more environmentally acceptable packaging right through the supply chain.
Apr 04, 2018Save the date for the 2019 ICCA/WCO Global Summit
Save the date for the 2019 International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA)/World Containerboard Organisation (WCO) Global Summit to be held May 20-22, 2019 in Florida, USA.
Mar 29, 2018Canadian municipalities struggling to find place for recyclables after China restricts foreign waste
Cities that have found new markets are keeping mum about where they are for fear of being outbid.
Mar 28, 2018WestRock creates cradle to cradle certified beverage packaging
WestRock and Carlsberg Group have collaborated on the first combination of primary and secondary beverage packaging to receive Cradle to Cradle certification.
Mar 26, 2018ICCA Holds North American Regional Update Webinar
ICCA held a North American regional update webinar on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 as part of a new series of regional update webinars. Find slides and a recording on the ICCA website.
Mar 26, 2018The Industry Met at Paper2018
Nearly 800 people attended Paper2018 at the Lotte New York Palace in New York City March 11-13.
Mar 22, 2018Study Confirms Cleanliness of Corrugated Shipping Containers
Single-use corrugated minimizes risk of contamination, supporting food safety.
Mar 20, 2018Reusable boxes save HVAC controls manufacturer $106,000
A $1,050 purchase of reusable corrugated boxes and unique box-closing devices has saved industrial manufacturer Belimo USA more than $106,000 a year in a closed-loop transportation program with two of its vendors of metal parts.
Mar 20, 2018Voorhees to Keynote 2018 FBA Annual Meeting
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to announce Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer of WestRock and the Chairperson of the Paper and Packaging Board, as the keynote speaker for the 2018 FBA Annual Meeting.
Mar 19, 2018Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018: Registration now open
Registration is now open for the Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018, coming June 19 – 20 to Washington, D.C.
Mar 15, 2018Former Walmart exec claims retail giant issued misleading e-commerce results in battle against Amazo
Walmart shares fell after a former executive filed a federal court lawsuit claiming the retailer issued misleading e-commerce results.
Mar 15, 2018Reviewing the alternatives | Category Focus – chilled and frozen food
How realistic is it for companies that operate in the chilled and frozen category to completely eradicate plastic packs without creating a barrier to recycling?
Mar 14, 2018AICC 2018 Mexico Meeting & Trade Fair: New Speakers Announced
AICC Mexico has reorganized its Annual Meeting with a new format that offers more programming and networking opportunities for attendees.
Mar 14, 2018Three-day SinoCorrugated show to open on 10 April
On 10 April 2018, the business centre of Guangdong, China’s packaging industry will see 700 participating brands showcasing the latest technologies at the three-day SinoCorrugated South 2018 show.
Mar 13, 201823rd Inauguration Ceremony of HKCPMA to be held April 10th
The 23rd Inauguration Ceremony of The Hong Kong Corrugated Paper Manufacturers’ Association (HKCPMA) is scheduled to take place in Dongguan on 10th April, 2018.
Mar 09, 2018AICC Spring Meeting is Record Breaking
The AICC 2018 Spring Meeting, April 16-18, at the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, has nearly 450 registrants a week before the early bird deadline.
Mar 09, 2018Shippable fridge-freezer combination made of corrugated cardboard
The modular packaging "THIMM COOLandFREEZE" for temperature-controlled shipping was awarded the iF Design Award 2018.
Mar 07, 2018China’s Customs authority launches ‘Blue Sky 2018’
China has formally launched ‘Blue Sky 2018’ as a 10-month long period of ‘special actions against foreign garbage smuggling’.
Mar 07, 2018ICCA North American Regional Update Webinar to be held Next Week
ICCA will hold a webinar next Wednesday, March 14, 2018 as part of a new series of regional update webinars. Each quarter a different ICCA association will host a webinar providing updates on what’s happening in their region of the globe. This first webinar will be presented by Fibre Box Association (FBA).
Mar 01, 2018First Plastic-Free Supermarket Aisle Opens In Amsterdam
The world's first plastic-free supermarket aisle has been opened in Amsterdam by Dutch organic retailer Ekoplaza and environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet.
Feb 27, 2018Corrugated in the Circular Economy: Closing the Loop
FEFCO welcomes the final compromise text voted today by the European Parliament’s Environmental Committee on the waste package, following the endorsement last week by the Permanent Representative Committee (Part 1) of the Council.  
Feb 26, 2018China is drowning in a sea of cardboard — so is the U.S.
E-commerce is creating a cardboard nightmare. The rise of Amazon and the like has left a deluge of packing waste in many of the world’s largest economies.
Feb 26, 2018Where Amazon leads, should the packaging industry follow?
Amazon have hit the headlines recently and once again for reasons linked with paper packaging.
Feb 22, 2018Department of Homeland Security Contacts FBA on CFATS Program
Fibre Box Association (FBA) was recently contacted by the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division of the Department of Homeland Security to make box manufacturers aware of the agency’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
Feb 22, 2018HP launches ‘game changing’ C500 press for corrugated packaging
HP has announced the worldwide commercial launch of the HP PageWide C500 press, which is set to advance packing print for the corrugated sector.
Feb 22, 2018IKEA - The world’s largest furniture company - built its empire on cardboard
In 2012, IKEA rolled out a game-changing invention that may have escaped the attention of most shoppers.
Feb 22, 2018Italy's competition watchdog delays ruling in corrugated sheet and packaging cartel case
The competition authority has changed the timeline and postponed its ruling to 31 December 2018, "due to the complexity of the issues under investigation."
Feb 17, 2018The 20-year explosion in e-commerce has not increased US cardboard production
As counterintuitive as it may seem, e-commerce has not led to an overall increase in cardboard consumption in the US.
Feb 14, 2018Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds® launches characters for campaign
The Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds® campaign revealed two new animated characters to further strengthen consumer connection to paper and packaging.
Feb 12, 2018IndiaCorr 2018 to integrate Indian market with the global players
The Expo will provide an integrated platform comprising of owners, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and others who get detailed insights from the corrugated and packaging market.
Feb 08, 2018Thai Containers Group completes acquisition of 25% stake in Dyna Packs and Orient Containers
Rengo announces that Thai Containers Group, a joint venture between Rengo and SCG Packaging Public Company Limited, has completed the acquisition of a 25% stake from an individual shareholder in Dyna Packs and Orient Containers.
Feb 07, 2018AICC Launches Member Milestone Recognition Program
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is proud to announce their new Member Milestone Program.
Feb 07, 2018Dunkin' Donuts to eliminate foam cups worldwide in 2020
As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, Dunkin' Donuts announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain.
Jan 29, 2018Packaging company WestRock to buy smaller rival KapStone
WestRock Co agreed to buy smaller rival KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp for about $3.5 billion to expand in the western United States and boost margins in its North American corrugated packaging business.
Jan 24, 2018EFI Customers Discover the New Age of Digital Print at EFI's Connect Conference
As printing companies seek the best ways to reduce costs, increase productivity and capture new market opportunities, many of them are getting educated on the advanced, integrated capabilities from Electronics For Imaging (EFI) presented at the 19th annual EFI Connect conference.
Jan 22, 2018Registration Opens for FBA Annual Meeting
Registration is now open for Fibre Box Association’s (FBA) 2018 Annual Meeting to be held April 30 – May 2, 2018 at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida.
Jan 18, 2018ICCA holds webinar on global fiber availability
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) held a free webinar Wednesday, January 17, 2018 on global fiber availability, presented by Rod Fisher of Fisher International.
Jan 18, 2018Nintendo's latest video game devices are made of cardboard
Nintendo is going low-tech for its newest line of video game accessories. The Japanese company has unveiled a series of DIY cardboard toys, called Nintendo Labo kits, for its wildly popular Switch gaming console.
Jan 15, 2018European Union considers tax on plastic bags and packaging
The European Union (EU) will propose a potential tax on plastic bags and plastic packaging in an effort to reduce usage, as reported by Bloomberg.
Jan 12, 2018McDonald’s to Stop Using Foam Packaging by End of Year
America’s highest-grossing fast-food chain will soon be eliminating one of the staples of to-go food packaging: foam plastic.
Jan 11, 2018Researchers to develop smart packaging that can power itself
Two researchers from Clemson Transport Package Testing Laboratory have received a $500k grant from the US National Science Foundation to study triboelectric generators in smart packaging.
Jan 09, 2018Corrugated Packaging: Playing The M&A Game
The European corrugated packaging industry is seeing rapid M&A growth and shaping the Continent's landscape.
Jan 08, 2018Sergio Farfan Joins AICC Mexico as Executive Director
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is pleased to announce that Sergio Farfan has joined the AICC Mexico team as Executive Director, effective Monday, January 1st.
Jan 05, 2018Boxing clever with cardboard empire
Japanese paper giant Oji is planning a national expansion after opening a $72 million state-of-the-art corrugated cardboard factory in Yatala.
Jan 03, 2018Recycle centers overwhelmed with boxes after online holiday shopping season
Companies that recycle cardboard boxes are overwhelmed after record holiday shopping online.
Jan 02, 2018Montreal Bans Plastic Bags
Montreal implemented its long-planned ban on plastic bags on Monday, making it the first major Canadian city to do so.
Jan 02, 2018Rengo acquires a 25% stake in Rengo Packaging Malaysia
Rengo has acquired a 25% stake in Rengo Packaging Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (RPM), a corrugated subsidiary located in Shah Alam near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Thai Containers Group Co., Ltd.
Dec 29, 2017American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened
In a world seduced by screens, the future of paper might seem uncertain. But many in the industry remain optimistic – after all, you can’t blow your nose on an email.
Dec 27, 2017New FCBM Office Bearers
At the 45th Annual General Meeting of FCBM held on November 19th, Mr. Pradip Bosmaya was elected as the President of FCBM for 2017-18.
Dec 26, 2017Ecommerce plays a major role in making India the only market of growing paper consumption
Come New Year, MNM Triplewall Containers, maker of packaging boxes, will set up the third of its series of unique warehouses. The USP — catering to a single customer in a single industry, ecommerce.
Dec 21, 2017Recycling in the bag
More than 1 million paper shipping sacks have been recycled through the AF&PA and PSSMA program.
Dec 19, 2017WestRock Announces Agreement to Acquire Plymouth Packaging Assets
WestRock Co. has announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets of Plymouth Packaging.
Dec 15, 2017AICC Announces New Spring Meeting Format
The 2018 Spring Meeting features a new format that offers more programming and networking opportunities for attendees, but will still run over a three-day period.
Dec 11, 2017Lamb Weston Announces Plans in Packaging Recycling and Reducing Waste
Lamb Weston has announced the result of a successful partnership with Graphic Packaging International Inc. (GPI) - Environmentally-friendly packaging which is recyclable in the established Old Corrugated Container (OCC) and mixed paper recycling streams.
Dec 07, 2017Amazon turns British cardboard box maker into FTSE giant
Britain's leading cardboard box maker has revealed that the rise of internet shopping has helped its sales surge by more than £1billion in just five years.
Dec 05, 2017FEFCOnnect now available
Read the latest news from FEFCO with the December issue of FEFCOnnect.
Nov 29, 2017SeaCa and PPC establish new partnership to help distribute “next major seafood packaging disruptor"
SeaCa, a division of seafood packaging manufacturer Seattle Tacoma Box Co., has established a new partnership with Packaging Products Corporation to increase the distribution reach of its latest line of recyclable plastic corrugated boxes for seafood suppliers.
Nov 29, 2017What Happens To All The Cardboard Packages We Recycle?
This holiday season, the U.S. Postal Service estimates delivering ten-percent more packages compared to the same last year.
Nov 28, 2017Absolute, JB Machinery, Pamarco and Printron to Work Together as AICC Education Investors
Absolute Engineering, JB Machinery, Pamarco, and Printron are joining forces to become AICC Education Investors.
Nov 28, 2017Cascades Wins A 2017 Food Innovation - Packaging Award For Northbox
Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, is proud to have received a Food Innovation Award from the Food Processing Council of Quebec.
Nov 25, 2017China Limits Waste. ‘Cardboard Grannies’ and Texas Recyclers Scramble.
When the street value of scrap cardboard in Hong Kong fell by nearly a third this summer, Leung Siu-Guen, a scrap collector, started to worry.
Nov 20, 2017Amazon accused of 'ruining Christmas' after customers receive deliveries without packaging
Amazon is facing disgruntled customers due to its lack of packaging on deliveries.
Nov 17, 2017Packaging firm BoxUp capitalizing on 'unboxing' trend
E-commerce has sparked a growing phenomenon known as “unboxing”—the act of opening a shipment received from an online store.
Nov 16, 2017A Corrugated Holiday Tradition
FBA vice president Rachel Kenyon talks about the growing concern of plastic waste and FBA's expansion of materials to promote the benefits of the natural choice for packaging - corrugated.
Nov 15, 2017Bobst launches SPEEDPACK, an automatic packer for corrugated packaging
Bobst launches SPEEDPACK, an innovative automatic packer for corrugated packaging that will allow users to realize the full potential of their Bobst folding-gluing lines.
Nov 15, 2017Holiday Shipping Means More Cardboard to Recycle
More cardboard boxes are being shipped to area residences than ever before. And in those boxes are consumer products being bought online.
Nov 15, 2017See Inside: FedEx's state-of-the-art packaging lab
The FedEx Packaging Lab, located on Progress Road just north of East Shelby Drive, is the fourth-generation packaging lab under Memphis-based FedEx Corp.’s FedEx Services division.
Oct 30, 2017New ICCA Bylaws Approved
New bylaws were approved at the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) Board meeting held via conference call on October 17.
Oct 30, 2017Smurfit Kappa sits at the forefront of e-commerce packaging solutions in Europe
Smurfit Kappa has announced the new name for its e-retail offering – eSmart – which comes alongside the news that the business is working with 70% of all leading European e-retail brands.
Oct 26, 2017Update from JCCA
The Japan Corrugated Case Association (JCCA) shared an update recently on trends in Japan's corrugated industry.
Oct 20, 2017Which One Word Will You Choose?
Fibre Box Association (FBA) vice president Rachel Kenyon talks about the growing concern of plastic waste and FBA's expansion of materials to promote the benefits of the natural choice for packaging - corrugated.
Oct 19, 2017ICCA holds FREE Webinar on the Latest Global Corrugated Industry Forecast
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) held a webinar on the latest Global Corrugated Industry Forecast presented by report author Neil Osment of NOA-PRISM. View slides and a recording.
Oct 18, 2017Home Depot removes virtually all EPS from holiday packaging
The team at Home Depot has found a way to replace EPS foam in its private-label holiday product assortment with recyclable material, including structural corrugated, molded pulp, and polyethylene.
Oct 18, 2017Product Category Rules released
The Product Category Rules (PCR), commissioned by AF&PA, has been published by Program Operator FPInnovations. The PCR establishes a common set of guidelines and requirements for future sustainable product reporting and environmental product claims for communication papers, containerboard, pulp, paperboard and tissue products.
Oct 16, 201710 packaging innovations of 2017
From tackling the piles of plastic swimming in our oceans, to curing shoppers’ bad backs and allowing us to sip pinot grigio anytime, anywhere, innovations in packaging over the past 12 months have pushed the boundaries of design, cut costs and helped save the planet.
Oct 16, 2017Corrugated industry embraces innovation at FEFCO’s Technical Seminar in Vienna
Some 1,000 people gathered at the Messe Wien Congress Centre in Vienna on October 11-13 for FEFCO’s Technical Seminar where the latest technologies in the sector were showcased.
Oct 16, 2017Corrugated industry’s top players recognised at FEFCO’s Vienna with special awards
FEFCO, the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers, honoured some of the most innovative and exciting names in packaging with awards in Vienna on October 13.
Oct 13, 2017Recovered Paper: US MRFs, recyclers move to upgrade quality as China ban deadline approaches
Top US recovered paper processors are quickly trying to improve the quality of their materials, with a ban on imported mixed paper by China set to begin in about 11 weeks, contacts from RISI recently said at a recycling conference in Chicago.
Oct 12, 2017Supermarkets must stop using plastic packaging, says former Asda boss
The former boss of Asda is calling for supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging saying billions of pounds of investment in recycling has failed to resolve the world’s plastic proliferation crisis.
Oct 11, 2017Global Recycling Day website launches
The countdown has started for a new international awareness day taking place March 18, 2018, that is dedicated to securing the future of the planet through recycling.
Oct 11, 2017ICCA Global Corrugated Forecast released
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) has announced publication of the 2017 Global Corrugated Forecast prepared by NOA-PRISM, Author Neil Osment.
Oct 09, 2017Digital vs. analogue - competition or collaboration?
Digital printing may be playing an increasingly important role in packaging but conventional technologies are holding their own. Elisabeth Skoda spoke to Esko, Flint Group, Xeikon and Heidelberg.
Oct 09, 2017Procter & Gamble launches 100% recycled plastic and ocean plastic bottle
The Procter & Gamble Company just launched the Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle made completely from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and ocean plastic.
Sep 12, 2017ICCA & WCO cancel Global Summit in Brazil
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) and the World Containerboard Organisation (WCO) have made the decision to cancel the Global Summit to be held October 17 – 19, 2017 at the Sofitel Guarujá Jequitimar near Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Sep 05, 201760 Seconds with Dennis Colley
Modern Materials Handling staff had the chance to sit down and talk to Dennis Colley, President and CEO of Fibre Box Association (FBA)
Aug 28, 2017ICCA 2nd Quarter 2017 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.
Aug 23, 2017Wal-Mart and Google partner to challenge Amazon
Google and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are joining forces in a partnership that includes enabling voice-ordered purchases from the retail giant on Google’s virtual assistant, challenging rival Inc.’s grip on the next wave of e-commerce.
Aug 20, 2017Why paper is good for us, our economy and environment
The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) shares the reasons why paper is good for us, our economy and our environment.
Aug 19, 2017Hershey’s new display-ready case reduces corrugated by 32%
Redesigning the display-ready case for its packaged chocolate products from a two-piece to a one-piece box helps move Hershey toward its goal of reducing its packaging material by 25 million pounds by 2025.
Aug 19, 2017Innovative cardboard boxes helping to meet corporate needs
Cardboard box makers in Japan are trying to meet various corporate needs by coming up with innovative boxes designed to cope with labor shortages and improve delivery efficiency.
Aug 12, 2017Why online shopping may not save the cardboard box
As e-commerce sales have shot up in recent years, so too has demand for corrugated boxes. But while box makers are enjoying a surge of business, it is nowhere near the scale of growth that their customers — online commerce companies — are seeing.
Aug 08, 2017The 3 Cs of sustainable packaging: Compliance, commitment and collaboration
With 33% of consumers choosing to buy from brands they believe are doing social or environmental good, businesses have started making a public effort to move toward more sustainable practices. This has forced top CPG companies to rethink their sustainability efforts, starting with packaging.
Aug 01, 2017ICCA Strategic Objectives Quarterly Update
A quarterly update on strategic initiatives developed by the ICCA Board is now available on the ICCA website.
Jul 31, 2017Smurfit Kappa launches SupplySmart campaign
Smurfit Kappa has launched its SupplySmart campaign, designed to boost supply chain performance through optimised packaging.
Jul 28, 2017This $8 disposable grill is made of cardboard
The CasusGrill offers a tantalizing idea: an $8 disposable grill, built out of cardboard and bamboo.
Jul 25, 2017Next leap for robots: picking out and boxing your online order
Developers close in on systems to move products off shelves and into boxes, as retailers aim to automate labor-intensive process
Jul 24, 2017136 exhibitors confirmed for IndiaCorr Expo
IndiaCorr Expo – SinoCorrugated 2017 has announced the confirmed participation of nearly 150 exhibitors in their upcoming edition.
Jul 20, 2017Europac develops box-ice bucket made of corrugated cardboard
The Europac Group has developed a new packaging solution for drinks manufacturers: a box-ice bucket for bottles of wine and cava.
Jul 20, 2017PLT and SFI join forces to expand youth environmental education programs
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) and the American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced today that SFI has become the new home of Project Learning Tree (PLT).
Jul 19, 2017A whopping 91% of plastic isn't recycled
Billions of tons of plastic have been made over the past decades, and much of it is becoming trash and litter, finds the first analysis of the issue.
Jul 18, 2017The results are in: paper remains the preferred technology for productive learning
Despite technology’s prominence in the 21st century, when it comes to education and productivity, students and parents still prefer the oldest technology, paper.
Jul 14, 2017Mondi introduces smart fruit packaging
Mondi Corrugated Packaging has developed a new packaging concept for the watermelon supply chain.
Jul 13, 2017Hello green! Meal kit box is eco-friendly
HelloFresh introduces an insulated box for its meal kits that uses 100% recycled fiber, is 100% recyclable, and is easy for operators to assemble and easy for customers to disassemble.
Jul 11, 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. 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.
Jul 10, 2017ICCA welcomes new leadership member
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) is pleased to welcome Kruger Packaging LP as the newest leadership member to the association.
Jul 07, 2017Digital Print Summit a Success in Louisville
The 70 members and guests who attended AICC’s “Distilling the Digital Print Market” symposium, June 16-17, in Louisville, heard from independent market experts, digital press manufacturers and digital technology users.
Jul 06, 2017How the growth of e-commerce is shifting retail jobs
Online shopping accounts for only 8.4 percent of all retail sales in the United States, but it has had an outsize effect on the retail workforce.
Jul 05, 20172017 AICC Annual Meeting registration is now open!
“Super” special savings for registrations by Friday, July 14, 2017. The AICC 2017 Annual Meeting is being held September 25-27, 2017 at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.
Jul 05, 2017U.S. statistical bulletin available for purchase
The FBA Statistical Bulletin offers a summary of U.S. corrugated industry monthly shipments (actual and average week) and containerboard (consumption and inventory).
Jul 04, 2017Europe’s Corrugated-Packaging Industry Set For Consolidation
The European corrugated-packaging industry is expected to enter a period of consolidation, according to recent research from Rabobank.
Jul 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.
Jul 01, 2017Italy's corrugated board and packaging industry increases production in 2016
Italy's corrugated board and packaging industry is continuing on its growth path.
Jun 30, 2017DS Smith enters U.S. with $920 million buy, reports higher FY profit
DS Smith Plc will buy 80 percent of Interstate Resources, a corrugated packaging business, for $920 million, giving it an entry into the American market.
Jun 29, 2017IP to sell business in China
Memphis-based International Paper Co. (IP) plans to sell its foodservice business in China. IP finalized the sale of its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia and its interest in a coated board joint venture business in China over the past two years.
Jun 26, 2017Corrugated Industry Extends Record of Environmental Progress
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) today released a new U.S. corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA), which shows the corrugated industry’s environmental progress.
Jun 14, 2017Habib's launches pizza packaging that turns into plate
Brazilian fast food chain Habib's has launched a new pizza cardboard box that turns into four disposable plates.
Jun 07, 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.
Jun 06, 2017E-commerce - Amazon steps up Walmart battle with new Prime offer
Amazon (AMZN) on Tuesday escalated its ongoing price war with Walmart (WMT), offering a discounted Prime membership rate for low-income individuals.
Jun 05, 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.
Jun 05, 2017First of Its Kind Alliance Transforms In-Aisle Shopping with New Mobile Video Technology
Dusobox, Bay Cities, and Didgebridge partner to launch INTELLISMART™ Mobile Video Retail Environments – A complete in-store solution integrating scalable on-demand mobile video content access and instant data insights.
Jun 01, 2017FEFCOnnect now available
Read the latest news on the FEFCO Technical Seminar and other recent activities with the June issue of FEFCOnnect.
Jun 01, 2017The science of fruit packaging: South Africa leads the way
Stellenbosch University is acknowledged as a world leader in research on optimising packaging design for the fruit industry. Prof Linus Opara spoke to farmer's weekly about the university’s achievements in this regard, as well as the latest trends in the field. He mentions using collapsible plastic containers instead of corrugated fibreboard cartons for packaging poses a challenge to logistics and creates health concerns.
May 26, 2017E-commerce Gets Beyond Brown Boxes
Traditional retailers have long known that as important as a product is, how it’s packaged is equally important, at least when a product is sitting on the shelf. Now, however, with e-commerce becoming a regular part of the retail landscape, e-tailers are starting to ask themselves about the role of packaging in on-line sales.
May 16, 2017Packaging prevents food waste: Corrugated is part of the solution
FEFCO welcomes the European Parliament’s resolution on “Resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety”, adopted on 16 May 2017.
May 12, 2017Co-op introduces new pizza packaging that will prevent polystyrene boards going to landfill
The Co-op is set to take a huge slice out of the amount of waste sent to landfill with the introduction of new, ground-breaking pizza packaging.
May 11, 2017Canada - Paper packaging edges closer to 80% average recycled content
Paper packaging made in Canada is edging closer to a national average of 80% recycled content.
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, 2017India - The corrugated industry suffers from 'Watching the Parade' syndrome
In a chat with PrintWeek India, Kirit Modi, chairman and managing director, Horizon Packs and president, The Indian Corrugated Case Manufacturers Association (ICCMA), discusses paper supply disruptions and emphasises on the need for smart investments, trained manpower, and best practices.
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. 
May 01, 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).

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.