Carton, Board & Paper

  • Weedon Group Launches ePac – Alternative Independent eCommerce Packaging

    By Converter on May 22, 2018
    The Weedon Group of Hednesford, Staffordshire, has launched its own brand of corrugated packaging for the online retail market – ePac, offering an independent alternative in a market dominated by giant multi-national corporations ePac will draw on the strengths of the whole Weedon Group: In-house manufacture of specialist eCommerce board grades on its own corrugator in Weedon Corrugated Products in […]
  • Sutherland Packaging Enjoys 30 per cent growth in 2017, with uptick continuing into 2018

    By Converter on May 16, 2018
    Strong Demand for Innovative Direct-to-Corrugated Printing Leads to Surge in Hiring and Multimillion-dollar Infrastructure Investment Sutherland Packaging, a leader in corrugated point-of-purchase (POP) displays and packaging for retail locations and club stores, saw a 30 per cent year-over-year jump in business from 2016 to 2017, with the upward trend expected to continue well into 2018. Driven by a spike in […]
  • Silvery or golden surface for the HP 12000 series

    By Converter on May 15, 2018
    When Iggesund Paperboard asked Print House in Oslo to do the certification testing of its new silvery metallised PET film-laminated paperboard, Metalprint Digital, which is custom designed for the HP 12000 series of digital printing presses, the Swedish company also gained an exciting benchmark example of Metalprint Digital’s performance ability. The printers had simultaneously been asked to develop an exclusive […]
  • MPS Belfast takes a press to impress its customers

    By Converter on May 14, 2018
    Manufacturing healthcare cartons requires an eye for detail and the latest MPS Belfast investment is designed to ensure customers receive top notch quality and service Westrock’s MPS healthcare cartons facility in Belfast has invested in a Speedmaster XL 106-6+LYYLX press from Heidelberg to enable it to meet customer demand for shorter run lengths, faster delivery, high quality and legibility. “As […]
  • Sustainability and availability won the race for Incada

    By Converter on May 2, 2018
    After the Brexit referendum, Windles, one of the UK’s leading printers specialising in greeting cards and high end packaging, had cause to review its supply of paper and paperboard. After careful consideration, the company decided on the domestically produced paperboard Incada from Iggesund Paperboard, who have driven a powerful marketing campaign to create awareness of the product “But the choice […]
  • Pro Carton and BPIF cartons UK young designer competition returns to find inspiring new talent

    By Converter on April 24, 2018
    Entries now open for aspiring packaging designers across the UK to submit their cartonboard packaging concept. Winner to walk away with top-of-the-range tablet Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers, has teamed up with its UK counterpart, BPIF Cartons, to bring its prestigious Young Designer Award to the UK for the second year running. The competition challenges young […]
  • A perfect day at the folding carton plant

    By Converter on April 23, 2018
    Its a sunny morning. You arrive at the folding carton plant. No traffic delays on the way – a smooth ride with a fresh Starbucks latte in the car’s cup-holder. For once, nobody was in your favourite parking spot. It promises to be a good day On the way from the parking lot to your office on the first floor […]
  • Swanline paper & board excels with Cygnus excellent display board

    By Converter on April 18, 2018
    Swanline Paper & Board (SPB) has launched a new 100 per cent fibre-based Display board with strong eco-credentials for indoor retail signage and point-of-sale displays to rival plastic alternatives Cygnus Excellent Display Board has been designed to be durable and robust, yet is fully recyclable and FSC certified. Ross Griffin, managing director at SPB, said: “The market is demanding eco-friendly […]
  • X-Rite and Flint Group announce global partnership

    By Converter on April 16, 2018
    With increasing demands for colour equity across ever wider geographies and packaging substrates, it is essential that every provider from brand owner specifier, to print and packaging supplier, contribute to establish a consistent and robust colour communication workflow Flint Group’s Paper & Board business has entered into an exciting new partnership with X-Rite, the global leader in colour science and […]
  • Vacuum made easy with Turtle pumps

    By Converter on March 21, 2018
    The latest range of Turtle pumps from vacuum expert Simmatic feature a unique all-in-one design that enables big savings to be made in the cost and complexity of vacuum systems for applications as diverse as carton erecting, package handling and labelling In addition, because of their small size and robust construction, the pumps can, in most applications, be installed close […]